MyJobQuote Logomyjobquote
  • Post a Job
  • Trade Signup
  • Ask a Trade
  • Cost Guides
  • About
  • Login
  • Over 1 million homeowners and over 30,000 tradespeople
    use MyJobQuote nationwide each year

    Post a Job or Sign up as a trade
    Post a Job or Sign up as a trade

    Ask a Tradesman

    Hot laid asphalt


    I've got a largish terrace which has an asphalt roof, asphalt type boiled up from blocks in tar boiler. Presently part covered in GRP tiles. Tiles and asphalt have moved with heat and it looks very untidy. Terrace is laid over solid beam and block first floor so area needds to be water tight. Can tiles be removed and asphalt replced or is it better to remove both and relay with something else.

    Asked by Chris on 22nd Sep 2021
    Share this question

    Best Answer


    "As an asphalt spreader myself, I would recommend the removal of tiles and asphalt and replace with new asphalt to a 20mm thickness. Asphalt is ideal for foot traffic.
    Hope this helps."

    Answered on 22nd Sep 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Driver Roofing

    "Hi Chris,

    There are other options such as GRP (fibreglass), although I would recommend that you replace with mastic asphalt as the block and beam substrate would not need to be prepared beforehand than you would have to do for GRP (boarded over with OSB3 ply), as you lay mastic asphalt directly to a sheathing felt. The advantage is that asphalt performs better on a concrete base as it remains at a cooler temperature and once painted/tiled, there should be no thermal movement thereafter."

    Answered on 22nd Sep 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Roofing & Driveways

    "Hi, it’s better to take it off completely and replace with a new touch on felt."

    Answered on 22nd Sep 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Propoint roofing Contractors Ltd

    "You can have the tiles and the ashford removed and have a new complete rubber roof installed instead"

    Answered on 13th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Karl Bingham

    "I would say remove the tiles and felt the roof. Install 2 layers of 4mm IKO TGX PREMIUM torch on felt and then finish with IKO TGX charcoal mineral."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report

    Ask a Trade

    Got a question that only a tradesperson can answer? We have thousands of trades ready to answer any question you may have.

    Ask your Question

    Related questions

    Ready to get a price for your home improvement project?

    get started

    Report Content