Monthly Archives: March 2016

How to choose a good flat roof company in Reading, Tilehurst, Caversham and Earley

First things first. The main problem about choosing the right flat roof or company is finding out why the roof is leaking in the first place.

Lots of Reading flat roofs are too flat and they are saggy in the middle, which means you get a pond effect and this water then eventually finds its way in through the smallest of holes.

A “flat” roof should be a gradient of 1-in-80, for rainwater to run-off, and have a decking of marine or WBP plywood.

 Reinforced torch-on felt is my personal preference for the covering because when it is applied properly it can have a 50 year life expectancy. EPDM rubber might not last this long because it hasn’t been proven yet….and it’s often just used to go over a leaky roof as a sticking plaster – not good!

Building Regulations state a flat roof being re-covered must simultaneously be insulated to the current standard. The best way of doing this is to employ a roofing contractor registered with one of the government’s “self-certification” schemes.

Roofing repairs in Reading, Tilehurst, Caversham, Earley, Calcot, Southcote

I get asked quite a lot to mend flat roofs and put new ones on in the local area. Just to let you know, if you are in any area around Reading I am happy to come and offer my time to do a quote.


Sometimes I think people are shy to ask someone in Tilehurst to quote for a job in Caversham Heights…but please don’t be. A flat roof will take between 1 day and 5 days to install in general, depending on the weather and the size of the job, so a short 20 minute drive for me to come and see and give you an estimate is really a small part of my service!

The main thing to remember when getting a quote is that everyone will probably charge you a different amount, so you really need to know that everything will be taken care of in your quote, including VAT, taking away the rubbish etc.

Feel free to call me on this number

0118 942 6383
Kind regards, Carl Clarke