Felt Roof Repair
The more eagle-eyed members of the household may have noticed the formation of some unpleasant looking damp patches appearing on your extension’s ceiling, or that your garage or beloved Man Cave is probably not as watertight as it once was. You don’t have to be Einstein to realise that your roof is probably in need of some sort of repair work.
Looking For Trouble
If the roof in question is of the flat variety the chances are that the covering is made up of 2 to 3 layers of bituminous felt, bonded together one on top of the other. This is the good old traditional waterproofing method that’s been around for the best part of 80 years. The quality and overall performance of these membranes have improved dramatically over the decades and are now known as Reinforced Bitumen Membranes or RBM.
But even with proven durability to last as long as 25 to 35 years, there are things that can go wrong. Most problems stem from a less than perfect initial installation. Incorrectly fitted vapour control layers or poor ventilation in cold roof areas could let condensation and moisture to build up and become trapped causing blisters that open tiny holes and eventually allow rain to seep through.
However small a problem may at first appear, the one thing for sure is that it can only get worse.Some over-enthusiastic ‘DIYers’, also affectionately known as the ‘Damage-it-Yourselfers’, will not hesitate to have a go and wallop some waterproofing compound over the perceived root cause of the problem. The actual products themselves can do an adequate temporary job, however in most cases the problem is not actually near where the offending dark patches are, in fact pinpointing a leak on a flat roof is notoriously difficult.
Apart from being uber careful not to put your feet through the roof and turning a minor crisis into a major drama, you also need to check the small print of the roofing material’s guarantee. If it is still under warranty, any attempt to fix it not by an approved contractor will invalidate the cover.
Call the Experts
At the first sign of trouble you need to call Flat Roof Repair Dublin. We can be with you in hours and provide a fast, affordable and permanent repair that will help ensure your roof fully sees out its serviceable life.
Never Felt Better
The great news about felt roofs is that they are a doddle to repair, often requiring just rolling out a new piece of material and bonding it with a gas torch. But you need to know what you are doing if you want to retain both eyebrows. Our specialist roofers know exactly what they are doing and have the eyebrows to prove it. And while they are up there they will also give your roof a proper professional once-over.
To add the perfect finish to every repair we would advise the whole roof receives a new sun reflective coating for maximum protection. Job done, now all you need to do is sort out those pesky damp patches, or you will never hear the end of it.