I am what you might call ”a DIY enthusiast”. I love DIY and projects; there is always something to do and I have a problem prioritising. When I took on my last project, it was on a bit of a whim and I had no idea how much work was going to be needed. It started as a ‘fixer-upper’ and has been a complete renovation, perfect for the basis of my DIY blog!
Any work you do on the inside will be wasted if the roof is damaged, causing leaking or worse – collapse. When you are doing DIY flat roof projects, time is precious and money even more so, you don” want to waste either!
Gutter cleaning is a quick-fix solution to costly problems down the line. While I am still on the subject of flat roofing and roof repairs, did you know that one of the biggest causes of leaks and damage to household interiors can be eliminated by regular gutter cleaning?
EPDM roofing membrane is easy to fit with not a heat gun or bitumen pot in sight. It really is the way to go if you are replacing your flat roof.
One thing you will notice about a flat roof extension is that the heat, even in a good British Summertime, can be almost unbearable during the day.
I decided to go down the route of an EPDM DIY shed roofing kit. Everything I need is in there, fixings, adhesive and the EPDM membrane.
One of the biggest problems, once the roof is out of the way is damp. Damp proofing should now be at the top of the priority list for the renovation project, large or small.
Very recently, whilst reading another blog, I came across an excellent product – the Hedgehog Gutter Brush, that can eradicate a blocked gutter problem for good.
With the roofing and the damp proofing sorted out the next stage will be to look at certain aspects of renovation that will require planning. Getting a house rewired and re-plumbed will be a couple of the biggest expenses.
When fitting roof skylights for flat roofing, I can highly recommend Mardome for quality, ease of fitting and cost.
We are nearing the stage of first fixing for plumbing for the renovation project and, if you haven’t done so already, it is time to get your priorities down on paper.