New Flat Roof
Why a New Flat Roof ?
There are many advantages to using a New Flat Roof :
- One of the main advantages is that a flat roof frees up internal space.
- You have a lot more freedom to plan interesting shapes beneath a new flat roof without having to worry about the way the roof is held up. In a conventional house with a pitched roof everything relates to the way the roof works. In a flat roofed house you can place the internal walls pretty well where you want and incorporate all sorts of twists and turns.
- New Flat roofs offer immeasurable flexibility.
- They help to keep the internal temperature stable.
- With new flat roofs you get none of the impression of bulk that you get with a pitched roof, but internal area is not compromised to achieve this.
Felt is commonly found on garage and shed roofs, they’re quick to install, are lightweight and the most economical, low-cost option for flat roofing projects.
However, they have a short lifespan of around 10 years and are prone to weather damage, becoming soft and pliable in hot weather and brittle in cold weather. It can still be a good solution for small projects though, especially garden buildings, tool sheds and garages.
Rubber roofing is a type of single ply membrane roofing, we know we’ve covered single ply membranes in the next section below, but rubber roofing is particularly popular and so we though we’d give it special attention. In short single ply membrane roofing is a single layer of water proof roofing material. They’re lightweight, quickly installed and cost effective roofing systems which are produced to very strict manufacturing quality control requirements making them increasingly popular in both domestic and commercial roofing.
Rubber roofs are very durable and long last coming with a 20 year warranty and a life expectancy of over 25 years.