Standing the Test of Time: Tar & Gravel Roofing Systems

Standing the Test of Time: Tar & Gravel Roofing Systems

Tar and Gravel Roofs, also known as Built-Up Roofs, have been used on flat or low-sloped roofs here in the U.S. for over a century due to their outstanding durability, longevity and energy efficiency. While new roofing materials are regularly making their way onto the market, Tar and Gravel is the ol’ faithful in the myriad of options out there, and for good reason. 

A Tar and Gravel / B.U.R roof system is applied by alternating several layers of water-proof material (typically some type of fiberglass membrane) with hot tar, and then surfaced ezgif.com resize 22with a layer of mineral aggregate. This surface layer of aggregate has multiple advantages including:


Weather proofing (helping prevent cracking, blistering and degradation) 

Weighing down & securing the underlying roofing materials, 

Provides excellent UV protection ezgif.com resize 29 2

Heat absorption & release can help water evaporate and deflect heat from the underlying roofing, and 

Serves as an eye-pleasing, decorative layer for the roofing materials below. 


Here at C&J Roofing Co., Inc. we’re serious about Tar and Gravel roofs. We’ve been applying them for over 30 years, pairing top-tier products with proper safety and precision ezgif.com resize 44 3 application, producing a built to last roof that reflects the "Unsurpassed Quality" we've become known for. Once completed, you’re left with a water-tight, flame retardant roof that, with proper maintenance, can last you 30+ years, and at an affordable price to boot. These specialized roofing systems are low maintenance, incredibly resilient and are able to withstand inclement weather. What more could you ask for? 


Let our team help guide you through the roofing process with ease, give us a call at (650) 583-5998 or request a quote above for your FREE ESTIMATE today!