Time to replace your flat roof?
So you have decided to replace your flat roof and here are RoofTiler.co.uk`s three Flat roofing solutions to choose from:
GRP fibre glass flat roof
The GRP Fibreglass system is my own prefered solution for most new flat roof installations. GRP Fibreglass has an expected useful life time in excess of 30 years, it has a tough, tear resistant surface and a pleasing finish. Grp Fiberglass is also the best solution when working on high detail flat roofs. Due to its liquid onto matting application method GRP Fibreglass can be easily formed into any shape.
Epdm rubber flat roof
The EPDM Rubber system is my prefered solution for large area, low detail jobs. The Epdm rubber will come in one seamless roll and our installers will glue the rubber membrane into position on a newly laid deck with deck and contact adhesives. A new EPDM Rubber roof will have a lifetime of approx. 50 years. However the material is not as tear resistant as the GRP system. I would not recommend installing one beneth a slate roof for this reason. Detail work is more time consuming, and as a result, more expensive with Epdm rubber than the other two solutions.
3 layer torch-on felt flat roof
A new 3 layer torch-on felt roof has an expected lifetime of around 20 years. Bitumin has been used as a roof covering in this country since the time of the Romans and with good reason. Bitumin is watertight, longlasting and flexible. Our 3 layer torch on felt system is a very good and dependable system although not as long lasting as the newer systems.
There are many variables which influence the cost to replace a flat roof. The different systems are explained in more detail on their respective pages