Have you got a residential or commercial property where a flat roof is failing and is need of repair or maintenance?
After many years of going out and repairing flat roofs, we can honestly say that the majority of flat roofs only leak from flashing around the edges of the roof.
If regular maintenance was carried out, the majority of these problems with the flashings would be picked up and the roofs would not deteriorate as they do now. Regular maintenance of your flat roof will reduce costs in the long term.
Get in touch with us and we will respond promptly and can even attend the property the same day in an emergency, for example, severe water ingress.
Flat Roofs That We Repair
We carry out flat roof repairs to all types of flat roof:
- Mineral Felt (torch on or hot laid).
- Asphalt with solar-reflective properties and roof gardens.
- Lead flat roofs.
- Copper flat roofs.
- Zinc flat roofs.
Why Choose Us?
- Over 30 Years Experience
- Excellent Customer Service
- Insurance Backed Guarantees
- We Get it Done on Time
- Flexible Systems & Pricing
- Rated 5 out of 5 by Our Customers
I’ve been working with Steve Dickinson of London Flat Roofing for almost 10 years and to this day I have not come across anyone with more knowledge on London flat roofs. From leak detection to maintenance, Steve has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of flat roofing.
Our flat roof was previously installed by cowboy builders. Steve did a fantastic job or un-doing their shoddy work and rectifying all of the issues they had caused. No more leaks and no mess either. The price was fair and they got the job done very quickly.
I came back off holiday to find that the flat roof above my kitchen had been leaking and flooded the house. I called and spoke to Steve who came out the same day and within hours he had identified the leak. The very next day he sent out 2 roofers who fixed the leak. Steve then helped me claim through my insurance policy. Very pleased and grateful for his help.
Steve from London Flat Roofing was very knowledgeable. We had several contractors trying to find the issue with our leaking flat roof prior to getting Steve to look at it. After surveying it with a thermal imaging camera Steve was able to pinpoint the exact location of the leak and fixed it there and then. Very pleased and would definitely recommend to others.
Flat Roof Repairs & Maintenance
Surveys & Estimates for Flat Roofs
When a customer contacts us about a flat roof problem this is the general process:
- Attend property.
- Gain access to the leaking roof.
- Take digital photos of the roof defects.
- Consult with customer or insurance company about flat roof repairs needed.
- Carry out temporary repairs or permanent repairs as directed.
- Submit full report to customer as to what findings were, and what repair work we undertook.
- Either Email or send roof report to customer, including reference photos.
Why Do Flat Roofs Leak?
The top reasons why flat roof leaks are:
- Bad design – Not having an adequate fall on the roof or adequate outlets for water to drain from the roof.
- Bad workmanship – The roof covering not being installed to the manufacturer’s specifications.
- Settlement – The roof holds water because the timbers supporting it have sagged and now allow water to pond on the roof.
- Lack of maintenance – Solar-reflective stones or paint haven’t been applied regularly to prevent the sun from blistering and splitting the surface.
- Puncturing – People walking and working on the roof without taking care.
Poorly installed flashings – Flashings not dressed to the surrounding walls correctly or incorrect use of flashing materials, such as lead not being used correctly.
When carrying out flat roof repairs we consult closely with the customer about the roof condition. Sometimes the flat roof has deteriorated so badly that a viable repair isn’t an option.
Flat Roof Repairs
It is normal but not essential to repair a leaking flat roof using the same materials as those originally used. However if your flat roof is an old lead or zinc roof, and isn’t visible from the house, using the same materials for the repair is an unnecessary expense. In this case we would normally repair it by patching the leak using torch on felt or liquid rubber. Both these products will last between 10 and 20 years, and if it’s an old flat roof they’ll probably outlive the roof itself.
If you have acquired a flat roof when you purchased your property and there wasn’t any ongoing guarantee, you would have no recourse to the flat roof installer.