Flat Roof Repair Made Easy with Permaroof UK

15th January 2017

Thinking of tackling a flat roof repair this year? With Christmas behind us, we begin to start looking ahead to the jobs that we have been putting off since last year. The most important jobs, such as a flat roof repair, can be expensive, especially after the holiday season when our pockets are at their emptiest!

Flat roof repair jobs are critical, as leaving a leaking roof can lead to widespread damage both to the roof deck and to the internal decorations of your property. Water damage is not only aesthetically devastating, but also, once it gets into structural parts of the building, it can begin to cause serious damage to wood, plasterwork, brickwork and concrete flooring. Leaving a leaking flat roof simply is not an option.

DIY flat roof repair or replacement?

If the flat roof can be repaired easily, then great, no problems. It is well worth bringing in a structural engineer to assess the extent of your leak if you are unsure though, as sometimes it is not always clear in the first instance.

It may be wise to weigh up whether it might be better to replace the flat roof covering, rather than carry out a repair.

EPDM rubber roofing membrane is fast-becoming one of the most popular ways for a DIY enthusiast to replace a flat roof. Some of the reasons for this are as follows:

  • EPDM rubber roof membrane is expected to last for more than five decades
  • Permaroof make rubber roofing kits in standard sizes
  • EPDM roofing systems are easy to install in one piece with no joins
  • EPDM offers unmatched resistance to ozone and UV radiation
  • Requires little or no maintenance once correctly installed
  • Low life-cycle cost
  • Firestone EPDM is inert, with limited environmental impact


All this adds up to making EPDM the perfect material to use to replace your leaking roof rather than performing a quick-fix flat roof repair.

Let Permaroof UK help you to keep your maintenance and flat roof repair costs down this year.

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