The images in this post show a flat roofing project that The Flat Roof Recovery Company carried out recently on a domestic flat roof in Gravesend, Kent.
The roof had formerly been covered with fibreglass (GRP roofing) but during a particularly bad storm the glass fibre flat roof blew off. The roof was blown some distance by the wind and eventually ended up on Gravesend high street! The roof size to be re-roofed was approximately 250 M2, the Flat Roof Recovery Company re-boarded the roof and finished off by waterproofing the boards with the Sealolfex cold applied liquid roofing system. The home owners can now rest assured that their roof is not going to blow away again and they have a roof that will give them peace of mind for years to come.
Here is a domestic flat roofing project involving a sagging Dormer roof that The Flat Roof Recovery Company recently carried out at a house in the South of England.
The Dormer roof in question had recently had new upvc windows fitted to it. Over the course of a few months the homeowner noticed that the ceilings in her sons’ bedroom was beginning to crack, on further investigation they noticed that the Dormer roof had started to sag. We were called in to establish the cause of the sagging. We removed the upvc fascia boards and trims etc and were astonished to find that the main support beam had been almost cut through to accomodate the new upvc windows (Images 1 & 2).
Solar gain on older flat roof coverings is well documented problem. Solar gain is the heating effect of solar radiation on the flat roof surface. This heating effect will, in time, cause the surface, an asphalt flat roof for example, to deteriorate and slump causing cracks and fissures which will inevitably lead to water ingress. Modern roof coverings can help to minimize solar gain and significantly increase the integrity of the roof surface, maximizing durability and increasing the roof’s life.
Below are some pictures of a recent Flat Roof Recovery domestic roofing project for a house in Chelsea, West London. We were asked to recover an asphalt roof that was badly in need of repair. We overlayed the existing asphalt roof using the Sealoflex system and finished in white to help to reflect the heat and UV rays which cause solar gain, significantly extending the potential life of the roof.