New Flat Roof Cranleigh
Cranleigh is one of those Surrey villages that offers something for everyone. Good transport links, close to a busy and thriving town, and a wonderful array of properties in which to make a home. Cranleigh can trace its roots back to the 1100s – it’s believed that its name derives from crane breeding grounds located at Vachery – but growth really started in the 1800s with the development in transport links, first canals, then railway and roads. The legacy of those boom development years is beautiful period properties that are always so desirable.
Of course, desirable as they are, a Victorian semi doesn’t always have quite enough space and, when moving costs can be so prohibitive, extensions can often be an ideal compromise. The key to any type of extension, but especially one with a flat roof, is to ensure that it’s weatherproof – undoubtedly, not all of them are, either because of build quality or through wear and tear of the felt roof covering.
With the change in weather we are now experiencing, it’s typical to start noticing leaks. So that means towels and buckets at the ready and mental note to call a roofer in the Spring once the weather improves sufficiently to remove and replace the roof membrane – or not?
EPDM has changed the way that roofing contractors work. Weather has no adverse affect on EPDM and the speed at which it can be fitted – without any compromise on quality – means successful installations year round. A felt roofer may panic the minute a rain cloud appears, there are no such worries when working with EPDM. Which is great news for home owners – instead of enduring months of leaks and potential long-term damage to brickwork and a need to redecorate, with an EPDM roof system your extension can be watertight as soon as you want.
So for a new flat roof in Cranleigh, all it takes is a quick call to A R Systems. We’ll put you in touch with your nearest approved contractor who will arrange a visit to your home and a no-obligation cost estimate.
Located just eight miles south of Guildford, Cranleigh located in Surrey claims to be the largest village in England. It’s certainly grown over the last 50 years or so, and has its fair share of modern housing stock.
With space always a premium, many houses have been extended and, over the years, owners will have battled with keeping their extensions watertight. Felt roofing can last as little as 10 years and can be subject to ongoing repairs, but the introduction of EPDM means that there is a viable and superior alternative.
Used in America for over 50 years, there is plenty of proof that EPDM – a synthetic rubber roofing membrane – does its job extremely well. An added benefit is that because it is dark coloured (slate grey, which blends well with pretty much any pitched roofing material) it can help reduce energy bills, absorbing heat and, in conjunction with good insulation, reducing the demands on your central heating. It also creates fewer carbon emissions when manufactured, so is very environmentally friendly.
A DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM flat roofing system installed by an A R Systems approved contractor comes with a 20-year warranty – that’s how much faith we have in the material. Installation is quicker, safer and cleaner than other traditional flat roofing materials – you’d be surprised by how little disruption there is – which also means a saving on labour costs.
If you need to replace or repair an existing flat roof – or are planning to build an extension or garage – we’d be delighted to provide you with a free written quotation. Contact us and we’ll put you in touch with your nearest A R Systems approved contractor.
Paul is a very experienced bitumen flat roofing contractor with over 30 years experience. Paul has become an AR Systems Approved Contractor to install our DuoPly fleece reinforced EPDM flat roofing membrane.
Paul is based in Chiddingfold and covers Godalming, Cranleigh, Milford, Dunsfold, Billingshurst, Petworth, Midhurst, Haslemere, Hindhead, Liphook, Bramley and West Sussex.
“I was really surprised at how smart the finished roof looks. The installation was quick, clean and hassle free. I will definitely be offering DuoPly as an alternative membrane from now on”