FLAT ROOFS

At Southern Counties Roofing & Guttering Ltd, we specialise in installing flat roofs made of either traditional felt, GRP fiberglass or EPDM rubber. With over 17 years in the roofing industry, we know the downfalls of having a flat roof but we have the expertise and the knowledge to repair or install a quality flat roof that will last you for years.

Flat roofs are prone to leaks and need to be regularly looked over to make sure that any minor problems do not turn into bigger and more costly ones. Flat roofs are ideal for many applications including:

  • Home extensions
  • Entrances
  • Garages
  • Porches
  • Roof terraces
  • Sheds

Our team will be happy to discuss with you the difference of each roofing material and why one roofing material will be better suited to your property than another

FELT

Great strides continue to be made in bitumen and modified bitumen technology such as SBS or APP, resulting in much better resistance to UV damage and cracking.  This type of felt roof comes on rolls and is laid with the aid of a very large blow torch that heats and melts the rear of the felt, melting it onto the roof structure below. Typically it’s applied as a 3 layer system usually consisting of a perforated underlay, a 2mm underlay layer, then thick 4-5mm felt. These layers are all laid in a half lap manner, so all the joints are the furthest away they can be from another joint.

The thickest top layer is often a coloured mineral finish known as a cap sheet, and they are available in a variety of colours. All of these felt layers are also reinforced with strong polyester weave sandwiched in the middle of the felt, giving them incredible strength lasting 10 to 15 years.

GRP

A totally waterproof roofing material which lasts for around 30 years. GRP is applied cold and has a seamless finish. It is durable, maintenance free and is resistant to water, heat and frost. Our GRP fiberglass roofs are stunning, ask a member of our team to show you some completed roofs in your local area to see for yourselves.

EPDM

If you are looking for a long lasting, durable roof then look no further than EPDM Rubberbond. With a guarantee to last for a minimum of 30-40 years it is the toughest roofing material on the market, it is weather resistant, eco friendly and looks great too with a dark grey slate colour that can compliment any type of property.

EPDM does not support moss growth, has no loose chippings along with a lot of other qualities, speak to a member of our team for more information.