Types of flat roofing

A roof takes the full force of the elements, day after day, year after year. Flat roofs can take even more punishment than a high incline roof so it really matters what it’s made of and how it’s installed. Through the years, many materials and methods have been employed to construct a flat roof and the advancement continues to this day.

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of some of the modern membrane roofing materials but there’s certainly a time and place for a good old felt roof. There’s no such thing as the best material, each have different properties and installation options. We work a wide variety of roofing materials and methods and understand when best to use them.

Below you can find out a bit more about some of the main groups of flat roofing materials we use.

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Rubber Roofing

EPDM or rubber roofing used to be considered a new and radical roofing method in the U.K but it’s been proven since the 70’s and has been found to deliver great performance. Find out more about EPDM rubber roofing.

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Felt Roofing

This traditional roofing method still has a place in the modern home or garden. The technology behind felt roofing has moved on keeping it competitive with other roofing materials for some applications.

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Single Ply Membrane

Single-ply-membrane roofing isn’t just one material, there are many different types and installation systems. They are applied in sheets of extremely durable material and bonded together to make a weather tight seal.

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Fibreglass Roofing

Another classic roofing material, fibreglass or GRP has been through the test of time and lasted. In the right situation a fibreglass roof can outperform other flat roofing materials being light, strong and cheap to repair.

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Liquid Roofing

Popular on commercial buildings but used on some homes, liquid roofing involves spreading a coating onto the surface of the roof and bonding a protective membrane within it before it sets.

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