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Pitch or felt on flat extension roof?

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by punjabi, 7 Mar 2009.

  1. punjabi

    punjabi

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    All,

    I have a terraced house, which has a leaking flat roof on an extension at the back of the house.
    The current roof is a felt one. A builder has recommended I get it changed to a pitched roof as this (he says) will last much, much longer
    than a felt one, and won't leak. The felt ones
    need changing every 10 years from my own experience.
    Now, the costs he quoted me are :
    felt roof - £1,500 (plus £200 for replacing any water damaged boards - of which I am sure there will be some)
    pitch roof - £2,500.

    This is in Middlesex, and the extension size of 18 foot by 11 foot.

    Do these prices sound about right?
    And does anyone have any views on the felt vs pitch roof debate?

    Many thanks in advance.

    P
     
  2. Alastairreid

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    a pitched roof is always better than a flat roof!
    you should get minimum 3 quotes.
     
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    The problem with monopitching to the rear is windows. These usually restrict angle of the pitch, and can make the roof look *****. Flat roofs are as good as the felt used, therefore a premium felt with a lifespan of a minimum of 20yrs will solve the most common problems. £1500 gets a premium system for a roof that size.

    Remember, builders can't roof, thats what roofers are for. ;)
     
  5. Alastairreid

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    yup............ :p...............and roofers cant build :cool:
     
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