A tar and gravel roof is a type of built-up roofing solution that uses multiple layers. The layers consist of waterproof material alternated with hot tar and finished off with a layer of gravel, crushed rock, or other ballasting and are meant to be installed on buildings that have flat or low-slope roofs. The top layer of gravel on a tar roof is not only attractive, but it provides good protection against the elements and is a superior fire retardant.

Why Choose Tar and Gravel?

A large benefit of tar and gravel roofing is that debris, such as that from trees, is not easily lifted by rain and deposited in drains to create blockages. The life of the roof is guaranteed to last 10 to 20 years without maintenance. In fact, with proper maintenance, some tar roofs have lasted 40 to 50 years or more. And thanks to the use of modern roofing materials, they are only getting more durable and energy-efficient.

This is also a good choice if you plan to add an outdoor living space on the flat roof area. A tar and gravel roof can offer a great foundation to add a deck space for the future. This also offers the safest roof system to walk on.

Storm damage is not easy to see on a tar and gravel roof and many insurance companies will deny its existence and therefore deny coverage. Let our expert team thoroughly inspect for damage. Often a sample is sent to an engineer. This pinpoints the actual extent of the damage to insure you get the actual coverage you pay for. These can be the most complicated issues when dealing with insurance companies. With Morgan & Myers Roofing, let us take care of you.

We have worked with strip centers and malls for leak location, winterization, patches and small repairs. We understand you have to be affordable and finding flat roof leaks takes time and the right technology. Call one of our experts at Morgan & Myers and let us take care of you.