What Makes A Good Flat Roof –
flat roofs were once associated with shoddy workmanship and cheaper materials and were often used because of their affordability. skip forwards a few decades and flat roofs have once again become quite fashionable. With a fairly long life expectancy,relative ease when it comes to maintenance and a very versatile resilience to British weather and you can see why flat roofs have become more popular.
But we ask what is it that makes a good flat roof –
A decent membrane is vital. In fact there are many options and with the right expertise you can expect the membrane to last for many years to come.
What will be the use of the flat roof. Will you be looking to lounge in the sun or just place a few nice plant pots around it for an aesthetically pleasing look? Either way making sure the project is carried out with this in mind will enable you some assurances that it will serve the purpose you want it to.
Make sure the roof deck is designed to sustain the daily use it will be put through. As the foundation of the whole roof you will find it will be exposed over many years to come.
With a flat roof you will also need to ensure that it is able to clear any surface or rain water as quickly as possible. This will ensure that water does not form and take a hold of the flat roof causing damage over time.
Whether your flat roof is a new build or a refurbishment of an existing flat roof you will want to make sure that you meet the U values that will be a part of the building regulations it will need to be built to.
Finally make sure you choose the right professional to fit your flat roof as it can make a big difference to the life expectancy of your new flat roof. Check their references, gallery and always make sure you get a few prices before you commence the project with anyone.
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