When Does My Flat Roof Need Replacing

When Does My Flat Roof Need Replacing

Flat Roof Repair

Are there cracks or splits round the edges of your flat roof? Is it sagging from water build up? Or have you spotted damp patches appearing on the ceiling underneath your flat roof? Then you need our flat roof repair service.

Common problems requiring flat roof repairs

Flat roofs are a great option for garages and extensions and can have a long life span if looked after properly. If not correctly maintained, they can quickly develop problems that result in costly repair bills and damage to your home.

The first signs that your flat roof needs repairing usually appear in the room directly underneath. Damp patches on the flooring or water dripping from the ceiling are all indications that your roof is in need of repair.

Type of damage and length of time it has been in need of repair is likely to affect the maintenance work required.

Tears and splits

Tears and rips in the roofing material can usually be repaired fairly simply with adhesive and bitumen compounds. However, where leaks have been left for some time your roof may be rotten in areas, affecting its structural strength. In these situations it is very important to hire a roofing professional to inspect and repair your roof safely.

Blisters

When air gets trapped between the layers of felt this can cause a blister. As the trapped air heats and cools the blister which can lead to a puncture. Once this happens the roof is no longer water tight.

Flashings

The flashings used to seal the area where the flat roof touches the wall can start to leak, causing water damage to the ceilings and walls directly underneath.

If you recognise any of these signs of damage call Keay Roofing on 0800 1577424 or 01753 358267.

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