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If you have a leaking flat roof there are a lot of different types of flat roofing systems out there and if you don't know what you're looking for it can be overwhelming. You might be able to have a go at fixing it yourself, even if temporarily and if not this guide will help you to decide what your options are when it comes to choosing a new flat roof system!

The first thing to do if you have a flat roof leak is to take a look at the roof itself. You don't always need a ladder for this as you can sometimes see it out of a window and if it's a garage then you can often see the boarding from underneath too.

There are different types of boarding. Typically roofs either have chipboard or tongue and groove decking. There are other types out there, but this is what you usually find. If you're going to climb on your roof for a look, then be careful. If it's chipboard decking on there and the roof has been leaking for a while, then it's usually soft between the joists and you can go through it.
If the decking is tongue and groove or another type of ply, then not only can you usually walk on there fairly safely, but the roof covering can sometimes be removed and another roof system can be put in place on top of the existing boards. This is less messy and causes less disturbance than replacing the boards. If the boards are chipboard, then they will usually need to be replaced.

Once you decide to get a new roof altogether, there are different options for replacing your flat roof. These include the following

New pitched/tiled roof

GRP/Fibreglass roofing

PVC roofing

EPDM roofing

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