Flat roofs have become more and more popular with homeowners in recent years. It is a modern trend that makes the house look more trendy and in line with the cooler and more eye-catching apartments around the country, if not around the world. Oftentimes clients will take inspiration from famous figures to opt for a flat roof, because houses with flat roofs stand out so much more from the crowd. What’s more, the installation of a flat roof in the first place is a little more simplified than for a traditional roof due to the surface being entirely horizontal. This also makes any eventual repair works that might be required more straight-forward too, partly because it becomes a lot easier to identify the source of any damage or holes within the flat roof surface.
So, flat roofs are definitely becoming more and more prominent, but it can be hard to find a company who can properly install flat roofs, as well as knowing how to fix them in the event of future problems. That’s why Roofer and Builder are here, though, because we bring first-class skill sets, a fully dedicated team with many years of experience and an incredible level of knowledge when it comes to all things relating to flat roofs. Simply put, if you need a flat roof installing, or if you need your current flat roof repairing, Roofer and Builder are the people to speak to, and you can contact our team today.
Flat Roof Installation
When it comes to flat roofing, the main three types to choose from are
Traditional – using a 3 layer felt system which comes with a 10 year guarantee.
GRP Flat Roofs – a resin and fibreglass matting system that has a 25 year guarantee.
EPDM – a heat and weather resistant rubber system with a life expectancy of 50 years.
We can install or repair any of the above listed roof types.
Flat Roof Repairs
We love flat roofs, but we especially love repairing them. There is nothing worse than a leaking flat roof, but there can be some simple fixes. We have even been using aerial drones with thermal cameras that can identify anomalies like heat loss, cold bridging and standing water on your flat roof. We work with Drone Site Surveys Ltd for all our required aerial video work. In years gone by, it used to be so difficult to identify where the repair was required, but with the recent advances in technology, we can usually identify problem areas much more easily, enabling a much quicker and a more cost-effective repair solution.
Garage Roof Repairs
Roofer and Builder carry out many flat roof repairs and full garage roof replacements. Many older garages have asbestos roof sheets installed, and we recommend removing these. You may not think your garage had been made using asbestos products, but they were still being installed into the mid-1990s, so if you are unsure, it is best to get it checked out. Asbestosis is a terrible disease that is caused by breathing in the fibres of damaged asbestos products such as roof sheets. If you are concerned that your garage roof contains asbestos, get in touch and we’ll advice you on the best form of action.
Leaking Flat Roof – Can it be Repaired?
Most flat roofs can be repaired if they have not fully failed. Whether it is a localised patch that we can identify with thermal drone images or a full overlay with the correct roofing felt, we can usually sort it out.
Flat Roof Extension – Repair or Replace?
It’s always one of our toughest questions: should I repair or replace? The rule of thumb that we go by is, if we repair the flat roof, do we believe that the repair will last a minimum of 5 years? If we believe that the flat roof repair will last for over 5 years, we will give you the option for a repair, but if not, then we won’t.
Don’t worry though, as all of our quotations are free and no obligation, so give us a call now.
24/7 Emergency Flat Roof Repairs – Areas Covered
From our HQ in Maghull, Liverpool, we call out to all of Merseyside, Wirral, Lancashire and Cheshire, 24/7. We offer same-day callout for emergency leaks and we carry out high level repairs and maintenance to all roof and gutter styles. Check out our emergency roof repairs page by clicking here.
Flat Roof in Progress – Start to Finish in Pics
Flat Roof Overlay – Using High Quality Torch on Felt – Roof now Secure, and Guaranteed leak free for 10 years!