Flat Roofing Requires Special Materials
Sloping roofs allow water to roll off, but flat roofs might retain moisture. Consequently, special materials must be used for flat roofing. Among the materials used are rubber and plastic membranes that are glued to the roof and sealed at the corners to prevent leaks. Hot tar and gravel is also used on many flat roofs.
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Asphalt Shingle Roofing
Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material in North America mainly because they are economical and versatile, work well on steep-sloped roofs, are sunlight and weather resistant, require little-to-no maintenance and are reasonably priced. In addition, asphalt shingles are also easy to cut, fasten, and fit, as well as being compatible with many different kinds of flashing and edging products.
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