You may also be interested in either maintaining an existing flat floor or creating one on a first-storey extension. These roofs are a great choice when you want a low-cost energy-saving solution, as the savings are 30-40% higher than buildings with pitched roofs. They are cheaper to install and fix up when you need new material. Many homeowners also use these strong structures as outdoor spaces for lounge areas, gardens, or storage.
If you want to install or upgrade a flat roof, you need the right material. Thermoplastic membranes made with polyvinyl chloride or a thermoplastic olefin are popular but not always that durable. Single-ply is much more durable and reliable. You can also get some with recycled polypropylene to make it more eco-friendly.
A downside of a flat roof is that they can be more vulnerable to damage and leaks, which means they need regular checks. Our professional team can inspect the roof, ideally twice a year and after bad storms, to see if there are any problems. They will look for obvious leaks and cracks, as well as pools of water that might indicate poor drainage. The sooner you spot these issues, the easier they are to fix.
There are many services that our professional team in Essex can provide. Each one is carried out with the utmost care and expertise to keep your roof in prime condition. Contact us for more information or a quote to see how we can help.