Our expert roofers Dublin deal with flat roof installations all the time and have decided to put together this guide to help homeowners who might be considering a flat roof. This blog post has all the information you need from planning and design, to installation and maintenance and if you need any additional help just give us a call.
Many homeowners think flat roofs cause problems but this really isn’t the case. The main problem that a lot of people face when it comes to flat roofs is proper drainage. Before opting for a flat roof drainage is one of the things you really need to consider. What happens when it rains, and let’s face it, it rains in Dublin all the time? Where is the water going to go when it lands on your roof? If the rainwater doesn’t drain away properly, it can lead to pooling and this leads to damage. Of course with the right advice and by using expert roofers, you can avoid that altogether. Before opting for a flat roof you need to spend time on planning and design.
Designing and Planning a Flat Roof
Once you’ve made the choice to have a flat roof installed on your Dublin home, the next step should be to plan it properly. This should be discussed your designer as well as your roofing contractor who will be providing the materials and installing them. There are some special requirements for flat roofs and these should be integrated into your design from the beginning. Access to the roof needs to be included in your design process too and regular roof inspections will need to be carried out and if you have to have repairs at any stage access should be safe and easy.
Flat Roof Drainage
Draining on flat roofs is essential. Although considered a flat roof, there will be a slight slope to allow for drainage. Having adequate drainage is key to avoiding problems down the line as well as costly roof repairs. Having a good design will ensure the fall of your flat roof is at the correct angle to ensure that water flows away and into your gutters and downpipes. A good guttering system with appropriate downpipes is important and even small flat roofs should have a minimum of two draining points. This number increases depending on the size of your roof.
Flat Roof Installation
Only qualified roofing contractors should install your roof. They should be experienced, qualified, and certified to carry out the work. Here at Roofing Experts, we have over 40 years of experience dealing with Dublin’s roofs and our roofing contractors are highly skilled and efficient in all manner of roof installation both flat and traditional sloped.
Flat Roof Maintenance
Roof maintenance should be included in every home maintenance schedule. If your flat roof is designed and installed properly it will last and the need for expensive repairs will be unnecessary. To ensure this remains true, it is important to schedule regular maintenance and roof inspections as it will save you money in the long term. You should have your flat roof inspected twice a year but if you have overhanging trees, or worry about storm damage, be sure to have your roof checked more often.
If you are planning on a flat roof installation, be sure you work with a team of professionals who can advise you and carry out the work to the highest standards. Get in touch with our Dublin roofing contractors today who will be happy to discuss your project needs.