New Roof

Hello and welcome back to On The House, the official Keay Roofing blog!  

This week we are here to remind you why a regular roof inspection is so important.  

Repairs, maintenance, replacement, can all be costly jobs if left to the last minute. It’s funny how the roofs on our homes are essentially our main protectors of our livelihoods and belongings, yet many of us put these kinds of jobs at the bottom of our ‘to do’ lists!  

Not that funny now we come to think of it…  

If your home is modern, we suggest you still have your roof inspected once a year as this will allow you to nip any quick and affordable repairs in the bud.  

We are all about, if possible, reviving your roof so that you don’t have to fork out for an entire replacement!  

As we know, the last winter of 2022 was not short of storms and bitter weather. Rain, snow, wind, ice, hail, and broken trees can all contribute to roof damages. After the winter we had, we highly recommend you call out for a roofing inspection- if you think you are due one, you probably should call us!  

Don’t forget we can offer you  

  • Chimney repair and removal  
  • Roof moss removal  
  • Gutters, soffits, and fascias 
  • Velux windows 

On an even more important note, commercial roof repairs and check-ups are a must, to be able to ensure the safety of your clients and employees. Whether it is maintenance, servicing, or weather damage repairs, we can help. Similarly, heritage sites are highly valuable and often tourist hot spots, therefore it is essential you preserve the structure of these buildings for as long as possible.  

Please contact us on: Tel: 01753 367040 Email: 

New Roof

Whether you’re renovating your current home, adding an extension or building a property from scratch, the type of roof you choose is incredibly important. Roofs don’t just keep our British rain out; they have a significant impact on the final aesthetic of your home and the property value.

Different roof types have various advantages, disadvantages and levels of maintenance. It’s essential, therefore, that you do your research to ensure the roof you choose is ideal for your home. Otherwise, you may make an expensive mistake.

The problem is, at least for those not in the industry, common roofing terms sound like a foreign language. However, we’re here to help. Our handy guide to the various types of roofs and common roofing terms will allow you to get to grips with the subject.

Common types of roof

Generally, the most common roofs in the UK are flat or pitched. However, there are other options for those who would like something a little more unusual.

Flat Roof

Although more popular in countries that host a warmer climate – particularly in the Mediterranean – this roof type became more popular in the UK after WWII when a lot of housing needed to be rebuilt quickly.

Despite the name, flat roofs are rarely entirely flat. Instead, they have a slight angle to allow for water drainage. Most commonly used in industrial and office buildings, flat roofs are becoming more popular with architects as they work well with minimalistic and modern designs. This is also a popular roof for home extensions.

Flat roofs can often double up as an outdoor space, providing an ideal place for entertaining and enjoying the sun.

Pitched Roof

When you think of a roof, it’s likely a pitched roof is what you have in mind. Most commonly, these consist of two angled sides, which will meet in the middle. Super versatile, a pitched roof can give a building extra living space thanks to people converting lofts into extra bedrooms and storage rooms.

A pitched roof can be far more durable than a flat roof and requires less maintenance. They’re also more reliable for drainage, which is useful in the UK climate.

Within pitched roofs, you can get different variations, these include:

  • Mono Pitch Roof. As the name suggests, this roof type slopes just one way, from one side of a section of building to another.
  • Couple Roof. The simplest of pitched roofs, the two slopes are equal and will meet in the middle of your building. You may also encounter a closed couple roof, which has ceiling joists. This makes for a sturdier structure.
  • Collar Roof. In this case, the ceiling joists are higher, allowing more space in the upper floor of your building, as the rooms are partly contained within the roof. Because of this, your exterior walls will be slightly shorter.
  • Purlins. By adding purlins to your pitched roof, you can increase your roof span while keeping the roof deck stable. A purlin runs the length of the roof and offers more support to your rafters, meaning you may not need such bulky materials.

