Roll roofing is a kind of roofing that is made using one or more rolled sheets of wood or other sturdy material that are placed atop a structure to provide strength and protection. Rolled roofing is usually seen on homes because it provides added strength to the roof and can be installed on homes that have a very steeply pitched roof or one that has a very hilly roof. Rolled roofing does not shrink, peel, warp, or rot; it’s also easy to install as it only requires four to six feet of flat surface area where it’s tightly rolled. This makes it the perfect choice for wide-pitched roofs with gentle slopes.
Asphalt roll roofing, also known as membrane roofing, is a popular roofing material in North America because it offers excellent resistance to wind loads and hail damage. The material used is typically based on the same material used in fiberglass shingles; a durable synthetic rubber or synthetic felt mat, heavily wet with asphalt, then faced with fine granular stone aggregates for additional structural strength. While asphalt roll roofing is effective, it has a shorter lifespan when compared to shakes and shingles and most insurance companies won’t cover it because it doesn’t provide any insulation, so it is more economical to replace or repair the existing roof first.
Rubber roofing, sometimes called rubberized roofing, has an incredible lifespan even in wet and humid conditions. This type of roll roofing is also good for both residential and commercial applications and comes in a variety of thicknesses to best fit the structure. Rubber roofing comes in a roll form, tiles, shingles, sheet rolls, and even hot dog rolls. Since it can withstand even the most severe weather conditions, rubber roofing is an excellent choice for industrial sheds and for agricultural barns.