For homes and buildings with a flat roof, you might be concerned about how you will replace this type of roof in the future. Our team of roofers in Bradford is highly experienced at flat roof replacement and will be here to guide you through the process from start to finish. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about flat roof options and materials to support this process.
What are the Best Flat Roof Materials?
With so many materials to choose from, it can be overwhelming to understand the flat roof options. Let’s take a look at some of the most common flat roof options that we’ll use on your home or building.
Roofing felt is the most common option and is quick and easy to install. It is a weatherproof solution that will protect your flat roof. With prices starting at under £2 per square metre, you really can’t go wrong when choosing this option. Although it’s not the most durable solution, you’ll find that it’s so easy to replace if you do have an issue. That being said, it lasts for between 15 and 20 years usually, but might last you longer if you maintain it regularly. We always recommend using one of the top roofing companies in Bradford for this project, which will ensure that the job is completed correctly. In just a few hours, your roof will look as good as new, with a smart and clean finish thanks to the roofing felt.
One area in your home that may have a flat roof that needs replacing is your garden shed. For this type of project, we’ll usually use shed felt. It’s a lighter material that is made from two layers instead of the typical three. It’s even cheaper than roofing felt and will still last around 15 years. Some people like to DIY this project, but of course, our team will be happy to take this hard work out of your hands. Felt looks great on your garden shed, and it will make your shed look brand new every time you replace the felt.
Another option is torch-on felt, which is only installed by professionals. It’s more pricey but does offer extra durability and protection against the elements. It will last for around 20 years but is quite difficult to install when you don’t know-how. It’s also quite dangerous to install, which is why we recommend leaving this job to our team. This is typically used on commercial projects, and our Bradford roofing team regularly applies this to warehouses and factories.
EPDM has a reputation for being the best flat roofing membrane, and once again, it’s a long-lasting solution. It is very strong and pretty inexpensive and is used by professionals and DIYers alike. It’s certainly more pricey than felt, costing up to £9 per square metre, but for the length of time it will last, it offers excellent value for money. One great thing about this material is that it’s totally waterproof, making it one of the best flat roof material options for anyone who is particularly concerned about waterproofing their building.
Eco-Friendly Flat Roof Options
More homeowners than ever before are considering green flat roof options. This flat roof covering can often be more aesthetically pleasing, especially when looking down from up above. Green roofs offer a home for local insects and birds and will be more interesting to look at. This is a great option for your garden shed or outhouse and will also be more beneficial to the environment. It will absorb the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, helping combat this cause of global warming.
Green roofing also works to overcome the summer heatwave issues we are experiencing. It’s a natural insulator, so you’ll find that your energy costs are reduced, offering you an additional benefit of saving money. Your building will remain warm in the winter but cool off in the summer, and you’ll also find that it’s well insulated to keep sound out. The great news is that this solution is also quick and easy to install, and our team will be more than happy to discuss the suitability of this option for your home.
Replacing flat roofing is much quicker and easier than you might expect. With so many options to choose from, you’ll have no trouble finding a solution to fit your budget. Our team will be here to support you during the process and suggest the best solution for your home and building. We know that no two buildings are exactly the same, so we can assess the size of your roof and the protection you need from your upcoming roof replacement. Contact Roof Serve Ltd today for more information and to discuss your flat roof replacement with our experienced team in Bradford.