TAR & GRAVEL RE-ROOFING & REPLACEMENT
Montreal, West Island, South Shore & Laval
If your tar and gravel roof is leaking call us immediately at (514) 489-8178 for an absolutely free roof repairs or replacement quotation. If you are in process of doing your own annual inspection look for ridging, tar and gravel blistering, seam splits your roof may need a repair, maintenance or a complete replacement. The team at Mont-Rose Roofing has specialized in flat asphalt roofs since 1984.
FLAT ROOF – ASPHALT ROOFING SYSTEMS
Built-Up Roofing systems (BUR) are still commonly used in the greater Montreal and surrounding area. With a 20+ year proven lifespan and a lower cost of installation, they are still commonly selected over membrane roofing solutions. The traditional hot tar and gravel roof is built by using 5 plies of tar paper alternated with hot tar embedded and covered by a layer of finely crushed gravel to reflect the rays of the sun and protect the asphalt from dehydration.
HOT TAR & GRAVEL ROOF PATCHES
If during a visual inspection you detect bowing in the roof deck, bare spots, ridging or blistering we recommend a replacement of your entire tar and gravel roof. Occasionally people remove a chimney add or repair a plumbing stack and a hot tar and gravel roof patch is the only permanent repair. The process is as follows: Our roofers remove the gravel completely and clean.wash the affected area allowing sufficient dry time. Then our roofing specialist will apply a layer of tar paper, hot tar and repeat with a 2nd layer and finally apply new gravel evenly effectively “patching” the desired section of your roof with a minimum of four layers overlying the existing problem area. Cold patches are only short term DIY solutions (not recommended) to get you to the point where a roofer can install a permanent solution.
TAR & GRAVEL ROOF REPLACEMENTS
A flat roof is a roof which is almost a level surface. These low sloped surfaces have slight slopes towards roof drains and have flashing covering the top of the sides of the building and down to the gravel on the roof side. Flat or low sloped roofs usually have a slope of less than 10 degrees. Flat roofs are typically found on commercial or industrial type properties such as condo complexes, apartment buildings, shopping centers or residential buildings such as, duplexes, triplexes and single home dwellings.