Tar and Gravel Roofing in Baltimore
As one of the most proven and time tested roofing options available, tar and gravel roof systems are a cost effective and durable and suitable to low sloped and flat roofs on residential and commercial properties in Baltimore . The licensed and insured team of roofing specialists at Maryland Roofing Siding & Windows have extensive experience with installing built-up tar and gravel roofing systems in addition to providing reliable roof maintenance and repair that is customized to your specific requirements and budget.
Is a Built-Up Roofing System Suitable for my Property?
Commonly referred to as tar and gravel roofs that are often referred to as a built-up roofing system by industry insiders, the traditional BUR system has been implemented by roofing contractors everywhere for almost a century. Composed of alternating layers of asphalt and reinforced fabric or fiberglass, our experienced roof installers use a “hot-mop” application that fuses the material and asphalt together to create a secure and waterproof roofing membrane that is topped off with a fine coating of durable gravel for extra UV ray and damage resistant protection. Maryland Roofing Siding & Windows roofers provide several plies of thick coverage that stands up to heavy duty wear and tear that can stand up to heavy foot traffic and reduces maintenance requirements.
Tar and Gravel Roof Maintenance
Yet even the most rugged roof system will eventually become prone to wear and tear. Maryland Roofing Siding & Windows provides certified roof inspection and tar and gravel roof maintenance when extreme weather conditions in Baltimore and roof age take their toll. Contact our qualified roofers when you spot any of the following warning signs:
Blistering – Occurs when water or air has become trapped beneath built-up roof layers.
Pooling Water – When water remains on the roof surface for extended periods of time it may be a sign of a damaged finish that can lead to serious moisture and water infiltration.
Damaged Flashing – Cracks in the tar overlapping the flashings must be repaired immediately.
Roof Moss – Unaddressed water pooling may lead to unwanted vegetation and plant growth that can damage roof components and result in additional problems with mold and mildew.
Loose Gravel - Worn down and damaged gravel on the roof’s surface will expose it to more serious damage from UV rays and water infiltration.
Tar and Gravel Rood Replacement and Restoration
A tar and gravel roof can last up to 30 years with regular maintenance and repair by a knowledgeable and experienced roofing professional. Maryland Roofing Siding & Windows roofers can reinforce a built-up roofing system by adding additional layers of fiberglass or foam to improve insulation and durability. Our roofing experts can also apply a protective acrylic coating for extra weatherproofing and patch the roofing membrane of an older tar and gravel roof. When more than 25% of a built-up roof has been patched however, complete roof restoration may be necessary. Maryland Roofing Siding & Windows provides licensed roof inspections of built-up roofing systems on commercial or residential properties in Baltimore that include complete assessments and cost-effective roof replacement when necessary.