A flat roof is an alternative to a traditional roof, as a flat roof is level, rather than pitched. Flat roofs have been commonly used in warmer climates for a long time, but have become more common in the UK in the last century, as a more cost-effective alternative to traditional pitched roofing.
Warm flat roofing
A warm flat roof is a thermally efficient, and extremely cost-effective option in the world of flat roofing.
A warm flat roof is set apart by the layer of insulation that’s added below the roof’s weatherproof membrane. This layer of insulation helps to warm the structural supports of the roof, and keep the roof and loft area a similar temperature to the rest of the property, making the building more thermally efficient.
A warm flat roof is a fantastic option, well suited to the UK climate, as a warm roof allows heat to be conserved inside a property without a ventilation system. Warm flat roofs are also extremely breathable, so they easily allow moisture to escape, helping to prevent problems from damp and decay.
GRP flat roofing
GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) flat roofs are sometimes referred to as fibreglass roofs. They are constructed from a composite material, which is formed when plastic is strengthened with fine glass fibres.
GRP roofs have life spans up to 30 years, and are extremely durable when it comes to resisting the elements- with minimal chance of damage or leaks. As a result, GRP roofs are the most popular flat roofing systems!
EPDM flat roofing
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) is a rubber-based roofing membrane, and one of the most versatile rubber roofing options on the market. EPDM flat roofs look fantastic, and are extremely durable and resilient, as a result, EPDM is quickly becoming a popular choice in the world of flat roofing.
Felt flat roofing
Felt flat roofs are constructed from a combination of high quality felt materials, which are layered to create a hardwearing and durable barrier, and finished with a waterproof coat.
Felt flat roofs are extremely durable and versatile, and as a result, they’re extremely popular in the UK, having been used for garage and shed roofs, and home extensions for decades.
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