Located in Ascot, Frella Roofing is a well-known roofing company in the town of Amersham, in Buckinghamshire. We offer a complete range of services in this area including installations, roof repairs and leadwork replacement. Those with a leaking or rotted roofline can also use us to perform UPVC guttering, soffit and fascia replacements. As you can see, we offer a broad range of services, and our team is equally at home with pitched or flat roofing work.
It is flat roofing that we concentrate on for the duration of this page.
Older flat roofs surfaced with felt and bitumen combinations suffer from direct sunlight followed by fast changes to temperatures and weather conditions. In time, the felt starts to crack and leaves the property in need of roof repairs. This is where our roofing company can step in to help. We can replace flat roofing using a more modern version of felt with torch-on application, or we can replace flat roofing completely using EPDM rubber or GRP fibreglass.
Naturally, leadwork, soffit and fascia replacements could fall inside the job specification, as can the installation of guttering. When we offer you a free, no-obligation quotation for flat roofing work in Amersham, we do so with a keen eye on which material would work best for the job in hand.
Here, we look at how EPDM rubber compares against GRP fibreglass for new installations and roof repairs, two of our core business services.
EPDM rubber comes in pre-made rolls of different thicknesses and is ready to use. Our roofing company adheres EPDM to an OSB board deck then fits edges and trims to finish the installation off tidily. While an experienced DIY enthusiast might be OK with covering a porch or a shed roof, we think it is best to use a professional when having EPDM rubber installed onto a home.
Poor fitting causes major issues with flat roofing so, unless you have complete confidence in your abilities, leave the installation work to Frella Roofing. You will only end up spending more on unnecessary roof repairs if you don’t.
GRP fibreglass installations are more complex. Our contractors apply resin to the OSB board deck then cover this with fibre strand matting. After putting down a second layer of resin and leaving it to cure, our roofing company adds a topcoat. Like EPDM, GRP uses edges and trims for a much tidier finish.
After installing flat roofing in EPDM or GRP, we can address the leadwork or, if needed, our roofers will undertake guttering, soffit and fascia replacements in UPVC for customers in Amersham so that, as well as the roof, our work and our use of the most modern materials also protects the rest of the property.
EPDM rubber and GRP fibreglass have long lifetime expectancies which our preferred manufacturers support with warranties of up to 20 years. Even the best materials wear down over time so, if you ever need roof repairs for an EPDM or GRP installation, our roofing company will be there to help. With EPDM, we can resolve small holes and tears with a repair kit. Only major issues caused by low-end installation work would need us to reroof your property.
The use of GRP on flat roofing in Amersham also allows us to use repair kits specific to the brand, the manufacturer and the product quality.
Roof repairs shouldn’t really be needed at all inside the first 20 years and, if they are, you have the manufacturer warranty to fall back on. Any leadwork, guttering, soffit or fascia replacements needed will be factored into your initial quotation, which we provide to you without charge or obligation.
We think you’ll be hard pushed to find another flat roofing company in the Amersham area to match our skills with EPDM rubber and GRP fibreglass.