Other common roofing terms associated with pitched roofs include ridge, the horizontal top; ridge tiles, which protect the ridge; truss, the triangular frame supporting the roof; fascia or barge boards, the decorative boards running just underneath the roof line; battens, which support the tiles; soffits sit under the overlapping roof protecting the interior; dormer, a vertical window projecting from a pitched roof; valley, the angle between two sloping roofs.

Butterfly Roof

For those who like a modern and unusual style, the butterfly roof could be the answer. Often called a V roof (as they look like shallow letter Vs), they provide excellent water drainage and let you add larger windows to a property because walls can be higher. So, if you’d like a glass feature wall or increased windows for natural light, the butterfly roof might just work for you.

Hipped Roof

This is best described as a roof with all four sides sloping towards their adjoining wall. For instance, if your property was square, a hipped roof would look like a pyramid sitting above the building.

Not only are these roofs sturdy, but they also provide extra living space within your building.

If these common roofing terms are still confusing, or you had something else in mind, worry not.

Simply contact one of our roofing experts at Keay Roofing Services, who will gladly help you find your perfect roofing solution.

Or call us on 01753 358267.

New Roof

As up to 30% of your home exterior that is visible is your roof, it makes sense to carefully consider what material you want to cover it with. Not only will it need to work hard to weatherproof your home. It will also have a huge impact on the overall aesthetic of your property. Your choice can make an architectural statement, or blend with the local environment.

When you are thinking about replacing your roof, you are presented with lots of different roofing material options. You’ll need to decide which material best suits your property and your budget. To help you on your way with your research we’ve produced a guide to a few of the most popular materials.


Roof tiles have been around for centuries and are used across a wide range of property styles. In the UK the most commonly used tile materials are clay, slate and concrete which come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours.

The beauty of tiles is that they can be chosen to compliment the overall aesthetic of your home. Should your roof be damaged in the future, patches of damage can be easily repaired, matching new with old very simply.

When in place, tiles are non-combustible and resistant to rotting, fire and insect damage, which gives them a longer lifespan than some other materials. Neither do they expand or contract with changes of temperature, providing consistent and effective coverage.

The downside of tiles is their weight and, depending on your roof, fitting them may require reinforcement. Tiles can be fragile, and once damaged you will need specialist roof fitters to carry out repairs. As a roofing material, tiles are also more expensive than other options.

Another consideration, if you’re thinking of installing a slate roof, is that whilst this natural stone offers brilliant aesthetics it has poor insulation. The need for additional insulation in the roof will need taking into consideration when budgeting for type of roofing material.

Sheet Metal

With the clean, crisp lines and striking industrial look you can achieve, sheet metal is starting to make an appearance on many modern homes. Compared to tiles, metal roofing is a lightweight, fire-retardant roofing option that doesn’t require additional reinforcement to the sub-structure. Once installed it can also survive the strongest of winds.

Metal roofs are nearly almost maintenance free and as a building material it is cheaper than slate or tiles, but can be costly to install. However, with its excellent durability you can expect low maintenance costs throughout its long life span. Another consideration with a metal roof is that it can get pretty noisy with heavy rainfalls, so installing sound cancelling insulation is recommended.


If you are looking to cover an odd shaped roof, lead might be a good choice for you due to its malleability. Lead is also naturally very resistant to any type of corrosion and therefore is long-lasting. Lead is a cheaper roofing material compared to others, but this does comes at a price. As a material, lead is toxic and over time will break down and pollute water it comes into contact with. Whilst it is lighter than other roofing materials, lead can also place stress on your roof line and gutters so may require a little additional support.


Felt is one of the more versatile roofing materials used mainly for flat roofs, garages and garden sheds. Roofing felt is normally installed by layering two to three layers of felting followed by a waterproofing material, such as tar, to form a watertight barrier.

This roofing material is suitable for small and large projects and can be fitted to flat, pitched or curved roofs. It can stand up to wet and windy conditions but does not cope well under UV light or high temperatures, which leads to longevity issues. It also required regular maintenance by skilled professionals, which can add to its lifetime cost. Recycling felt is difficult and transportation can be expensive.


