Commercial Flat Roofing in Bradford and The Yorkshire Area

If you’re a business looking to invest in a new commercial flat roofing system you need to know that the finished project will represent a durable, low maintenance solution.

Trusted Commercial Flat Roofing Specialists

Here at Flat Roof Experts, we have been working with businesses throughout Bradford and the Yorkshire area for many years, and in that time we have established ourselves as one of the county’s most trusted corporate flat roofing providers. We understand that under no circumstances should you let just ‘anyone meddle with your roof. Hiring the wrong roofing contractors could lead to a multitude of issues that could be both dangerous and expensive.

Instead, put your faith in a company that has the necessary experience and passion to see the job through to the highest of standards. Whether we’re carrying out a full installation project or simply supplying materials to the trade, all of our commercial flat roofing systems offer long lifespans and low maintenance. If you’re wondering ‘who are the best flat roofing contractors near me?’, keep on reading.

We are subcontractors to the building and roofing industry and have worked on flats, schools, new build properties and have regular contracts with home improvement companies. We pride ourselves in the fact that we are the people that lots of other companies come to when they have a difficult or complicated flat roofing project to draw on our extensive knowledge and experience.

The benefits of flat roofing

When it comes to the benefits of flat roofing, we’re best placed to guide you from start to finish. For example, we know that flat roofs haven’t always been a ‘favourite’ due to their low resistance against heavy rain (and hey, we do live in England after all), but modern technology has played a huge part in reducing this negative.

Now, the lifespan of these roofs has extended dramatically due to the innovative flat roofing materials they’re now made from. So, they’re classed as a fantastic choice and we couldn’t agree more. Benefits of flat roofs include:

Easy to repair and maintain

We’re under no illusion that roofing matters are cheap – that’s just the reality of the situation. Not only can they cost quite a sum to install, but also to repair and maintain. With flat roofs, however, it’s really simple and safe to climb up and carry out your inspections. From here, if you do notice anything out of the ordinary, you can contact the expert team here at Flat Roof Experts and we’ll rectify any issues we’re presented with.

Strong and durable

In England, it’s fundamental that properties boast roofs that can handle unpredictable weather and heavy rainfall. Lucky for you, modern flat roofs include high-performance membranes, such as EPDM, that are extremely durable when it comes to harsh weather conditions. When you choose a flat roof from Flat Roof Experts, you can expect a waterproof, fire-resistant, wind-resistant, and long-term (up to 50 years) solution.

An affordable alternative

In this day and age, we’re all actively trying to keep the costs down in various parts of our life – and that’s okay. With that in mind, we’re delighted to reveal that one benefit of flat roofing is the costs (or rather lack of) associated with the process. From building and installing, to the materials commonly used for flat roofs, they are all relatively cheap. This makes a flat roof very affordable for both installation and upkeep and maintenance.

How to maintain your flat roof

Just like with anything else in life, you’re probably interested in learning how you can maximise the lifespan of your flat roof in order to keep maintenance costs down. A flat roof isn’t supposed to last forever regardless of different factors, but there are things that you can do to make the most of your flat roof.

Check your roof twice a year

How can you be certain your roof isn’t in danger if you don’t check it at least twice per year? This is exceptionally necessary after a season has changed and especially after harsh weather spells. By regularly inspecting, you should be able to spot any small issues developing before they become a larger (and more expensive!) problem.

Remove any debris that sneaks on

It’s extremely common to find leaves, twigs, and dirt collecting on your flat roof, regardless of the season. While a little isn’t likely to cause any monumental issues, you shouldn’t allow the debris to build-up to the point where it’s blocking your gutters and exacerbating any rainfall.

Monitor the inside as well as the outside

At Flat Roof Experts, we encourage people to monitor their roof internally as well as externally – it’s just as important. For example, you should regularly inspect your ceiling for rising moisture and damp, as well as any water damage that may have come through from the outside. Again, if you do spot anything that worries you, give our experts a call and we’ll come to your rescue.

A High-Quality Commercial Flat Roofing Solution

At Flat Roof Experts, we specialise in EPDM rubber roofing, one of the most popular flat roofing solutions available on the market. EPDM, which stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, is a synthetic single-ply roofing membrane that offers many incredible benefits that you can start taking advantage of immediately.

One of the main attractions of EPDM rubber is its unrivalled durability. The membrane comfortably holds up against all kinds of extreme weather conditions, from heavy rain, freezing snow and harsh winds to melting heat and intense UV rays from the sun. In fact, EPDM rubber can withstand temperatures as high as 150°C and as low as -40°C.

As a result, an EPDM flat roof has excellent waterproof and fire-resistant properties, which not only keeps your building and belongings protected, but it helps to reduce the health and safety risks in your workplace.

Its incredible durability means an EPDM flat roofing system requires little maintenance while offering a superior life expectancy — the average lifespan of an EPDM rubber roof is around 30 years! For added peace of mind, all of our commercial flat roofing systems come with a 20-year guarantee.

Furthermore, EPDM rubber is environmentally friendly. It leaves behind a minimal carbon footprint throughout its extraction, manufacturing and installation process. Primers and adhesives are usually added to the membrane to reduce any volatile organic compounds (VOC) being released during its installation. EPDM rubber is the eco-friendly roofing choice for any ethical organisation.

What Commercial Flat Roofing Projects Have We Worked On?

