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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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Resitrix for All Orangeries With a Flat Roof

Resitrix is the best covering for All Orangeries With a Flat Roof

If you are building an Orangery and are considering a flat roof
The best roof covering material will be Resitrix

Resitrix is 2.5mm thick which makes it the thickest Rubber
Roofing System on the market, if you ignore gimmicks like
fleece backing

This Orangery was built in Stratford-Upon-Avon and has a
Resitrix Rubber Roof System, that was hot-air welded at the seams
onto 200mm thick Polyurethane Insulation Boards to
keep it nice and warm

Orangery Roof to The Priory

Orangery Roof to The Priory

The Architect was considering a Stone Parapet to the perimeter
but settled on the standard Sure Edge Drip Trims in Black to
compliment the surroundings and match the edge detail on
The Priory’s other flat roof

 

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Resitrix used to on both flat roofs to The Priory

Here is a smaller Orangery, built in Evesham, again with
a Resitrix Rubber Roof System.  You can see that the use
of hot-air welding makes a very efficient seal around the
Rooflights.

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Small Orangery in Evesham

Once again the Black Sure Edge Drip Trim was used above
the gutter and the Sure Edge Kerb Trim for a nice neat finish
above the door.

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Sure Edge Kerb Trim used at edges

Here, a domestic garage beside the house was converted to
an Orangery.  The bespoke rooflights were complimented
with Resitrix fitted over 120mm Polyurethane foam board
insulation

Resitrix used to seal round bespoke rooflights

Resitrix used to seal round bespoke rooflights

The Sure Edge Gutter Trims and Kerb Trims are both
used on Rubber Roofs, usually in Black

Sure Edge Black Trims

Sure Edge Black Trims

The Sure Edge Gutter Trims and Kerb Trims are both
used on Rubber Roofs, also available in White

Sure Edge Trims for Drips and Kerbs also in White

Sure Edge Trims for Drips and Kerbs in White

Are You Considering a New Flat Roof?

When considering a new Flat Roof, whether it is for
An Orangery or any other use, talk to Mayfield Roofing
for free impartial advise and a written quotation that
is given totally without any obligation on your part

 

 

Roofing Service – Leak in your Bonnet?

Here is a roofing service problem that is very common but is often ignored
because it is normally “Out of Sight and Out of Mind!”

When a row of hip ridges looks as miserable as these,
you may suspect there is a problem

However, leaks may occur before the cement drops out
If the ‘Bonnets’ have not been fitted correctly

Here is how to do it properly:

Sorry the video is a bit ‘Cheesy!’ but hey!

We are expert Roofing Contractors; not video makers;

Steven Spielberg can sleep peacefully knowing
we are not trying to take over his job!

 

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Condensation in Loft Spaces and other Roof Voids

This is the time of year (in the Northern latitudes) when condensation can become a problem.  We are all encouraged to install bigger and better insulation to keep our homes and offices warm without spending a fortune on higher energy bills.

However, with every silver lining, there is usually a cloud on the horizon.
As you cram more and thicker mineral wool into the loft
the inside of your roof slopes start to run with condensation.

This is where moist air comes into contact with air, or a surface,
which is at a lower temperature because warm air holds
more moisture than cold air.

In severe cases, it can even appear to “rain” in the roof space!

So what can you do about it?

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