Asphalt Flat Roofs

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Asphalt Flat Roofs

Flat roofing can be tricky in the Texas Panhandle.

Accent Roofing of Amarillo has the experience and expertise to install and maintain any type of roof your home or office may need. Our roofing specialists can assess your roof and help you keep your home safe from the crazy West Texas weather.

Flat roofing can be tricky in the Texas Panhandle. One of the most common types of flat roofing is asphalt built up roofs. This type of roof consists of multiple layers roofing felt covered by asphalt. In the United States, asphalt roofing in the form of built up roofing has been used for more than 100 years. Products used for this type of roofing have evolved into more efficient materials. Typical installation of asphalt roofing requires heated asphalt to be applied over roofing felt in two to four layers. After the final layer, gravel is placed on top.

The gravel used with an asphalt roof has many functions. It weighs the roofing down while providing drainage. Gravel enhances the watertight seal over the roof, protecting the bottom layers from water damage. They also offer protection from ultraviolet rays and reduce damage to the roof. In fact, the gravel layer of an asphalt roof is one of its biggest assets. The gravel not only protects the roofing from sun damage, but also adds a fire resistant layer to your roof. Finally, the gravel topping your asphalt roof can help make your home more energy efficient. 

Asphalt and gravel roofing can be attractive, making them a great choice for roofs that face windows or decking. They are resistant to foot traffic and punctures from outside sources. In addition, asphalt roofing is a cost effective option. Due to the many layers, your roof is protected even if the top layers are damaged. Maintenance on an asphalt roof is reduced due to the durability of the gravel surface. 
It is important to note that proper installation and maintenance of an asphalt roof will lengthen the life of the roof. Asphalt roofing that is not promptly assessed and repaired by roofing professionals can continue to leak into the lower layers of the roofing system and cause more damage. 

Accent Roofing of Amarillo is your asphalt roofing expert. We have years of experience installing and maintaining asphalt roofing systems. We can help to ensure the safety of your home or office with just one phone call. If you have questions about asphalt roofing, contact the expert staff at Accent Roofing today.