Advice on Flat Roofs and hiring a Flat Roofing Contractor

This is a simplified guide written for individuals and homeowners who need to become more informed about the details of a good roofing project and what to look out for when hiring a roofing contractor to repair or build a new flat roof. In this guide, the essential aspects of a roofing project have been addressed. This includes design, materials for the project, construction and maintenance of flat roofs. Our goal is to empower you the reader with the right information so you can oversee a roofing project and ensure you get the best from your flat roofing contractor.

It is a common practice to use as many as two or more layers of bituminous felt to cater for the weather proof requirements in the United Kingdom for traditional flat roofs. The widely accepted use of glass fiber is also a good practice for this purpose. For larger roofs, the engineers might opt to use single ply membranes, however the durability of the bitumen membranes have made them the most preferred choice for flat roofing. In these recent times, they have been popularly called Reinforced Bitumen Membranes (RBM).

Many builders have purposely reinforced their structures to adequately carry the heavy weight of the Mastic asphalt which is another excellent option for roofing but it is less likely considered because of its weight. At Pro Dec Roofing we often hear of many poor roofing projects that have been completed to a substandard, which is unfortunate and is never the case when the project has been handled by a professional flat roofing contractor such as ourselves. Poor workmanship is usually the result when an amateur roofing contractor handles a project.

There is only one possible outcome when a flat roofing project is handled by a professional engineer who uses the right materials for the installation - a very good level of workmanship, much to the satisfaction of the home owner.


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