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Traditional felt flat roofing Wentworth

While traditional felt flat roofing has a poor reputation among many Wentworth home owners, it’s actually a far more reliable and robust roofing material than it used to be. In fact, a properly installed Wentworth traditional felt flat roof could last for as long as 50 years, as long as it is looked after and cared for properly.

In order to get the longest possible lifespan out of your traditional felt flat roofing, there are some important factors that need to be checked when a Wentworth roofer installs your roof, including:

  • the underlying structure – a flat roof should have a very slight gradient in order to ensure quick rainwater run-off
  • the timber joists underneath – these need to be substantial enough to stand up to sagging over time, so that ‘ponding’ is avoided, which could allow water to find its way in through the tiniest hole
  • the decking material used – chipboard is a poor choice for this as it sags under its own weight over time, reducing the lifespan of your traditional felt flat roof
  • quality of workmanship in laying the traditional felt flat roofing – this is a skilled job and should only be done by an experienced and skilled Wentworth roofing contractor. Be sure to ask for references and evidence of any qualifications or certifications they claim to have.

Want to know more?

If you’re interested in having a traditional felt flat roof installed, you’ll no doubt have many questions for your roofer. When you contact a roofer to get a quote, be sure to ask all the questions you have and to check they’re experienced and skilled in laying roofing.

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