With all the will in the world I think any of us would find it hard to think of a roof – especially a flat roof – as sexy or inspirational? Some exceptions could be the wonderful cantilevered roof on Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Falling Water, or the impressive Sarnafil wave roof on The Silverstone Wing at the Northamptonshire circuit or Thomas Heatherwick’s ‘kissing roofs’ at the new King’s Cross shopping scheme. But these are the Lamborghinis or Ferraris of roofs while for most of is we have a roof that’s more down to earth (excuse the pun!)
No matter how big or small, how sexy your flat roof we do recommend that you don’t forget about it (see our previous out of sight out of mind blog) but give it some thought. Here are some few checks you may want to consider:
- Have you EVER checked your roof?
- Have you ever had your roof inspected?
- Does your guarantee still have life in it?
- Does your insurance STILL cover your roof? Remember you insurance is NOT a guarantee
- Did you know you must advise buildings insurers if you are making any structural changes to your home** Read more about insurance specifically for homes with a single ply membrane roof
Most roofing system should be inspected and maintained regularly as part of your household insurance. In most cases you will have to show (in the event of a claim that a professional has inspected your roof a ### number of times depending on your policy.
If your flat roof involves felt or bitumen there is even more reason for regular inspection as they are materials that are most likely to deteriorate with cracked and split felt etc, burst blister, pooling water causing poor drainage etc,
It’s a previous experience of poorly performing materials that turns many of our customers onto the Sarnafil single ply membrane for their flat roof project. Low maintenance but high performance this is single ply technology backed by a worldwide brand makes it the very best option.
A little care for your flat roof goes a long way. Our Roof Assured by Sarnafil approved installers will be able to advice you on the best way to maintain your flat roof.