Flat Roof Materials: What Are My Options?


If you are planning to build an extension, the chances are you are looking at a flat roof, and there are several roofing materials that are ideal for a flat roof. Here is a list with some background information to help you make the right choice.

  1. Traditional Felt Roofing – Despite the emergence of composite materials, felt roofing is still in high regard with UK homeowners and any firm that offers felt roof repair in Birmingham could easily handle a small extension. The joins are heat welded to ensure a waterproof surface, and with several layers, your roof should last a good many years.
  2. Rubber Roofing – EPDM rubber roofing involves installing a sheet or durable rubber membrane, plus the seams are heat-welded to provide a single layer surface that will stand the test of time. Rubber roofing is both effective and affordable, and it can handle anything that the harsh UK climate cam muster up.

  1. PVC Roofing – Perhaps the most popular as it ticks all the boxes, with a lifespan of up to 30 years, PVC roofing comes in different colours and has good insulation qualities. An insulation board can be fitted prior to the PVC, which really does help to insulate the extension and keep the heating bills down to a minimum.

  1. TPO Roofing – This composite comes in rolls and insulation board must be fitted first, while seams are all heat-welded to provide a watertight finish. This material is very affordable and if professionally installed, TPO roofing will last for 15-20 years.

Whatever roofing material you decide on, it should be installed by professionals to ensure a long life.

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