Why You Should Build Your Flat Roofing in The Summer
Summer is almost here and now is the time to consider those home improvement projects you have been putting off during the long, dreary winter months.
Bad weather is a convenient excuse for delaying the extension, garden overhaul or new garage you have been considering because, unlike fitting a new bedroom or bathroom suite or simply decorating, you have to be able to work outside, store materials and equipment outside and obviously the construction itself can be severely hampered by bad weather.
Advantages of flat roofing
There are many reasons why people choose to construct a flat roof building and one of those is how it deals with bad weather – contrary to popular belief, a flat roof building is designed with a slight pitch to allow rainwater to run off to drain – but to get the most benefit from your flat roof building you need to get the work done now, while the weather is better and so the building is ready for later in the year when the weather turns.
While good summer weather can’t be guaranteed the extended daylight hours will allow work to continue to a conclusion where required, which isn’t usually possible during the winter months, or you are more likely to be able to leave a construction overnight to complete the next day, where necessary.
Flat roofing is suitable for both domestic and commercial buildings, such as extensions, out buildings, garages, dormers, or porches. There are many advantages to flat roofs over their contemporary alternative, pitched roofs. In general, flat roofing is usually a less complex and more compact design which offers economic and efficiency benefits as there is far less labour involved in constructing a flat roof building, and hence the project is usually cheaper.
Experienced construction from Northern Roofline
As a result of there being less construction weight to a flat roof building, the foundations required are also less extensive. Therefore, it is possible to retro-fit a flat roof on a building that previously had a pitched roof, but it is not so straightforward to retro-fit the other way around.
Flat roofing now uses high-tech membranes made from felt, fibre glass or rubber to protect the roof against UV sunlight and which also avoids moss and algae growing. These are supported by good guarantees and in general a flat roof is one of the most cost-effective ways of adding value to your home.
Now is the time to accelerate your plans for a flat roof construction and Northern Roofline have years of experience in designing solutions for customers. So make the most of the summer months, and get your flat roofing construction underway now by contact Northern Roofline today about a booking in a free quote.