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Located just 20 miles from Witney, Abingdon Felt Roofing is the friendly flat roofing company. With 25 years of experience in the Oxfordshire area, our family-run business has an experienced, professional team. Our local roofers are fully qualified and available to carry out work seven days a week. Whether you need an installation, a reroof or felt roof repairs, call us now for domestic and commercial services.
The roofing structure is one of the most integral parts of your Witney home, the aesthetics of which depend on the type of property and the requirements of the current UK building regulations. On this page, we look at the advantages of flat roofing in comparison to pitched roofs, and at how EPDM and felt roof repairs can be the right option for older builds.
Should you need our local roofers in an emergency, we are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A pitched roof is constructed with a minimum of two gradient slopes which meet at a point. Known for their long lifespan, pitched roofs provide usable loft space for Witney properties while maximising design flexibility in ways that flat roofing cannot. If you’re a pitched roof owner that has stumbled across this page, Abingdon Felt Roofing can still assist you by fitting replacement slates, tiles and even skylights.
One downside to pitched roofing over flat roofing is that it can cost more. The effort that goes into designing a pitched roof means it is significantly pricier than a flat roof. Also, pitched roof repairs cost more than felt roof repairs.
Installing a pitched roof can result in issues because of the additional load placed on the footings and foundations. This means it may not be possible for our local roofers to replace flat roofing in Witney with a pitched roof in some cases.
Felt roofing is great for small flat roofing structures, like single-storey extensions, dormer conversions and garages, because they are compact and save space. Flat roofing has a horizontal base fixed to the building’s ceiling joists, which our local roofers cover with EPDM rubber membranes from Firestone, or torch-on felt roofing membranes from IKO. These are amongst the best materials available to our sector.
Flat roofing is a bit of a misnomer. To ensure rainwater can drain away, flat roofs have a subtle incline of just a few degrees. Modern felt roof repairs have better weatherproofing than older felt and bitumen roofing repairs, meaning Witney homes have an extra layer of protection from the elements.
Flat roofing is economic and efficient, which saves homeowners money on their energy bills. The construction of EPDM and felt roofing needs less labour than a pitched roofing installation. A full replacement can often take just a single day.
Abingdon Felt Roofing offers guarantees on its services and can conduct felt roof repairs at very competitive prices.