Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Surrey and Croydon are two areas that are known to receive rather copious amounts of rain throughout the year. In fact, nearly half of all of the days in January and February are marked by precipitation. Roofs can, therefore, take quite a beating over time. In terms of older structures, this is even more of a concern. Why should property owners always seek a reputable roofing company to make certain that this vital area of their home is protected?
Most home owners never get a chance to take a good look at their roof, and quite often it will be the last thing they think about when it comes to home repairs. Some people leave it so long before they decide to carry out any roofing maintenance work, and by then it could be too late.
Saturday, 12 September 2015
Buildings in Surrey and Croydon have different roof types. While many have the traditional sloped roof, flat roofs are also rather common. If your home or another building you own has flat roofing, you should be aware of its differences with the conventional pitched roofs. For this article's purposes, the focus is on the maintenance. Flat roofs are less costly when it comes to initial price but they require closer attention, for example. Here are common problems you may encounter when you have a flat roof. Take note that these problems are not necessarily exclusive to flat roofs, just that flat roofs are more vulnerable to them.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Roofs come in different shapes and sizes. However, the most noticeable difference is the slope, dividing roof types generally into two: pitched and flat. With this one characteristic come major differences such as how the roof functions, how often you'll need roofers, and many more. Maintenance As to the maintenance of pitched roofs, specifically, there are both advantages and disadvantages to it. Because of the slope, it is more difficult to clean and inspect a pitched roof. Special equipment is needed to keep the people doing the task safe. Great Home also points out that out that, except for minor repairs, work on pitched roof almost always needs scaffolding.
Thursday, 6 August 2015
Once you find that you’re spending more on roof repairs, you may as well replace your old flat roof with a new one. Years ago, homeowners only had a few choices when it came to flat roofing materials, usually a good quality metal sheet or even reinforced concrete reinforced with asphalt. Now, homeowners can choose among these three other roofing materials for their new flat roof that can better protect their homes from any weather conditions. Artificial or EPDM Rubber This material has been among the most popular choices for flat roofs ever since it was first introduced in the U.K. EPDM, or ethylene propylene diene monomer, is a durable rubber roof that is often installed in one complete layer, doing away the need for joins that depend on size.
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
Surrey homeowners facing the prospect of selling their homes may want to call in professional roofers first. This is because how quickly you sell your house is based on how good it looks to prospective buyers. After all, one of the first things they see will be the exterior of your home, and the roof is arguably the most visible part of the exterior. This is why you’ll want expert roofing companies like Brunwin Professional Roofing Services Ltd. to help ensure that your roof looks great. What Needs to Be Fixed One of the important aspects that your roofer should focus on is the aesthetics of the roof. A field of broken shingles or a sagging roofline would warn a buyer that something is wrong with your house.
Saturday, 13 June 2015
Houses with flat roofing can be considered among the most aesthetically pleasing homes that come without a hefty price; after all, it requires simpler materials and lower costs for construction than pitched roofs. Flat roofs, however, also have their own disadvantages, such as their inability to shed water the way pitched roofs do, which often leads to bigger roofing problems. Fortunately, Surrey roofing experts are willing to educate you on common problems you can expect from your flat roof and how you can deal with them. Problems with the Flashing Your roof’s flashing is often made of materials like galvanised steel or aluminium, and its main aim is to go over the joints during roof construction to keep water from seeping through and eventually avoid leaks. When exposed with weathering and oxidisation, however, your roof’s flashing eventually becomes damaged. This can usually be fixed by resealing your flashing with plastic cement or replacing it entirely.
Thursday, 11 June 2015
Your home’s roof is an integral part of your home, that’s why selecting the right type of roof is important in the long run. Though there are several different types of roofs that roofers in Surrey like Brunwin Professional Roofing Services Ltd can install on your dwelling, they can be boiled down to two general categories. It will either be a flat roof, which means your home will look like a cardboard box, or the more traditional pitched roof, which raises the slope of your roof. Though flat roofs are popular among commercial buildings, it would be better to opt for a pitched roof over your head. There are several different variations of pitched roofs, but they all share similar advantages. Pitched Roof Advantages First of all, a pitched roof is better to look at than a flat one. Some may think modern designs are attractive, but nothing beats tradition. There’s nothing like looking at the sunlight glint off the shingles of your rooftop, whether it be at dawn or at dusk.
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Flat roofs are every bit as impressive as other roofing styles, most likely in the sense that they provide extra living or functional space for as long as its surface does not sag; however, circumstances may raise the idea for converting the roof into a pitched system. An article in the home improvement website ImproveNet states that the undertaking can be worth it if prepared well and all options are accounted for. The change from a flat roof to a pitched roofing system finds favour among property owners in the United Kingdom. A general look at all houses in the country may reveal that their architectures share a number of design elements, such as brick construction, bay windows, and pitched roofs with ridges of varying degrees. When you feel a property with a flat roof deserves an entirely new system to give it more shape or dimension, contractors like Brunwin Professional Roofing Services Ltd. that know roofing in Surrey, Croydon, and other areas well can help you out.
Monday, 8 June 2015
There are many types of roofing materials, and your contractor’s evaluation may aid you in making sense of whether to replace your current roofing system with a new one. Flat roofs, for example, depend on having a slight slope to aid in drainage, but would also call for a moderate overhaul of the underlying system. Dealing with a vacation house roof that is damaged in a number of portions is not exactly a gargantuan challenge. Adequate and professional workmanship provided by leading roofers from Croydon, Surrey, or other surrounding areas will keep things strong and stable for you and your loved ones all year long. Make the call today.
