Wednesday, 21 December 2016
It sometimes seems like the 25-year guarantee given for your asphalt shingle roof has been shortened to just 15 because of its rapid discolouration. Well, you are not the only one with that problem as thousands of other homeowners are facing a similar challenge.
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016
When preparing for the winter season, it's important that you also make sure to check up on your roof. Unfortunately, because it's left ignored for the most part of the rest of the year, it usually comes with high repair costs from roofs caving in, damaged shingles, or leaks. If these are not taken care of before winter comes, the damages could worsen and cause even more problems to your house.
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Thursday, 24 November 2016
Though flat roofs have a distinctive charm that can catch the attention of passers-by, a lot of care must be given to them to maintain its efficiency, not to mention its looks. This can be a challenge come winter, especially if you live in an area with heavy snowfall.
Yet, despite this seemingly challenging task, preparing your home's flat roof can be made simple. You simply need to start as soon as possible with these steps recommended by roofing experts.
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Monday, 21 November 2016
Even if you've tried everything to liven up your home's exterior, it will be for naught if you get the roof wrong. As experts will tell you, the roof is the most prominent external feature of your house, mostly because it can be seen from a distance. It's important, then, that you get it right for the first time.
Keep in mind, though, that having the perfect roof doesn't mean choosing the right materials. Roofers will tell you that it all starts with the right pitch, which will then determine the right materials for your roof.
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Friday, 30 September 2016
When it comes to roofing options for domestic properties, most people think about pitched roofing. While pitched roofs are certainly the most common option, flat roofs are also a viable option homeowners in Surrey should consider.
Domestic flat roofs usually use two or more layers of reinforced bitumen membrane to provide a home with the necessary protection against the elements. Homeowners typically have a choice of two different flat roofs: warm roofing and cold roofing. Industry experts highly recommend warm roofing for domestic properties as its design avoids the need for ventilation of the roof structure.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
When it comes to pitched roof problems, the old adage that goes 'prevention is better than cure' applies perfectly. An older pitched roof will naturally be prone to more problems than a new one, but with regular inspection and repair conducted by a qualified roofer, residents in Croydon and Surrey can greatly extend the service life of their pitched roof. With that in mind, here are some more common pitched roof problems that you may want to know about, along with tips on how to solve them.
A blocked valley can cause rainwater to overflow and go where it's not supposed to. Clearing a valley of blockage is a fairly easy task-simply climb up a ladder to get on your roof and remove the blockage with your hands. However, if there's a crack in the valley lead, it will have to be replaced.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
If you've been thinking of adding an extension to your property, you might want to consider giving that extra room flat roofing. True, flat roofs seem more difficult to maintain, given they don't have a slope to let leaves, rainwater, or snow just slide off into gutters and drainage. However, flat roofing systems have their advantages, which you can maximize with the proper construction and maintenance - just ask trusted roofers around Croydon and Surrey.
Flat roofs offer opportunities for a rooftop area
You may be only needing a spare bedroom or a larger kitchen for the time being. But, if you have a growing family, you might be considering another home extension several years on. Flat roofs offer you a chance to hit two birds with one stone - or, at least, set you up to do that halfway. The space atop your extension can be eventually transformed into an outdoor recreation area or a garden.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
With September rolling in, your fall routine should be settling into place too. That may mean watching the changing colours around Croydon and enjoying seasonal festivals in Surrey - but it also means doing something literally closer to home.
Roof inspection, maintenance, and even upgrades are necessities during the fall. Crisper weather might be harsher on roofs and gutters, and repairs in preparation for winter might be found to be in order. Here are three things for you to do, by yourself or with your trusted roofers.
Inspect your roofing system for wear and tear
With more than half a year's worth of the elements and debris bearing down on it, your roof might no longer be in tip-top shape. Shingles might have curled or buckled, gutters and flashing loosened, drain pipes and vents cracked. Though seemingly minor, these problems might escalate into worsening insulation, the growth of moulds and mildew, and a domino effect of structural damage.
Saturday, 6 August 2016
For many of the companies who specialise in roofing across Surrey, the maintenance, repair or replacement of clay tiled roofs make up a large proportion of their business.
