Flat roofs are designed to take the worst that the UK weather can throw at them, and have to put up with strong winds and heavy rain almost daily. They also have a tendency of being walked on, which can cause damage.
When it comes to replacing a flat roof, there are a number of options available to you which should suit all budgets and requirements, and some will be more suitable than others.
Thankfully, no matter what option you choose for your flat roof replacement, you can be sure to save money by comparing free quotes through our website. Here are a few of the options available to you, and information about whether they might be a suitable choice:
Options for Flat Roof Replacement
Single-Ply Roofing: Essentially this is a single layer of rubber or a plasticised material such as PVC (polyvinyl chloride), TMO (thermoplastic poly-olefin) or EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer). All of these materials are known to be both fairly robust and efficient in heat reflection and being one of the cheapest options for flat roof replacement they are very popular.
Multiple-Ply Roofing: A more robust alternative is to have multi-ply roofing installed. Topped with a layer of gravel or more decorative pebbles, these are normally made from matting, or rolls of felt which are separated between layers of asphalt. As supposed to the single-ply roofing, multiple-ply roofing offers superior protection from both damage and exposure to the elements.
Modified Bitumen: Similar in appearance to Single-Ply Roofing, modified bitumen is actually a mixture of asphalt and polymer instead of just traditional straight asphalt. Once installed, it is usually covered n a layer of gravel or pebbles for further protection.
Flat Seamed Metal: One of the more long-lasting and protective types of flat roofing, it is usually made up of either steel or copper and is very light and heat-reflective as well as being aesthetically pleasing. For these reasons, metal roofing is normally the most expensive potions when it comes to flat roof replacement.
Asphalt Roll: Probably the most common material for flat roof replacement, and certainly the cheapest asphalt roll also comes at a price which is that it is also the least hard-wearing so will need to be replaced sooner. It consists of a layer of felt which is saturated with asphalt, then rolled onto another layer of felt. It can be secured in place with nails or asphalt cement before being protected with a layer of gravel or stone.
Saving money on flat roof replacement
Whatever the reason for you needing to replace your flat roof, our network of experts are ready and waiting to provide both expert guidance and their cheapest quotes. In fact they do so every day for people just like you throughout the UK, and since they’re obligation-free quotes… you may as well find out how much you can save.