Residential & Commercial Tar & Gravel BUR Roofing / AZ Roofing
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Built-up roofing systems, also known as tar and gravel roofing, offer superior weatherproofing and fire protection and are available from AZ Roofing for flat and low-slope roofing; the system uses gravel to hold the roofing material and safeguard the materials underneath, increasing the roof’s lifespan and easy leak detection for trustworthy repair services.

(171 Reviews, 5.00 out of 5)
Don’t Risk Another Winter With Your Current Gravel Roofing System

Don’t Risk Another Winter With Your Current Gravel Roofing System

Benefits of B.U.R

  • Durable: BUR can withstand wind and hailstorms without damage and is puncture-resistant.
  • Easy Maintenance: BUR requires fewer materials, has a low profile, and is less vulnerable to weather conditions.
  • Virtually Leakproof: BUR provides an industry-best watertight seal, outperforming single-ply systems.
  • Flame Retardant: BUR offers excellent fire-retardant surfaces, preventing fires from starting and spreading.
  • Energy Efficient: BUR’s white reflective coating reflects UV rays, reducing heat entering the structure, and lowers cooling expenses.
Based on 171 reviews
Kelly Crewson
Kelly Crewson
Fast and professional!
Dario dinic
Dario dinic
Called them and Darwin came to see the issue and fixed the problem quickly. Very pleasant to deal with and very clean. Explained the issue thoroughly, took before and after photos to show. Definitely recommend the company
Steve Jang
Steve Jang
My journey with Darwin from AZRoofing started in early July of 2023. I have had a stubborn leak that had ruined part of the 2nd floor master bedroom ceiling. It was a small leak that was difficult to trace. If the rains were very heavy and wind driven, my ceiling would actually drip. But if it was moderate/light…no dripping but my moisture meter would register a high level of humidity. I believe the leak was caused by another roofing contractor. It took Darwin 3 visits to find and fix the leak. He is very professional in his manner and really takes pride in his work. I remember him saying “I got to make this right” after finding out I still have the leak after his first attempt at fixing it. It took until October to finally fix the leak. I would have preferred it to have been sooner but I understand that my job was a “small” job compared to replacing the entire roof and since the ceiling was already damaged and water was not pouring in…I waited. I have had other contractors wanting to sell me a new roof instead of finding the leak. If Darwin’s work ethic is representative of the employees at AZRoofing…you’re in good hands.
Boris L
Boris L
Darwin was very helpful in answering questions, and proposing a solution that would require minimal restoration
John Giancola
John Giancola
A very professional and punctual team. Understood the problem and solved it efficiently. Would recommend highly.
Jey Sri
Jey Sri
Darwin is amazing, excellent work and reasonable rates! Replaced our roof vents and fixed our gutters!
vishal kumar
vishal kumar
AZRoofing provided outstanding service. Their team was prompt, professional, and efficient. They completed our roofing project on time, and the results were exceptional. The pricing was competitive, and they left the site clean. Highly recommended for anyone seeking top-quality roofing services.
john r
john r
Very gentle speaking n honest
Leanne Gray
Leanne Gray
We needed a roof repair and I reached out to various roofing company for a quote. A few of the companies did not bother to respond and a few did. We decided to go with AZ Roofing for the roof repair for many reasons. Darwin was professional, on time, knowledgable, did not oversell and his quote was very reasonable. Dealing with Darwin was a great experience and he did a super job fixing the damage, provided pictures and explained in detail all the repair work. I would highly recommend AZ Roofing and would use their services again for any future roof needs.

How to get started?

  • First things first, you are already educating yourself, so that’s a great first step. There are a lot of details in roofing so it’s best to take the next steps with an expert who can walk you through the rest of the steps.
  • Determine what type of roof do you have? Sloped, or Flat, or a mix of both? Is your property residential or commericial?No worries. AZ Roofing can help you with any of those kinds of roofs and applications

you have a flat roof, do you already have an idea of the type of materials you are interested in reviewing?

Do you prefer tar and gravel, torch down, EPDM, PVC or TPO?

Built Up Tar and Gravel Flat Roofing for Commercial and Industrial

When people think of flat roofs, they tend to think of the old fashioned Built Up Tar and Gravel roofs as these are still quote common, and the most traditional flat roofing style. These roofs have between 4-5 layers of asphalt based organic paper held together with layers of hot asphalt (tar). Installation can get quite messy for these roofs as it involves large hot kettles which need to be safely transported to the roof top. The last layer added are the pea-sized granules which helps protect the tar from UV rays.

These roofs may be mechanically fastened, or adhered to. Plus, the seams of these roofs are heat welded.

Why buy this type?

  • For those who prefer time tested, tried and true systems, this is a traditional type and style of flat roof
  • This type of roof will cost less than the other flat roofing options

Lastly, how do you choose the right contractor?

  • Look for those with the right credentials and expertise to ensure your job is done with the highest quality in workmanship at a reasonable price. You should always look for:
  • Valid WSIB
  • Liability Insurance
  • Written quote
  • Professional in-home estimate
  • Underlayment, ice and water, new metal flashings should be included in sloped roof quotes
  • Full assessment on ventilation needs and concerns
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