Like felt roofs, rubber, or EPDM roofs as they are also called, are more affordable than the other roofing materials. Rubber works well as an insulator keeping the warm in and cold out and is often made from recycled materials. However, as a roofing material rubber is not very durable and can be damaged by falling debris and will also need resealing through its lifetime.

At Keay Roofing services we have years of roofing experience and are very happy to help you with choosing the right roofing material for your project. We incorporate our years of roofing experience into our work, ensuring that the customer is always satisfied. We will always ensure that the materials we fit to your roof are of exceptional quality, we stick to deadlines and our customer service is second to none.

For more information on how we can help replace your roof, or for any other enquiries, please call us on 01753 358267 or request a quote.

New Roof

Up to 30% of a home’s heat can disappear through the roof. But by tackling the easy task of insulating your loft, this heat loss can be reduced by up to 20%. The insulation itself should last for a good forty years, during which time it will pay for itself many times over.  What’s more, you may also be eligible for a grant to pay for the materials. Whilst adding insulation is something that can be accomplished by a competent DIY-er, seeking professional help is recommended if you wish to board out your loft, or insulate a flat roof.

How Much Can I Save On My Roof?

By improving the insulation of your roof space, you can save cash and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. According to the Energy Saving Trust (2015), assuming a 270mm layer of insulation, a typical three bedroom semi will save about £140 in fuel bills a year. This also amounts to a saving of 590Kg of carbon dioxide a year.

In the case of a four bedroom detached house, you should be able to save £240 in bills and 1000Kg of carbon dioxide a year.

For a three bedroom mid-terrace house, the savings are approximately £135 in bills and 560Kg carbon dioxide a year.

In each case, you should get back the cost of installation in about two years (even without a grant).

Insulating a pitched roof

If you have a pitched roof and you can get in to the loft space, the easiest option is to lay rolls of insulation between the joists. Simply unroll the insulation and cut the roll to length with a large pair of scissors. This will help stop heat escaping from the living area of your home, but will leave the loft uninsulated.

Insulation should be placed over any water pipes or water tanks (to prevent freezing in winter), but under any electrical cables. If the insulation will not go under the cables, you will have to leave that part of the loft uninsulated. Do not put insulation over cables.

Rolls of insulation can be purchased made from rock wool or glass wool (this is the only type of insulation for which you can claim a grant) and come in a variety of widths to match your joist spacing. The first layer is laid between the joists and the next layer is laid at right angles to the first.

It is recommended that glass wool is laid to a depth of 270mm and rock wool to a depth of 250mm.

Most joists are 100mm (4 inches) deep, so you will need 100mm rolls for the first layer, and then lay 200mm rolls at right angles to bring you up to the recommended depth.

If you already have some insulation installed, this can be left so you only need to add extra to bring you up to the minimum depth.

Don’t forget to insulate the loft hatch, and put strips of draught excluder round the edge of the hatch to prevent draughts.

What do I do if I want to use my loft for storage?

If the loft has been insulated to a depth of 270mm, you won’t be able to fit floor boards as the insulation will be over the joists. To avoid compromising on the depth of insulation, and on storage space, plastic loft flooring legs can be purchased to raise the height of the floor by 175mm. Floor boards can then be laid over these.

If you do plan to board out your loft, make a point of using a felt pen to mark out the routes of any pipes or cables as you lay the floor, then you will know which ones to lift if you need to do any maintenance. You may also wish to avoid using tongue and groove boards, because if you do need to take one up, you’ll end up taking half the floor.

Converting a Loft Into Another Room

If the loft area is being converted into part of the living space, then you will need to insulate the roof itself, rather than the loft floor.

There are a number of options here, depending on the size and shape of the loft space. For example, insulation boards can be fitted between the rafters. These in turn can be covered in plasterboard.

