A flat roof is different from pitched roofs. They give a modern, minimalist feel to your home and if built properly, their composition prevents water coming into the home.

If you have a flat roof and are wondering when you should you replace it, these points may help:

  • If made from GRP, the chances are that it will last for over 20 years.
  • If it is made from traditional materials like, Asphalt or felt, then it is more likely that you will need to inspect and maintain it properly. Even with regular upkeep, you will need to replace your roof more quickly than GRP.

Here are some basic things to look out for to see if your roof needs replacing. (Always seek professional help).

Before winter
There is nothing worse than winter arriving and you notice your flat roof has problems. During autumn some flat roofs can be damaged and it is a good idea to inspect your roof regularly to prevent emergency work. Winter gives us the most damaging weather your roof will have to endure, so if your current flat roof won’t withstand upcoming conditions, its time to ask the professionals for a replacement quote.

Large rips and tears in the material
Tears and holes can lead to more serious and expensive problems further down the line. If the damage is slight, a repair may suffice but on the other hand if more extensive a replacement would be advised.

The cost of constant maintenance on a roof can become expensive when you factor in both labour and materials. So if your roof is in need of regular repair work the money is better used towards a new roof.

Extensive pooling of water
This is a tell tale sign that a flat roof may be in need of attention, those pools of water should drain away or problems may occur. A Roof slope can be used to add a pitch to your roof which can eliminate the problem of roof pools or alternatively different materials.

If you have any questions, or if you are interested in flat roof replacement, please feel free to contact us.