Flat Roofing in Goring, East Preston & All Nearby West Sussex Locations | Total Roofing Sussex

Despite their character and charm, durability and unrivalled lifespans, pitched roofs simply don’t make sense for certain types of project; in some cases they’re impractical, in others a total impossibility due to a building’s architectural specifications, and in many others they’re just not cost-effective. It’s in these situations that flat roofing comes to the rescue, providing attractive, long-lasting coverings that excel in all sorts of scenarios – from an extension to a garage conversion. And our roofers, who cover all West Sussex locations including East Preston, Goring, Rustington and Worthing, are genuine flat roofing specialists providing both new roof installations and roof repairs for two distinct types of system: GRP roofing and felt roofing.

GRP Roofing

GRP roofing, also known as fibreglass roofing, is renowned for its durability and longevity. Composed of polyester resin reinforced with glass fibres, GRP roofing is highly resistant to weathering, UV radiation, and chemical corrosion, making it ideal for flat roofing applications in and around East Preston, Goring, Rustington and Worthing.

The manufacturing process involves layering the fibreglass matting onto the roof substrate, saturating it with resin, and finishing with a gel coat for added protection. Installation requires meticulous attention to detail from our roofers, including ensuring proper adhesion and seamless integration of components. Once cured, GRP roofing forms a seamless, impermeable membrane that provides excellent waterproofing and requires minimal maintenance over its lifespan.

Felt Roofing

Felt roofing offers a more cost-effective solution for residential and commercial flat roofing projects in East Preston, Goring, Rustington and Worthing. Consisting of layers of bitumen-infused felt, typically reinforced with fiberglass or polyester, felt roofing provides good waterproofing and flexibility, which means our roofers can also employ it for particular forms of pitched roof and low-slope applications.

The manufacturing process involves saturating the felt substrate with bitumen and coating it with additional layers for reinforcement and weather proofing. Installation sees our roofers torch or adhere the felt sheets to the roof substrate, ensuring proper overlap and sealing to prevent water ingress. While felt roofing may require more frequent maintenance compared to GRP, it remains a popular choice for its affordability and speed of installation.

For more on common roof repairs we undertake for flat roofing systems present in locations such as East Preston, Goring, Rustington and Worthing, click here.

To learn more about our flat roofing solutions, whether it’s felt roofing or GRP roofing you’re most interested in, contact Total’s time served roofers on 0773 707 1650. We cover all locations surrounding East Preston, Goring, Rustington and Worthing.