Flat Roofing Advice 2022
With the wet weather almost over, many property owners are looking to the more sunny Spring and Summer months. However, that doesn’t stop flat roof leaks from occurring – particularly those which have suffered from significant but not yet obvious water ingress.
Steve Bowen of Strandek Flat Roofing, a specialist based in Cardiff, provides some recommendations for property owners dealing with older membranes or those just showing signs of wear and tear.
“When you are dealing with any flat roof older than 10 years, it is important to ensure that you have the roof inspected by a reputable flat roofing company.
The company you choose should be able to offer you the complete package which should be the full flat roof survey of the roof area, the dimensions of the flat roof, its existing condition if scaffolding is needed, and of course the specification for its renewal.”
According to Paul Chapman of Resin Library, many property owners undertake roofing work themselves. This is a particularly common trend given that a range of instructional flat roofing guides and videos are available online.
“There are numerous types of flat roofing materials available such as GRP (glass fibre) single ply (rubber) or the traditional felt roof to name a few.
GRP glass fibre is a fantastic material to choose, as it has a proven track record of over 50 years in the roofing industry and other industries as a strong robust lining and coating system, developed from the marine industry and ensures a first-class watertight flat roof, making GRP the goto product for flat roofing.”
Yet choosing the right company is vital when you decide to have your flat roof upgraded or completely renewed. You should always look for a company with a proven track record, that has the experience and knowledge required to offer a survey and report and most importantly an Insured Backed Guarantee. Also check if the company has a website, where they will have reviews left by previous clients.
Nevertheless, a survey is a must-have when you are upgrading your flat roof.