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Rolled Roofing Installation

Looking for durable, cost-effective protection for your low-slope or flat roof? Rolled roofing, ‘What is rolled roofing?’ you may ask, also known as roll roofing or rolled composition roof, is a type of roofing material that comes in long rolls of asphalt-impregnated felt. Unlike shingles, which are installed one by one, rolled roofing material is applied in large strips that cover the entire roof surface. For residential and commercial properties, rolled roofing offers a practical solution for flat roofs and low-slope applications where water drainage is less of a concern. 

At Aegis Construction, we supply high-quality rolled roof material, with our roll roofing installation services for residential and commercial properties. Whether you need a new roof or a roof repair, we have the expertise, experience, and equipment to handle any rolled roof installation or repair project, big or small. Get a free estimate for your next rolled roof installation or repair. Contact us today!

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Types of Rolled Roofing

We offer installation for various types of rolled roofing. There are different types of rolled roofing available, each with its features, benefits, and drawbacks. 

Here are some of the most common types of rolled roofing:


  • Mineral-Surfaced Rolled Roofing: This popular low-slope roof material is known for its durability and weather resistance. It has a layer of mineral granules on the surface that protects it from weather, fire, and UV rays. Mineral-surfaced roll roofing is easy to install and comes in various colors and styles. However, it is also more expensive and heavier than other types of rolled roofing.


  • Smooth-Surfaced Rolled Roofing: This is a type of rolled roofing that has a smooth, shiny surface without any granules. It is cheaper and lighter than mineral-surfaced rolled roofing, but it also offers less protection and aesthetic appeal. Specify uses like underlayment for metal roofs or temporary repair solutions.


  • Saturated Felt Rolled Roofing: This is a type of rolled roofing that consists of organic or synthetic felt that is saturated with asphalt. It is affordable as a temporary or underlayment option. Saturated felt rolled roofing is usually used as a temporary roofing solution or as an underlayment for other roofing materials.
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How To Install Rolled Roofing

Installing rolled roofing is a relatively easy and fast process, but it requires some skill and caution. The information is for informational purposes only and professional installation is recommended for complex roofs or those unfamiliar with the know-how to install roll roofing. 

Here are the basic steps for installing rolled roofing on a low-slope or flat roof:


  • Prepare The Roof: Before installing roofing material, you need to make sure that the roof is clean, dry, and free of any debris, nails, or holes. You also need to check the weather forecast and avoid installing roofing on a rainy, windy, or extremely hot day. You will need some tools and materials for the installation, such as a utility knife, a hammer, a tape measure, a chalk line, roofing nails, roofing cement, and of course, rolled roofing.


  • Cut The Roofing Material: Next, you need to cut the roll into manageable pieces that fit your roof dimensions. You can use a utility knife to cut the roofing material along the chalk lines. The length of each piece depends on the type of rolled roofing you are using, but it is usually between 18 and 36 inches. You should also cut the first piece of roofing material about 6 inches longer than the roof edge to allow for overhang.


  • Install The First Piece: To install the first piece of roofing, you need to align it with the bottom edge of the roof and nail it down along the top edge. You should use roofing nails that are about 1 inch long and space them about 4 inches apart. You should also apply a thin layer of roofing cement along the bottom edge of the piece to seal it to the roof. Make sure that the piece is flat and smooth, without any wrinkles or bubbles.


  • Install The Remaining Pieces: To install the remaining pieces of roofing, you need to overlap them with the previous piece by about 2 inches. You should also stagger the seams of the pieces to avoid creating weak spots on the roof. You should nail down each piece along the top edge and apply roofing cement along the bottom edge, as well as along the overlapping seams. You should continue installing the pieces until you reach the opposite edge of the roof and then trim off any excess material.


  • Install The Ridge Cap: To install the ridge cap, which is the final piece of roofing that covers the peak of the roof, you need to cut a strip of rolled roofing that is about 18 inches wide and long enough to cover the ridge. You should then fold the strip in half and place it over the ridge, making sure that it overlaps with the pieces on both sides of the roof. You should nail down the ridge cap along both edges and apply roofing cement along the seams and the nails.

Why Choose Aegis Construction for Rolled Roofing

If you are looking for a reliable, professional, and affordable rolled roofing contractor, look no further than Aegis Construction. We have been serving the Cape Agulhas area for over 20 years, providing quality roofing services for both residential and commercial customers. We have the skills, experience, and equipment to handle any rolled roofing project, no matter how big or small. We use only the best materials and follow the highest standards of workmanship and safety. We also offer a 10-year warranty on our rolled roofing installations, as well as free estimates and consultations. 

At Aegis Construction, we value our customers and strive to exceed their expectations. We are committed to delivering excellent customer service and satisfaction, from the initial contact to the final inspection. We are not happy until you are happy with your new rolled roof. Contact us today to find out how we can help you with your rolled roofing needs.

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