Other options include polystyrene slabs fitted between the rafters, or expanding spray foam which can be used in the more inaccessible spaces.

It is important to leave adequate ventilation beneath the roof tiles, or else a build-up of condensation could cause the rafters to rot. Missing or slipped tiles should be replaced before any work is carried out.

Whilst carrying out this work yourself is possible, bringing in a professional roofing contractor will ensure that any changes are safe, sound and up to building regulations.  For more information on loft conversions, please visit our dedicated loft conversion page.

Insulating a flat roof

There are three types of flat roof insulation available, warm deck, cold deck or inverted roof.

Warm deck insulation is fitted above the main roof structure (the deck), but under the weatherproof layer. This can consist of a rigid layer of insulation board laid on top of the deck, with a new weatherproof layer on top. This is the method usually preferred.

Cold deck insulation is fitted below the roof deck, leaving a gap between the insulation and the deck for ventilation.

Inverted roof insulation is fitted above the weatherproof layer. This is generally finished with a layer of gravel. This method of insulation can prolong the life of the roof deck and weatherproof membrane by protecting against weather extremes and mechanical damage.

All new flat roofs must be insulated to comply with building regulations, so it’s advisable to seek the help of a roofing contractor at this time.

For more information on flat roofs, please visit our dedicated flat roof page.

If you’re looking to make changes to your roof to improve insulation and energy efficiency, please feel free to give us a call. Keay Roofing Services are Competent Roofer, NRFC and Which? Trusted Trader qualified.

You can contact us for any queries you may have about your roof on 01753 358267

New Roof

Having your roof replaced is a big investment, both in time and money. Because of this, there are a number of important factors to consider to ensure you get it right first time and minimise the risk of regular maintenance and repair bills.

Your Budget

The first step to any investment in a new roof is to understand how much it is likely to cost. Every aspect of your roof from your tiles to your insulation will come down to budget in one way or another. To keep within yours, it’s best to prioritise certain aspects that you need the most. From there, you can allocate your budget until you have a final maximum price that you are happy with.

The Location of Your Home

Where your home is situated can have a drastic effect on the type of roof you need. This is usually down to weather patterns in certain areas, so it is important to understand how different types of roofing material fare under different conditions. For example, whilst slate tiles may look great, how will they fare in areas known for high winds compared to lead roofing. Taking a bit of time to research roofing materials best suited to the needs of your geographic location will help you come to an educated decision as to the best materials to choose.

What Your New Roof will Look Like

Installing a new roof has the potential to drastically change the general appearance of your home. You should therefore try to match what you choose to the character of your home as much as possible. Every roofing material looks different and final choice can positively or negatively change your homes aesthetic.  It’s advisable that choice of colours and finishes on roofing components such as tiles, shingles, fascias and guttering should match as closely as possible to your home’s overall style. This is especially important in older homes, where the classic architecture and authenticity must be protected.

Building Regulations

All new roofs or replacement roofs need to ensure their materials, dimensions and performance properties comply with Building Regulations standards for:

  • resisting weather
  • resisting the spread of fire from one property to another
  • supporting loads (weights)
  • energy efficiency (providing resistance to heat loss)
  • providing ventilation to protect from condensation
  • having adequate drainage

Pitched roofs and flat roofs have different regulations, as do new roofs (for example on new extensions) and replacement roofs, so it is important to understand which set of regulations apply to your particular project.

For example, if you are replacing a flat roof, you will likely need to upgrade your thermal insulation element to meet energy efficiency requirements.  Whereas with a pitched roof, if your new roof is a different material to your original roof (e.g. tile to slate) then Building Regulations may require that you have to have the roof structure strengthened or modified to adequately meet the weight of the new material.

More details on planning permission and Building Regulations applicable to new and replacement roofs can be found here

Your Roofing Contractor

Taking the time to carefully plan your new roof is pointless if the contractor you choose is not up to scratch. You should always trust who is doing your work, or you may be paying out for repairs and maintenance for years to come. Always hire a qualified roofer, who is happy to show proof of their work.

