Flat Roofing in Mansfield |
Signs That May Indicate Your Flat Roof Needs to Be Replaced

At HD Construction Notts Limited, our team manages a range of work on flat roofing in Chesterfield, Mansfield and all surrounding areas. Flat roofs are a popular choice for various domestic and commercial buildings because of their numerous benefits. However, as with any roof, they can degrade over time and need to be replaced. You can view our gallery and read our testimonials to learn more about our quality workmanship.

Here, our team have listed a few of the key signs to look out for that may indicate your flat roof needs replacing, including:

Water Pooling

One of the main issues flat roofs face is pooling water, which can stress roofs and cause cracks. Roofs can shift over time, which means they may not be at the same level they were when installed and can be prone to dips that lead to pooling water.

Flat roofs are created to withstand water, but they do need to be drained as soon as pooling water is noticed to make sure it doesn’t further permeate the roof. If left unattended, the water can impact the roofing structure and cause it to weaken and require replacing.

Bubbling and Blistering

If you notice bubbling and blistering on your flat roofing structure, these signs may indicate it suffers from adhesion failure. Visible bubbles on flat roofs in Mansfield and the surrounding areas are often filled with air or water. This can be because of a lack of ventilation, poor workmanship or bad insulation. If these problems are caught early, they can likely be resolved, but if not, they can pop and leave your roof vulnerable to interior damage.

Moisture and Leaks

All types of roofs can leak because if excess water isn’t drained, there isn’t anywhere for it to go other than down. This can lead to moisture seeping into the membrane, causing further issues such as mould and fungus. The best way to prevent this is with regular roof inspections and maintenance, but if they are too far gone, our specialists can fit new GRP fibreglass or EPDM rubber roofs.

Cracks and Tears

Cracks and tears can typically be spotted by going outside and checking your roof, so you should call our professionals when you notice an issue. If left for too long, water will be absorbed, causing the roof to become uneven and unsafe. A single crack or tear may be fixable, but if there are splits and cracks across the entire roof, it is likely best to replace it. This is also true for any other damage you notice.


Algae, moss and lichens may not seem like a big issue for flat roofing systems, but they do require attention. Organic growths often indicate water retention, which can weaken the roof of your property in or around Mansfield and require it to be replaced.

For building contractors managing flat roofing and more in Mansfield and the surrounding areas, please call HD Construction Notts Limited on 07725 870121 today.
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