The asphalt and gravel roof
A practical and affordable solution
Protecting your roof from the elements is important to keep your home or commercial building comfortable year-round. So you need a durable coating that can prevent cracks and water seepage. Your roof must be resistant to ultraviolet rays and heat, but it must also be able to withstand the snow, cold, freezing and thawing of Quebec. As each building is different, be sure to choose the right solution for each type of roof. Flat and gently sloping roofs are particularly suitable for multi-layer coatings.
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What is the asphalt roof made of?
It is a felt roofing membrane soaked in liquid asphalt. This multi-layer system is then covered with gravel to protect the asphalt from deterioration caused by solar radiation and to prevent it from contracting and expanding too much during significant temperature changes.
It is also possible to use light colored gravel to reflect sunlight rather than absorb it. This also reduces heat islands, a significant problem in summer in urban areas.
The lifespan of a gravel roof varies between 20 and 25 years, but can be extended with proper maintenance.
That's why we recommend that you contact an experienced roofer, such as Silva Couvreurs, to perform a thorough annual inspection of your asphalt and gravel roof.
That way you can make minor repairs that might just save you money in the long run.
An affordable roof for your building
Whether you own a residential or commercial building, asphalt roofing is a very affordable choice. However, it is very important to do business with a qualified expert roofer, as these roofs must be installed correctly to remain strong and waterproof.
This type of roof requires proper maintenance to keep it in good condition for many years. The gravel must be firmly in place to protect your membrane roof from the sun's harmful rays.