Flat Roof Repair
Flat Roof Repair, Options from JJ Roofing Supplies
Flat roofs go wrong, quite a lot. The materials are cheap and ideal for portable buildings, sheds, and the more durable stuff is good for your ordinary rooftops, but their longevity isn’t to be heralded. Typically, the most common problem with a flat roof is a crack in the roof felt. This is very straightforward repair job - you just need a patch of similar roof felt to cover the new hole.
Sometimes, though, you’ll need a full on flat roof replacement instead of a standard repair. That’s where JJ Roofing Supplies stock of felt, GRP roofing products, and promenade tiles come in. You can find everything you need to fix your flat roof, whether the damage is small or significant. Thanks to our competitive prices and quick deliveries, you don’t need to worry about your wallet or the damage getting any worse as your roof is left untreated.
How Long Are Flat Roofs Meant To Last?
Most flat roofs come with around a 10 to 20 year warranty, but if installed correctly and looked after over the years, they can last up to 25 years. To make sure your roof lasts a long time, you need to make repairs as soon as damage is noticed. Exposed holes in the roof felt or roof covering can lead to weather damage.
The damage control differs depending on which type of flat roof you have - a felt roof needs fairly regular maintenance, whereas Built Up Roofing, EPDM rooftops, Liquid Flat Roofing and GRP Fibreglass Flat Roofs all require different degrees of attention.
General maintenance includes coating your roof every five years. It can extend the lifespan of your rooftop by many years, and it’s a relatively cheap compared to the expensive repairs or total roof replacement. Recoating your roof is very important, especially with waterproof GRP liquid coverings, as flat roofs don’t have the same level of drainage as other roofs.
How To Repair A Flat Roof
To repair cracked roof felt, all you need to do is get your hand on the same or similar roll of roof felt currently found on your flat roof. JJ Roofing Supplies stocks a number of generic roof felt options, from premium brands to cost-saving unbranded versions.
First thing you need to do is check whether the damage has got through to the roof deck: easy enough to check, just look for any sponginess. Push your finger through the hole and you’ll be able to tell right away whether the rooftop is damaged.
Then trim down the damaged area into a uniform shape, then match it with a new roll of felt. You can attach it with roofing cement and nails for a durable fixture and quick repair for a damaged roof.
For more serious repairs, browse our selection of waterproof coating, roof materials and more, all available for a competitive price and fast delivery to get your roof back up to scratch as fast as possible.