Asphalt Flat Roof Recovery/Re-roof

Leaking asphalt flat roof repair and encapsulation

The Flat Roof Recovery Company re-roof and recover leaking and degraded asphalt flat roofs using modern, liquid waterproofing coverings such as Tor Coatings Elastaseal and the 3M Scotckote flat roofing systems.

Asphalt, also referred to as bitumen, is a by product of the distillation of crude oil. Asphalt is by far the most common type of flat roof covering. In constant use as a waterproofing product around the world since the third millennium BCE, it has been synonymous with flat roofing in the UK for hundreds of years.

Click on any of the images below for examples of an asphalt flat roof recovery job:

Preperation of asphalt surface prior to liquid roofing solution
Application of pink primer coat to asphalt roof
Asphalt roof fully waterproof grey topcoat finish
Preperation of asphalt surface prior to liquid roofing solution Application of primer coat
to asphalt roof
Asphalt roof fully waterproof
after liquid topcoat finish
Felt flat roof prior to repair by Flat Roof Recovery Company
Finished felt flat roof after application of grey topcoat
Another perspective of completed felt roof after repair
Felt flat roof prior to repair
by Flat Roof Recovery Company
Finished felt flat roof after
application of topcoat
Another perspective of completed felt roof after repair
Felt and Asphalt Flat Roof  repair, free no obligation quote

Problems with Asphalt flat roofs

One of the main problems with asphalt flat roofs is there susceptibility to wear due to the hugely variable weather conditions that we have in the UK. Asphalt is particularly susceptible to the heating and cooling effects of the sun. Because of this it is imperative that asphalt flat roofs are constructed with great care and finished with a final layer that can help to reflect, and lessen the effect, of the suns rays.  This is traditionally done by applying a layer of stones over the finished flat roof; it can also be achieved with the application of a final coat of solar reflective paint. This is not always carried out, causing rapid wear of the asphalt covering leading to premature degeneration of the flat roof.

Asphalt roofs are becoming less and less popular these days as new flat roofing materials are used to replace older, more traditional roof coverings.  

  • Asphalt roofs are costly to install taking longer, and requiring more man power than more modern materials.
  • An asphalt roof weighs significantly more than a roof built using more modern materials such as 3M Scotchkote built up liquid waterproofing.  This means the roof structure must be much stronger for an ashphalt roof that it would need to be to take the weight of a liquid roof.
  • Asphalt roofing often need more maintenance than modern flat roof materials, being prone to wear from the British elements!
  • Asphalt roofs are often badly installed by cowboys and require costly maintenance to keep them doing their job. At the Flat Roof Recovery Company we are constantly coming into contact with badly installed asphalt and felt roofs that need replacing prematurely years before they should.

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