Top-Tier Flat Roof Repair Services for Your Dublin Home

Depending on the condition of your flat roof, during harsh weather it can become damaged and leak quite easily. Even low winds can cause rips in a flat roof’s surface. We are on hand as always to fix it so that it never leaks again.

Our experience in flat roof repairs all across Dublin is unmatched. Our dedicated flat roof repair teams are experts and there is no problem they cannot solve.

All our work is guaranteed and of course our roofers are time-served, experienced and covered by our thorough insurance cover.

We can repair any type of flat roof including:

  • Torch-On Felt
  • GRP Fiberglass
  • EPDM Rubber
  • Single Ply Membranes
  • Asphalt
  • Metal Roofs including Zinc, Copper, Lead, Aluminium and Steel  

It doesn’t matter what specific problems you are having, be it pooling water or poor drainage, damaged gutters, leaks in the flashing, tears or cracks in surface membranes, we can fix them all quickly and easily, whether you live in Northside, or South Dublin.  

Flat Roof Repairs Dublin 

Flat roofs are incredibly popular in Dublin. They offer a wide variety of benefits, for example allowing ample fresh air and natural light into the house. Installing flat roofs are also affordable and relatively quick. 

As is the case with most other roofing types, however, flat roofing requires regular maintenance. We recommend inspecting and servicing your roof at least twice per year and once after severe weather conditions. You may find that your flat roof needs a once-off professional repair job.

If you need flat roof repair or maintenance services, and you’re situated in Dublin, keep reading to learn more about flat roofs and what flat roof restoration entails.

Reason to Hire Roofers Dublin for Your Flat Roof Repairs

It is important that the repair job is conducted in a manner that ensures a long-term solution to the defect won’t arise in the future. In many cases, it is necessary to make use of professional roofing services, especially if the job is technical and requires specialized equipment and experience. 

At The Dublin Roofers, we have over 20 years’ experience in flat roof repairs. We service the entire Dublin area and our services are centred around our clients’ unique and individual needs. 

Contact us today to get the flat roof repair process going.

Our 100% Satisfaction 30 Year Guarantees

The Dublin Roofers offer extremely long written guarantees on every job we do right up to 30 years.

From small roof repairs right up to new roof constructions and everything in between, we always aim for 100% satisfaction.

Our 30 year guarantees are designed to give you maximum peace of mind.

Thousands of Happy Customers

More than happy to recommend The Dublin Roofers for any roof repairs. The team that came to fix my roof were terrific. They worked quickly and cleared up any rubbish after them. Very pleased with everything.
Henry Browne
Rathmines

Everyone we worked with at The Dublin Roofers were very professional, courteous and kept to appointments. Communication was great throughout and our questions were always answered promptly.
Julia Burke
Clontarf

Very impressive customer service from Maria. The team’s workmanship was excellent and we were very happy with the competitive price. We are also very grateful that everything was finished within our tight schedule.
Mark Thorne
Blackrock

Flat Roof Repairs Procedure

Flat roof repair typically takes place in four stages. These stages are inspection, diagnosis, recommendation, and repair. Let’s take an in-depth look at these four stages. 

Inspection

This is the first and a critical stage in the reparation process. In many cases, the obvious damage is due to an underlying cause. It can also happen that damage is only visible upon routine inspection. This is why maintenance is so important. Our experienced roofers may be able to identify a problem with your Dublin abode at first glance, but, in many cases, close inspection is needed to ascertain what the cause of damage is.

Diagnosis

After inspection, we will take photos or video of the problems with your flat roof so that you can see the need for detailed repairs for yourself. Then we will give a diagnosis as to what the specific issue is and its location.

Our conclusion is based on observations made during the inspection phase. It is important to make the correct diagnosis, especially if the cause of a symptom, for example, surface cracks, is obscured from view. 

Recommendation

During this stage, our flat roof repair professionals from Dublin will give you a written document that details the defect, the cause there, the recommended cause of action, and a quote for the repair project.

The Dublin Roofers offer all of this for free and homeowners are under no obligation to hire us to complete the repair job.

