Install Rolled Asphalt Roofing

Install Rolled Asphalt Roofing - Roofers

Rolled asphalt roofing, or sheet roofing, is widely used because it’s an affordable roofing material, which is relatively easy to install. Typically, it is made from asphalt-coated fiberglass or asphalt felt. If you decide to install rolled asphalt roofing, you can expect it to last for about 5 to 10 years or more, depending on how well it is installed and the wear and tear it is going to be subjected to.

Below are a few tips on how to install asphalt roofing.

Roof Type

If your house has an inclined roof, you can install single roll asphalt roofing. If it’s flat, you can go for double rolled asphalt roofing for increased protection.

What You Need to Know Before You Install Rolled Asphalt Roofing

1. Clean the Roof Surface

Before you proceed with the installation, it’s important to clean the roof surface thoroughly; otherwise, debris will make your job more difficult and can even compromise the roofing.

2. Lay the Asphalt Strips

Lay a strip of rolled asphalt material starting from one edge of the roof, and secure it with nails. When you’re done with the first strip, take another one and place it next to it, making sure they overlap. Repeat this step until you cover the entire surface of the roof.

3.  Cover the Edges

Cut some strips from the asphalt roll and place them on the edges, making sure they cover the ridge. Use roofing cement to secure the strips properly.

Find Professional Help

Even if you’re a DIY’er, you will need some help to roll out the material, so that you can place it on the roof and cover it. If you’re not confident that you can do it yourself, it’s best to let experienced roofers do the job. Improper installation can damage the rolled asphalt roofing material, reducing its lifespan.

Seva Call can put you in touch with professionals in your area who will be able to help you. Our service is fast and free.


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