At Thermal Roof, Weston-super-Mare, we have been installing quality flat roof systems for many years. When it comes to flat roofs, there isn’t much that we don’t know. We thought we would share our knowledge and expertise by interviewing our Managing Director, Wayne Kelly and getting the insider detail on EPDM flat roof systems. Let’s take a look at some of his interesting flat roof facts:

Your Flat Roof Could be Turned into a Roof Garden

A flat roof can be turned into a roof garden but it has to be designed to take the excess weight. Architects are now redesigning flat roofs alongside sedum roofs to help the environment. They also look great too.

A Flat Roof Isn’t Always Flat

While they’re much flatter than standard roofs, and give off the deception of being pan flat, technically, flat roots are not flat. A well-engineered flat roof will be sloped ever so slightly to allow rainwater to run off, preventing it from pooling on the roof. This incline is so subtle that most people would be unable to notice.

EPDM Flat Roof Systems are Monitored

The EPDM flat roof systems that we use are managed and monitored.From supply toinstallation there is a rigid audit trail. We have regular site inspections to ensure sure that it is being laid in accordance with the system’s manufacturer’s guidelines. That is why we are licensed to use the system and the reason why our 25 year Guarantee is insurance backed.

Designed to Insulate

A quality flat roof system is designed to retain heat and insulate the property on which it is installed. This is the perfect solution for a conservatory that is too hot in summer and too cold in winter for example or a garage that you want to get more use out of. It’s also great for dormers and home extensions.

Kinder to the Environment

The process used to install our rubber flat roofing system is simple and kinder to the environment. There are no chemicals used or other liquids which might give off unpleasant odours. Of course, the whole roof is also designed to last a long time which means that you will only need to do the process once rather than having multiple flat roof installations. We have already mentioned a roof garden – another environmentally friendly reason to have a flat roof.

EPDM Flat Roofs are Versatile

Unlike felt or fibre glass flat roofs, an EPDM rubber flat roof system is versatile and flexible. This means that it is good in extreme weather conditions as it doesn’t shrink or expand and then crack. In fact, it’s the perfect solution for the Great British weather.

Only Available Through Trained and Approved Contractors

The 3 metre wide reinforced EPDM systemthat we use is only available through trained and approved contractors that have gone through strict auditing and checks. In addition to having pass a series of tests and meet specific criteria, our work is also checked to make sure that it passes the high standards required.

Can be Fitted with a Rooflight

In the case of a conservatory where you are replacing an old polycarbonate roof, ourEPDM flat roof can be fitted with a rooflight to ensure that the space receives plenty of natural daylight.

conservatory roof replacement 

If you have found yourself requiring more space, especially during the last couple of years when we have found ourselves working from home, a flat roof can turn those unused spaces such as a cold conservatory or a disused garage into a space that is insulated and weatherproof.

Can Save You Money

If you are looking for value for money, ourEPDM Flat Roof System is the ideal solution. It will save you money on heating bills, as well as being designed to last you a number of years without having to worry about repairs or having a new roof at any point in the future.

OK, so it’s actually 11 flat roof facts 😉

Why BBA Certification?

Most quality flat roof systemshave BBA certification which means that the manufacturers send it off to be tested, both in the laboratory and on site. This gives the customer reassurance that it will do what the manufacturers boast.

To discover more about our EPDM flat roof solutions, and more flat roof facts, we recommend getting in touch. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have or arrange a FREE survey and quotation. Call 01934 824005 to speak to one of our friendly team or click here to find the areas that we cover.