Repairs

This is the actual steps that are taken to remedy the defect. Repairs on most flat roofs across South Dublin can be completed in one day or less

Signs Your Flat Roof Is in Dire Need of Repairs of Replacement 

Pooling Water

This is a very common issue that often requires you to repair your flat roof. This can come from poor installation or the roof shifting or sinking a bit over time. Pooled water seeps into the membrane and can eventually damage the surface of the roof.

Bubbles and Blisters

There’s a number of reasons you may see these issues develop on the flat roof of your house in South Dublin, including bad installation, poor ventilation or insulation or excess moisture when the roof was put down.

The bubbles grow larger and when they pop the roof underneath can be exposed and deteriorate. This issue needs to be spotted early to avoid very costly repairs or replacement.

Leaks and Excess Moisture – Organic Growth

Flat roofs are always going to be prone to some level of lingering moisture.

But with regular maintenance small leaks can be prevented or detected early when it’s quick and easy for professionals from Dublin to perform repairs on your flat roof.

Watch out for build up of mold and fungus particularly as this can indicate moisture has begun seeping into the membrane possible penetrating the substrate.

Cracks and Tears

Again if you inspect your roof regularly then these issues are easy to spot. You may even be able to hear a fluttering in the wind, signifying that the top layer has come loose.

It needs to be dealt with quickly to prevent it getting worse. If you don’t water can absorb into the plywood or structure beneath causing serious damage.

Small tears can easily be repaired but extensive cracking or splitting means the professionals in charge of repairs on your flat roof will have to replace the membrane.

Membrane Shrinking 

As membranes get old and reach the end of their lifespan, they may start to shrink and pull away from the edges of the roof. This can cause a dislocation, which can be detrimental to the structure of your flat roof. The flashing can also be pulled away from the walls causing leaks. When age is the cause of shrinking, the only solution is often to perform thorough repairs and replace the membrane completely.

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How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Flat Roof?

The costs for repairs to flat roofs can vary greatly depending on the severity of the damage, the material your flat roof is made of and how difficult it is to access your roof.

This means that every single repair is going to have a unique price and time frame for completion. This is why The Dublin Roofers offer a 100% free consultation. We don’t use any hard sell tactics, and there is absolutely no obligation to hire us. We are just happy to give you impartial advice and help you make the best decision for you and your wallet.

How do you Repair a Flat Roof?

The process for repairs will depend on the material of your flat roof and what repairs need to be carried. One large benefit of flat roofs is that they are usually quick and easy to repair, which is why they’re so common all over South Dublin, assuming there is no water damage to any of the roof’s substructure.

EPDM and torch-on felt roofs usually just require another patch laid over the damaged section.

Asphalt can be repaired with a patch of torch-on felt or more asphalt laid on top.

GRP fibreglass repairs are a bit trickier and not DIY friendly. However they have the added benefit of being basically invisible afterwards.

How do you Stop a Flat Roof From Leaking?

It’s important to perform regular maintenance and potential repairs of your flat roof. Keeping the roof free of leaves and other mold and mildew is crucial. When brushing or hosing off any debris make sure it doesn’t go into your gutters. You also want to clean your gutters thoroughly once a year. Make sure there are no areas of the roof where water is pooling. If water doesn’t drain off then eventually the water will seep through the membrane and into the wooden substrate below causing a lot of damage.

A common way for flat roofs to start leaking is if they are walked on a lot where they weren’t designed to. If you intend to have foot traffic on your flat roof then make sure you use a suitable roofing material, so as to prevent the need for repairs in the near future.

Check for any splits or cracks in the membrane and get them fixed as quickly as possible. Also watch out for shrinkage in EPDM rubber roofs. This can cause the membrane to pull away from areas like a wall and this can cause water to leak inside.

Finally keep flashing in good condition and repair it as soon as you notice and wear or damage.

Who Provides Top-Notch Roof Repair Services in Dublin and the Surrounding Areas?

If you’re aiming to bring your flat roof back to good-as-new condition, and to reverse the damage the elements have caused, then you’re in need of a leading flat roof repair company in Dublin. 

Not only do we offer a wide range of professional roofing services in the Dublin area, we also provide top-notch flat roof installation options. Plus, you can rely on us for quick, efficient, and thorough roof repairs. 

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