Rolled Roofing Installation: Read The Steps On How This Is Done


Rolled roofing is commonly described as sheet roofing, which is available in rolls. The most common types of this roof material is made from felt or asphalt coated fiberglass. This type of roof material can last from 6 to 12 years on average. If you’ve already decided to install this material on your house, you have two available options. First is the single roll roofing and the second one is the double roll roofing. The single roll is ideal to use for inclined or sloped roofs while the double roll is designed to give good protection to flat roofs.

Let’s now proceed to the installation steps that you need to follow. As compared to installing other types of materials, this material is fairly easy to put on. You can finish the installation process over the weekend. The steps that you need to know are as follows:

1. First off, you need to clean the entire roof surface well so that you can get rid of all types of dirt and debris because these things can damage the roofing. Next, lay a strip of 3 feet width on the edge of your underlay roof and secure it using nails. Observe a gap of 6 to 8 inches between the nails. Place another strip of underlayment measuring 2 feet in width next to the first one that you positioned awhile ago. Do this in a way so that their edges overlap each other. Continue doing this until the entire span of the roof surface is covered.

2. Add in the starter strips at the edges of the roof. To do this, cut 2 strips of from the rolling roof that are 18 inches in width and of the same length as the roof. Then, cut 2 more strips that are of the same width but make the length the same to the width of the roof. Apply a good amount of roofing cement on the edges of the roof and position the strips over them. Secure them properly.

3. Roll out the roof material. To do this, you’re going to need to have someone hold the roll on one end of the roof while you spread it out to cover the entire roof completely. If you have a sloped roof, start at the bottom and move upwards towards to the peak. Next, cut the rolled out part of the sheet from the rest of the roll using a utility knife.

4. Adjust the alignment of the materials at the edges of your roof and apply roofing cement below the sheets so you can secure it to the underlayment. Make sure that you use galvanized nails so that they don’t get damaged because of rusting. Lastly, pay good attention to the fastening of the overlapping seams so that you can prevent them from folding up in the future.


Source by Conrad I Neely