A flat roof is a popular style of roofing. It’s most commonly found on buildings like sheds, garages and single-storey extensions. There are lots of different types of roofing material, which vary in durability, price and finish.
Types of Flat Roofing Material
Felt is a common roofing material, found most frequently on garage and shed roofs. It’s applied in sheets by using a flame to soften one side to make them sticky, and then layering them on top of each other. It’s popular because it’s relatively cheap and repairable.Read more
Asphalt is another common roofing material. It’s versatile and can be applied to most roofing structures. Asphalt is prepared for roofing by heating it up in an asphalt boiler and then trowelling it on. It is also used for paving, flooring and damp proofing.Read more
EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene monomer, which is a type of synthetic rubber. It can be cut to fit any size roof, and is installed in one layer. It’s lightweight, elastic and tough, which makes it suitable for lots of different types of roof.Read more
GRP stands for glass reinforced plastic. GRP fibreglass is a popular roofing material due to its light weight and durability. It also looks good; it comes in lots of different colours and has a smooth finish. It’s suitable for any roof size or shape, and is used on domestic and commercial buildings.Read more
Prepare for your project
Costs vary for flat roofing projects depending on several variables, including:
- whether you’re looking for repair work or roof replacement
- the size of your roof
- how easy it is to access your roof
- your location
To get precise prices for your flat roofing project, get up to 4 quotes from reputable companies.