Tar and Gravel Roofing

Tar and Gravel Roofing

Tried. Trusted. Tested.
A tar and gravel roof (also known as a built-up roof) is one of the most popular roofing systems available—and for good reason. It boasts a long history as an economical choice, providing long-lasting results without a costly price tag. What’s more, tar and gravel offer exceptional resistance against extreme weather conditions. Heat, cold, sunlight—it can handle it all. Come what may, your roof will keep working and performing its best.

The composition of a tar and gravel roof is simple. It consists of:

  • Coal tar
  • Tar paper
  • A ballast (gravel)

The topmost layer—the gravel—serves a number of functions. It adds insulation, protects the tar from UV rays, and offers additional weather protection. It also provides a safe surface for people to walk on.

The Benefits of Our Tar and Gravel Roofs
Our built-up roofs boast numerous advantages, but none more so than their cost effectiveness. They offer both low upfront costs and upkeep costs, giving you a roof with a long lifespan and with few maintenance requirements.

With one of our tar and gravel roofs, you can expect:

  • Immediate money savings
  • Long-term money savings
  • Energy savings
  • Complete peace of mind
  • Quick installation times
  • …and more

We use professional-grade coal tar which provides stability and sustainability. As temperatures rise and fall, the tar expands and contracts, “healing” itself so that it doesn’t need replacing. It’s a self-regenerating surface material, promising a good-working roof with minimal expenses throughout its lifecycle.

Built-Up Roofing Repairs and Maintenance
K & H General Contracting And Roofing is here to meet all your roofing needs. That includes servicing your roof. We provide a complete suite of services to repair, maintain, and protect your built-up roof so that it can keep performing as it should. Whether yours has been damaged in a storm or sprung a leak, you can be sure we’ll fix it fast and at a fair price.

We can help with:

  • Annual inspections
  • Roof hole repair
  • Roof leak repair
  • Built-up roof maintenance
  • Patching
  • Reballasting
  • …and more

Compared to the alternatives, built-up roofs are incredibly resilient. But they’re not impenetrable. If yours has experienced damage, don’t hesitate to book an inspection today.