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Early Signs Of A Poorly Laid Asphalt Roof

If you have an asphalt roof recently laid and you think it has not been laid correctly there are some things you can check immediately. The first thing in a poorly laid roof which would stand out is an untidy finish. Obvious places to check would be upstands. If you find there are no square edges this is a sign of poor workmanship. Also laps on the horizontal surface and slumping to a fillet where a first coat gives you a sturdy preparation for a top coat finish.

Other areas of possible concern would be no solar reflective paint applied if the roof is south facing. And no solar reflective paint to both the lead flashing and the asphalt it covers underneath it. The reason for this is lead is conductive of heat (as is asphalt) and this can cause the asphalt underneath to heat. This heating can lead to a problem called asphalt slumping.

If you have any problems with your asphalt roof and would like an opinion from an asphalt expert please do not hesitate to get in touch via our contact form or call us on 01277 375 511. One of our friendly asphalt team will be delighted to help.