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What Is Roll Roofing?

Roll on roofing is an increasingly popular roofing material solution for smaller buildings.

Quick and easy to apply, it can be a quick-fix solution to roofing problems on existing roofs as well as an option for a new roof.

Whether or not roll roofing is appropriate for a specific building will depend on a number of factors.

What Is Roll Roofing?

Roll on roofing, or flat roof roll roofing, is an alternative to asphalt shingles that is easier to install.

Also known as composition roll roofing, roll on roofing is cheaper than asphalt shingles but also will not last as long as the more traditional shingle option.

Roll roofing is available in most home improvement stores and comes in 100-square-foot rolls that are relatively easy to transport.

Roll roofing can be laid over an existing roof that has been thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the process or used for small roofs like gazebos, sheds, and other small buildings.

What Are the Benefits of Roll Roofing?

  • Rolls of roofing material are easy to get up to the roof, making the job simpler, quicker, and less hazardous.
  • Roll on roofing is less expensive than shingles.
  • Low-slope or low-incline roofs are perfect for roll roofing applications.
  • It is a very quick process to install roll on roofing.

What Are the Potential Drawbacks of Roll Roofing?

  • Roll on roofing is not very durable. The product is thin, which makes it less expensive to create and easy to transport. This also makes it less durable compared to heavier and thicker options.
  • Black and green are the most common colors for roll on roofing, and few (if any) other colors are available. This will not be an attractive roofing solution for many projects as a result, and it may even be banned by some HOAs as well.
  • There is little curb appeal when it comes to roll-on roofing. When using it for a home, it may be more difficult to sell the property.
  • Roll on roofing is only expected to last for five to eight years or so, much less than the 15 to 20 years of traditional shingles.

Is Roll Roofing Right for My Roof?

Roll on roofing is often the perfect choice for very specific kinds of projects, so it could be a great choice for your roof. Contact Four Seasons Roofing in Baltimore, MD, to set up a free consultation and find out what the best roofing choice for your building or home should be.

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