Types of Flat Roofs in Nottingham

Types of Flat Roofs in Nottingham

By on Sep 15, 2017 in News | 0 comments

East Midlands Roofing Solutions are a highly-skilled Nottingham based roofing contractor with many years’ experience in installing flat roofs in Nottingham. There are many materials suitable for constructing a flat roof, two popular methods being:

Felt Roofing
Modern felt roofing is built up in layers. A blow torch heats the underside of each layer, melting it to form a bond with the structure and layer below. A typical roofing system using this method is constructed with a perforated underlay, then another 2mm underlay is installed, the top layer is a much thicker layer of felt usually about 5mm thick. The method of half lapping ensures that joints are not close together and each layer of felt is reinforced, usually with a polyester weave. Felt roof technology has advanced dramatically over the decades and offers a strong coverage with strong UV resistance.

Rubber Roofing
Rubber roofing is a relative newcomer to the market. It has been used extensively in the USA and has now become popular here in the UK. EPDM rubber, or Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, to give it its full title, is a versatile single-ply rubber sheeting. It is popular because this membrane can be fitted as a single sheet, depending upon the size of the flat roof, or with minimal joins. It doesn’t require heating to install and it is another lightweight option, reducing the loads on roof joists.

Repairs and Installations of Flat Roofs in Nottingham

Despite appearances, flat roofs are not completely flat, they have a slight slope of a quarter to half an inch. This is to allow water to run off into your UPVC guttering system which is then discharged into the drains. Even so, the incline of a flat roof is not visible to the eye and it is a popular choice of roofing construction for garages, extensions and can be found on all sized roofs up to large scale commercial buildings.

When it comes to flat roofs in Nottingham and the surrounding area, it is important to choose a reputable roofing contractor. Flat roofs are a durable and cost-effective roofing solution, especially as materials and construction techniques have improved. Many of the past issues encountered have come because of poor installation and repair.

East Midlands Roofing Solutions has a strong reputation in our field and our work has even been seen on the BBC’s hit TV show DIY SOS.

Contact East Midlands Roofing Solutions for Repairing Flat Roofs in Nottingham

East Midlands Roofing Solutions is here to give you the best advice and the benefit of many years of working in the roofing trade. If you are looking to have a flat roof installed, replaced or you need a flat roof repair carrying out. Let us come and assess what needs to be done and we will provide you with a competitive quote. To find out more, please contact us today.