Replacement of the flat roof decking

Preparation of the Deck

Preparation of the Deck is an integral part of the process. Blue Eagle Roofing will survey the roof deck to assess whether or not the roof is suitable for an overlay system or a complete strip back to joist.

If the substrate is unfit for laying boards onto directly, the surface will need to be removed. We will only install decking board in dry weather conditions as if wet the boards will absorb moisture if in contact with water. Any moisture trapped within the roof will cause board movement and possibly joint failure.

After removing the old decking, We then check that all roofing joists are sound and free from rot. Replace these as required. If possible, build a fall into the substrate so that the roof can drain completely and remain free from standing water. We will also check to make sure ther is no bowing in the roof joist as this can ponding/puddling.

We also survey the insulation condition and advise the client whether an upgrade is recommended for energy efficiency. Once the new substrate is installed it is ready for installing your new permanent flat roofing system whether it be traditional felt, Fibreglass Roofing or EPDM Rubber Roofing

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