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Types of Flat Roofs

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in roofing | 0 comments

Flat roofs on homes are not a common choice.  But if you would like to install a flat roof on your home, depending on the area in which you live, you will pay around $200-$400 per square foot.  Some of the options available for installation of a flat roof in Surrey are as follows:

  1. Built-Up Roof

A built-up roof is exactly what it sounds like.  It is built up.  This time-honored method involves layering steel, insulation, and a special type of roofing felt with asphalt or coal tar.  The top layer is often topped off with gravel, or stone, which makes the roof nicer looking and better for walking around on.  

With all those layers, the Built-Up Roof is very heavy, so roof supports need to be much stronger than they need to be with other kinds of roofs.  But Built-Up Roofs are very strong, have a fantastic R-factor, and are the cheapest flat roof method available.

  1. Modified Bitumen flat roof

Modified Bitumen is an asphalt that has been modified with polymers and reinforced with fiberglass or polyester.  Modified Bitumen is excellent at resisting punctures and is strong and durable.  When Modified Bitumen is installed, extreme heat is needed to cause adherence to the roof.  When this is done improperly, fires can be started.  Be sure to have a trained professional install your Modified Bitumen roofing in Surrey.

3. Rubber membrane flat roof

Rubber membrane or Synthetic Rubber (EPDM) is a single membrane roof that is resistant to UV rays and is hard to puncture or tear.  EPDM is very light and adheres directly to the roof deck.  EPDM can be coated with a lighter color to help it reflect the sun.  It is also easy to repair if a leak is found.  

Rubber membrane roofs are more expensive than the other options for a flat roof but are easier to install and repair.

These are some commonly installed flat roofs that you will find in Surrey.


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Fixed the Roof Tilt

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in roofing | 0 comments

The roof that is too sloped can also cause the roof of your house to leak. This is because rain water becomes slow or difficult to flow down so that it pools on the roof of the house and seeps into the house. The only way to overcome this roofing issue is to improve the level of the roof slope of your house. Keep the roof slope reach at about 45 degrees because, with the higher level of the slope, the leakage into the house is less likely to happen. One solution you can practice at home, for those of you who would like to save time on buying good quality tiles as the price is quite expensive. I advise using the roof carpet anti-leaking house as a tile coating the house.

This method is quite good but not as effective as if you use a quality tile as a roof cover your home. Home water gutters or sewage pipes that have been damaged, clogged, or the location of the slope is also less can cause the roof of your house to leak. Always check the gutter of your home regularly, especially before the rainy season arrives. If damaged, immediately replace the gutter before it becomes a serious leak problem.

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Repair or Replace House Roof

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in roofing | 0 comments

The tile is man-made where nothing is perfect in it. Sometimes the roof of our house is correct for the arrangement of tile and tile type selection, but still, there is a leak. Once in check, there was a cracked tile or a small hole. Cracks or small holes that cause roofing leaks are also not allowed. Because later can propagate to the other tile as well. To fix this, you can use by painting your house tile with anti-leak paint.

Sometimes our home tile is old to be easy to crack. There are also house tiles that break until the sun can enter the house. This could also be due to the length of use of tile and or poor quality of tile that we have. To overcome the broken house tile or have been rotten because of this usage, you can overcome by replacing the tile with a new house. Do not forget to buy a quality tile so that the roof does not leak back in the future.

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Easy and Effective Way to Overcome Leaking House Roof

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in roofing | 0 comments

The rainy season is coming soon. And leakage is a common problem common in almost every home. When a leak happens, it involves suffering water into the house and disrupting all our family movements. Both small and big leaks, we better not underestimate and always ask if the leaking roof becomes more severe, we will increasingly difficult to fix it. Dirty house roofs and lots of garbage can hamper the rain water that comes so that the water will be stagnant on the roof and cause leakage. This usually occurs in rural houses or houses surrounded by shady trees. The roofing solution is to clean the roof of the house regularly. Especially before the rainy season arrives. Try not too long garbage piled on the roof because it also can make your home tile becomes vulnerable to breaking.

Hot weather and poorly ventilated house attics can make our house tiles quicker down. This can lead to cracked or even broken roofs. Become a disturbing problem during the rainy season. To overcome this is by providing enough space for your attic building so that the heat received by the tile in summer becomes sufficient. But if it is already for less ventilation, you can do the tactic by modifying the vent and some enough air cavity in the attic of your house.

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How To Overcome Leaking Asbestos Roof

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in roofing | 0 comments

The rainy season is slowly coming. Usually many problems caused by the rain. Especially if the rain that comes with strong winds. The problem that usually arises is a leak on the roof of the house. Here are the factors that cause leakage on the asbestos roof; Incorrect and Careless Installation of Asbestos Processes, this error usually results in a cavity on the sidelines of the tile so that water can enter through the cavities. Selection of Used Asbestos Materials; Choose sheet material such as asbestos, cement fiber, ardex, zinc stainless, or bitumen (asphalt). This material has a cavity between material that gives slope tolerance on roofing to less than 30 degrees. So the water can flow smoothly. Compared using materials such as clay tiles, concrete, ceramics, or wood shingles.

How to Cope Leakage on the asbestos roof; Clean the area from the dust and make sure it is completely dry, check the roof and make sure the leak location is right, check the hole for the leak, if only cracked, you can directly apply a kind of waterproof to your asbestos. If the cracks are greater than 0.5 to 1 cm, patch the asbestos with unmixed cement, stir until liquid and stick to the hollow, wait until it is completely dry and hardens, then coat it with waterproof.

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Problems That Are Often Encountered On The Roof Of The House

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in roofing | 0 comments

The roof of the house is one part of the house that often. This is certainly very reasonable because the roof of the house is one part of the house that most often experiences changes in the weather such as exposure to heat, rain, or wind, and all that causes the roof of the house to be risky and fragile. When the roof of our house is fragile, then we have to fix it and of course the process of repairing this roofing will be time and cost is not small. Especially if you are not expert enough in repairing a damaged roof, of course, you need a handyman or an expert to install the roof. Before we move on to how to repair damaged roofs or tiles, we need to hazard any problems that often happen to our roofs. By knowing it, then we can create anticipatory steps so that later the roof of our house is not easily damaged in the future.

Unlike walls or floors that often get regular maintenance and cleaning, the roof is part of the house that is often forgotten to be cleaned. The roof often gets less attention. Sometimes, we just realized there are some parts on the roof or tiles are damaged in the event of a leak, when it rains. In addition, often we see a tile that falls down because the holder is no longer strong. Moreover, if a lot of garbage leaves on the roof of our house, the roof will be more easily fragile. For that, it needs to be done periodic cleaning and checking on the tile, overcome for a tile from a house that is decades old. The big trees around our house besides providing the cooling benefits of the outdoors, but also can bring disaster, especially for the roof in our house. The growth of stems and twigs are fairly high up to the roof tile roof on the roof of our house. The branches of a tree can continue to progress and slow cracks are made tile.

In addition, trees that are already very large will easily fall down, first if there is heavy rain or strong winds. This fallen tree can collapse on the roof of the house and destroy some roof tiles that we have holes. So that the rain does not seep into the ceiling to leak into the house, sometimes plastic or zinc installed under the tile. Plastic or zinc is able to dispel water to not directly touch the ceiling of the house that can result in leakage. However, zinc or plastic is very easy to tear or perforated, first when he was tens of years and never replaced. Mountain, the roof can no longer hold seepage of air and air will fall to the ceiling of the house causing leakage. For that, we must check the condition of zinc or plastic, before the rainy season arrives so that the rain does not enter our house.

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