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Thermal image of before and after installing Vanguard Eco-Warm flat roofing system

Without The Right Insulation, Your Flat Roof Is Burning Money – Every Month Just Look At The Thermal Images Above!

Crazy as it sounds, most older flat roofs in the UK have little or no insulation. So every time the heating goes on, heat – and money – disappear through the rooftop!

If your flat roof is in that state, the good news is…we can put it right.

It will take some work, though. It’s not as simple as showing up with rolls of insulation and laying them in the roof. We need to look at the spec first, and take some remedial steps.

So – what type of roof are we looking at?

If it’s an old-style roof that hasn’t been touched for years…

You might have some basic rock wool insulation fitted between the joists. And chances are, there are ventilation gaps to let air flow through the roof.

This is an old method known as a COLD ROOF. It’s designed to blow away the condensation that forms on the structural deck - just like switching on your car’s air-con to blast away mist from the windscreen.

It’s all good in theory. But in practice, it causes more problems than it solves:

…The basic insulation gives very little protection. Heat escapes quickly.

…The ventilation gaps allow cold air to blow downwards, chilling the space below.

…Inside the roof, cold and warm air streams merge and turn to liquid. Condensation follows.

…Most of the condensation gets blown out by the air flow. But some of it clings on, and eats away at the timbers.

…Meanwhile, the roof has become a breeding ground for black mould and spores – a serious health hazard that needs to be treated urgently.

In other words, this outdated insulation method –

• Makes the roof vulnerable
• Raises your heating bills
• And puts your family at risk

That’s far from ideal! So these days, there’s a better way…

The Cold Roof Diagram

Meet The Super-Efficient Vanguard ECO-WARM
Flat Roofing System

The Warm Roof Diagram

The Vanguard ECO-Warm Roof uses solid PIR insulation boards that sit above the roof deck, topped by moisture-tolerant boards. This changes the ‘Dew Point’ where warm and cold air streams merge and turn to liquid.

This way, moisture is isolated before it can reach the deck - meaning condensation can’t form and weaken the structure.

As a result, there’s no need for ventilation gaps. They can be sealed, so there’s no downward draft and no way for warm air to escape.

So - once you convert from a cold to a warm roof, your heating bills will plummet!

What if it’s a newer roof?

Insulation problems are not confined to older roofs. New roofs have their troubles too – if they’re built by amateurs, who won’t take the trouble to install a Warm Roof.

A rogue roofer, for example, will skimp on insulation

to save on costs. Often, they’ll leave it out altogether – and tell you it’s a “luxury extra”!

And cowboys, who botch through ignorance, are no better. They’ll leave you with basic rock wool, or sub-standard boarding. Triggering draughts and condensation…all those problems again.

Dave is "quite chuffed!" as he looks set to save 80% on his heating costs

Ever the master of the understatement is our Dave!

Recently we received a totally unsolicited email from one of our customers Dave. Now Dave is a "self confessed" geek being a software engineer himself.

And hailing from the "frozen north" he is, let's say, "careful" with his pennies!

Over the last two years he's been monitoring his gas usage.

If you look at the chart he emailed us, you will see that he's using about a fifth of the amount of gas he has been for the previous two years.

That's a HUGE difference!

Especially when you consider what we've all had to endure with gas prices recently!

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Imagine how much money Dave and the other 600 + of our customers with a Vanguard Eco-Warm Flat Roof will be saving over the next 20 years!

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So what insulation do you need?

Whatever state your roof is in today, the end goal should be an insulated roof that meets the government’s insulation targets.

It makes sound economic sense. And it’s part of a legal requirement if you’re building a new roof - or refurbishing at least 50% of a roof over a living space.

So any work we do for you will comply with Part L of the 2010 Building Regulations: Conservation of Fuel and Power.

There’s a lot of confusion around this, so it deserves an explanation.

The government wants to limit every property’s impact on the environment. So targets are set around “U-Values” – the measurement used to score building materials for energy efficiency.

A low U-Value is good, as it means less energy escapes. So your roof has to meet – or fall below – a maximum U-Value.

The UK* rules state:

  • If the roof is already insulated, the target U-Value is 0.18
  • If you’re insulating a new flat roof, the target U-Value is typically 0.11
  • If compliance is a challenge, due to weight loading or height restrictions, the U-Value might be relaxed to a maximum 0.35

*Wales & Scotland have their own targets and building control rules around the targets.

You can’t meet these targets with a Cold Roof using traditional rock-wool!
You’d need 120mm to achieve a U-Value of 0.18. So in a typical flat roof, you simply won’t have enough space.

But with a Warm Roof, it’s easy. 
PIR boards are high in density. With the right spec and fitting, they’ll achieve a U-Value as low as 0.11 or even less, with room to spare in the roof.

Keeping you well below the threshold, so your roof is fully compliant.

Your Warm Roof will lower your heating bills, eliminate condensation and meet regulatory targets. As you’ll see when we meet and devise a specification – free of charge.

Your Next Step: Book Your FREE Flat Roofing Survey, Consultation & Written Condition Report [Value £250]

Yes, We Know - Every Flat Roofing Company
Offers a Free Survey & Quote!

So what makes what we offer such a big deal?

Because, remember, there are “surveys” and there are surveys. An untrained salesman sitting in your living room trying to convince you to buy a flat roof from them is not a survey.

And a "self proclaimed" pro-roofer taking a casual look around and giving you a "back of a fag packet" price is not a survey.

A proper flat roofing survey takes time and focused effort.

Time to inspect the roof for signs of weakness or decay. Or to inspect the plans, to make sure the roof is designed to eliminate draughts and condensation. It’s a thorough process.

- And it’s all part of a consultation, where we’ll find out exactly what you want, and need, from the roof.

Book a Survey
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One of our trained flat roofing surveyors will take a look at the roof, inside and out, first. They’ll check the structural deck, insulation and waterproofing layer to find the cause of the problem – taking a video and photos of everything they find as well as an access video for any scaffolding requirements and waste management should work be required and agreed.

They will then discuss their findings with you and give you straightforward advice about your options and including your thoughts and requirements in the design of any potential work. They will then take away all the information, write up their roof survey and upload everything to your cloud based job folder.

What you won't get, is any of our trained flat roof surveyors sitting in your home taking up your valuable time trying to pressure you into signing a contract.

At this point the Estimating team take over, write up your flat roofing condition report that sets out your options clearly, in plain English as well as creating a proper detailed and itemised Flat Roof Action Plan and Quote.

Typically the entire process from start to finish takes about 6 hours to produce as well as vehicle running costs, fuel and overheads and that's just for the average sized roof! £250 works out at just £41.67 per hour and we are not even going to charge you that! ITS TOTALLY FREE.

In Summary This Is What You'll Get From Your
FREE Flat Roof Survey

  • A detailed inspection of your flat roof, or your architect’s drawings.

  • No pressure – To buy anything during this part of the process.

  • We’ll simply go away and write up our findings. Then report back with all the details you’re going to need

  • A damage report, with photos of any “trouble spots” in the roof.

  • A fully-costed Action Plan, itemising the work step by step.

  • Full design – including follow-on work, like a terrace or balcony (if needed).

Book Your FREE Flat Roof Survey Today 01635 018043

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