Warm Roof or Cold Roof?
There are three types of flat roof construction:
- Warm Roof
- Cold Roof
- Hybrid (or mess-up!)
Make sure your roofer or builder understands:
- Thermal properties
- Thermal bridging
- Vapour barriers
- Dew points
On smaller roofs, lack of guidance from the Designers and Architects, tends to be the reason Roofers and/or Builders get this wrong. Solving problems with a sweating and badly installed roof is now becoming a large part of our daily work load.
How a Warm Flat Roof Works
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.