If you’re a homeowner, then it’s entirely possible that you lack the necessary skills to perform crucial maintenance on your rooftop. If left unchecked, issues can develop over time causing damp and cold air to enter the property inflicting further damage and causing your heating bills to escalate.
It’s not just wear and tear that you need to be concerned about either; impact from falling trees and other debris can also weaken and compromise the integrity of the roof. Fortunately, here at The Flat Roofing Company, we provide a full in-house service that includes installation, maintenance and cleaning. We’ll keep your flat roofing in Dorset in pristine condition for longer, so you can enjoy peace of mind that your home is protected.
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:
EPDM is commonly used in flat roofing. Dorset roofs comprised of this material either contain it in the outer coating or as a part of the protective membrane coating. While it’s a versatile material, one drawback is that it tends to shrink around the edges. As this happens, the seams begin to loosen allowing moisture and cold air to seep in under the roof.
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 This is an outdated material and a lot of work we do is replacing old felt roofs.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.
Blistering occurs when moisture becomes trapped between the roof and the membrane itself. It is less common in cooler environments than it is in warmer climates, as hot air allows moisture to expand which is what causes the blistering to occur.
Sealed blisters aren’t an immediate concern though should be rectified before they rupture. Upon rupturing, blisters leave the roof exposed to the elements.
If you’re searching for the one-stop-shop for services related to flat roofing in Dorset, look no further than The Flat Roofing Company. Our services include:
• Single-Ply Roofing
• Gutters, Soffits and Fascias
• Flat Roof Cleaning and Maintenance
• Integrity Testing
Here at The Flat Roofing Company, we specialise in the provision and installation of single-ply membrane roofing. We work alongside two specialist suppliers – ICB Alwitra and IKO Armourplan – who are renowned for supplying high-quality membranes. These can be either adhered or mechanically fixed dependent on the circumstances. Whether your flat roofing in Dorset is old and worn out or has sustained damage, these systems can help restore it to full functionality.
The first step is to speak to us to request a consultation which will involve a site visit and an inspection of your roofing system. Our team possess the skills and knowledge to determine the extent and cause of the problem and to suggest solutions that are guaranteed to work. Once we’ve completed our assessment, you will be provided with a no-obligation quotation, and we’ll arrange a time to carry out the work that is convenient for you.
As mentioned above, a flat roof will wear out over time if not correctly maintained. Regular spot checks, maintenance and cleaning are a vital necessity and a service which we are happy to provide. Regular cleaning helps remove any debris or bird droppings which will have accumulated over time. Bird droppings, in particular, can be damaging to flat roofing as they can be highly corrosive towards building and roofing materials.
Of course, keeping your roof clean is part and parcel of ensuring that your home remains looking visually appealing all year long. If any wear and tear is spotted once the roof has been cleaned, our team can assist by restoring small areas or even the entire roof itself. Our maintenance services range from spot repairs to complete overhauls and are intended to keep your roof at peak efficiency for years to come.
In addition to installing, restoring and maintaining flat roofing in Dorset, here at The Flat Roofing Company, we also offer the same for gutters, soffits and fascias too. Not only do these vastly improve the aesthetics of your rooftop, but they also serve a practical purpose too. Often, damaged or blocked gutters can be the contributing factor of standing water. As such, if your uPVC fixtures require an overhaul or need replacing outright; we can help.
At times, a fault is not always immediately obvious and can take a little time to track down. This is where The Flat Roofing Company in Dorset can be of assistance. We employ the use of cutting-edge technologies to deliver truly unparalleled integrity testing. Integrity testing is an innovative technique that is non-invasive and is a great way to ensure quality control while keeping costs down.
The techniques that we employ include electronic leak detection, moisture probe analysis and moisture probe scanning. Integrity testing enables us to track down potential issues without having to overhaul the entire roof. What’s more, it significantly reduces the time it takes to determine the cause of a leak. Upon completion of any testing, you will be supplied with a comprehensive report that summarises our findings. Our industry knowledge and experience will come into play, and we’ll be able to recommend any waterproofing systems that may be required.