Flat roofs have been a part of home development for many years but it has gradually gained momentum as a stylish roof design for homeowners due to its appealing aesthetic and practical construction known to be exceptionally energy efficient.
However, as with any other roof type, we have treated some common problems on numerous roofs around London which required professional flat roof repairs.
While flat roofs are designed to appear flat, these types of roofs are constructed with multiple points of drainage, which aids in the elimination of standing water.
However, if the drainage is clogged or water pools in some areas over time, it eventually causes membrane damage which can lead to rather problematic leaks or other types of roof damage.
Buckle in Membrane
Most flat asphalt roofs are built in the same way as shingle roofs, in that they consist of a membrane soaked in asphalt and then laid across the top of the building to form the roof.
However, the membrane on a flat roof is one singular piece, which means that over time, as your home moves and settles, so does your roof.
Crack in Roof
Flat roofs tend to have more pressure on them because they are flat rather than angled. Sometimes that pressure can build up and if the stress on the surface becomes excessive, your roof may start to crack. In case your roof is showing some signs of cracks or damage, you should contact a professional right away to avoid further damage on your roof.
If you have any doubts or questions about the condition of your flat roof or if you feel it is time to have your roof inspected, call the experts at Quality Roofing Specialists. We will come out to inspect your roof and set your mind at ease.
With over 15 years of roofing experience fixing most types of roofs all over London, Essex and Surrey, we understand all about roof repairs and will find out exactly what is going on and fix it in a timely manner.
As long as it is a roof we can fix it, get in touch today and we will be glad to sort this out for you.