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Flat Roofing Cambridge

A flat roof is a type of covering of a building. In contrast to the sloped form of a roof, a flat roof is horizontal or nearly horizontal. Materials that cover flat roofs should allow the water to run off freely from a very slight inclination.

Cambridge Flat Roofing

Traditionally flat roofs would use a tar and gravel based surface which, as long as there was no pooling of water, was sufficient to prevent penetration. However, these surfaces would tend to fail in colder climates, where ice dams and the like could block the flow of water. Similarly, they tend to be sensitive to sagging of the roof reversing the subtle grading of the surface.

Flat Roofing Cambridge 1

Flat Roofing Cambridge 1

Modern flat roofs tend to use a continuous membrane covering which can better resist pools of standing water. These membranes are applied as a continuous sheet where possible, though sealants and adhesives are available to allow for bonding multiple sheets and dealing with structures penetrating the roof surface.

Flat Roofing Cambridge 2

Flat Roofing Cambridge 2

 

Far more expensive flat roof options include sealed metal roofs using copper or tin. These are soldered interlocking systems of metal panels.

Flat Roofing Cambridge 3

Flat Roofing Cambridge 3

Advice and Roofing Services Ltd specialises in the flexible yet highly durable EPDM Rubber Roofing System, made by Rubberbond. This is the most durable flat roofing system currently available.

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