We are flat roof specialists in Wilmslow because flat roofs have special qualities. Of course, you know that flat roofs aren’t really flat; they’re slightly sloped. The slope is between one-quarter and one-half inch per foot so that water will drain. Still, a flat roof with a slope can hold water longer than a steep roof because it’s made of watertight materials. We use bitumen products but fibreglass is becoming very popular for flat roofs. Flat roofs are durable and fibre glass roofs are even more so. Flat roofs are popular for commercial buildings because of their durability and cost-effectiveness. But, they also offer the benefit of needed space for building mechanicals on the rooftop.
There are factors of a flat roof that require specialist attention. In Wilmslow, flat roof specialists know those factors. Chimneys, HVAC units and even dome windows need special attention when sealing during roof installation and maintenance. Those are the most likely places for a leak to develop, so we are proactive in guarding against that. On the other hand, flat roofs are easy maintenance because they are easy access. Usually, we need at best a ladder to carry out a roof inspection. It’s handy for the building owner to check the roof for damage after a major storm. Since gutters are part of the roofing system, their maintenance is simplified as well on a flat roof. Obviously, flat roofs are safer to inspect and maintain than a pitched roof.
Flat roofs are durable so as flat roof specialists in Wilmslow, we think 30 years between roofs is a great benefit. The longer the roof lasts, the greater your value for money. Flat roofs are among the most affordable roofs available; the easiest to maintain; the longest lasting. Even repairs are much cheaper on a flat roof than a pitched roof and the work is safer. Contact Steve Emery Roofing for a free estimate and personal service. All work and materials are BSI compliant and guaranteed. We don’t outsource our work; it’s all done by our own experienced staff to a high standard.