If you’re experiencing issues with your flat roofing in Dorset or looking to upgrade an ageing roofing system, look no further than The Flat Roofing Company. Finding the time to maintain and clean your rooftop can be tricky, and without the required skills, chances are you’ll be left disappointed in the long run.
Any issues should be dealt with quickly to prevent further problems from occurring, and at The Flat Roofing Company, we possess the skills and expertise to provide just such a service. From performing crucial maintenance and cleaning to repairing and replacing entire roofing systems; our team can do it all. Our company is fully accredited with organizations such as the Federation of Master Builders and Trustmark. As a company, we’re all too aware of the impact that works such as this can have on the environment.
Fortunately, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that we adhere strictly to an environmental policy that dictates how we handle waste management, recycling, and disposal of hazardous materials. We provide an advanced, modernised, and innovative service for flat roofing in Bournemouth and Poole. If you would like to learn more about our service, continue reading.
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There are many issues which can affect flat roofing causing no end of problems for homeowners.
These issues are ones which our team are more than happy to rectify and include:
Thermal – Many flat roof areas are neglected for years even decades. Many of these older systems may have little if any insulation. We can check the current build up with a free core sample test. We can overlay existing roofs with insulation and membrane, getting the roof to the Building Regs requirement U value and increase the durability and the thermal spec of the building.
This commonly installed materials contains Bitumen which is a hazardous material. Felt is very rough which doesn’t allow water to travel off of at a good rate. It isn’t very pleasing on the eye nor does it have a very long life span. This is an outdated material and a lot of work we do is replacing old felt roofs.
Despite its name, all flat roofs are built with a slight incline. This is necessary to permit water to run off into the gutter, thereby, preventing it from pooling. If water pools it’s what is referred to as standing water. Standing water can be a result of a roof that has been poorly designed or installed. It can also be a sign of wear and tear indicating that the roof has begun to sag or that there is a blockage present somewhere.
Our team have the expertise to restore a sagging roof and remove any blockages that may be present allowing the water to drain away. If your flat roofing in Poole has standing water, call us immediately to prevent damage to the protective membrane and leaking.
EPDM is commonly known as rubber roofing, and it’s a material that consists of recycled tires, slate dust and sawdust. For flat roofs, this particular material has plenty of drawbacks as it can be relatively weak and it lacks versatility. Also, it is susceptible to punctures and tears due to the consistency of the material, which could lead to costly repairs.
From aesthetic purposes, it is not the most attractive roofing material available. It is a cheap option that would be more suited for a garden shed or garage.
No roof would be complete without gutters, soffits and fascias. While soffits and fascias enhance the overall aesthetics, gutters are required to drain water away from the roof and into an adjacent drain. Over time, wear and tear can take its toll causing gutters, fascias and soffits to wear out. Fortunately, our team have what it takes to fully restore or replace worn out gutters, soffits and fascias.
We’re proud to supply a variety of options when it comes to single-ply membranes. Such options include adhered and mechanically fixed systems. Single-ply membranes are suitable for warm and cold roofs, are durable and aesthetically pleasing. Whichever system you choose, you can rest assured that it will be highly UV resistant. Whether your flat roofing is old and worn out or has sustained damage, you can count on our membrane options to deliver results.
There are many benefits to single-ply membranes, which include:
If you suspect that there may be a problem with your flat roofing in Poole, give us a call as we’ll arrange for a FREE survey to be carried out. As well as surveying existing rooftops, we can also offer advice and help with planning when it comes to new builds and refurbishments. Our surveys come with a detailed and informative report, our recommended solution and a pricing structure that is tailored to your budget.
Spot checks and routine maintenance are required to keep flat roofing in Bournemouth and Poole in full working order. Our cleaning service is intended to remove things such as algae, moss and bird droppings, the latter of which can be particularly corrosive towards roofing materials. Regular cleaning also keeps your roof looking fantastic all year long which is a huge consideration for businesses that which to create a great first impression.
If your property is equipped with skylights, you’ll be delighted to hear that we can provide installation and waterproofing services. These services can be chosen on their own or as part of a roofing project. We can even take care of the carpentry services necessary to add in skylights, so you can rest assured that all work will be completed to your exacting requirements. The beauty of the single-ply membrane is that it attaches the skylight to the flat roof once securely fastened into the system.
Integrity testing is a cutting-edge method that utilises state-of-the-art technology to track down any underlying issues. The idea is to eliminate the need to overhaul or replace the entire roofing system. This non-invasive technique delivers unparalleled results and can be used to keep costs down to a minimum while saving time.
Techniques that we employ include moisture probe analysis and electronic leak detection. Upon completion of any testing, you will be supplied with a comprehensive report which will summarise our findings along with our recommended solutions.
If you have any questions that you’d like to direct towards a member of our team regarding flat roofing, just give us a call.