How to Easily Install Asphalt Roll Roofing to Protect Your Home
Asphalt roll roofing is a fast and cost-effective way of covering a shed or garage roof with a waterproof seal. Having a flat and even surface to apply the roll roofing is key to a successful job, so make sure to clear the roof of stones and debris before you start. It is also important to wait for an ideal day with mild temperatures for optimum results.
Begin by positioning starter strips of roll roofing along the edges of the roof and overhanging the edges by half an inch. This will help the main strips of roll roofing adhere to the roof in the next steps. Nail the starter strips or roll them in place once they are in a good position. Now it is time to apply the main strips of roll roofing. Take care so that each strip overlaps the other by at least six inches, every four inches along its length. In order to seal the edges and any joints with the starter strips, use appropriate roofing cement and secure using galvanized roofing nails.
When you reach the end of the roof and need to create an angled edge near the front, use a sharp knife. Carefully cut the end of the edge to angle the roofing slightly to the ground so that rainwater can run off the roof away from your shed. You can also use roofing cement to make sure the last six inches of the roofing are securely in place. Make sure not to leave any gaps in the roofing in order for it to be waterproof.
Once you have completed the roofing job, be proud of yourself! Asphalt roll roofing is a great way to not only waterproof your shed roof, but also enhance its aesthetics. Enjoy your roofing job and create peace of mind that your shed is well protected from the elements.