Sealing Your Flat Roof With Asphalt
If you are considering updating your existing roof as part of an external refurbishment, or considering building a house with a flat roof, consider using asphalt for the roofs surface. Asphalt is one of the best materials for sealing flat roofs. It is durable, versatile, and makes weather proofing your home simple. Asphalt is an easy to repair material and as such, has been a popular and cost effective choice for a roofing material for over a century.
Advantages of Asphalt
An asphalt roof has many advantages over other types of roofing materials such as tiles. Because asphalt is applied as a liquid to your flat roof surface, it has a unique ability to cover every minute flaw crack in the roof’s surface. Once it has dried, it will provide superior water sealant protection. As for appearance, asphalt gives a roof a smooth and uniform colour.
One of the other great advantages of using asphalt as a roofing material is that it can be laid very quickly. The product can usually be delivered on site ready to go, installed quickly, and drying in time which allows for other trades (if necessary) to move in and start working. While it can be applied to low sloping roofs, asphalt is really an ideal material for flat roofs as it will quickly settle into place and form a long-lasting weather proof barrier.
Asphalt has also kept pace with technology. Products such as mastic asphalt, with its advanced polymer formulation, and coloured asphalt ranges provide an inexpensive way to ensure your roof is properly and expertly sealed, as well as helping you to get the look you want for the exterior of your home.
With proper installation your asphalt roof should remain resistant to wind, sun, moisture damage and algae growth for years to come. With any roof installation or repair, we recommend that the roof is maintained on a regular basis, including twice yearly inspections to detect any leaks or other issues. It is particularly important for home owners to check their roofs for damage or other noticeable changes after a winter season. This will provide peace of mind and ensure that your roof will continue to protect your home year after year.
As flat roof specialists, the team at Roofing Control are also experts in the installation and maintenance of asphalt roofing. Call us today to find out more about this versatile and inexpensive method of roofing.