A Complete Guide To Flat Roofing

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Welcome to Duraseal, the best flat roofing contractors in South Wales. We know this is a bold statement, but we believe the service we offer is like no other. Our expertise is teamed with our high level of customer service and unparalleled results.

We provide flat roofing for domestic and commercial properties, from Swansea to Cardiff and beyond. Take a look below and see the great services we can provide and also find out if a flat roof is the answer to your roofing needs.

What Does A Flat Roofing Contractor Do?

Here at Duraseal we provide a full flat roofing service. We will come to your property and quote for the full project, including materials and labour. We have a number of flat roofing solutions that will match your needs. These include GRP roofing, EPDM roofing and our very own Liquiflex Pro roofing. We don’t just work on domestic properties. The expert team at Duraseal can also work on commercial flat roofs! No matter what type of building you need us to work on, we’re sure to have the tools and expertise for the job.

What Is A Flat Roof?

A flat roof is made up of several parts. These are:

The Membrane: A strong membrane is essential. While their primary function is to waterproof the flat roof area, they also allow water to flow into the gutter system from a slight incline. Choose from RBM, liquid waterproofing and GRP roofing systems, EPDM or single ply roofing systems, and paints and solutions.

End-use: Because the weight of a membrane or planters can cause deflection, this must always be considered. When considering the installation of solar panels on a flat roof, this is also an important consideration.

Roof deck: The roof deck is the foundation or base that supports the entire flat roof. It must be designed to take all expected loads in all seasons and weathers, and the method of attachment must be suitable and sufficient.

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Insulation: If there is insulation between the joists, it must be ventilated properly, or the insulation will need to be removed. Good ventilation is necessary for the free flow of air, which prevents moisture from condensing, causing damp and other roof damage.

Falls: A flat roof must have adequate falls to clear surface water as quickly as possible. The slope of the joists may be used to create the required falls. If not, cut-to-falls insulation might be required.

What Types Of Flat Roof Are There?

We supply three kinds of flat roofing systems. Each will be suited to different needs and requirements. Our skilled team will help you go through your choices and ensure you have the perfect flat roof system for you. These systems you can use from include:

Flat Roof Longevity & Maintenance

A well-maintained flat roof will last for many years. The average lifespan is around 10 years, but it could last longer! After you have had a brand-new roof installed, we can ensure the maintenance is carried out to the highest level. This gives your roof the best chance of lasting for a long time. If you already have a flat roof and need repairs or maintenance work, contact Duraseal and one of our team will be able to help.

GRP Roofing

GRP flat roofs – also known as fibreglass flat roofs – are the most used flat roof system in the UK today. Glass reinforced polyester (GRP) is a composite material made from fine fibres of glass which are used to strengthen plastic. For over 60 years, it has been used to effectively construct waterproof flat roofs across the country. Used for both domestic and commercial properties, it has a great range of applications, from boats to water tanks.

Why GRP Flat Roofing

This simple and safety conscious choice has a long-life span, and with good maintenance can last for many years. With low maintenance costs and the need for repairs limited, GRP can benefit you and your wallet in the long run.

Here at Duraseal, we provide the best GRP flat roofing in Cardiff and across South Wales. If you’re not sure whether it’s the right fit for your roof, contact our skilled team today. They will be able to take you through all your options and find the ideal roofing system for you and your property.

The Benefits Of GRP Roofing

GRP is one of the more expensive flat roofing systems on the market. However, it has many advantages that make it worth the extra cost. GRP is more durable than classic felt roofing and it beats other systems when it comes to repairs. Problems are easily and inexpensively fixed, often meaning that this is the most cost effective material in the long run. With GRP’s topcoat finish, it can pretty much stand up to anything nature can throw at it.

So, compared to other systems it can shine through as one of the best roofing solutions for flat roofs.

EPDM Rubber Roofing

Almost equally as popular as GRP roofing is EPDM. This is a great material for flat roofs of all sizes. EPDM is cost effective and has many other benefits, making it the roofing system of choice for many properties. EPDM can be used for both domestic and commercial properties, meaning it’s very versatile.

You may have seen this material referred to as single ply roofing. Both terms mean the same thing. EPDM – or single ply – is a flat roofing system that uses pliable sheets of synthetic polymer to cover the roof. The sheets are heated and moulded to the shape of the flat roof space. The single ply roofing membrane is water resistant and offers great protection from the elements.

A Guide To EPDM Rubber Roofing

The Benefits Of EPDM Roofing

Over time, EPDM rubber roofing will need some repairs and cleaning. Keeping up with regular maintenance will help this roofing system to last for many years and keep your property well protected. As well as that, having your roof cleaned at least once per year will help to negate the need for repairs. It will also highlight any issues that may have been hidden, allowing you to fix them before they become more extensive problems.

Liquiflex Pro Roofing

When it comes to commercial roofing, you want something that is going to be great value for money, durable and long lasting. As a commercial or industrial property owner, it’s important to protect the assets inside your building from the harsh outside elements.

Our revolutionary liquid roofing system, Liquiflex Pro is an innovative product that is perfect for large commercial buildings. It offers superior performance when compared to other forms of roofing materials. This is due to the formation of a seamless, waterproof membrane that creates one large area that is weatherproof and durable.

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The Duraseal Liquiflex Pro is a high performance system compared to other conventional liquid roofing applications. Liquiflex Pro is manufactured from an elastomeric polyurethane material reinforced with polyester fabrics. This means that the roofing system forms a seamless, coherent membrane that acts as one large material, ensuring your property’s roof is weather and waterproof for a very long time.

The Benefits Of Liquiflex Pro Roofing

When applied to large commercial or industrial roofs, this advanced liquid roofing system has many benefits. It is very easily applied to a large surface area and can be installed quickly and without a fuss.

When applied to large commercial or industrial roofs, this advanced liquid roofing system has many benefits. It is very easily applied to a large surface area and can be installed quickly and without a fuss.

The Liquiflex Pro roofing system is so easily applied that it can even be installed on damp substrates. As it is a liquid roofing system, the thickness of the film can be controlled, so you can have a thinner or thicker layer. This can enhance resistance to the elements and rain.

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Collectively, these advantages, plus the BBA certification, means that the Liquiflex Pro roofing system has a life expectancy of over 25 years.

For Flat Roofing, Choose Duraseal

Our team of flat roofing experts are on hand to answer any queries you may have about our roofing systems. Whether it’s a new installation, repairs or maintenance you need, we can help. Get in touch today to speak to our team and schedule your flat roofing service.

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