Tar and Gravel Roofing in Austin
A huge number of Austin commercial buildings are topped with tar and gravel roofs. These types roofing systems are consistently one of the most popular options for Austin commercial buildings because they offer quality protection from the elements, they are budget-friendly and can last up to 30 years if properly installed and maintained by professional roofing contractors.
If your business or commercial property has a flat roof, Texas Roof Doctors can easily lay several layers of waterproof materials alternated with hot tar and a top layer of gravel. The light-colored gravel at the very top is used to weigh down the roofing materials, protect the layers against the elements and reflect some of the sun’s harmful UV rays. When the gravel is evenly laid and loose across the flat roof, it can also protect the roof from puncturing caused by any foot traffic.
To get the durable and cost-effective protection a tar and gravel roof can offer your commercial building, contact Texas Roof Doctors today. We have carried out several quality tar and gravel roof installations and provided expert maintenance to many commercial buildings in the Austin area. We are equally committed to quality craftsmanship and exceptional customer service, which why our clients continue to use and recommend our services.
Get a free quote on our tar and gravel roofing services when you call us today.
Maintaining a Tar and Gravel Roof
Tar and gravel roofs have a reputation for being long-lasting and durable. However, these qualities come with a caveat. The only way your tar and gravel can provide quality protection is to get it regularly maintained and repaired by Texas Roof Doctors’s commercial roofing specialists.
When you choose Texas Roof Doctors as your tar and gravel roof maintenance providers, we will conduct regular inspections and conduct repairs and maintenance as necessary. Tar and gravel roofs, like any other type of roof, benefit greatly from providing them with preventative maintenance. Reactive repairs are always more costly than preventative maintenance because the damage has already been done rather than nipped in the bud.
Since you don’t have the time to take a look at the integrity of your roof regularly, let our team of licensed and insured professionals check for loose areas, depressions, deteriorated surfaces, cracking and discoloration.
How to Repair a Tar and Gravel Roof
Repairing tar and gravel roofs is a very complex process that’s always best left to experienced professionals. If there is anything done improperly, you could end up doing significant more damage to your roof accidentally.
When we are called in to repair a tar and gravel roof, here are the steps we take to get the job done right:
- Find the problem area.
- Clear off the gravel and dry it.
- Cut out any blisters and allow it to dry.
- Apply tar underneath the cut areas and fold cut into the tar.
- Apply asphalt saturated fabric to the repaired area and apply another layer of tar
- Push stones over the repaired area.
For all your tar and gravel roofing needs, contact Texas Roof Doctors today.