Much like its name suggests, a flat roof appears horizontal in a contrast to the more traditional, and widespread pitched roofs. Nevertheless, flat roofing is also used world-wide with various materials used depending on the location. In warmer climates, where rainfall is lower and freezing is not expected, most flat roofs are built of masonry or concrete. In places where rainfall is greater, such as the UK, flat roofs made from masonry or concrete are not suitable due to freezing and cracking. Rather, in the UK, a covering layer such as tar or felt is applied to make the roof more water tight.
These roofs offer a significant amount of weather protection with the usual reason for leaks being a lack of maintenance. If damage is caused to the roof, then it can often go unnoticed for a long period of time while the water penetrates and soaks the structure below the surface. This can lead to serious damage and rot that can be hazardous to your health.
Here at Cumbria Roofing we have flat roof experts who are well accustomed to roofing repairs and restorations as well as installations. This means that we can offer an exceptional, professional and affordable service for both domestic and commercial properties. Additionally, all of our flat roofs and heritage roofing contractors come with a guarantee, so you can rest assured that your new roof will last the distance.
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For a complete domestic roofing service from specification to completion, on your own property please contact us!
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