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Hot Tar Roofing

Hot tar is used primarily for flat roofs and will be spread across to create a durable layer across the roof. It can also be used in conjunction with gravel as a layer underneath for the gravel to be placed on top holding it in place. The material is made from coal tar and as well as covering a roof, it can also be used to fix leaks and holes. When hot tar is used for cracks and leaks, there is only a small amount required to be effective.

Benefits of Hot Tar Roofing

Whether you are considering a roof replacement or an upgrade on a current roof, choosing the right materials can have many consequences. There are different benefits that each one brings, and the benefits of hot tar include:

  • Reduced maintenance costs: Due to the durability of hot tar roofing, the requirements for regular maintenance are reduced. This results in less spending on roof maintenance. It also increases the lifespan of the roof meaning a replacement roof cost will not occur as often.
  • Reduce UV effects: Hot tar can provide added protection to the roof from sun damage. UV rays can cause cracking which lead to leaks. Leaks can cause the entire roof to need replacing.
  • More energy efficient: This is due to the added protection provided to the roof from the hot tar installation. It enables more control over temperature in the building.
  • Weather Resistant: Hot Tar is known to weather resistant due to its sleek and smooth surface. It doesn’t pool water and damage from falling objects is also reduced.
  • Fire Resistant: A fire-resistant coating can be installed by contractors when installing the hot tar roof.
  • No water seeping through: Flashing can also be installed by contractors which prevents water from seeping through the corners of the building.

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Austin, Texas
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210-970-ROOF

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Hot Tar Roofing Installation and Maintenance

Typically, installation of hot tar roofing is carried out on sunny days, this is due to the materials being used that need to dry and set efficiently. Rain can cause problems with laying and spreading the hot tar. Contractors will spread the hot tar on the roof whilst using protective equipment due to the fumes and unpleasant odours produced which can last up to 24 hours. The roof will need to be cleared of debris before commencing with the installation. Felt may also be placed down which will prevent any moisture from affecting the roof condition.

Hot tar roofing requires much less maintenance efforts that other materials and present a lifespan of around 25-30 years. Efforts should still be made to regularly assess for signs of damage to the roof following severe weather and any other occurrences that may cause damage. Blistering can occur with hot tar roofing too, which is where air becomes trapped and causes the tar to become raised. This can be dealt with by a roofing contractor and the installation of hot tar roofing should be left to professional roofing contractors too.

Built-Up Roofing Construction & Installation

As we described above, the techniques for installing a built-up roofing system haven’t changed much in many years. It’s all about understanding the ways the materials interact and how they function best on your specific structure like the exact portions of each material to use, the best ways to apply them, and the patience to know where you can be quick and where you need to slow down and accumulate. Each roof has its own weak points dictated by the construction and it takes years to develop the eye to spot these deficiencies. It’s why a great roofer can be hard to find. You can’t just fill out an application and be a professional. Built-up roofing is as much art as science and needs training and time to cultivate proper methods for each applicator. We’ve taken the time to train our teams right and each has years of dedicated experience in the materials in use. Again, we don’t just say it, we guarantee it.

We’re the Region’s #1 Hot Tar Roofing Contractors!

Lone Star Roofing are your flat roofing experts, so if you’re thinking about installing Hot Tar or any other roofing system, give us a call.

We will do a roofing inspection and give you recommendations on the best type of system for your unique needs.

We do complete installations, repairs, and full replacements. If you require snow removal during the winter or repairs or upgrades to your ventilation or drainage systems, we can help you with that too.

Give us a call at (512) 920-3747 to find out more about your Hot Tar Roof!

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Why Choose Lone Star Roofing The Flat Roofing Specialists?

If you’re in need of a reputable, experienced and locally-owned roofing contractor, there’s only one clear choice – Lone Star Roofing. Our expert technicians will deliver the finest finished product without bloated costs or hidden fees. Our professional quote will be the price you pay, and our inspection process – which is free of charge – will ensure all the work needed is identified before anything is done.

  • More than 15 years of experience in Texas
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Your property, whether it’s a home or business, stands as the single biggest investment for most people. Protecting it and using only the best service professionals and industry-leading products is integral to the long-term success of your roofing system. Our expert technicians are cross-trained in a wide range of disciplines to ensure they deliver the finest work and friendliest customer service. Each has training in the following:

  • Roof Inspections
  • Roof Construction
  • Roof Repairs
  • Roof Maintenance
  • 24/7 Emergency Response

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We have many years of experience with all types of roofing systems and carry the finest products backed by the industry’s best warranties. Our technicians are specially-trained to install and repair our entire range of products.

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