29 January 2021

How to maintain your flat roof

By Steve Moores, Dip CII CLIENT DIRECTOR
House with a flat roof

Flat roofs are more economical to build than a pitched tiled roof and are sometimes the only practical choice on a new extension or garden office. Whilst they don’t last as long and need regular maintenance to keep in good condition, they are usually more accessible, so checking and cleaning it can be straightforward.

Tips for flat roof maintenance

  • Ensure that a flat roof is structurally sound before you step on it
  • Have it professionally checked at least as often as required by your home insurance policy
  • Clear off the debris and examine the guttering twice a year
  • Check the roof after a storm for rips or tears
  • Polymer membrane roofs need less maintenance than asphalt roofs but both will need ongoing maintenance
  • Ensure that any windows opening onto flat roofs are locked as they make for easy access for criminals. Do make sure that you don’t lock your only means of escape in the event of a fire.

Aston Lark can help you find insurance for homes with partial or total flat roofs made from:

  • Traditional felt and timber frame flat roof
  • Polymer or rubberised membrane roofs
  • Fibreglass roofs
  • Metal roofs, including copper or zinc roofs
  • Art Deco/Moderne roofs
  • Low slope roofs
  • Green roofs

Many insurers struggle to accommodate anything “non-standard”. Aston Lark offers straightforward advice and competitive quotes to suit your home.

Please call 020 7543 2801 for a quote or advice.

Find out more about our Non-standard Home Insurance

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