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Flat Roof Finishes

Flat Roof Finishes can vary depending on you personal preferences.
Here are a few ideas; please feel free to discuss your project with Mayfield Roofing

Where flat roofs are concerned, the question I am often asked is,
“What is the best system to use?”

The answer is always, That depends on what you want it to look like,
What are you going to with the roof and how much do you want to spend?

Taking my first answer, “What you want it to look like?”

Here are some flat roof finishes suggestions:

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Mineral Finished Flat roof

 

ClassicBond EPDM Rubber Roofing on Car-Port

ClassicBond EPDM Rubber Roofing on Car-Port

 

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Resitrix on Church in Stratford-upon-Avon

 

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Flat Roof With Decking Finish

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Chippings finish on a large factory

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Aluminium paint finish on an office

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Do You Have An Asbestos Roof on Your Garage?

Back in the 1960’s; 1970’s and even the 1980’s it was fashionable
for roofs of out-buildings and sheds to have a covering of
corrugated roofing sheets, which usually meant an Asbestos Roof.
This was especially popular for your garage roof.

The main reason was  it was just about the cheapest
covering that was available
for an economic roof construction and it was so easy to fit.
There were other advantages, mainly it was light weight
and the corrugated roofing sheets
absorbed noise such as the rain landing on it.

The acoustic advantage was due to the roof construction and the shape
effect of the corrugated roofing sheets

Have you ever sat in a conservatory with a Polycarbonate roof and
listened to the rain?
Did it sound like “The End Of The World?”

In a shed with an asbestos roof, you have to
hold your breath to hear the rain

If you sat in a shed with an asbestos roof, you would have to
hold your breath to hear the rain even in the most violent storm.

Asbestos sheeting looked stark when it was new and it soon deteriorated
to become a complete eyesore

This was mainly because of the moss it encouraged to grow on the porous surface
of the Cement Bonded Asbestos Sheets

Now in the 2010’s people don’t think about what it looks like;
they just get emotional about the ‘A’ word
ASBESTOS!

In truth, let me put your mind at ease; the most dangerous thing about
Asbestos Cement Sheeting on your Garage Roof, is the risk of
falling through the sheets if you are foolish enough to walk on them.

For those of you who are interested in the technicalities;
the asbestos content of these sheets is generally
less than 5% and that small amount is totally bonded in cement

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Roofing Services Warwick

As one of the most respected Roofing Contractors in Warwickshire, we are
called out to so many different roofing repairs that we are very rarely
surprised at the things we find.  Just a week or so back, we were called
to a Vicar’s house in Warwick; to investigate a leaking roof and this is
a picture of what we found:

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Do I need my gutter cleaning?

No surprises there really, this is not an uncommon site when we
look at a roof valley that is not easily accessible.  If it’s not a
leaking roof, then it is not something you think of much.   We are
often asked about fixing roof leaks, when all that is needed is
roof cleaning and a few tiles replaced.

However; whilst we took a closer look at the leaking roof and
decide which roofing repairs were necessary, we suddenly
wondered if the Vicar got his inspiration from ‘on high’?

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Gutter Cleaning can be interesting

Needless to say, as soon as the roofing repairs had been carried out
to the roof valley and the gutter cleaning was complete, the debris
from the leaking roof was disposed of.

Not the sort of plant you expect to see on a vicars roof

Flat Roof Problems?

Your Flat roof can be very unforgiving when problems arise, they usually require urgent attention

What Can You Do With Your Flat Roof when it starts to leak? Call the most experienced flat roof expert
Mayfield Roofing have specialized in all types of flat roof systems for more than 30 years

Get the best Roofing Contractor to do roofing repairs to your garage roof, roof windows or other roof construction project.

As specialist roofing contractors; Mayfield Roofing carry out roof replacement to all leaking roofs
using a variety of flat roof systems that will guarantee fixing roof leaks at the best roofing costs.

Here are a few Ideas:

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Flat Roof repairs regularly carried out by Mayfield Roofing include bonding felt in hot bitumen, and replacing or over-laying with Rubber Roofing.

There are two types of Rubber Roofing for Flat Roofs.

The most common and most cost effective is the single sheet EPDM system made by ClassicBond and Firestone and other American companies.  These are effectively, a large rubber sheet, held down with very strong adhesives.  There are a few variations of the theme, with fleece backing or other novelties but they are all the same basic system.

By far the best Rubber Roof System is the German engineered Resitrix System.  This is more than twice as thick as the basic systems and it is Hot Air Welded at the details.  Coupled with its non-slip surface, Resitrix is the Rolls Royce system for your flat roof

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What To Do With My Asbestos Roof

There are literally thousands of Sheds and Garages up and down the UK
with roofs of asbestos cement.

Many of these,  built in the 1950’s and 60’s and are now beginning to leak

In the ‘Good Old Days,’ the policy was to scrape of the moss off of the sheets
and coat the roof with a bitumen treatment.

Scraping the moss off is frowned upon these days because of the risks of
disturbing asbestos fibres that may be released from the sheet

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Typical Asbestos Garage Roof

So, what is the best solution?

One idea is to overlay the roof with Insulation and Steel Sheets

First you must fit the spacer bars

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Then, if you wish, you can add Insulation.

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Here we have added a glass fibre quilt

Then you fit the roof sheets

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Then, when the sheeting is done, you must attend to the edge details

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And the roof is then finished