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Professional Flat Roof Repairs are a skill and every Flat Roof is different and requires a unique cost effective solution.
Flat Roof Repairs
Most repairs involve a failed Bitumen, failed Mastic Asphalt Roof or failed Glass Fibre Roof. We always have the option of stripping off the failed waterproofing and sometimes the deck and insulation underneath are so wet that they also have to be removed. The only way to determine if this costly remedial work has to be done is to take a small core sample from the Roof and then professionally re-waterproof the small area where the core sample was taken from. Please note that a core sample area need be no more than a few square inches.
Normally it is not necessary to strip off the existing waterproofing and a number of new waterproofing systems can be laid directly on top of the old roof, so as to avoid expensive skip hire and landfill costs.
You should always consider an upgrade in Thermal Insulation if you are re-waterproofing and again the new Thermal Insulation can be laid directly on top of the old Bitumen Felt/Mastic Asphalt and the new waterproofing applied. Remember that the new waterproofing will last up to 30 years, so it can be very cost effective to add new Insulation especially in view of the future high energy costs of heating the building which everyone is predicting.
Choice of Flat Roof Waterproofing
There are a few reputable waterproofing membranes and waterproofing systems including the following.
1. RoofCare Reinforced Impermax Waterproofing (20 Year Warranty):
RoofCare Impermax Liquid Waterproofing and Rubber Roof System (10, 15, 20 Year Warranties Available)
RoofCare Impermax Liquid Waterproofing Number 1 in Liquid Waterproofing Technology
Liquid Polyurethane Waterproofing is a cold applied application which forms an elastomeric, seamless membrane, the ideal solution for virtually any substrate on both flat and pitched roofs, including where an overlay is required and where there is restrictive clearances and multiple and odd shaped projections. It is of course a zero flame application and has an economical installed cost with Guarantees from 15 years to 20 years. The System is seamless and can be used for asbestos roof encapsulation, flat roofs and balconies and even aquatic waterproofing.
The range includes the latest technology in single (1K) and two component (2K) polyurethane liquid rubber for the widest range of building applications.
RoofCare Impermax Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing is a self levelling; cold applied liquid Waterproofing which is both BBA Approved and ETA Approved (European Technical Approval).The System is equally suited to roof refurbishment and new build construction.
2. RoofCare Single Ply ECB Rubber and Single Ply TPO (20 Year Warranty):
Single Ply ExtruBit – High Quality ECB Roofing Membrane. Manufactured by Schedtal Folien GmbH www.schedetal.de
Most Roof Repairs involve a Fleece Backed ECB Single Ply Membrane which is fully adhered to the deck or insulation by a full bond cold adhesive so that no hot works or flames are on the roof. Available in one colour only, Black/Dark Grey.
Single Ply ExtruPol – Coloured FPO/TPO Single Ply Membrane which is available in a number of colours.
Again most Roof Repairs involve a Fleece Backed FPO/TPO Single Ply Membrane which is fully adhered to the deck or insulation by a full bond cold adhesive so that no hot works or flames are on the roof. Available in a variety of colours.
3. Glass Fibre GRP/Waterproofing
The main advantages of the Topseal, Cure-It and GRP flat roofing systems are:
- Extremely strong and durable.
- No seams or joins.
- Will not crack, split or bubble.
- Wide choice of colours.
- Can be walked on without damage.
- Maintenance free.
- Will not sustain damage from chairs, tables, plant pots etc.
- Moulds to complex shape extremely effectively.
- Insulation upgrades can be easily and economically incorporated.
- Standard, pre-formed profiles at eave, verge and abutments give smooth and tidy details.
All GRP Flat Roofs, correctly installed, are cold applied and cured, absolutely water tight, heat, fire and impact resistant, storm and frost proof and recommended by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors and the British Board of Agreement.
The systems also offer a high security ultra hard finish and can incorporate non slip walkways for roof access.
List of Approved Local Contractors
For a full list of approved contractors who can carry out a full survey free of charge to establish which is the best waterproofing solution for your roof in your area please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07970 455 050.