Roofing gravel has become increasingly more popular around the country. You may be asking yourself, what exactly roofing gravel is, what is does, and why you should consider it for your building!
What Is Roofing Gravel?
Roofing gravel is a type of stone you lay on a flat roof. One reason a contractor may utilize this particular method is because it helps to protect against harsh UV rays. The sun can cause damage to roofs over time and cause them to decay. Gravel acts as a repellent to the harsh rays and therefore causes your roof to last longer. The particular gravel we use is light in color that allows the stone to reflect the sun's light. They also have darker colored tar that you are able to use.
What are the Benefits of Roofing Gravel?
Aside from roofing gravel being a great protectant against the sun, there are many benefits to using it for your building.
1. Energy efficient
2. Budget friendly option
3. Protects against the sun
4. Lasts for 15-20 years.
How do you Maintain It?
This particular roofing method is fairly easy to maintain. Like any roof, it is important you fix any damages or natural wear-and-tear. We suggest checking once a year to see if the gravel has moved and to fill in any spaces that may have shifted. In areas with heavy weather elements, it is important to check the state of the gravel multiple times a year. Elements such as snow can shift the gravel and cause more damage.
Things to Consider
It is important to understand that there are disadvantages of using roofing gravel. For one, it can be difficult to find damages that exist, such as leaks. It is also important to understand that if it's not installed properly it can cause more permanent damage to your roof.
Overall, roofing gravel is a great option for a flat roof. Our experts can help you understand if this option is right for you! Call us today for more information.