Flat roof update

by Nick 22. February 2012 22:45

Flat roof update

It was inevitable after our column about flat roofs in the Heswall Magazine that a leak would appear in the flat roof of an extension we completed in 2008.

We had specified a built up felt roof system to be installed by an approved contractor. A 15-year guarantee was obtained and passed to the client.

On discovering the leak we contacted the roofing manufacturer and the installers visited site that day. The following day the leak was repaired.

This is the first instance in ten years of architects-direct.com projects that we have been made aware of a leak to a flat roof on a project we designed. This proves that the quality of flat roofs has improved and when things do go wrong they can be resolved.

Remember: -

·        Specify a product that offers a minimum 15-year guarantee.

·        Use an approved installer.

·        Ensure that the guarantee is for both workmanship and materials.

Keep the guarantee in a safe place; you will need it if you have a problem.  


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