- Unnoticeable yet exhaustive drainage problem
- Prepare for the summer season
- The winter weather can damage your flat roofs
Have you ever considered turning your flat roof into a pitched roof? 🤔 While it might sound like an intensely complicated process, an immaculate end product can be achieved more easily than you may think!
A flat roof can be converted to a pitched roof using the (relatively!) simple technique of a trussed roof with two angled planes. Additional valleys, angles, and gables can also be built into such converted structures as well, creating an altogether different aesthetic! 👌
Overboarding is the process of fitting a new sterling board on top of an existing roof deck, in order to completely renovate the appearance of the roof and improve the overall aesthetics 👌 The key benefit of overboading, rather than re-roofing entirely, is that it puts much less stress on the roof rafters. This stress is usually caused by the process of stripping a flat roof and can often result in cracks to the ceilings and coverings that may sit underneath. As overboarding doesn’t require this invasive ‘stripping’ process, works can be completed with much less impact on your existing roof structure.
The lockdown period has heralded the busiest time ever for us on flat roof repairs and installations, which looks set to only continue! 🤓 Here, at this property in Saint Michael’s Close, Madeley, we installed a brand new EPDM flat roof over a window bay. EPDM is a type of rubber roofing that is an excellent alternative to asphalt or felt as it is extremely long-lasting and can withstand a host of adverse weather conditions 🌨️ We recommend EPDM rubber for use on summer houses, window bays, porch roofs and garage roofs 👍
Roof leaks are among the most dreadful things to experience during the cold winter season. Some of these leaks only happen in the winter and are gone as the dry season arrives, but other leaks can cause tremendous damage to your roofing system if not taken care of.
Clogged gutters can also encourage water to sit on top of your roof for too long causing water to drip from your ceiling.
More than any other parts of your home, your flat roofing system receives a lot of stress during the winter. Make sure to prepare your home from the harsh winter weather by performing repairs as soon as you discover leaks and other problems on your roof. If you need professional help in making sure that your roofing is safe and protected before the cold season arrives, feel free to contact us at Severnside Roofing. We will help you secure your roof by identifying and fixing the problems right away.