Our flat roofing systems are suited to a wide range of commercial buildings, from small corner shops to large-scale industrial premises. As trusted subcontractors to the building and roofing industry, we have a variety of clients and have regular contracts with home improvement companies.

Here are just some of the commercial buildings we can work on: Offices, Schools, colleges and nurseries, Flats and apartment blocks, New-build properties, Factories, Shops and supermarkets, Leisure centres Hospitals


A commercial flat roof should last as long as any other flat roofing systems, domestic or business based, if using the same material and maintenance schedule. On average, a commercial flat roof membrane should last on between 20 and 25 years before needing to be replaced. If really well maintained with low levels of foot traffic, this could even stretch past 50 years.

Of course, the lifespan of your flat roof will depend on climate, the type of membrane, the quality of the initial installation and the regularity of proper maintenance.

First you must plan the installation of your commercial flat roofing project. This involves taking measurements, considering energy efficiency, choosing your roofing materials and sourcing roofing contractors from a professional roofing company to come and help you design and install your flat roof.

When creating the initial designs, it is imperative that you ensure your flat roof has a suitable slope to disperse rainwater, otherwise water will accumulate in puddles on your roof and pose risk of permanent damage. The installation of your commercial flat roof starts with making sure the roof decking is clean and free of dust. Then you can trim, glue, and flatten the roof surface so your commercial flat roof is complete.

Our commercial flat roofs are made from high-quality EPDM rubber – one of the best flat roofing materials available on the market today. Whether we supply roofing materials to the trade or carry out a full installation project ourselves, EPDM rubber is our material of choice due to its many benefits and fantastic attributes. EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) is a synthetic rubber material is extremely durable and flexible, making it a popular choice for a wide range of applications.

There are a number of reasons why you should choose a flat roof over the standard pitched style for your commercial roof. Firstly, they tend to be less expensive and less complicated to install in comparison, especially when it comes to large commercial buildings. A broad commercial building with a large area space will make it almost impossible to install a pitched roof, as the roof would need to boast a ridiculous height to create the pitched appearance.

Also, commercial buildings rarely need access to attic space the same way a domestic or residential property might do. Most of the things that live on or around the roof area on a commercial building will do so on top of the roof. For example, commercial properties usually have their air conditioning and ventilation units on the roof, to save on vital space within the building. These are much bigger for commercial premises than for domestic ones, so the space created by a flat roof is incredibly beneficial. With requested access, those with permission can easily access the top of the roof to make repairs, replacements and perform general maintenance.

The main benefit of choosing EPDM roofing systems is that they are long-lasting and durable. They are also extremely low maintenance, meaning they will withstand the elements and protect your roof for years and years, without you having to do much at all. A simple clean should suffice throughout the seasons, and any possible repairs should be made as soon as possible to protect the roof’s longevity. The good thing is that repairs are usually simple and easy to make to EPDM rubber roofs, with a restoration process that is just as easy and non-disruptive as the installation process. The result is an attractive commercial roof with a superior finish, that is safe during installation and beyond.

Why choose Flat Roof Experts for your commercial roofing project?

Yorkshire isn’t shy of roofing companies – we know that. What it is shy of, however, is a roofing company that boasts the high level of experience, passion, and resources that we do. We’ve worked hard to build a solid reputation in the area, and there’s a reason that customers feel confident in recommending us to their family and friends.

Here we’ve put together a list of reasons why you might choose Flat Roof Experts over the next company. If you have any questions, just let us know.

Over 20 years of experience — Here at Flat Roof Experts, we have been working with businesses throughout Bradford and the Yorkshire area for over two decades. Since starting our company in 1998, we have established ourselves as one of Yorkshire’s most reputable corporate flat roofing providers with a long list of happy customers across the building, construction and roofing industry.

High-quality roofing materials — Our EPDM flat rubber roofing system is one of the best on the market. Whether we’re carrying out a full installation project or simply supplying materials to the trade, all of our commercial flat roofing systems offer long lifespans, low maintenance and fantastic value for money.

Skilled craftsmanship — Our flat roofing specialists have had all the necessary training so that you can be sure that we have the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience. With Flat Roof Experts, your commercial flat roof is installed efficiently and to the highest standard.

Bespoke service — Our commercial flat roofing service is tailored to your business. We take time to understand your needs and specifications, so that we can utilise our expertise and experience to help you find the perfect flat roofing system for your commercial project. We’re here to guide you throughout the entire process, from start to finish.

Excellent customer service — We’re a family-run business with traditional Yorkshire values at the heart of everything that we do. We take pride in providing a friendly, honest and down-to-earth service with a personal touch.

Competitive prices — Whether you’re looking to replace an old roof by having a new one installed or you’re seeking a trusted supplier of flat roofing materials, we offer fair and accurate prices.

Contact us today to find out more

Are you ready to start your journey with Flat Roof Experts today? Whether we’re carrying out a full, intricate installation project, or supplying materials to the trade, all of our flat roofing systems offer long lifespans and low maintenance. We completely understand that the roof is such an integral part of a property (arguably it’s the most important part) and therefore you should only enlist the help of true industry professionals.

With over 20 years of experience and only the best tools and materials, we’re confident that’s us. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help, get in contact with us here. Our friendly team would be delighted to learn more about your requirements before telling you exactly what we can do to help your flat roof. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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    If you’d like more information about our commercial flat roofing systems, please give one of our specialists a call on 01274 737 828 or contact us here and one of our experienced team members will be able to help you understand what you need.