Install Rolled Asphalt Roofing

How to install rolled asphalt roofing depends on the types of roll roofing materials used.

Asphalt roll products are used for residential roofing applications (primarily for underlayments and flashings).

There are in fact four basic types of roll roofing materials, and each of them is tailored for use in certain job requirements.

Smooth Surfaced Roll Roofing

The term sometimes used for this type is coated felt, and it is smooth-surfaced roll roofing that is covered with ground talc or mica.

The material is used mostly as flashing to seal roofs at intersections and protrusions, and for providing extra deck protection at the roof’s eaves and valleys.

Saturated Felt

Asphalt felt is asphalt-impregnated, organic-based, used mostly as an underlayment between the roof deck and the roofing material.

Specialty-Eaves Flashings

These are self-adhering, polymer-modified bituminous sheets of material, primarily designed for special flashing applications along roof eaves and in other areas.

Mineral-Surfaced Roll Roofing

These roll roofing products are mostly used alone as a primary roof covering, and most typically on small or secondary-use buildings such as garden sheds.

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