Rolled asphalt has been in use since the late 1890's and has proven to be a great roofing material. It is comprised of asphalt saturated felts that are made of either fiberglass or organic materials and normally covered with a grainy mineral surface. It is installed in strips instead of shingles, so can be installed much faster than other roofing options, and is great for roofs that are prone to leaking. This type of roofing is great for flat roofs or any roof that has a low pitch or slope. It is also one of the least expensive roofing options, so it is extremely cost effective.


When working with rolled asphalt, as with any other flat roofing material, it is important to work with an expert to make sure that it is done right to avoid any costly repairs or premature replacements. At TALENT CONSTRUCTION, we understand that cost and quality are important to our customers. While rolled asphalt does not have the life span of some other options, we understand that it is the right choice for certain buildings. Generally speaking, you can expect to get around 8-10 years from this type of material, but the cost, quick installation time, and ease of repair can easily outweigh the lifespan. With certain roofs, it is the only option that makes sense, because it is great at keeping out rainwater. That can be a deciding factor in the unpredictable Midwest weather and storms. Call TALENT CONSTRUCTION today to learn more about rolled asphalt.