Pitched and Flat Roofing in Woldingham | The Key Differences


Homeowners faced with the question of which type of roof to use on properties or extensions in the Woldingham area can contact the roofing contractors at Masons & Sons. This is a situation we encounter regularly. Our roofers offer their expert advice, built on years of experience in the separate fields of pitched and flat roof repairs, to give prospective customers a clearer idea of what will look better and work better on a home.


There are many factors to consider before reaching a final decision. Pitched and flat roofing installations all benefit Woldingham homes and businesses in different ways. The same applies to pitched and flat roofing repairs.


We want your choice to be the right one. That’s why our roofing contractors take the time needed to survey your property in detail, to talk to you about the available options, and to guide you towards a more informed decision that not only protects your investment, but which also makes your home a more pleasant place to live in.

The Benefits of Flat Roofing

Flat roofing is a perfect choice for many builds, and ideally suited to single-storey extensions and garages. These roofs, although not entirely flat because they have a slight pitch to enable water runaway, construct over a horizontal base, with a waterproof membrane, and receive support from the ceiling joists. Some structures, built by roofers with little or no experience in flat roofing, often suffer from drainage issues.


Our own roofing contractors frequently undertake flat roofing repairs on structures in Woldingham that suffer from pooling water issues, a symptom of poor drainage.


At Mason & Sons, we construct flat roofing, and perform flat roof repairs, using a choice of felt, single-ply membranes, asphalt, polyester felts, liquid plastic and hot melt roofing systems. Liquid flat roofing systems offer a continuous application, and one that has a longer lifespan than many other materials. It is a perfect choice for complicated flat roofing repairs in the Woldingham area.


The roofers at our company also lead the way in innovation by working with today’s more modern GRP fibreglass and EPDM rubber roofing materials. These materials last longest of all, and we consider them to be the pinnacle of flat roofing systems.


Flat roofing usually costs less to install, or to repair, than pitched roofs because the job needs fewer materials and less labour. Also, any flat roof repairs you might require a little further down the line are straightforward. Our roofing contractors can complete most flat roofing repairs inside the space of a few hours, but we will advise you on timescales, and on the total cost of materials and labour, in our quotation.

The Benefits of Pitched Roofing

Pitched roofs, in terms of design and construction, offer a stronger, sturdier installation on main property builds compared to flat roofing. History tells us this, and many Woldingham homes still have tiles in place from over a century ago. Our roofers also recognise that a further advantage of pitched roofing over flat roofing is the amount of space underneath, which many homeowners put to good use and optimise their investment into a property.


Homeowners who develop properties in Woldingham instead of moving can use the space beneath a pitched roof as a value-added loft conversion (although some flat roofing structures also lend themselves well to certain conversion styles).


The initial cost of pitched roofing is usually higher than that of flat roofing. It has a more complex design, and the price of materials, as well as the labour of roofing contractors, soon add up. Pitched roofing repairs also cost more than flat roofing repairs, particularly when we have to factor the cost of replacement slates and tiles into a quotation.


This doesn’t necessarily make roof repairs on a pitched structure abnormally expensive, but we do encourage our Woldingham customers to consider flat roofing for single-storey builds and extensions, and for garages, sheds, outbuildings, porches and car ports.


There are different benefits to consider with pitched and flat roofing installations, and for pitched and flat roofing repairs. Whichever roof you decide upon for your Woldingham property, our roofers are always on hand to offer sound advice and a full range of professional services. We welcome enquiries from customers in all parts of Surrey and the South East, and Masons & Sons can combine a prompt site survey with a free, no-obligation quotation.

Call 01737 769 888 for more information on pitched and flat roof repairs at properties in the Woldingham area. We also offer a full installation and reroofing service.



Mason & Sons Roofing

Redhill: 19 Trowers Way, Redhill RH1 2LH

Phone: 01737 769888

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