Tar and Gravel Flat Roofing
General Roofing Systems Canada is your local Tar and Gravel Roofing Contractor.
Tar and Gravel Roofing. Our tar and gravel roofers replace and repair tar and gravel flat roofing systems (Built Up Roofing "BUR") on many different complexes (Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Residential) through out Western Canada.
Traditionally, flat roof systems have been installed by laying out 3-4 layers of asphalt-saturated felt roof paper (tar-paper) by mopping hot asphalt. Most often, the surface is gravel in a flood-coat of hot asphalt. This system of flat roofing is “Conventional Built-up Roofing, BUR, or Tar and Gravel Roofing”.
Roof Repair and Replacements
We install new tar and gravel roofs, retro-fit, and renovate (re-roof) roofing in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Regina, Canmore, Kelowna, Vancouver, Whistler, Winnipeg, Mississauga, Toronto. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario.
Multiple-Ply or Built Up Flat Roofing (BUR) "Tar & Gravel Roofing"
Newer Built Up Roofing Systems - Engineered Liquid Rubber and Modified Asphalt
The new built up roofing systems (which are designed on the premise of the toughness of the traditional built up roof) use modified liquid rubbers instead of tar, synthetic sheets instead of tar felt paper between layers, and reflective coatings instead of gravel. To learn more about these systems, simply visit the coatings section or flat roofing section of this website.
Re-Coating "Restoration, Re-Surfacing" a Built Up Roof
One of the advantages of a built up (beyond being one of the longer lasting and tougher roof systems) is that you can restore or re-coat these roofs. This is an advantage for roof life cycle costing. The important thing to note is regular maintenance. If you have a good traditional built up roof installed and maintain in properly, there is no reason you can't get 40 or more years out of it. The newer built up roofing systems that have reflective coatings (like TOUGH ROOF) can have indefinite life duration as the top coat (elastomeric coating) can be re-coated at 5 year intervals and almost never break down. Similarly, the liquid rubber built up flat roof systems we now install can be re-coated with liquid rubber at regular intervals extending the life span of the roof greatly.
BUILT UP SYSTEMS WILL OUT LAST ANY OTHER SYSTEM AVAILABLE TODAY
Our roofers install new Tar & Gravel Roofing and regularly repair and maintain Tar and Gravel Roofs that have been installed 50 or more years ago.
Tar and Gravel Roofing is flexible in its application options and uses and has been a standard for centuries.
To view a list of flat roofing systems available to you and the various installation methods used by our Flat Roofers click here.
Request online for a free estimate, or for further information call us at 1.877.497.3528.
General Roofing Systems Canada believes in quality workmanship and credentials. GRS is Licensed, Liability Insured, WCB Registered, Certified, and offers a Lifetime Unconditional Workmanship Guarantee.
Our Roofers Supply, Install, Service, Repair Tar & Gravel Roofing in the Following Communities:
Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Regina, Canmore, Kelowna, Vancouver, Whistler, Winnipeg, Mississauga, Toronto. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario.