Roofing & Building
DM & Son Ltd have a local reputation amongst discerning property owners in Bromley, Orpington, Sevenoaks and the surrounding Kent areas for producing flat roofs of the highest quality. As family-run, fifth generation roofing contractors our knowledge and expertise in the trade make us the superior choice when it comes to the installation of flat roofs and new roofs.
Whether our clients require one of our new flat roofs, repairs to current flat roofs or general maintenance, our personnel use their shared industry experience of 20 years to get the required job done safely and with outstanding results.
Our flat roofing options in Bromley, Orpington, Sevenoaks and across Kent include:
In our role as roofing contractors serving Bromley, Orpington, Sevenoaks and the nearby Kent areas, the majority of flat roofs we install are on small structures such as extensions and garages. Built with a slight, barely noticeable pitch to allow for rainwater to drain easily into a hopper.
Below, we have listed the individual merits of the most popular flat roofs we install as roofing contractors.
EPDM RubberBond Flat Roofs – With 50 years of empirical evidence in practical applications, EPDM undoubtedly has the roofing industry’s longest average lifespan. This durability comes from greater resistance to standing water, UV damage, hail and cyclical membrane fatigue. In addition, EPDM RubberBond is flexible in lower temperatures, more resistant to extreme heat and demonstrates a significant resistance to weathering and abrasion. For the environmentally-conscious, these flat roofs are also recyclable. EPDM RubberBond flat roofs consist of engineered polymers, and its single membrane nature eliminates inter-ply blisters. Requiring no torch or bitumen to install, this is a safe, fast, easy option for homeowners in Bromley, Orpington, Sevenoaks and the surrounding Kent areas.
3 Layer Felt Systems – These flat roofs have shown a marked improvement in technology over the years. 3 layer felt system flat roofs now carry a 20 to 30 year manufacturer’s guarantee and come in a range of colours that can be cut to any size roof. These flat roofs consist of a perforated underlay, an underlay layer of 2mm followed by a 4mm to 5mm thick layer of felt. Laid in a half lap manner, the joints of each layer are as far away from joints in other layers as possible in order to maximise the integrity of the roof. With a high-resistance to weathering and standing water, these flat roofs have a sound-deadening quality, which makes them ideal during rainfall. The 3 layer felt system also helps us as roofing contractors to meet warm roof regulations if needed.
Lead Roofing – In our role as roofing contractors, lead has become a less common option for flat roofs on Bromley, Orpington, Sevenoaks and Kent area properties. Another cost-effective option, lead roofing has a long lifespan and is often less of a load on the structure than tiles. As a corrosion-resistant material, atmospheric pollutants and UV rays have little effect on lead. Lead is also a malleable material, so it can be shaped to fit the dimensions of oddly angled roofs, but is more often used for smaller components like flashing.
Felt Roofs – In our role as roofing contractors, we regularly install felt roofs due to their cost-effectiveness, durability and the marked improvements in technology over the years. Applied with a torch and heated bitumen in any weather, felt roofs have a lifespan of up to 20 years and have a high resistance to tears and leaks. These qualities equate to low maintenance in the long term, something our domestic and commercial clients across Bromley, Orpington, Sevenoaks and the wider Kent area appreciate in equal measure.
If you’re unsure which one of our flat roofs best suits your property, please contact us.