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Why You Shouldn't Use Rolled Roofing

If you’re in the market for a new roof, you may be considering rolled roofing as an option. Rolled roofing is a type of roofing material that is made up of bitumen and rubber. It is installed by rolling it out over the surface of the roof. Rolled roofing is less expensive than other types of roofing materials, but it also has some disadvantages. In this article, we will discuss the pros and cons of rolled roofing so that you can decide if it is the right option for you.

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What is Rolled Roofing?

Rolled roofing is easy to install, which can save you money on installation costs. Rolled roofing is also a good option if you’re looking for a roofing material that is low maintenance. Rolled roofing doesn’t require as much upkeep as other types of roofs, and it’s also resistant to fire and rot.

Why You Shouldn’t Use It For Homes

Rolled roofing is definitely not as durable as other types of roofing materials (including the more traditional asphalt shingles). Rolled roofing also does not provide as much insulation as other types of roofing materials. Low-sloped buildings like sheds or garages are best because they don’t require as much insulation or protection from the elements. This means residential buildings are not suitable for this type of roofing, so you shouldn’t use it on your home.

Rolled roofing also has a shorter warranty than other types of roofs. And because rolled roofing is made out of cheaper industrial materials, it is not as environmentally friendly as other types of roofing materials.

If you are considering rolled roofing for your home, you should weigh the pros and cons before making a decision. Rolled roofing may be the right option for you if you are looking for an inexpensive roofing material that is easy to install. However, you should keep in mind that this is absolutely not something you want to use on your home.

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