How to Prepare your Flat Roof for Winter

Heavy rainfall has a big impact on a part of the house that is often overlooked: flat roofs. Find out how to prepare it.

Flat roofs are more susceptible to rainfall damage than a pitched one due to its even surface. Heavy rainfall over a short period can cause water to collect on the roof without a direction to run off. This standing water can cause further problems such as damage to the roof if the water puddle freezes and expands, and subsequent leaks if the roof has been weakened by the heavyweight of the collected water. Prepare your flat roof for winter to ensure the long life and durability.

However, by preparing ahead of the wet weather, it is easy to avoid these problems. Preparing your roof before any of these issues arise is much easier and more cost-effective. it could save you from an expensive repair to your flat roof, health and safety concerns such as mould and rotting, or even the cost of a new roof. Find out the four top roof damages as described by Roofing Today here.

Installing EPDM rubber membrane can help protect your roof, preventing unnecessary worry when the winter weather arrives.

EPDM rubber is a durable material that can last up to 50 years. Waterproof sealants and adhesives increase durability. The task of preparing your roof for the season doesn’t have to be daunting. Here at Rubber Flat Roof, we provide various roofing kits and can provide a quote for you, via our Roof Quote Tool. This quote can be completed in several easy steps online and will help you to calculate exactly what you need to prepare your roof and get an immediate idea of what it will cost. Read our article on how to use our roof quote tool here.

If you have any questions or would like our expert advice on your roofing project, please phone on 01392 927729 or email