Asphalt Roofing London

Asphalt Roofing London

Asphalt Roofing London

Asphalt Roofing London

Asphalt Flat Roof

Asphalt, also identified as bitumen, and is a by product of the distillation of crude oil. Asphalt is the most widely known type of flat roof waterproofing material. Used as a waterproofing product worldwide it is also known as the king of roofing requiring highly skilled trades people to apply it for 100s of years.

Mastic Asphalt Roofing is applied as a hot molten liquid, usually in two coats onto a vapour control layer membrane which isolates it from the roof. It is historically  finished with small white chips to reduce solar radiation which can soften the asphalt alternatively an appropriate reflective paint may be used.

This may not be always carried out, encouraging quick wear of the asphalt covering contributing to premature degeneration of the flat roof.

The white reflective coating has faded. Upstands are most at risk as the asphalt can slump in the heat

Problems

Asphalt Roofing London

Asphalt Steps Slumping

  • asphalt needs a reflective covering to stop heating and cooling which leads to cracking
  • protective chippings may need to be respread or coated
  • if the asphalt is bonded directly to walls or concrete decks, any movement will lead to cracks
  • If there is shallow ponding on the roof it’s not an urgent problem unless the roof is leaking. Long term however, ponding can lead to problems.  Large or deep ponds add weight to the roof and problems can occur at the edges so keep an eye on the situation.
  • insulation may be poor and if there is no vapour barrier below, condensation can develop on the underside of the deck causing bubble which can pop and lead to leaks.

 

 

Solutions

Roof Maintenance

London Flat Roof Survey

Asphalt roofs are hard-wearing and fairly easy and quick to repair. The most commonly encountered issues seen in asphalt roofing are ; cracks and shrinkage of the asphalt, sagging in unsupported areas and blistering. To repair asphalt roof damage, we implement liquid-based materials, which fill the broken areas and offer long-lasting leak resistance for your property.

 

 

Asphalt Roof Repairs & Maintenance

Flat Roof Maintenance

Asphalt Roof Maintenance

Maintaining asphalt roofing varies according to the age of the roof and the scale of the damage.

Asphalt roofs are hard-wearing and fairly easy and quick to repair. The most commonly encountered issues seen in asphalt roofing are ; cracks and shrinkage of the asphalt, sagging in unsupported areas and blistering. To repair asphalt roof damage, we implement liquid-based materials, which fill the broken areas and offer long-lasting leak resistance for your property.

We will always give you a choice of alternatives when they are available, however, sometimes replacing the roof can be the most cost-effective method in the long-term.

 

Asphalt Roof Repair Quotes London

With many years of working experience in dealing with asphalt roof repair and maintenance you can rest assured that when dealing with us you are dealing with a professional company who take great pride in our work and the positive feedback that comes from it.

If you need advice on your Mastic Asphalt Roof in London call us today on 0203 553 2385 to arrange a free quote.

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