Flat Roof - Worcester, Kidderminster & Bromsgrove
Since the boom period of the 1970's the roofers at AES Roofing Contractors Ltd. have specialised in the application of waterproof covering for the flat roof market.
Over this time we have installed thousands of flat roof coverings throughout Worcester, Droitwich & Bromsgrove, Stourport & Kidderminster, Pershore & Evesham, Malvern and surrounding areas.
We can offer a range of different coverings from rubber roof to GRP roof coverings giving scope on both price and longevity.
There are now many ways to waterproof a flat roof. We offer systems varying from traditional built up felt, to modern long life EPDM Rubber, to GRP coverings, to liquid systems.
Our roofing contractors also specialise in new flat roofs, sedum roofing and green roofs. If you are interested in having a new roof, please contact us and a member of our team will be happy to help.
Flat Roof Repairs
At AES Roofing Contractors Ltd. we also offer flat roof repairs throughout Worcester, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and the surrounding areas. Many flat roof repairs are needed due to poor installation, weathering and temperature fluctuation, which can cause cracking resulting in a leak. If you need a flat roof repair an AES roofer will assess the roof and then will be able to advise you on the best solution to your problem. We can often carry out a localised repair, which may prolong the life of the existing coverings.
For more information about how AES Roofing Contractors Ltd. can help you with your flat roof or flat roof repairs please contact the office or send us an enquiry.
Types of Flat Roof
Built Up Felt Roofs (Flat Roofs)
Traditional felt roofs, as industry standard are normally built up of three layers of bituminous felt. The layers are bonded together with heated bitumen with a reflective finish (such as mineral spa chipping, stone chippings or solar paint). The reflective material is designed to protect the roof from extreme seasonal temperatures.
The long-term performance of built up felt roof systems depend on the specification and manufacture of the roofing material together with the skilled installation by our fully trained roofers. Using AES Roofing Contractors you can be assured of top quality and performance roofing system.
A design service is also available to rectify existing bad designs.
Modern high performance felts incorporate polyester membranes which give excellent strength, durability and life expectancy. Bitumen performance can also be improved with the introduction of polymers to increase flexibility, and further extend the life of the roof. These high performance systems, when correctly and expertly installed can return life expectancies in excess of 30 years.
Single Ply Roofing (Rubber EPDM or PVC)
As the title would suggest this type of roof system usually comprises of just one layer of membrane. Normally, single ply systems are installed without the use of naked flame or hot bitumen, and are therefore the favoured covering for projects where the use of naked flame is not permitted. These roof systems offer the latest in performance and can return life expectancies in excess of 40 / 50 years.
These products can also lend themselves to other areas of waterproofing such as gutter linings (for guttering), vertical cladding, pond lining etc.
GRP Roofs (Glass Reinforced Polyester)
After being discovered by accident in the 1950's GRP has developed into a product that has been used in applications worldwide. Products such as garden ponds, pools, boats, canoes etc have all been made from GRP.
In the roofing industry a GRP covering is formed using resins from the polyester family. These are laminated with a fibre glass matt to build up a waterproof construction. The long-term performance of the product depends on the laminate construction and the skill of the roofers carrying out the installation.
AES Ltd has been involved with GRP roofing since the mid 1970's and have completed hundreds of installations. Now AES are approved installers of the TopSeal GRP roof system, so, if you are considering GRP roofing or you have one installed by other roof companies that have failed, call the experts in this field - AES Roofing Contractors Ltd.
A liquid applied system usually comprises of coated layers over a reinforcing membrane. These systems are normally applied over existing coverings (after suitable preparation), thus negating the requirement to strip and expose roof areas. Liquid coatings are also used to waterproof penetrations through roof coverings, such as pipes and ductwork, as well as many other applications.
A.E.S Area Coverage
- We cover:
- and surrounding areas
- Our Services Include:
- Roof Repairs
- Guttering Repairs (inc. Concrete Guttering Repairs)
- Pitched and Flat Roof Installation
- Flat Roof Repairs
- About AES Roofing Contractors Ltd:
- Our roofing contractors are specialists in the field providing you with the highest quality workmanship every time. All of our roofers are fully trained, friendly and professional.
The building industry uses the terms WARM ROOF and COLD ROOF to describe the two main types of roof insulation.
This type of construction has the insulation above the roof deck, thus keeping the deck 'WARM' and usually the most satisfactory construction for domestic properties as it avoids the need for ventilation of the roof structure. In the majority of new build flat roofs this system is preferred.
Many existing residential flat roofs have the insulation laid between the roof joists directly above the ceiling. This design allows the deck to become 'COLD'. Due to their design it is seen as good practice that this construction of roof is ventilated to reduce the risk of condensation forming in the void above the insulation and under the decking.
Warm roof construction is now considered normal practice for new buildings. However, if you have an existing cold roof there may be no need to change it. Many existing cold roofs exist and function well for many years.