Home extensions are a great way to add extra room to your property, but when designing your dream space, it’s important to think about the type of roofing you should choose. You may also be looking to upgrade your existing roofing on your extension as you’re experiencing issues or want to safeguard it from problems such as water damage. Here are some things to consider.
Flat Roofing Essentials
When thinking about which roofing material to choose, you should consider the type of extension you’re having. Many extensions have flat roofs which can be more susceptible to water damage and leaks. Therefore, it’s important to select a strong material which provides a completely watertight option. A popular choice for flat roofing is GRP fibreglass which adds a laminated layer to polyester resin roofing with its glass-reinforced fibres. Ask your roofer whether they have a good GRP fibreglass product for flat roofs, as they may offer a sag-resistant solution which forms a strong barrier on your extension’s roof.
High Quality Materials
Whatever the shape of your extension’s roof, there’s a range of high quality materials you can select. For slanted roof extensions, lead is a good choice, and you can even incorporate this into the rest of your roofing with flashings around areas such as your chimney. If you’re looking to make your existing extension’s roof more waterproof, liquid roofing can be applied, creating the ideal solution when you don’t want a full roof replacement. Laid as a liquid, it sets as a flexible rubber membrane that stops moisture entering through your roof. It can be applied to anything from concrete and metal to bitumen and felt.
Creating the Right Look
Whether your extension has a flat roof or a pitched roof, it’s important that it looks the part, fitting in with your property style. A popular option is slate roofing which is loved for its blue-purple and grey tones, achieving a stylish look whether you’re in an older property or new build. You can select whatever thickness of slates are most suitable for your extension, enhancing insulation and adding a weather resistant layer to protect your extra space. Expert roofers will have a range of slates and tiles for you to choose from, and they can recommend which ones are ideal for using on home extension roofs.
Find a Home Extension Roofer in Surrey or South London
Here at South Thames Roofing, we provide specialist domestic roofing solutions across Surrey and South London. This means if you’re looking for a home extension roofer in West Molesey or for advice about your existing roof at your home in Byfleet or Wimbledon, our experts are on hand to help. Our extension roofing services offer quality products, using our extensive experience in this area to tailor solutions to your specific requirements. Get in touch now to discuss your home extension project or receive a free, no obligation quotation.