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    New Garage roof


    My existing Garage flat roof is puddles after rain. Do I need a new roof with proper drainage, or just a repair job ?.

    Asked by Harry on 7th Jun 2022
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    Rwc roofing and landscaping

    "If you have puddles on your roof that means your boards are dipped in the middle and not allowing it to flow off the roof into the gutters there are two ways around this first being change at the new roof with proper degreed full for the rain to run into the gutters and the second option is you could build up up the area with new torch-on felt at the back of the roof and then that would push the water towards the front into the gutter but that is only if the boards are ok ok and not soft in these situations it's more beneficial to the homeowner to have a new roof with a good recommended company with at least years guarantee"

    Answered on 7th Jun 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report

    "If your flat roof is puddling it means it doesn’t have the correct fall towards guttering so would recommend a new roof"

    Answered on 9th Jun 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Sw roofing and building ltd

    "U can repair it by touching another layer of felt over it and double up the felt where the water is laying and it will run off"

    Answered on 8th Jun 2022 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Greener Builder

    "In my experience, if the structure of the roof (joists or boards) have caused the dip, these will need replacing to avoid further damage and any repairs on top of this are just masking the issue."

    Answered on 13th Jun 2022 - Member since Sep 2020 - report

    "Hello Ellis from pro-jet Pressure washing a roof repair, I would say you would need a repair job it’s nothing to serious just existing board has bowed, many thanks"

    Answered on 9th Jun 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report

    "It depends on how big the puddles are and is the roof soft but you need someone to look at it"

    Answered on 9th Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report

    "You will struggle to repair it, it’s the structure underneath that’s sagging"

    Answered on 7th Jun 2022 - Member since May 2019 - report

    "Ideally yes you need new boarding, puddles just show the boards have bowed in"

    Answered on 7th Jun 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    JBS Home Improvements lmt

    "If your roof Is suffering from puddles this would indicate the boards beneath the roof coating to have been water damaged and there strength being compromised over long term water ingress, the correct way to deal with this is to strip back to the existing roofing support joists, re board with new treated timber sheeting giving you a solid, smooth foundation to work with, then to complete with a roof coverage of your choice."

    Answered on 9th Jun 2022 - Member since Dec 2020 - report

    "Most probably yes,as water shouldn't stay on top ,as can cause leak or even worse can damage the joists,ply...."

    Answered on 7th Jun 2022 - Member since Feb 2019 - report

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