Looking for Roof Repairs Portsmouth?
Whether you have missing slates, damaged rubber roofing, or pointing or flashing in need of attention, we can help you. Whether your repair is urgent or has been on your list for some time, we’ll offer you the same, cost-conscious service, no obligation quote and a guarantee of our work.
Repairing a Flat Roof – What You Need to Know
When a roof leaks, it can lead to damage to roof decks, interiors and goods stored inside. Depending on the severity of the leak, flat roof repairs Portsmouth needn’t be costly or time-consuming if the right materials are used.
There are a few options for repairing a roof.
Emergency Liquid Roof Repair
Emergency roof repair liquids work straight out of the tin and waterproofs instantly. This can provide a reliable seal in an emergency situation. Ideal in a maintenance capacity, the liquid rubber solution contains fibres that can help strengthen and seal small cracks easily and reliably. The liquid is applied using a brush or roller and can be used with other roofing supplies to seal cracks around pipe vents or other extrusions. Because of it’s ease of application we are able to keep costs minimal for you.
Over time, some roofing membranes wear and weather, degrading the membrane and allowing cracks and weak spots to appear. If you need to repair membranes or replace the roof altogether, consider using EPDM to provide reliability both for a quick fix roof repair and also over the long-term.
EPDM membranes occasionally need to be repaired if damaged by debris or accidental puncture. We always used specialised EPDM accessories, adhesives and sealant to maintain the performance level of the entire roof.
Prevention is better than cure
Although no one can predict an emergency situation, such as storm damage, there are simple checks you can carry out to get advance warning of the likelihood of a roofing failure.
All you need to do is to get a good look at the flat roof on a regular basis. If you’ve got outside buildings, like sheds and garages, look out over them from an upstairs window, particularly after a storm or heavy rain. Signs you may have a problem brewing:
- Ponding water
- Overflowing gutters
- Slow draining drain outlets
- Uneven surface area
- Ridges or ripples in membrane or felt
- Sagging at any point
Spot any of these signs and go inside the building to check the roof internally. Signs to look for could be damp patches or sagging, peeling paint or paper or black spots. Keeping a regular eye on your flat roofing is always a good idea. Get to know your roofs and you will immediately spot when something has changed. Then you will be able to address the issue before it becomes something more serious.