Saturday, 23 May 2015
According to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), more and more people are staying longer in their homes, wherein they move an average of 14 and a half years less frequently, and are more inclined to extend their living space instead. If you’re planning to invest in a home addition, say a garage, sunroom, or guest bedroom, you will most likely choose a flat roofing in Surrey for the new structure. Flat roofs are commonly preferred for home extensions as they won’t be obscuring the light that enters the house’s existing windows. Basically, flat roofing is used whenever an extension is constructed directly on the side of the building. However, when it comes to the construction of a flat roofing in Croydon and other areas near Surrey, established roofers like Brunwin Professional Roofing Services Ltd. always remind clients about the importance of insulation.
Thursday, 21 May 2015
When it comes to decisions that you’ll have to make regarding your soon-to-be new roofing system, be prepared to do a lot of research and ask a lot of questions. You can’t simply choose a roof design and material without much thought as your choice will eventually have a huge impact on your living comfort, not to mention your finances. If you work with one of the leading roofers in Surrey, such as Brunwin Professional Roofing Services Ltd., to provide your home with a quality pitched roof, the following questions might come into mind: What is a pitched roof? Basically, a pitched roof is composed of two angled pieces that meet in the middle and has gables on both ends. For aesthetic purposes, a roofer may recommend that your roof be pitched at various angles. The pitch or steepness of your roof is primarily dependent on your area’s climate, wherein heavy days of snow call for a steeper roof, and on the size or architectural structure of your home.
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
People look at a house and easily admire its structure. However, when it comes to the roof, all they can see is its style and colour – and don’t forget the angle, which warrants a greater effort to get the pitch just right. Writing for Homebuilding and Renovating magazine, Clive Fewins highlighted the importance of setting up the right angle for your new roof. A wrongly-pitched roof will have long-term consequences for your house, from reduced occupant safety to less desirable structural integrity. Some architectural styles, such as Victorian-era houses, place a premium on highly-pitched roofs; even haunted houses as depicted in various media also have comically-exaggerated pitches. If you’re embarking on a new roofing project that must sport the best pitch and increase the house’s appeal, professionals who specialise in roofing in Surrey, such as Brunwin Professional Roofing Services Ltd., are the ones best suited for this assignment.
Monday, 13 April 2015
If you prefer a more olden appearance for your house, slate roofing may be high on the list of preferred options. All it takes is quality materials selection and installation by a skilled roofing crew. An article in the informational blog Ansyris, however, noted that careful planning is necessary to produce the desired effects. Slate has been a common roofing material for houses in England for centuries, especially in mountainous places. There are also select slate varieties from the United Kingdom that have garnered admiration all over the world for their sheer resilience and longevity. When you are on the road to adorning your home with a slate roof, skilled roofers from Surrey—like those working with Brunwin Professional Roofing Services Ltd—are the ones to call for the job.
Sunday, 8 March 2015
According to the Met Office, while the U.K. is currently experiencing dry weather, snow and cold weather is coming, and Harry Redhead for Metro.co.uk reported that: “Forecasters say the cold weather is expected to last throughout March with the country likely to see more frost and snow until April brings warmer temperatures of up to 21C”. This would mean that snow can build up on roofing in Surrey, Croydon, or other areas, and the removal of snow will become a concern.
Friday, 6 March 2015
Homeowners who call on local roofers from Surrey firms like Brunwin Professional Roofing Services, Ltd. for a roof replacement or new installation are typically faced with the same dilemma: choosing between a pitched roof and a flat one. Oftentimes, there’s the question of which is the better choice of the two, but if one takes into account every home and building’s unique qualities which may require one of two styles, then a grey area emerges where either one can be a good choice.
Saturday, 14 February 2015
Roofs, aside from providing protection to the residents of a building, have variations with regard to their construction, durability, and materials used. An important feature of a roof is the pitch or its slope, as this enables water to properly drain down from it. There are two types of roofs that are distinct when it comes to their angles as pitched roofs have a higher slope, and then there are flat roofs, which actually have a maximum angle of 10 degrees, despite their classification of being “flat.” Since flat roofs have a lower degree of elevation, it generates more problems compared to high-sloped roofs, particularly those that are poorly installed and not well-maintained. An article from TheHelpfulEngineer.com outlined the prevailing problems that arise from this specific roof type and how it is kept in good working condition.
Thursday, 12 February 2015
A home that you can call your own is probably among your top goals in life. In this regard, home ownership is easier said than done as it comes with a huge amount of expenses. Such expenses don’t stop after one has purchased the house and signed on the dotted line, as it continues to extend to maintaining everything in good condition by having repairs and renovations done eventually. The roofing system in any kind of construction such as a house, building, or other establishments is regarded as a vital part as it serves to protect everyone within the structure. Therefore, having the right materials and appropriate type of roof is crucial as this ensures the stability and safety of the entire structure. Furthermore, another factor considered when choosing or designing a roof is its pitch—the roof’s angle that is dependent on the materials used.
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Ideally, roofing in Croydon, Surrey, and other areas must be inspected twice a year; once in spring to check damage that may have been inflicted by winter, and again in fall to ensure that your roof is ready for winter. However, if there was a recent storm with strong winds, or you just had some HVAC work done involving your roof, you may need to inspect your roof for potential damage. Check all the components of your flat roofing system and list down the signs of deterioration that you observe. Pay special attention to the condition of the roof’s surface, drainage, position of the ballasts, and indicators of unusual traffic. Since a number of flat roof issues may not be visible to the untrained eye, it’s best that you hire a professional to at least do the scheduled inspections for you.
Monday, 19 January 2015
Your home’s roof can take on a variety of styles or designs—but only a few can actually complement your home’s architectural structure while simultaneously addressing your needs (be it an extended living space or excellent storm protection). If you ask roofers in Surrey or around South London, such as those from established companies like Brunwin Professional Roofing Services Ltd., about their roof recommendations, they’ll most likely suggest that you either have a flat or a pitched roof installed for your home.