Everything You Need To Know About Roll Roofing.
What Is Roll Roofing?
Roll roofing is exactly what it sounds like. Roofing material on a roll. Roll roof is a membrane that is an inexpensive roofing system most commonly used for buildings that feature a sloped roof pitch.
While roll roofing is relatively inexpensive, it has certain restrictions; for example, it is a lightweight mat making it vulnerable to wind. It is further vulnerable to temperature-induced tearing as it expands and contracts. Its use is also restricted to roofs with a pitch of greater than 2:12.
How Is Roll Roofing Installed?
To install a roll roof properly requires an expert installation. Roll roofing is normally applied parallel to the eaves from the bottom of the roof upward, lapping each new roll in the same manner as shingles.
To avoid penetrating the exposed membrane with nails, adhesive, or lap cement, must be used at the bottom edge to keep it from being lifted by the wind. The upper edge of the roll is nailed and covered by the next roll.
What Are The Roll Roofing Alternatives?
Roll Roof alternatives include asphalt shingles, fiberglass shingles, cedar shingles or even torch on roofing materials.
Trust the roll roofing experts at Affordable Quality Roofing with your next roll roofing project.