New Flat Roof in Maidstone, Kent and the Surrounding Area

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We specialise in re-roofing and fitting brand-new flat roof membranes at properties in Maidstone and the surrounding area. Our roofers are experienced at installing felt or bitumen, rubber Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) and Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) roofs to fully protect your home against leaks and extreme weather damage. As one of the leading roofing companies in Kent, our team manages flat roof projects from start to finish.

Flat Roof Membranes

 

  • Felt – Felt or bitumen membranes are reinforced by up to three joint layers, including underlays and base layers for optimum breathability, insulation and protection against moisture. Felt or bitumen is ideal for fitting garages and sheds with flat roofs too. The material’s flexibility resists damage and shrinking from extreme heat
  • Rubber – Roofing companies fit rubber or Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) roofs because they are exceptionally lightweight, weather proof and UV resistant. Rubber coverings last up to 50 years which makes it a great investment for Maidstone customers
  • Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) – This is a durable resin, which is made from processed strand mat glass fibres to create a strong, watertight membrane. The application process is fast and efficient, requiring up to 24 hours for the resin to set.

Benefits of GRP Flat Roofs

 

Roofing companies like us highly recommend GRP membranes to our Maidstone and Kent customers due to the level of protection and durability they provide to flat roofs. Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) is a premium product traditionally used to protect the hulls of boats. GRP is extremely cost-effective and is easily moulded to fit the shape of your flat roof. Maidstone customers can choose from a wide-range of finishes, which are available to complement the appearance of your home.

 

Once installed, GRP roofs have an approximate lifespan of 40 years. If you experience any issues, our roofers carry out GRP roof repairs, varying from minor fixes to reapplying entire membranes if required.

Flat Roof Repairs

 

Damp and Water Damage

 

Flat roofs can suffer from standing or pooling water. This is the residual rainwater which has not been drained. If the roof surface at your Maidstone or Kent property is not completely flat, water cannot be drained successfully by the guttering system. Water which doesn’t evaporate after 72 hours can lead to leaks, damp and damaged flat roof membranes.

 

The roofers at Roofing First recommend GRP membranes, which are ideal at withstanding damage due to water-resistant capabilities. Roofing companies like us advise Maidstone customers to safely check the condition of their gutters on a regular basis. A build-up of debris, such as dirt leaves, snow and ice, prevents the flow of run-off water and exacerbates pooling water issues.

 

Blistering and Holes

 

Blistering is caused by water ingress which produces bubbles of vapour below the roof membrane’s surface. When exposed to fluctuating temperatures, flat roof membranes blisters increase in size and affect the bond to the roof. Our roofers repair problematic areas or reapply sheets, depending on the extent of the damage. Carrying out regular roof spot checks after extreme bouts of weather identify issues at an early stage.

 

Flat roof membranes can suffer from holes, tears and punctures over time. This is due to weather damage or local wildlife. Holes expose timber roofing materials, which result in rot and structural weaknesses unless repaired by professional roofing companies.

To find out more about the flat roof membranes best suited to your Maidstone or Kent property, call 01622 438 252 or 07543 092 873.

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