More than usual the commercial buildings in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood have gravel roofs. Gravel roofs are often used on flat roofs or buildings without a sloped rooftop. Gravel roofs feature layers of tar paper and asphalt to help prevent any leakages. Gravel roofs are durable, waterproof, and cost effective. With proper regular maintenance, a gravel roof can live a lifespan of about 15-20 years.
Most gravel roofs are made up of 3-ply hot-mopped asphalt build-up, with a gravel finish. How are gravel roofs created and applied to a roof? Crushed rock, pea gravel, and decorative rock (which is more like white quartz) are combined with hot asphalt and dispersed over the top of the roof membrane. This roof coat acts as an adhesive after it cools.
There are numerous advantages to having a gravel roof. First, they are fairly inexpensive to build. Secondly, they offer some protection to against UV damage. The gravel stones are strong and can last quite some time. Just be careful when go up to the roof to repair or anything like that because the gravel will become very hot in the sun.
If you have a business or home and you would like to install a gravel roof, contact J & K Roof Maintenance in Hollywood, FL. Since 1999, J & K Roof Maintenance has continued to provide South Florida with commercial roofing and residential roofing. They have done multiple projects. Some of these most current work includes re-roofs, shingles roofs repairs, and gravel roofs. J & K Roof Maintenance is a trusted roofing contractor. These roofing experts can help you with any roof maintenance, too. Call them today at (954) 961-9879 or you can visit their Hollywood location at 2010 Sherman Street, Hollywood, FL 33020. Ask for an estimate on a roof inspection when you speak to one of j & K Roof Maintenance’s representatives.