New Flat Roofs
So your new extension is all planned, so much more space to enjoy and it’s going to look fantastic, or maybe you’ve decided that it’s time the car finally has a cosy dry garage to sleep at night. These are big investments and you want to make sure they are going to be properly protected for years to come, and that means choosing the right roofing system.
Getting a Top Job
Even if you’re only at the wishful thinking stage, we’ll be glad to listen and then give you our recommendations for the ideal flat roofing system that perfectly matches your budget. In fact, whatever you want to put a roof on, you can be sure we’ve done it many times before.
Planning Means No Failure
We will advise you on structural decking material and design. It needs to be safe, long-lasting and meet all the appropriate building regulations.We’ll also take care of all the detailing considerations like making sure rain water will run-off properly and that the gutters will be in the right place to catch it. Garages don’t need to be insulated but where a flat roof is part of a heated, habitable part of the house like your kitchen or bathroom, it will need insulating.
Choose a Topping
Traditionally flat roofing was usually waterproofed by building up 2 to 3 layers of bituminous felt, bonded together one on top of the other. The quality of these membranes have been getting better and better over the decades and are now known as Reinforced Bitumen Membranes or RBM and are still a firm favourite for residential properties. Remember that before we can say ‘Job done!’ with these, we will have to apply some additional sun and fire protection, but that’s easy enough.
A Singles Game
Gaining in the popularity stakes however we have PVC single ply membranes, not least because of a certain significant advantage, and the clue for that’s in the name ‘single’ .You don’t need to wear a deerstalker and be called Sherlock to work that these systems need only one layer, so installation times can really move up a gear. An elementary deduction would be getting on for up to 3 times quicker than good old felty.
Single ply membranes are best suited to warm roof installations being laid on top of the insulation material and can be mechanically fixed with steel fasteners which is fast and efficient. Extremely durable and lightweight, they put little stress on your structure (and us) and are resistant to fire. We particularly like using a type called Trocal, it’s one of Europe’s leading brands and our specialist roofers take regular training courses with them and get nice certificates to prove their competence and skill.
Don’t Suffer from the Wind
It may be stating the obvious, but all flat roofs and their insulation must be constructed to resist the evil and invisible forces of wind. The last thing you want to open your eyes to in the morning is the top of your beautiful new extension flapping about like an up-turned umbrella. When you entrust your new roof installation to the care of Flat Roof Repair Dublin our specialist roofing professionals will keep everything stuck down all good and proper.