Every time it rained, this San Antonio gravel roof leaked. This roof is a gravel roof throughout the entire roof.
This family reached out to us at Rox Roofing mid 2020 regarding their roofing issues.
We assessed the roof’s condition, came up with a solution, and presented the cost.
We didn’t hear even after following up for several months.
We closed the roof replacement request and continued on.
Come Early 2023 and we get a phone call from this same homeowner wanting to pick up where we left off.
So we did.
What we did here was remove all the gravel off the steep areas down to the bare wood, replace wood as needed and install an architectural roofing system.
On the flat roof portion, we terminated the gable end and installed a commercial grade roofing system called TPO.
We had this roof installed in one whole day and the transformation was beautiful.
This home is located in San Antonio, TX near 410 & Hwy 90 near Lackland Airforce Base.
Rox Roofing walked this family through the roofing process so they could feel good and confident about their decision.
What’s a Gravel Roof?
Technically referred to as a Build-UP Roof (BUR) or Tar and Gravel Roof. This roofing system starts with a fiberglass roll layer applied with mops or open flame, followed by a layer of rock gravel to protect the fiberglass.
Very popular prior to 2000’s. Here now in 2023 + TPO & Modified Bitumen products are products of choice for many commercial roofing applications.
Why You Need to Replace Your Old Gravel Roof?
Gravel roofs were once the most popular type of roof in the United States, but they’re becoming increasingly outdated. If you have a gravel roof that’s over 8 years old, it’s time to consider replacing it with a more modern roofing system.
There are several reasons why you should replace your old gravel roof. First, gravel roofs are more likely to leak than other types of roofs. The gravel can break loose and fall into the roofing material, causing leaks. Second, gravel roofs are more difficult to maintain than other types of roofs. The gravel needs to be cleaned and replaced regularly, which can be a time-consuming and expensive process. Third, gravel roofs are not as energy-efficient as other types of roofs. The gravel can trap heat, making your home hotter in the summer and colder in the winter.
If you have an old gravel roof, the best thing to do is to replace it with a more modern roofing system. There are many different types of roofing systems available, so you can find one that fits your needs and budget. Some of the most popular types of roofing systems include asphalt shingles, metal roofing, and slate roofing depending on the slope pitch.
Replacing your old gravel roof is a wise investment. It will protect your home and property from leaks, make it more energy-efficient, and last longer than a gravel roof. If you’re considering replacing your roof, be sure to contact a qualified roofing contractor.