It not unusual to need a flat roof specialist in Caldy. The weather can be quite gloomy, and it’s almost always raining. And yet we do love our flat roofs. It’s not clear why this kind of roofing is so popular. Perhaps it’s a kind of nostalgia. Flat roofs are common in humid tropical islands and the mysterious Arabian Peninsula, so maybe using flat roofs allows us to vicariously experience that exotic sense of paradise. That said, having a flat roof in a wet region requires an extra layer of skill. It needs experts that know how to keep a flat roof functional without creating excess rot or damp. At Central Asphalt, that’s exactly the kind of thing we’re good at.
You may not know this, but flat roofs are not necessarily flat. In Caldy, flat roof specialist practitioners maintain a maximum inclination of 10 degrees. This slight angle is necessary in areas where there is a lot of rainfall. The gentle slope allows water to flow off the roof so that it doesn’t become stagnant or soak into the roof and walls. Some roofs allow the water to drip straight to the ground, or to be collected in some kind of water catchment. It might be directed into a flower garden or vegetable patch, so that none of it goes to waste.
A good flat roof specialist in Caldy knows the best ways to handle excess rain and stop it from damaging a roof. He or she might install a system of drains and gutters to manage the flow of water. Or maybe they could create a rooftop water feature with extra waterproofing. This way, they add beauty to the property without causing water damage to the roof, walls, or foundation. As you can see, there’s more to flat roofing than you may have realised. Contact Central Asphalt if you need a flat roof specialist. We have 30 years’ experience in this field, so please get in touch with us if you’d like to know more about flat roofs, waterproof membranes, and other matters related to your home’s roof.