Mon 22 Feb 2016 11:18am
I live on the seafront, in a first floor flat, in a building built c. 1900. The flat has a bay window in the living room, which has a felt roof on it. The roof is leaking, quite badly, and so needs replaced.
It was re-felted 2 years ago and painted with a silver reflective paint...required as it's on the seafront, and to reflect the sun. Should the roof last longer than the two years, or is this an indication that it has been shoddily done? To replace the roof, I am looking at taking everything off...wooden base, felt etc...and then re-doing it. However, what is the best substance to put on the roof? I can't put tiles on it, as the building is symmetrical and there would be no tiles at the other side, plus there may be issues with planning / conservation area status.
Any advice would be great.