What Materials Are Best For Flat Roofing Replacements?

Flat Roofing in Nottingham

When looking into replacements or repairs for flat roofing, you are likely to come across a wide variety of options to go ahead with. However, it can then be difficult to understand which of these to pursue. In order to clarify this and explore the options in more detail, the team at East Midlands Roofing have put the following guide together.

What Flat Roofing Is Available?

Here at East Midlands Roofing, we aim to provide our customers with the very best service and materials with every roof repair and replacement. As a result we offer expertise in four different types of flat roofing to our customers across Nottingham and the surrounding areas. These are:

  • Felt Flat Roofs
  • Rubber Flat Roofs
  • GRP Flat Roofs
  • Warm Roofs

Felt Flat Roofing

These types of roofs have been very popular in the UK for many years, being used on garage roofs, garden sheds and home extensions. As the name suggests, they are predominantly produced using felt, which is combined in several layers to create a durable barrier. This is then finished off with a waterproof coating that will protect it from adverse weather conditions.

EPDM Rubber Flat Roofing

Whereas the common thing is to use felt, bitumen or asphalt in flat roofing, EPDM rubber is becoming more and more popular. This is down to the benefits that it brings to home owners. Not only do these roofs look fantastic, but they are also very durable and resilient. This gives them quite the lifespan too, with some of our rubber roof membranes lasting for over 50 years.

GRP Flat Roofs

GRP flat roofing systems are another option that have become more popular of late. GRP stands for Glass Reinforced Polyester and is a composite material made up of plastic that has been strengthened using fine fibres made of glass. Often outliving their felt counterparts, the lifespan of GRP roofing systems is impressive. When installed by a reputable contractor like ourselves, you can expect your roof to last for at least 30 years with minimal repair work being needed. In addition, their durability allows them to tackle the worst of our weather head on.

Warm Flat Roofs

Warm flat roofing is a thermally efficient and more cost-effective option. The name comes from the fact that a layer of insulation is added during construction to warm the structural support of the roof itself. This leads to less energy being lost through the roof as it is kept at a similar temperature as the property as a whole. This can also act to prevent damp and decay.

Whichever of these materials you end up choosing, we guarantee that we only use the very best materials on the market. In addition to that, our expert roofers will go above and beyond to make sure that you experience the highest standards too.

Flat Roofing in Nottingham and the East Midlands

If any of those solutions stand out to you as the type of roofing that you wish to pursue, you can get a free no obligation quote today. Alternatively, if you have any questions regarding our services, please contact us. Our friendly and experienced team of roofing experts will be happy to help. With over 20 years of experience under our belt, the East Midlands Roofing Solutions team is well equipped to help with any queries that you may have.

Whether you have discovered a new problem or feel that it’s time for a replacement roof, we are best placed to support you through the process. This is thanks to our wealth of experience dealing with roof repairs, new roof installations, guttering, fascias and soffits.