Flat roofs are common in a variety of settings, for example extensions and garages. However, they have a shorter lifespan compared to traditional pitched roofs because, unlike pitched roofs, rain water does not run off and can often collect in puddles. This water will eventually seep through joints damaged through the structure’s natural movement.
When you consider the weather extremes, high summer temperatures, freezing winter conditions, rain, hail and snow we suffer from in the UK, all these, over time, conspire to undermine a roof, leading to breaks in joints.
That’s why it’s important that traditional felt roofs are inspected at least every 8 to 10 years to ensure they are still water-tight.
Whilst traditional felt roofs are a cost-effective solution, McCarthy Roofing & Building Limited offers its customers another option that can extend a flat roof’s lifespan by up to 50 years. It’s called EPDM or rubber roofing. Because rubber is a flexible material able to cope with structural movements without breaking and because it’s highly waterproof, rubber roofing is a great option for flat roofs.
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