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 flat roofing system.
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.
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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.
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