Flat roofs have been a staple of house construction all over the world for thousands of years. As you can imagine, we’ve gotten pretty good at building them! A flat roof can offer the perfect complement to your house’s shape, function as an extra outdoors space, or simply be a cost-efficient alternative to a fully sloped and tiled roof.
However, flat roofs also come with their own range of risks and problems. They might look simple, but they’re actually made up of several complex layers of structural support and insulation. Developing a leak in a flat roof can spell disaster (not to mention a hefty payment) as it can go undetected for months or even years before it causes your entire roof’s structure to rot away and collapse. If it rains too hard, and the water suddenly freezes, it could result in the very bricks and mortar of your house cracking apart.
That’s why it’s very important to continue regular maintenance of your flat roof. You need to swiftly get rid of any large puddles of water that might form, continuously dredge the gutters and drains to prevent build-up of debris, and (for some older houses) constantly stock the roof up with a fresh set of gravel. Failure to keep up with any of this can lead to leaks, cracks, and long-term damage.
Our Flat Roof Repair or Replace Service
If your flat roof has suffered damage, at Roof Doctor we’re happy to come out, analyse the problem with a free Roof Health Check, and (if you’re happy) repair your roof. We’ll let you know exactly what’s happening to your house and give you a quote as to how we’ll fix it.
However, there is a simpler solution to your flat roof problems. If you have an older house, and you’d rather avoid the constant maintenance and high risk of costly repairs, we also offer a wide range of modern upgrades and replacements. Built using the latest materials and techniques, a modern roof can guarantee years of leak-free service from your roof – not to mention less pesky maintenance to carry out every few weeks!
If your home is situated in Aldershot, Farnham, Farnborough or Fleet and you’ve suffered damage and would like a longer-term solution than just fixing the current problem, ask us about our flat roof replacement services. We’ll be happy to recommend a style that suits your home, offers long-term value, and saves you hundreds of pounds over time.