It is very common in the UK that a property will have an extension or a garage that has a flat roof, or that part of a home will be built with a flat roof. These are great for so many reasons – they are cost-effective to instal and are far easier to build onto an extension than a pitched roof. When installed correctly, flat roofs can last a long time and can be very hardy, and repairs are usually at a minimal cost.
Unfortunately, one thing that flat roofs are prone to is leaking and water damage, and once you notice that this has become an issue in your property, the key is to act fast and ensure that the necessary steps are taken to prevent further damage from occurring. In some instances, a simple repair will suffice to fix the leak and have your roof working like new again, but in some cases, this will simply not be enough, and a roof replacement will need to be carried out instead.
This is your full guide to everything you need to know about flat roof renewal.
How do you know when it’s time for a flat roof renewal?
It can be hard to know when it’s time for a full renewal of your flat roof, but there are some signs that can be a useful indicator:
- Tearing or splitting of the material on the roof
- Cracking of the material
- Exposed timbers
- Bubbling and blistering of the material
- Ponding and water gathering on the roof
- Sagging of the roof
- Continuous leaks, even after maintenance or repairs
- Moss or algae growth on the roof
- If your roof is more than 15 years old
All of these signifiers suggest that your roof is at risk of further damage, and this can lead to damage to your home’s structure as a whole. If you are experiencing any of the above, it could be a sign that you need a new roof.
The benefits of flat roof renewal
- It can save you money in the long run: when you opt to renew your flat roof, it might seem like a big investment, but it can actually save you money long term. When there is water damage or leaking relating to your flat roof, there is a risk of it getting worse and damaging the rest of the property as well, leading to a problem that is much harder to fix and much more expensive as well.
- It will protect you and your home: when you invest in renewing your roof, you are allowing it to do its job, which is to protect your home and its residents from the elements, and to keep you safe, dry and warm. When a roof is deteriorating and letting water in, it is not doing its job effectively.
- Peace of mind: when you install a new flat roof, you are offering yourself the peace of mind of knowing that your home is as safe from water damage as it possibly can be, as well as being able to rest easy knowing it’s all in the hands of the experts.
Flat roof renewal: everything you need to know
- Cost – for any roofing project, the cost will vary depending on a few factors such as the size of the job and the accessibility of the roof. That is why we aim to give all of our prospective customers an accurate and free quote before proceeding with the job
- Time – just like cost, the time that the project will take can vary depending on its size and difficulty, but we will aim to give an accurate timescale after we inspect the premises.
- The process – once we have inspected the property and measured it, we will send our quote before getting started. From here we will arrange for all of the material and scaffolding to be sent to you and the job will be carried out. After this, we will clean the premises thoroughly and have all of the materials removed.
- The result – we will leave your roof in brand new condition, so that you always have peace of mind that it is not damaged in any way. We aim to provide a stress-free service that is as easy for our customers as possible.