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    Replacing a Flat Felt Roof



    We have a leak coming through to our living room ceiling from the flat roof/terrace above. The terrace is currently covered with felt and water pools. We have had a number of trades come around to quote to resurface the terrace, most have said they wouldn't replace it with anything else other than fibre glass which we can't afford. One company has suggested removing the felt, adding a bitumen layer, PVA and then self-levelling compound with a 10mm drop/slop so the water drains off. Around the edge of the terrace they will install edge panels with waterproof sealant. Does this sound like a suitable fix as I'm nervous about paying the money to find its not fit for purpose at a later date.

    Many thanks

    Asked by Nicola on 18th May 2022
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    R.E Roofing & Property Maintenance

    "I would put new boards on so it has a slow and put a new rubber roof on which is cheaper than the fibreglass I’m with there being no Joins It is impossible to leak"

    Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Feb 2017 - report
    Coastline Roofing ltd

    "fiber glass can only be layed in certain temperatures, i suggest your roof to be stripped down fully down to joist , then apply firring strips on every joist , firring strips are a 2in timber running down to nothing to create a fall . then redeck in a 3 quater ply , i layer of primmer , 1 layer of 2ml torch on under lay , then to finish in a 5ml mineral cap sheet complete with edge details ."

    Answered on 19th May 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    EJB Building and Roofing Services

    "Why not find out where the likely place the leak is coming in from then torch dry and use flashband torch on followed by a bitumen sealant this will stop any leak should last years !! Save a bit money for the time being."

    Answered on 27th May 2022 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
    Sigma roofing and building ltd

    "Yes that sound good I personally don’t like using fibreglass and would agree that it a really good fix however shop around"

    Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
    Gordon Sweeney

    "Hi Nic if it was me and I had this problem I would strip off old felt replaced wood slope so water running away and not sitting on the roof we would underlay with felt then put top coat of Finnish felt and guarantee work for ten years hope this helps you regards Gordon"

    Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
    K.R.A.Roofing &Building

    "Hi, I totally agree with Gordon Sweeney, that's what I would do aswell
    Thanks. KEITH"

    Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Jul 2021 - report

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