What is a Hot Mop?

Hot mop roofing is considered to be the most effective way of covering a flat or low-slope roof. The result is an impermeable, multi-layered roof covering that will last for up to 15 years—longer if the roof is laid with good drainage that avoids puddling. While some homeowners may shy away from the cost of a hot mop installation, it is important to consider not only the up-front price but also the long-term benefits of this type of roofing.

Hot mop roofs are perfect for:

  • Homes in areas with heavy snowfall
  • Homes in coastal areas with high salt levels in the air
  • Homes in warm, sunny climates where an asphalt roof would quickly become too hot to live under
  • Homes with low or flat roofs that are not well suited for traditional roofing materials like shingles or tiles


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Hot mop roofing is a two-part process:

1. The first part is the application of a special asphalt-based coating. This coating is heated until it liquefies and is then poured over the roofing substrate.
2. The second part of the process is the application of a hot mop. This is a thick layer of tar that is applied over the first coat. A hot mop is especially beneficial in areas with high winds, as it helps to keep the edges of the roofing material from peeling up.

Hot mop roofing is very durable and can withstand extreme weather conditions, making it a good choice for homeowners who want a roof that will last for many years. The hot mop process also helps to prevent leaks and extend the life of the roofing material. In addition, a hot mop roof can add value to your home and may be eligible for a tax credit.

If you are considering a new roof for your home, be sure to consider hot mop roofing as a viable option. LA Builders and Roofing Specialists is a company you can trust to get the job done right, with quality materials and experienced professionals. Give us a call today for a free estimate!

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