At Keay Roofing Services, we pride ourselves on our services and aftercare. We are CompetentRoofer, Which? Trusted Trader, SafeContracter and NRFC approved. For more information on how we can help replace your roof, or for any other enquiries, please call us on 01753 358267 or send us an email.

New Roof

When extending your home, or replacing an existing roof, one of the main considerations is what type of roof to use. Not only does your choice have an impact on the finished aesthetic, but your budget, your roof’s lifespan and likely need for repair.

The two most popular choices are flat roofs and pitched roofs. Each of which comes with their own pros and cons, which may sway your decision when choosing which roof is best for a new extension or replacing an existing roof.

Flat Roofing

Flat roofing is exactly that. Instead of having a raised middle covered in shingles or tiles that transport water towards gutters, it is a flat area with a slight camber that allows water to drain off into a gutter system.  It’s covered in a protective water proof membrane that can be made of either roofing felt or a more modern synthetic rubber bonding.

modern house with a flat roofPros of Flat Roofing

Simple Design

Flat roofs are perfect for smaller structures such as garages, conservatories or small extensions. It consists of a horizontal layer that is fixed to supporting foundations and has a waterproof layer on top (usually roofing felt). Despite being called a “flat roof”, it does have a small angle to stop water puddling after rain and allow it to drain off.

Cost Effective

Flat roofing is likely to be the most cost effective form of roofing on the market. During construction, it uses less raw materials and time to build. Most flat roofing projects can be completed in a single day, making it cost effective as well as time efficient.

Creates Additional Space

If you decide you want to have a flat roof installed, it can help build a lot of usable free space. For example, you can use the terrace for a rooftop garden. The possibilities are endless provided you implement the proper structural and safety procedures.

Safer For Repairs

Flat roofs also only have a small slope to prevent puddling, which means being on the roof is much safer than a pitched roof when carrying out inspections, repairs and maintenance.

Cons of Flat Roofing

High Degree Of Ongoing Maintenance

Unfortunately flat roofs need to be monitored for problems quite regularly. This is because it is not as efficient at transporting water away from the roof where it can puddle and cause problems. Tears, rips and blistering can easily occur and need early identification and repair to ensure the roof remains watertight. Even with a regular servicing and maintenance regime, your flat roof will likely only last you ten to fifteen years. This can be off-putting for homeowners who do not want to pay for a flat roof re-fit, or are looking to sell their homes.

Pitched Roofing

Pitched roofing is the standard style of roof you see on houses. It consists of a sloped area on the roof of the house that efficiently transports water towards guttering systems.

old pub with a pitched roof

Advantages of Pitched Roofs

A Longer Lifespan

Compared to flat roofs, pitched roofs will last considerably longer. The lifespan will vary depending on the material used, but some may last well over fifty years.  These typically hard wearing roofing materials include: slate, tile, and asphalt. Pitched roofs are also better insulated, protecting your home from extremes in temperature as well as possible water damage.

Can Be Used For Loft Conversions

A loft conversion changes your roof space from storage into a usable room. Not all houses are able to have installed roofs, but at least with a pitched roof you have the option. In addition to bringing additional living space, a loft conversion adds value to your home when you come to time when you wish to sell it.  For more information on loft conversions, please visit our dedicated loft conversion page.

Adds Natural Character

A pitched roof can actually help your home blend in with the character of an area and its surrounding homes. This is because most houses these days have pitched roofs, and by not having one you could be diminishing the character of your own. By fitting seamlessly with the surrounding houses, you are ensuring that your home does not look less-than-perfect when compared to your neighbours.

Cons of Pitched Roofs

More Expensive

Pitched Roofs are not a cheap option when it comes to roofing your home. The increased materials, labour and design, mean you will pay more than you would for a flat roof. However, this is part and parcel of ensuring your home works efficiently at keeping the weather out, the warmth in, keeping repairs and maintenance to a minimum, whilst also looking good.

