Asphalt Roofing

Utilities of asphalt roofing

Asphalt roofing is a method which is taken up and is mostly used in making roofs for most of the houses in UK and North America. Asphalt roofing does not involve too much cost and is an inexpensive method. The material that is mostly used for roofing method is almost similar to the one that is used for asphalt shingles. The asphalt roofing use very light weight materials compared to the asphalt shingles and therefore they are regarded as inexpensive and also temporary. Asphalt roofing is very essential for houses especially in UK because it helps to prevent the house from winds and also from extreme weather condition. There are different types of materials that can be used for roofing. A layer of asphalt roofing can be applied on the existing roof for extra durability and also because it prevents the roof from the winds. Asphalt roofing is a method which can be easily done at home and the hammer is the only equipment that is needed. It does not involve any kind of specialized equipment. The asphalt roofing material is a very light weight mat which is generally saturated with some asphalt. It is very useful because it is an inexpensive method for roofing house and is widely used in homes in UK.

Installing asphalt roofing

In order to install asphalt roofing, the home owner must have some knowledge about roofing in order to carry out the task properly without much hustle. In order to start, first the roofing paper is placed on the roof deck. Next the asphalt shingles should be placed and one must start placing the asphalt shingles from the edge of the roof. Next three nails are driven at the top portion of the shingles. All total three nails must be applied at least an inch away from the edge.

 

Proper roofing is extremely essential for a house especially in countries where there is heavy rainfall because these slanting roofing helps the water to run off easily. Asphalt is the byproduct of the oil industry and it is an aliphatic compound. Asphalt roofing is very essential for houses especially in UK because it helps to prevent the house from winds and also from extreme weather condition. There are different types of materials that can be used for roofing. Asphalt is the most preferred material for roofing purpose because of the high quality and it is also long lasting. Asphalt also dissolves very quickly when it is exposed to oil or any kind of other solvents. Asphalt roofing is preferred because of various characteristics of asphalt. It has the characteristics of tar and can be used on any surface. But because of its exposure to the UV rays it produces a chalk kind of a residue. The roofs made of asphalt start to brittle and as a result with time cracks and leaks are formed on the roof which makes way for water penetration. This is one disadvantage of using asphalt roofing considering that they are the most inexpensive method of roofing.