While a flat roof will continue to be a popular choice for homes and businesses alike, many people are unaware of the benefits of ensuring that their covering is maintained and checked regularly, and as early as possible in its shelf life – while some flat roofs can be durable and have the benefit of long term usage without any difficulties, it’s important to understand when and why flat roofing should be checked and monitored throughout its time – and what may be the best options available to you when it comes to repairing your roof.
One of the biggest challenges facing long-term flat roofing is weather and erosion – in seasonal extremes, over the years, flat roofing can crack and wear down due to rainfall and can let water in if cracks develop, particularly if ice is allowed to form and grow in crevices, slowly affecting the rigidity and composition. This means that damage that can be done to flat roofing over the years is mostly natural, but should be spotted and tackled early on to prevent escalating costs for you. After all, it is important to avoid the replacement of an entire roof for the sake of a few cracks that had been left to develop without intervention – which is why it is all the more important to oversee repair of even the most minor problems as early as you possibly can. After all, it is better to be safe than sorry, particularly when it comes to repairing your roof ahead of cold months and bad weather!
GRP, or fibreglass roofing, is a form of flat installation that you may be interested in if you are particularly concerned with escalating damage or constant repairs to an existing roof. GRP is an industry standard, particularly popular for its hard-wearing, low maintenance composition, making it a fantastic choice for a building that is open to heavy weather or usage – as GRP roofing can be used or converted into a roof garden or patio without fear of any significant damage to the structure. When it comes to repairing, GRP may not need regular inspection due to its hardy nature, but if it is damaged by any means – vandalism, weather or by accident – it can be easily consulted and repaired. However, it is again imperative that repairing your roof is undertaken sooner rather than later – if not for the sake of your comfort and safety, for your bank balance!
When it comes to repairing roofs and installing GRP, Merlin have over 25 years of experience in the trade – and, as such, you can count on us to provide a sturdy, hard-wearing flat roof installation for your home or business that will require little maintenance or spot checks – particularly if you opt for a fibreglass or GRP solution. If you’re tired of repairing your roof or are interested in a cost-effective and long-lasting solution to roofing problems, why not contact us today and we will be happy to discuss your concerns at your convenience.