Increased Pressure On Your Homes Foundations

The weight of a pitched roof is greater than that of a flat roof which places an increased burden on your foundations. If replacing a flat roof with a pitched roof this could mean that the depth of your footings become lower than before you had the roof installed. This could lead to a number of costly problems such as jammed doors, windows sticking, and cracks in your walls. Because of these problems, it is not always an option to replace a flat roof with a pitched roof without first seeking the advice of an expert.

For more information, a free no-obligation quote or details of the logistics of installing or replacing a flat or pitched roof, please contact Keay Roofing on 01753 358267 or send us an enquiry.

New Roof

Aesthetically pleasing, and extremely hard wearing, a new slate roof transforms any home and brings with it many practical advantages.

Why Choose Slate Tiles

Slate is an exceptional roofing material and is one of the most effective ways of protecting your home.

With a water absorption index of less than 0.4%, slate is incredibly resilient to frost damage and freezing. Whilst also being highly resistant to acids, alkali’s and other chemicals, it is colour-fast and non-fading, even in UV light.

As well as being one of the most durable and reliable tiling options around, slate boasts a range of advantages over other forms of tiles:

Advantages of Slate Roofs

  • A beautiful natural finish – natural slate comes in a rich array of colours, sizes and thickness which gives a beautiful unique look to every roof.
  • Value adding – the visual appeal and known reliability of slate roofing adds value to any home.
  • Long life – naturally hard wearing, slate roofs easily last anywhere between 100 and 150 years if properly installed and maintained.
  • Fire resistant – slate is one of the most naturally fire resistant materials making it a perfect choice if there is risk of air borne sparks from fireworks, wildfires or nearby house fires.
  • Weather resistant – the hard surface and weight of this natural stone make them ideal for combating bad weather conditions including high winds and heavy rains.
  • Environmentally friendly – if you’re concerned about the environmental impact of your home, slate is 100% eco-friendly.
  • Low maintenance – because of the hard wearing nature of slate it very rarely needs the hefty repairs clay tile roofs require.

Installing a slate roof

The installation of a slate roof shouldn’t be taken lightly.

When installing a slate roof it’s always advisable to seek the help of a professional slate roofing contractor. Their expertise is vital to ensuring that the structural support is sufficient to support the weight. Slate tiles are very heavy (much heavier than clay tiles) and a roof that has not been thoroughly checked might not be able to support the weight.

Slate tiles also require shaping by hand to ensure they fit specific roof measurements. This type of tile also has the potential to break when stepped on, making installation an impractical task for many and best handled by an expert to ensure the best fit and finish. Once installed professionally, a slate roof will provide many years of reliability and safety, with very little maintenance.

Slate Roof Repairs

Slate is sometimes referred to as ‘The Hundred Year Roof’ due to its long life. But that does not mean that slate tiles will not occasionally become damaged. If you notice any cracked, broken, loose or missing slates they should be replaced immediately to protect your home from water leaks and stop precious heat escaping.

At Keay Roofing services we understand that a few cracked tiles do not warrant a whole new roof. Our experienced roofing contractors will be able to replace your broken slates quickly and efficiently, ensuring that your home remains 100% protected.

Why Keay Roofing Services

At Keay Roofing services we incorporate our years of roofing experience into our work, ensuring that the customer is always satisfied. We will always ensure that the slate tiles we fit to your roof are of exceptional quality, we stick to deadlines and our customer service is second to none.

If you are interested in having a slate tile roof installed, or your existing slate roof has some tiles that are broken or missing, then please feel free to give us a call on 01753 358267 for a free quote.

Alternatively you can click the link to the right and fill in the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

New Roof

Tiled Roofs

At Keay Roofing Services we know tiles. Richard could talk about them for hours. And if you’ve ever seen one of our roofs being tiled then you too will appreciate the team’s skill and approach.

