Asphalt and gravel roofing
The installation of asphalt and gravel on rooftop remains an economical alternative for the protection of roofs despite the release of more environment-friendly materials such as EPDM or TPO. This method consists of 4 or 5 layer of black paper, sealed with hot asphalt. Thereafter, the roof must be covered with gravel to minimize damage caused by UV rays and reduce the deterioration of asphalt caused by big temperature gaps. This type of build is used for flat roofs or low slopes, as it offers good strength and a lifespan of 15-20 years.
If you are looking for a durable and effective solution to prevent cracks and water leaks, protect from ultraviolet light, heat, snow and ice from your roof, asphalt and gravel roof is your solution.
How are made roofs of asphalt and gravel?
It consists of a fabric membrane (4 or 5 layers of paper) embedded with liquid asphalt (hot). This system is covered with gravel to protect the asphalt deterioration from solar radiation and avoid excess heat during high temperatures.
Asphalt and gravel roofs have a shelf life that can range from 15 to 25 years and can be extended with proper maintenance. I trusted our team of experts from Couvreur Alexcellence Inc.