Flat Roof Repairs, Replacement & Maintenance

From A Simple Patch To Fix A Leak To A Complete New Flat Roof - We Can Help

Older flat roofs have an unfortunate reputation for leaking, but are widely-used because they’re cost-effective to build. If it’s well-maintained you can expect yours to last for many years. If not, you may need to call in the professionals to fix it. Two common problems faced by owners of older flat roofed properties are the build-up of moss or silt and erosion of poorly-secured gravel from the surface. These issues warrant investigation to minimise costly damage.

Whether you need flat roof repairs for small localised areas or you need your entire roof replaced, our roofers will arrange everything for you. We offer affordable traditional mineral felt and asphalt roofing services that will have your flat roof watertight and looking as good as new before you know it. Alternatively, we can repair or replace your roof using modern flat roofing materials including liquid rubber,  single-ply EPDM membranes or GRP (fibreglass).

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Speak to us today to arrange a cost-effective quote to consider at your leisure. We offer the best service around and real value for money when it comes to roofing services. All it takes is one phone call to our team and we can arrange emergency or routine roofing services at your convenience. Call us on Edinburgh 0131 440 2525 or mobile 07540 951267 to find out more about our flat roofing solutions and how we can help you to get the best for your roof.

We can advise you on the best materials for your flat roofing repair or renovation when we carry out a full roof inspection. Whether your roof needs attention following high winds or heavy snowfall, or you simply want peace of mind that your roof is in good condition, call the team that cares. With 30+ years experience, friendly roofers with knowledge of all things roofing and low prices, you can trust us to offer you the best flat roof solution.

Choose From Traditional Bitumen & Asphalt Or Modern EPDM, Liquid Rubber & GRP Fibreglass

Where a complete new roof renovation is required, rather than a simple repair, many customers opt for one of the newer flat roofing materials such as liquid rubber, EDPM or GRP glass reinforced polycarbonate (fibreglass). The latter can even be made to replicate the appearance of a lead roof and can even be walked on. We can help you decide which type of roof system and roofing material will be the best for your needs. The timelapse video here shows the installation of a new flat roof, complete with ‘warm roof’ insulation blocks under an EPDM rubber membrane to provide a watertight and durable roofing solution. EPDM is suitable for both commercial and residential flat roofing applications.

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2 - 3 Layer Torch-On Bitumen & Mineral Felt Flat Roofing

Today’s modern bitumen and modified bitumen roofing felt technology has much better resistance to cracking and UV damage, alleviating the need for a gravel ballast on the top. All layers are reinforced with polyester weave sandwiched in the middle of the felt, giving it incredible strength. Each felt roofing roll is melted using heat it onto the layer below.

Typically it’s applied either as a 2 layer or a 3 layer system which can include insulation, and topped with a thick 4-5mm capping felt layer. The thick top layer often has a coloured mineral finish or can have a silver solar reflective UV finish. Typically lasts 10 –  20 years, and sometimes 30 + years. Video courtesy Hidroset.ro

Single-Ply EPDM Flat Roofing Membrane

EPDM roofing membranes were pioneered 50 + years ago and have an proven a record of superior durability and long-term weather resistance. EPDM single-ply roofing solutions suit both domestic and commercial flat roofing projects, both large and small, on new roofs and roof renovation projects. It has a lifespan of 30 – 50 years.

It can be installed on a variety of roof surfaces, including overlaying existing roof surfaces. EPDM is widely used on garage roofs, leanto’s, whole houses, large commercial and industrial properties. It provides the perfect waterproofing layer for green roofs and terraces, extending it’s exceptional performance and adaptability.

GRP Fibreglass Flat Roofing Laminate

GRP fibreglass roofs have been around for 30 years and are very popular. This truly jointless roofing material is one of the best flat roof solutions available, with dedicated roof resins and factory made trims, making it suitable for complex roofing projects. A GRP flat roof will last for 20-30 years with little visible sign of wear other than slight colour fading.

GRP costs more than EPDM rubber depending on finish and thickness. Good for roofs with a lot of detailed shapes and trims, it’s lightweight, easily cleaned and available in any colour, making it a very attractive roof. Easily patch repaired, it’s also strong, damage resistant, and can be walked on, especially when installed with an optional anti-slip coating.

Need An URGENT Roof Repair?

Call Edinburgh 0131 440 2525 or Mobile 07565 857502

If your roofing job is urgent, for example storm damage or a leaking roof, call us on Edinburgh 0131 440 2525 or 07565 857502 and we will provide a rapid respond to at least check out your roof and advise you on a course of action, to take the urgency out of the situation. Where possible we will effect a proper permanent repair there and then. When this is not feasible, we may require to temporarily sheet over the damage to ensure your roof is safe, wind & watertight, until a permanent repair can be made.

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Our fully insured, experienced roofers work with the most up-to-date equipment, materials, tools and methods to ensure that your roofing job is completed in a timely, safe and efficient manner.

We use the best materials to ensure the longevity of your roof or roof repair. For example we recommend lead flashings around chimneys and EPDM / rubberised flat roofing materials that can be walked on regularly.

We are experienced at working at a height using ropes and harness + cherry pickers (see illustration) where appropriate, avoiding the extra cost and inconveneince of erecting scaffolding unless absolutely essential.

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