Replacement of flat garage roof

Postby Dani B » Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:20 pm

The flat roof to my garage has blistered and is now also leaking down the wall to the house which the garage adjoins. I have had a contractor take a look and he has proposed using bitumen felt for the covering and lead for the flashing. Are these the best/ most advisable materials to use, or are there any other alternatives as the quote that I have received seems rather pricey?
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DIY EPDM rubber roofing kits and solutions

Postby stoneyboy » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:22 pm

Dani B,
There are other materials available eg rubber and GRP but these are likely to be even more expensive.
Suggest you get your contractor to use polyester reinforced felt - check the wrapping to ensure its not the cheap hessian stuff.
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