Bitumen Felt Roofs
Bitumen felt roofs are probably the most common type of flat roof in the UK and though they are not recommended for use on habitable buildings, they quite often are.
Rubber Membrane Roofs
Rubber EPDM membrane is a 100% cured, single-ply roofing membrane made of an Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymer and according to Firestone™ one of the major manufacturers, it offers unique features and benefits.
Since it was introduced in the early 1980’s, Firestone™ EPDM rubber roofing membranes have been installed on hundreds of thousands of commercial, industrial and residential flat roofs.
Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP) Flat Roofs
Commonly referred to as fibreglass, glass-reinforced polyester was developed half way through the twentieth century and was used for a wide range of applications due to its high strength and non-corrosive properties.
It was initially used in boat building – particularly for small craft such as canoes – but its relatively low weight, waterproof properties and strength led to its use for water tanks, ponds, roof lights and even body panels for cars and commercial vehicles.
Its ability to be moulded to practically any shape imaginable and be constructed in situ means that it is particularly suited to providing a waterproof surface for flat roofs – new or old.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Flat Roofs
Sika Roof Assured™ specialises in the installation of Sika Sarnafil™ single ply PVC roofing systems for the domestic market and although the product is extensively used for commercial roofing, most of the information in this website is tailored for the homeowner.
Sika Sarnafil™ single ply PVC roofing systems can be used to replace an existing roof which is leaking, one which has reached the end of its functional life, or for new build projects.
It is easy to assume that this type of roofing product is only suitable for flat roofs but Sika Sarnafil™ single ply PVC roofing systems can be used on roofs with a pitch of up to 35 degrees.