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Installing a tar & gravel roof will require the help of a skilled and experienced professional. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to identify which company to hire when there are so many options around you. At Action 1 Roofing, we take the guesswork out of having roofing work done. We partner with trusted roofing professionals in the area who are licensed, insured, experienced, and knowledgeable with all types of roofing. When you contact us, we’ll find the team to help you install your tar and gravel roof.

What is Tar and Gravel Roofing?

This type of roofing is made with laminated layers of hot tar, roofing felt, and asphalt sheets. On top of these materials lies a layer of gravel that helps protect the layers underneath by preventing damage from the UV rays of the sun. This is most commonly installed on flat roofs that have very little slope.

Also known as built-up roofing, the materials required to install this roof are very heavy. This is why it’s important to work with a roofer who will do a thorough inspection before any work begins. By doing this inspection they will be able to accurately determine if any additional supports are needed to safely install the materials.

Tar and Gravel Roofing Costs?

The price of a tar and gravel roof will vary based on the size of property it’s being installed on. However, the average price normally ranges from $2.50 to $4.50 per square foot, installed. Your roofer will be able to provide an accurate estimate for how much this will cost after they’ve had a chance to do an inspection of your roof.

Benefits of Tar and Gravel Roofs?

When compared to other roofing materials, tar and gravel is incredibly affordable while still being relatively long-lasting. Most property owners can expect to get 30 years of use out of this type of roof with proper maintenance and repairs done each year.
Energy Efficient
The gravel placed on top of the roof helps prevent heat from being absorbed into the building. This can reduce cooling bills dramatically for buildings located in particularly warm climates.

Rain, hail, snow, and wind are no match for this type of roof. The materials will fully protect the building from any leaks or damage, especially if there are many layers installed to make a thicker roof.

Simple Installation

The installation process of a tar and gravel roof is simpler than the installation of other roofing materials. However, it’s still important to have this work done by an experienced and licensed roofer.

Hire an Expert Team for Tar and Gravel Roofing


An inspection is important when having roofing work done, as this will tell the roofer what shape the roof is in. An inspection also allows the roofer to provide a more accurate estimate so you can set your budget with peace of mind. At Action 1 Roofing, we work with roofers who provide inspections to get any project off to a good start.

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The repairs that your roof needs will be explained by your roofer before any work begins. We know budgeting is important, which is why we work with roofing companies that strive to give you accurate information about what repairs must be done before the new roof can be installed.

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Replacement and Re-Roof

Action 1 Roofing has relationships with roofers that are able to do complete roofing replacements as well as re-roofing jobs. If installing a tar & gravel roof requires a replacement, your roofer will give you all information for you to make your decision.

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