Roofing isn’t typically the easiest thing to install, but much like other DIY projects, sometimes the challenge is the fun of it. DIY Flat Roofing can be a project that is daunting to even the most experienced DIYer, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t give it a go if you realise your limitations and select a flat roofing system that suits your abilities and requirements.
That said, if you find that your particular project is far too difficult to achieve, or that it becomes more complicated as time goes on, then it can be prudent to call in a professional to rescue the project before it becomes expensive.
Fast and simple DIY flat roofing systems
There are a number of options out there today that can be suitable for DIY flat roofing, depending upon your budget and skills level. Let’s look at three examples:
EPDM DIY flat roof kits
When it comes to ease of use, a great look and a long-lasting solution, then EPDM is a great choice for you to make. As it comes as a single piece membrane, it means that it is easy to fit, with no joins to worry about. It also comes as with a cold, water-based adhesive, which is much better for you compared to the hot bitumen that felt roofs may require.
EPDM DIY flat roof kits are available in standard sizes and include all the materials you need in one box. These make ordering materials easy and results in correct quantities with no waste.
Best of all, installing an EPDM flat roof does not require the same level of tools that other materials will require, in fact all you really need are rollers and pads. All these things make DIY all the easier.
Felt is another option that you can choose if you want to DIY your flat roof. Particularly if you want to save as much money as possible. However, the thing to remember about felt roofs is that in order to put it in place it can take time to install, it involves you pouring, or rolling on the hot bitumen onto the roof and then ensuring that it is sealed along the edges and joints, which isn’t always the easiest to do if you are not experienced in DIY.
Glass-reinforced (or fibreglass roofing) is often seen in domestic and commercial roofing products. It is durable and lightweight and is also resistant to corrosion in the most part. The main problem with this particular roofing material, especially in the UK, is that it requires dry weather to install. It also doesn’t provide the optimum in flexibility either, which isn’t always ideal if you have little to no experience in roofing and you still want to have a good looking and durable roofing option for your home.
As you can see, there are a variety of choices when it comes to DIY flat roofing, but make sure that you think about which one is going to be the best for you, as well as the easiest to install for your skill level. Once you have this, you will be sure to have the results that you are searching for.