An integral part of Trinity Roofing’s business is to provide construction of flat roofs in Edinburgh. Our speciality is working with felt flat roofing systems. With many years of experience working on both installation projects, as well as roof repair and maintenance of weathered or damaged felt flat roofs – we can assist with any issue.
Millions of pounds a year are spent on the refurbishment of flat roofing – from simply patching, re-coating / re-covering through to the more comprehensive stripping off and replacement of the entire roof.
Along with leakage, flat roofs, particularly domestic scale timber roofs, are notoriously subject to the effects of condensation. A proper understanding of the link between thermal performance, air leakage and condensation is important to the successful design of a flat roof.
Condensation occurs when warm moisture-laden air comes into contact with a cold surface. In the case of a flat roof, moist warm air rises from the room below into the roofing fabric where it risks condensing on the underside of the roof decking/ waterproof membrane. Part of the successful design of a flat roof is in preventing such a condition from occurring. The choice of construction theoretically rests on two different methods of handling the moist air:
The roof deck is kept warm by placing the insulation above it. The waterproof covering is above the insulation and the vapour control layer is placed below the insulation.
In an inverted warm roof the insulation is placed above a combined VCL / waterproofing membrane. The insulation effectively ‘protects’ the roof membrane from thermal stress, UV light and mechanical damage. The insulation is preventing from lifting by adding ballast.
The cost of flat roofing services depends on a variety of factors. Firstly, it depends on the type and dimension of the flat roof system in question, as it may be that you require a particular material or roofing systems. Equally, you may have larger commercial properties that will mean expert equipment and a larger team of roofers to complete a roof repair or replacement job.
It also very much depends on the state of the flat roof in question. It may be that you simply have one of the older roof systems that have got to the end of its lifespan, or you’ve employed the flat roofing services of a roofing contractor and they haven’t done a professional job.
All of these factors contribute to the cost of roofing services. Our team would be more than happy to offer any advice and guidance if you have any issues with your flat system and explain the cost of repairs or replacement.
We’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions about roofing services that we receive, along with some helpful answers. As a flat roofing specialist, we have worked with customers on all types of roofing including a felt roof, rubber, domestic and commercial. If you’d like to know more then please do get in touch with our flat roofing building company today.
The lifespan of a flat roof will depend on the quality of the materials used, how professional a job the contractors have done and whether you have a maintenance plan in place. If you ensure all three of these targets are achieved, then you could be looking at a flat roof lasting 20 years or more.
Drainage is key to longevity and if you make sure that drainage does its job by protecting the roof from water, then you will minimise any potential problems.
Whilst it can often be tough to spot the signs that a flat roof needs repair or replacing, there are four main issues that indicate you need to contact a roofing repairs company like Trinity Roofing. These include:
If you spot any of these early enough, it may be that you can simply focus on repairs as opposed to a fresh install of the entire roofing system.
We are talking about one of the most important parts of your property, the roof. This protects your home or business from the elements, keeping your family and property safe. As a result, it is important to choose the best roofing services provider. A great way to spot whether a flat roofing company is right for you is to look for the following characteristics:
Above all, get in touch and speak to the roofing providers. At Trinity Roofing Edinburgh, we’re always happy to discuss a customers situation and provide advice and guidance on how to proceed. Take advantage of our free, no-obligation consultations today.