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THE ADVANTAGES OF ASPHALT AND GRAVEL FLAT ROOFS

Are you looking for an economical coating for your flat roof? The asphalt and gravel roof is a solution to consider.

Used for more than 150 years across the country, this type of coating has proven its worth on flat and low-slope roofs. In this blog post, the family business Couvreurs de l'Est, specialist in roofing of all kinds in Montreal (flat roofs, shingle roofs, membranes elastomer, EPDM, TPO, white roof, installation, repair and maintenance), reveals all the advantages of asphalt and gravel roofing as well as the secret to prolonging its lifespan.


EXCELLENT QUALITY/PRICE RATIO


The asphalt and gravel roof is a multi-layer system where each ply is composed of a felt paper impregnated with liquid asphalt while the last layer is covered with gravel which protects the roof from UV rays. For optimal performance, it is recommended that this type of covering be installed by a team of professional roofers who are familiar with the particularities of the multilayer membrane.In addition to being economical, asphalt and gravel surfacing has several other advantages:

  • Extended life (up to 25 years) when properly maintained;

  • Excellent soundproofing quality;

  • Made from recycled materials;

  • Easy to maintain;

  • Gravel offered in white to combat urban heat islands;

  • Ideal for residential, commercial and industrial roofs that have several accessories (fans, plumbing vents, chimney…);

  • Class 1 material against the spread of fire;

  • Resists bad weather and water infiltration.

The low cost of asphalt and gravel roofing and all the advantages attributed to this classic coating allow consumers to benefit from excellent value for money.


THE SECRET THAT IS NOT ONE…


The secret to extending the life of an asphalt and gravel roof can be summed up in one word: maintenance. All flat roof specialists will tell you: if you want to keep your asphalt and gravel covering for several years, entrust its regular maintenance to a team of experts who will proceed as follows:

  • Adding liquid coating and gravel to bare spots;

  • Visual inspection to detect anomalies (puddles, displacement of gravel, wrinkling of the membrane, condition of drains, flashings and sealant joints…);

  • Repairing damaged flashings and joints;

  • Crack repair;

  • And more.

The majority of occasional damage is normal and easy to correct. Believe it, professional maintenance will dramatically increase the durability of your asphalt and gravel roof.


IS THIS THE ROOF FOR YOU?


Before deciding on one or other of the membranes for flat roofs, we advise you to discuss it with experienced master roofers.


At Couvreurs de l'Est, we invite you to obtain a free estimate of the cost of the work without any obligation on your part. We are committed to offering you the best solution for your roof according to your needs and your budget. Call us !

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