Mason & Sons Roofing covers all areas in Surrey, Sussex and Kent including the major locations of Caterham, Dorking, Horsham and Sevenoaks. Most modern flat roofing contractors lean towards the industry’s most modern materials and this makes complete sense until the situation arises where a customer insists on a traditional finish. That’s why our company provides flat roofing services using hot application felt systems, but also uses the industry’s most innovative materials in the form of EPDM RubberBond FleeceBack.
It’s important to us that our Caterham, Dorking, Horsham, Sevenoaks, Surrey, Sussex and Kent customers receive a flexible flat roofing service. That’s why we’re prepared to offer options that other local and regional roofing contractors can’t accommodate. While we’ll always recommend the best material for a protective and watertight finish, the choice of flat roofing material ultimately lies with the customer.
Below, we provide an explanation of traditional hot application felt systems and modern EPDM RubberBond FleeceBack – one of the industry’s most progressive materials.
Felt is surprisingly versatile when it comes to application and there are three different ways to use it on flat roofing in the Caterham, Dorking, Horsham and Sevenoaks areas. Built-up felt roofing normally consists of two to three layers. These layers are manufactured from bitumen sheets, and our contractors bond them together using a choice of hot bitumen or an adhesive. These two application methods deliver a flat roofing surface with a typical life expectancy of 15 years, although it can last in some cases for as many as 30 years.
Changing temperatures and weather conditions affect the life expectancy of felt roofing and the more it is exposed to the elements, the greater the chances are of the material cracking. While felt roofing is economical, it requires replacement at more frequent intervals.
The third application system for felt flat roofing is the torch-on process, which was developed to reduce the dangers of ‘pour and roll’ hot bitumen. Despite being safer for contractor use around Caterham, Dorking, Horsham, Sevenoaks, Surrey, Sussex and Kent properties, the need for a naked flame to heat the felt during application does mean there is a fire risk present. Also, if the standard of installation is inadequate, bonding to flat roofing structures is poor and this leads to leaks. This compromises underlying eaves and timber.
EPDM RubberBond FleeceBack is a modern flat roofing membrane suitable for domestic and commercial flat roofing applications. This single-ply material works well on small repairs but really comes into its own when used on full flat roofing replacements in Caterham, Dorking, Horsham, Sevenoaks and the surrounding areas. Pioneered as far back as 50 years ago, EPDM RubberBond FleeceBack is scientifically proven to be more durable than traditional flat roofing products, and is more resistant to adverse weather over the longer term.
The unique fleece backing makes this market-leading EPDM product the ideal choice for simple installation over existing surfaces without any concerns over puncturing or tearing. The durability of this flat roofing material means that it can be walked on, and this makes EPDM RubberBond FleeceBack a great option for roof terraces. Very few materials in our sectors are as adaptable, hardwearing or as weatherproof as EPDM flat roofing.
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Tunbridge Wells: Suite 30, 2 Mount Sion, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1UE
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