A One-Stop Solution for Flat Roofing in Brighton | JRH Roofing

The JRH Roofing team installs and maintains modern flat roofing systems for clients throughout Hassocks, and all nearby West Sussex locales – such as Brighton, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and Lewes. On this page, we’ve looked to provide more information about the materials we work with, and the kind of issues that we deal with on a day-to-day basis.

Unsure what type of flat roofing system will best suit your needs? Or wish to speak with our friendly roofers regarding an emerging or long-standing concern? Pick up the phone and call (01273) 84356. If you’ve already spoken with one of our roofers and wish to contact them directly, you can reach John on (07814) 196328, and Rob on (07833) 607182.

Our team is equally happy building new flat roofs from scratch, perhaps for an extension or new garage being constructed in Hassocks, Brighton or Burgess Hill, as we are re-roofing an existing, compromised system for a client in Haywards Heath or Lewes. We’re versatile, and whatever job we undertake, you’ll get quality workmanship at competitive prices – as well as a generous guarantee.

Types of Flat Roofing System We Install

Felt Roofing – These systems are built from multiple layers of felt bitumen, usually two to three, depending on the project. Layers are bonded in-situ through the use of a gas torch. Typically, Hassocks, Brighton, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and Lewes clients choose this option for its affordability; felt flat roofing systems are an extremely cost-effective way of keeping the elements out. These roofs can withstand foot traffic, and last a long time when properly maintained.

EPDM Roofing – A distinctly modern flat roofing solution, EPDM rubber can be loose laid or mechanically fixed. Its waterproofing is unrivalled, and it also capably handles the high levels of UV exposure you’ll encounter throughout the summer. It’s quick and easy to install, and is a very environmentally friendly option. In many cases, EPDM flat roofing can last over 50 years – but again, only if properly looked after.

Fast & Affordable Flat Roof Repairs

Not all roofing issues are as immediately obvious as springing a leak. You might notice that the surface of your roof is blistering, or that water is ponding on the top. Even these seemingly minor issues usually warrant a response, as they can quickly worsen and lead to more significant structural problems (and more extensive/costly roof repairs).

So if you’re situated in any of our principal services areas - Brighton, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Haywards Heath and Lewes – and encounter any of the problems listed below, give us a call immediately:

  • Alligatoring & Blistering – When the surface of your flat roof cracks and bubbles. The former issue for its aesthetic similarity to the skin of an alligator, where as the latter tends to happen in more spaced out, isolated instances. This is usually trapped air or moisture penetrating, and thus compromising the outer membrane.
  • Leaks & Moisture – Leaks can be due to a botched installation, a punctured membrane or simply age and lack of maintenance. Moisture can lead to mould and fungus, so keep an eye out for this in attics and on upper floor room ceilings.
  • Ponding – If water is simply sitting on your roof and not draining away as intended, it could mean your roof has shifted over time (often due to environmental factors). These pools need to be drained as the longer it sits, the more likely it is to seep into your roof, reducing its lifetime.
  • Punctures & Cuts – It might be that a worker accessing your roof, or a tree branch taken down in severe weather has punctured your roof’s membrane. This can lead to leaks and the complete failure of a flat roofing system.

Searching for a flat roofing specialist active in Hassocks, Brighton and the wider West Sussex area? Call (01273) 84356 at your earliest convenience.