Tar & Gravel Built Up Roofing Manchester, NH
Master Roofers has been installing built up roofing with and without tar & gravel on low sloped residential and commercial buildings in Manchester since our business was founded in 1942.
Tar & gravel roof systems have been in use in the United States for more than 100 years, and are also referred to as built up roofs. Over the years, tar & gravel roofs have been popular with building owners and property managers because this type of built up roofing system has excellent life expectancy and is visually appealing.
A tar & gravel roof consists of multiple layers built up roofing rolled sheeting (usually newer, fiberglass-based materials) adhered with consecutive applications of molten asphalt. The completed “built up” roofing system typically receives a flood coat of hot asphalt finished with a layer of 3/8” roofing gravel (pea stone), some of which becomes embedded in the hot asphalt, and some of which lays loose on the surface of the roof. The purpose of the gravel is to shield the asphalt from the damaging effect of sun exposure. It also provides a nice finished appearance if well maintained.
Recently the development of rubberized asphalt as a base adhesive as well as glass or composite ply felts as a carrier for the asphalt, to prevent it from moving on the roofs surface, has resulted in high quality roof systems with a traditional “tar & gravel” appearance. New age tar and gravel roof systems greatly outperform their earlier counterparts and provide the lasting durability that a building owner requires.
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