Top 3 Ways To Upgrade Your Flat Roof
When it comes to the roofline of a house, many individuals prefer a pitched style over a flat one. There is an assumption that due to the less conventional facade of a flat roof, it is somehow less desirable.
Whether you are considering buying a flat roofed property, or are looking to upgrade your current home, flat roofs sometimes feel like an aesthetic obstacle. But this should not be the case!
Fear not, there are a number of ways to breathe life back into your flat roof, restoring it to its former glory and proving that they can look incredible!
Here are James Dunn Roofing’s top tips for upgrading your flat roof.
Repair and Recover
If you’re considering any sort of roof upgrade, be it for domestic or commercial roofing, the first point of call should be repair and restoration. If a roof is in disrepair, it looks unsightly and can ruin the external appearance of a whole building.
There are a number of factors that can play a part in the wear and tear of your roof, from the unpredictable British weather to simple old-age. No matter the cause, employing the repair services of professional roofing contractors is the best place to start.
After all, a well maintained flat roof, free of damage, will look a lot better than an old beaten one.
Next on our list of flat roof upgrades are green roofs. Essentially, green roofs involve the installation of a waterproofing system with a layer of greenery and vegetation planted on top of it. Also known as sedum roofs or living roofs, this flat roof upgrade is a sure way to massively improve the look of your old felt roof.
What’s more, this method is cost-effective and works to significantly improve the insulation of your home. By covering the surface of your roof with plants and life, you will not only reduce the carbon footprint of your household or property, but save money on heating and energy bills in the colder months,
Plants And Flowers
Finally, following on from the suggestion of green roof installation, is the potential to turn flat roofs into a flower garden of sorts. Whilst it is not recommended that you walk on your flat roof as significant weight may damage its felt or structural integrity, placing flower pots, planters and herbs is a beautiful way to improve the look of your flat roof.
This can be worked on alongside a green roof installation as flowers and shrubbery sits neatly within the existing greenery. Not only will this help you to fall in love with your flat roof again, it will also increase the curb appeal of your property; when it’s time to sell, a roof garden will do wonders.
James Dunn Roofing: Flat Roof Repair Oxford
If you’re in need of roof repairs or are contemplating upgrading your roof, look no further than James Dunn Roofing. Our expert, family-run, team have over 35 years of industry experience and take pride in reviving your property!
Don’t hesitate, get in touch today for a quote or a chat. Call us on 01865 373 614 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.