Are you thinking about replacing your roof?
Replacing or repairing your roof is something that all homeowners have to deal with at some point. Most roofs will last a long time, but eventually there will be leaks or roof damage.
A good time to look at altering your roof is when the existing roof is showing some age.
Your roof is an important part of your home and is the first line of defence from the weather. No matter the reason for your decision to replace your roof, it is now possible to upgrade or replace the style of your roof for less money and in less time. New technology and innovative roofing material provide homeowners with lots of options when deciding on a new roof.
What else can you do?
While deciding on the style and material for a new roof, think about adding dormers to add additional light and style to your home.
Dormers can provide additional living space for your home. The experts at Roof Control can provide you with all the information you need about roofing products and dormer systems that are both affordable and will protect the investment you have made in your home.
Types of flat roofs
On the market there are three main types of flat roofs available for consumers.
Built Up Roof (BUR)
A Built Up Roof (BUR) traditionally used tar and gravel. In a traditional BUR roof, the hot tar is alternated with layers of waterproofing material and river stone.
The tar paper has now been replaced with fiberglass materials. Some BUR roofs are made with high performance felt. This type of built up roofing is done on site using several layers of felt made from either elastomeric or polyester.
The felt is applied using either torches or by the pouring of hot bitumen. The BUR roof is cost effective and is a good choice for use on garages, sheds or even main roofs. Roof Control has BUR specialists and BUR felt roofing systems come with guarantees up to 20 years.
Asphalt roofing is a second choice for roofing. Asphalt which is also known as tarmac is a great roofing material particularly for flat roofs. As a sealant, asphalt is durable and strong, and an excellent weatherproofing material.
When applied, asphalt is put down as a liquid on the flat surface of the roof, so that it is sure to cover any minute crack or flaw in the roof. The resulting roof is smooth and uniform in colour, and possesses enhanced water resistant qualities.
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer)
Single ply rubber roofing or rubber membrane known as EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) is another form of roofing. EPDM resists sunlight damage, tears, and leaks are easy to fix. Installation is done with either fasteners, or glued. A cover of stone can be added on top.
We also provide a liquid membrane roofing by Kemper. This polyester based system called Kemperol V210 creates a seamless, permeable membrane that is both durable and tear resistant.
Call us for more information on our available range of roofing systems.