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Why Is Mastic Asphalt Used On Flat Roofs?

Mastic asphalt is used on flat roofs because it is a tried and tested waterproofing membrane. It has been successfully used to waterproof flat roofs for more than 100 years. The success of this material as a waterproofing membrane has lead to it often been referred to as 'The King of Waterproofing' in the construction industry. It is a seamless system which is carbon zero rated. This combined with being 100% recyclable and easy to repair has made it a very popular material with specifiers.

Why Should You Use Mastic Asphalt For Waterproofing A Flat Roof?

The benefits of an asphalt flat roof are as follows:

• It is a waterproofing system which has been used on flat roofs for more than 100 years.

• Asphalt flat roofs can nearly always be repaired, which maximises the roofs longevity.

• It is a seamless waterproofing system which is perfect for complex detailing.

• Asphalt can withstand heavy traffic, from people and vehicles. This is achieved by the addition of aggregates or polymers.

• A flat roof in mastic asphalt can be laid on a specialist screed rather than sand and cement to increase the installation time.

• It is carbon zero rated.

• 100% recyclable and environmentally friendly.

• Mastic asphalt is a dense material and 100% waterproof.

• Requires skilled labour which means the finish will be of a high standard.

• Excellent fire performance. Virtually incombustible.

Would You Like Some More Information About Asphalt Roofing?

If you would like more information about mastic asphalt flat roofing please contact us or call us now on 01277 375 511. One of our asphalt specialists will be happy to help.