Tips for Rolled Roofing Installation
Rolled roofing installation is a fairly simple process, but it’s important to do it properly to ensure the roof will be weather-tight and durable. Here are the steps you need to take to install a rolled roof:
- Cut the rolled roofing to size. You’ll need to measure the surface that you’re going to cover, and then cut your rolled roofing material to fit. You’ll need to allow for an overhang of about 2 inches on all sides.
- Apply a layer of asphalt primer to the area where the rolled roofing will be installed. This will help the roofing to adhere to the surface.
- Install a layer of felt paper over the primer. This helps to provide additional water protection. Felt paper is available in rolls and pre-cut sheets, typically at building supply stores.
- Start at the bottom edge of the roof and unroll the rolled roofing. Work from the outside of the roof and use the tabs to secure the rolled roofing in place. Be sure to overlap each successive row by about 6 inches.
- Secure the rolled roofing in place with nails or staples. Start at the bottom edge of the roof and work your way up, overlapping each row of roofing by about six inches. Be sure to seal all of the seams with roofing cement. Be sure to use corrosion-resistant fasteners, as the roof will be exposed to moisture.
- Finally, finish off the rolled roofing by applying a layer of tar or another sealant along all edges and seams. This will help ensure that water doesn’t leak through any gaps in the roofing material.
While installing a rolled roof is not an especially difficult task, it’s important to do it correctly in order to ensure a weather-tight and durable roof. By following the steps outlined above, you can be sure that your rolled roof will serve you well for many years to come.
Tips for Maintaining Your Rolled Roof
Rolled roofs are a great option for those who want an easy-to-install and low-maintenance roofing solution. But like all roofing systems, rolled roofs require some basic care and maintenance to keep them in good condition. Here are a few tips to help you keep your rolled roof in top shape:
- Inspect your rolled roof regularly. Rolled roofs are very durable and can withstand a lot of wear and tear, but they do have some potential weaknesses. For example, cracked or torn seams, sagging or collapsed parts of the roof, and areas where there is missing material can all allow water to seep through and damage your building. To prevent these issues, it’s important to inspect your rolled roof regularly and make any necessary repairs as soon as possible.
- Keep your rolled roof clean. Remove any debris or leaves that may have accumulated on the surface.
- Repair any damaged areas promptly. Don’t wait until the problem gets worse before taking action.
- If you have any questions or concerns, consult a professional roofing contractor for advice. They can help you identify any potential issues and provide expert recommendations for how to address them.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your rolled roof stays in excellent condition and continues to protect your home from the elements for years to come.
Colorado Roofing Inc.