If you suspect a flat roof at your property is damaged, leaking, worn, or
in need of any type of roof repair work, we can get a Nottingham Roofer with you quickly to get it fixed. Whether your flat roof is covered with felt, asphalt, lead, other metals, fiberglass, EPDM, or single-ply membranes, we’ve got an experienced roofer ready to help.
If repair work isn’t carried out quickly the damage caused by water can dramatically increase repair costs. Structural timbers can be weakened if they’re continually holding water. Saturated brickwork and masonry can cause internal damp problems that can result in the need for extensive internal decoration work.
At Nottingham Roofers we will check your flat roof thoroughly when called for repair work. If necessary, we will try to stop any further damage from taking place before continuing with your repairs.
Flat Roof Repairs
How do you repair a flat roof?
A small patch can act as a permanent EPDM roof repair for leaks and cracks. Apply an EPDM primer and when touch-dry, add self-adhesive rubber tape 3” around malleable flashing covering the hole. The patch should be adhered from the centre (over the hole) outwards with a firm, hard roller
Do flat roofs always leak?
The main reason that flat roofs are more likely to leak is that they are less able to shed water. In other words, they do not allow elements like water to slide off them as easily as steeply sloped roofs do. ... This is why they are also known as low slope roofs
How often should you seal a flat roof?
Recoat the roof every 5 to 10 years
To help your flat roof last for 25+ years, it's important to recoat your foam roof every 5 to 10 years since the sun's ultraviolet rays eventually wear down the protective covering.
Are flat roofs a bad idea?
Flat roofs generally require a greater degree of maintenance – even more so if the surface is disturbed and damaged by people frequently walking over it. Flat roof drainage is historically not as effective as traditional pitched roofs and standing water (ponding) can be an issue if falls are not adequate.