• In Victorian houses, flat roofs played a fairly minor role. However, jump to the present day, and the prevalence of flat roofs have massively increased.

    Many homes have substantial flat-roofed extensions, with this there is a common misconception that the felt coverings have a life span of 10 to 15 years. Felt roofs of this age can continue to perform well, especially if the owner continues to maintain and protect them.

    However, all too often poor maintenance or lack of additional treatments such as gravel or solar reflective paint, as well as movement within the roof structure itself, can lead to premature failure.