Would you like to take up the task of roll roofing? Have you given it a serious thought? The thing is that roll roofing is a big task, maybe too big sometimes to be accomplished successfully. It is crucial for achieving good results with your roll roofing that the day you choose to do it be a warm one. What is wrong with a colder day you may ask. Well on cold days the roll roofing materials will harden and become brittle. As a matter of fact it would be good if you laid the roll roofing unrolled for 24 hours before using it. If the roll roofing items are flat and smooth then you can easily manage them and they will not get to pull up on the nails.
There are different types of roll roofing available on the market. There is one type of roll roofing which, in rural areas is called mineral-surfaced roll roofing because it is covered with small granules and rocks on one side. This is mainly used in covering small structures such as sheds, farm animal pens and barns. Another not so frequently used type of roll roofing is the one called specialty–saves flashing. This is mainly used in cold areas where ice buildups are frequent, on eaves. The smooth-surfaced type of roll roofing is somewhat like the Minemal-surfaced except that it is covered with a smooth layer ground talc. The use of this type is as an extra sealant where it is needed. Finally there is the saturated felt which is actually the underlying part between the roof and the roll roofing.
An important tip about installing roll roofing refers to the adhesive to be used. Although it is more difficult it is advisable that you use hot asphalt instead of other cold substances. In spite of its guaranteed success, the hot adhesive method is losing ground while the cold installation of roll roofing is becoming more popular.
Another thing of importance is where roll roofing materials can be purchased as such. Normally any local hardware store should be able to provide roll roofing items. In case there is no hardware store in your area, you can also search the Internet and find what you need in online stores. Anyway, in case you decide to do roll roofing, make sure you remember the tips from the specialists and, if possible have one more person to help you. Don’t forget, roll roofing is a difficult enough task for you to do on your own.