The Clay Roofing team has over 15 years of experience serving as the local flat roofing specialists for Milton Keynes, Luton and wider Buckinghamshire. But we’re by no means confined to the local area and in fact offer a UK-wide service, so you can receive an exceptional standard of flat roofing repair or installation, wherever you are located.
Below, we’ve provided some more information about the types of flat roofing system we install, and some of the more common repairs we carry out. Keep in mind our flat roofing systems come with a minimum 10 year guarantee, and we offer free, no obligation advice, assistance and quotes before any project is undertaken.
Key reasons to choose flat over pitched roofing include their minimalist design, which makes them ideal for small structures like garages and property extensions. They’re also cheaper than pitched roofing, and require less maintenance. There are different material options you have available when choosing our roofing contractors, including…
Felt Systems – The installation of felt systems involves our roofing contractors layering 2-3 bitumen sheets one on top of the other, using a gas torch to bond them. Clients in Milton Keynes, Luton, Buckinghamshire and the wider UK typically select this option for its cost effectiveness, being one of the cheaper roofing solutions available yet still incredibly functional; felt roofing capably handles even the most inclement of weather conditions, and oftentimes can even be walked on.
EPDM Systems – A more recent addition to the market than felt, EPDM flat roofing systems offer an exceptional standard of waterproofing and protection against UV rays. They can be installed mechanically, or be “loose laid”. Whichever option best suits your requirements, you’ll receive a flat roofing system that is durable, environmentally friendly and long lasting. In fact, clients in our principal service areas of Milton Keynes, Luton and Buckinghamshire, when properly caring for their EPDM system, can enjoy a 50 year+ lifespan on their roofing.
Leaks – The most immediately problematic issue a roof can suffer from, for obvious reasons, leaks can be due to faulty installation or mechanical stress (e.g during stormy weather, a heavy tree branch falls onto the roof and punctures it). Clay Roofing provides a 24/7 emergency roof repairs service, to clients in our hometown of Milton Keynes, nearby Luton and throughout Buckinghamshire. Our roofers will quickly find the source of the leak, patch it, then if required recommend further action to prevent the leak from reoccurring.
Ponding – Do you find that water sits on your flat roof for extended periods of time? This can be due to the roofing system being improperly installed, meaning it lacks the angle required to drain naturally. While ponding can simply be a minor aesthetic inconvenience, it can also become a more serious problem when left for long spans; your roof’s membrane will be subjected to wear/stress it isn’t designed to take, especially as the volume of water builds up over time. This issue needs further evaluation on a case-by-case basis, so call us for tailored advice.
Blistering & Alligatoring – The former issue involves pockets of air/moisture getting trapped under your roof’s membrane, causing blisters. If they pop, they need to be repaired with new membrane material. Before they pop, they’re a benign issue as the membrane is still intact. The latter issue sees a roof’s coating deteriorate and crack, with the name coming from the fact it can resemble an alligator’s scales. The typical solution involves our roofers cleaning, then re-coating the system to prevent the cracks allowing moisture in.
But these aren’t the only issues that can arise with flat roofing systems. So if you’re experiencing an issue in Milton Keynes, Luton, Buckinghamshire or elsewhere in the UK – contact our roofing contractors at your earliest convenience. We offer an emergency roof repairs service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.