As a process how we tile hasn’t changed in hundreds of years: roof tiles are ‘hung’ from the wooden framework of a roof by fixing them with nails. Tiles are usually hung in parallel rows, with each row overlapping the row below it to exclude rainwater and to cover the nails that hold the row below. There are also roof tiles for special positions, particularly where the planes of the several pitches meet. They include ridge, hip and valley tiles.

We take great care when we recommend a tile for your new roof – whether it’s to match your existing tiles or create a new look for your house.

Your choice of roof tile

A large number of shapes (or “profiles”) of roof tiles have evolved. These include:

Flat tiles – the simplest type, which are laid in regular overlapping rows. An example of this is the clay-made “beaver-tail” tile (German Biberschwanz), common in Southern Germany. Flat roof tiles are usually made of clay but also may be made of stone, wood, plastic, concrete, or solar cells.

Roman tiles – flat in the middle, with a concave curve at one end at a convex curve at the other, to allow interlocking.

Pantiles with an S-shaped profile, allowing adjacent tiles to interlock. These result in a ridged pattern resembling a ploughed field. An example of this is the “double Roman” tile, dating from the late 19th century in England and USA.

Mission or barrel tiles are semi-cylindrical tiles laid in alternating columns of convex and concave tiles. Originally they were made by forming clay around a curved surface, often a log or the maker’s thigh. Today barrel tiles are mass produced from clay, metal, concrete or plastic.

Interlocking roof tiles are similar to pantile with side and top locking to improve protection from water and wind.

At Keay Roofing Services we know our tiles. If you’d like to talk tiles too and get a quotation for your new roof, please call us on 0800 1577424.

New Roof

Flat Roofs

Need a new flat roof or an old one replaced?  You have found a fast, reliable and cost-effective flat roofing contractor that can help.

New Flat Roofs

At Keay Roofing Services we install new flat roofing on porches, dormers and balconies as well as sheds, garages and extensions. We know how to achieve a perfectly smooth finish, with no warps or shallow patches, and can guarantee exceptional customer service from start to finish.

Our flat roof options range from the traditional hot bitumen to the newer more advanced Firestone flat roofing system, which comes with a 20 year manufacturer’s guarantee. We also offer non-slip options for balconies.

If you’re not sure what’s best for your project, we’re happy to advise on the most appropriate material based on required performance and your budget.

To request a no-obligation survey and quote call Keay Roofing on 0800 157 7424 or 01753 358 267.

Flat Roof Replacement

Where a flat roof has deteriorated to a state where it requires replacing, we offer a complete strip and replace service. We will remove old worn materials, repair damage to structural supports and build a new flat roof from the material of your choice.

Felt Flat Roof

Versatile and strong, bitumen waterproof felt roofing is extremely effective at withstanding the effects of rain and sun. Suitable for small garages to large warehouses, felt roofing remains a popular, cost effective choice.

Fibreglass Flat Roofing

Also known as Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), fibreglass flat roofing is quick and easy to install and can last for over 30 years. A bit more expensive than other options, the benefit is in its strength, looks and resistance to most forms of damage.

Rubber Flat Roofing

Rubber flat roofing is a popular choice for those concerned with the aesthetics of their new roof, as it can often be installed in one complete layer without the need for joins. Extremely light weight, elastic and strong it is ideal for a wide range of roofs.

Why Keay Roofing

At Keay Roofing Services we incorporate our years of roofing experience into every piece of work we do.  We ensure that the customer is always satisfied, that the materials we use are of the highest quality and our team of roofers stick to deadlines and individual customer’s wishes.

Having worked on many homes in Windsor, Eton, Marlow, Maidenhead, Beaconsfield and beyond, we have built a reputation for being the local, trusted, reliable and efficient roofing contractor in Berkshire.

To request a quote for a new or replacement flat roof from Keay Roofing Services call us on 0800 157 7424 or 01753 358 267.