Getting Professional Help
Of all enquiries regarding problems with clay tiled roofs, the build up of moss is one of the most common, and is a favourite used by cowboy roofers who knock doors, and suggest the moss buildup can cause serious damage to the roof if it's not removed.
Friday, 5 August 2016
Thursday, 7 July 2016
One of the most neglected parts of our home is the roof. Exterior house rendering and wooden window frames and doors get rubbed down and given a fresh coat of paint. Garden walls and fences are repaired and spruced up. Gutters and downpipes checked. Yet the poor old roof gets a cursory glance as we walk up the garden path. Until that is, we notice damp patches appearing on bedroom ceilings.
The leak is highly unlikely to be above the damp patch. Unless the property is very old it will have a layer of roofing felt between the roof beams and tile battens. The water will run down the felt until it finds a small split or hole to drip through above the ceiling, and may well have been doing so for some time before it finally shows on your bedroom ceiling.
Repairing the problem yourself is not necessarily the best way to go, especially if you live in a two or three bed semi. Firstly the safety factor, a fall from that height invariably ends in serious injury - or worse.
Monday, 4 July 2016
The roof of any home takes the brunt of all that Mother Nature has to offer. Although these structures are often quite robust, there will be times when expert repairs are required. What are some of the signs that a roof needs to be serviced by an expert?
One of the most common indicators that a serious problem is present can be if the roof is sagging. This can be particularly noticeable at its peak. A sagging or "bent" roof can be a sign that the underlying timber has rotted. In such a case, qualified roofers in Surrey should be contacted without delay.
Although shingles are meant to stand up to a significant amount of wear and tear, they can become dislodged and brittle over time. Should they fall off of the roof, the chances are high that water will eventually enter into the home. Take a look to make certain that all shingles are still in place. If not, it is likely that a section (or the entire roof) will need servicing.http://www.brunwinroofing.co.uk/blog/info-articles/roofers-in-surrey-signs-that-your-roof-needs-professional-attention.php
Thursday, 2 June 2016
Roofing repairs are a necessary expense if you wish to keep it around for longer than just a short while. The type of roofing conditions or damage will determine the suitable repairs, one of which is roof shrinkage. PDM roofs are the most susceptible to shrinkages and when it happens, you will need the help from professionals and roofing experts to get it fixed. The use of EPDM has become widespread as homeowners take advantage of the low temperature and weather-resistance of the material. It also offers excellent resistance to penetration. However, over time, an EPDM membrane can start to shrink, which causes the flashings to pull, leading to cracks, ridges, and splits that will significantly compromise the integrity of the roof. Understanding the possible causes of why such shrinkages happen is vital for homeowners.
The roof is one of the most important parts of any home. It maintains the structural integrity of the property and can add to its value so it deserves a little care and attention. Common roofing problems Whether you have a home with a flat or pitched roof or a combination of both, there are several common problems that can be avoided with a little help. In the south of England, there are distinct seasons and changeable weather, both of which can affect your roof. High winds can loosen slates or tiles or they can become cracked or broken. Heavy rainfall can result in moisture build-up or leaks, and homes with flat roofs might suffer from ponding, wherein a pool of water gathers and doesn't drain off. Other problems include broken or blocked guttering that is caused by inclement weather or nesting birds, loose or broken soffit, and moss and algae build up.
Thursday, 12 May 2016
A lot of factors influence how effective a roof is. The insulation on the roof, for one, will determine how efficiently the roofing will serve your domestic needs. When constructing a new home or re-roofing, consider the insulation that roofers will install. Statistics show that about 40% of the energy used up in the home is due to heating and cooling, which heavily depends on the insulation of the roof. When hiring roofers Surrey to install a new roof, consider some of these fundamentals. Why Insulate To understand the importance that roofing insulation works, it helps to know the effects of heating a room with it. When you turn on the heat in a particular space, the warm air rises and replaces the cold air, which settles at the bottom and gets heated, repeating the cycle. If a roof is not insulated, the hot air will rise and get absorbed into the roof and escape outside.
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Your roof relies on the immense strength of the truss underneath it. This structure consists of bars of wood or other material that are nailed, bolted, or fastened together. Wooden trusses are very popular in U.K. homes because of the numerous benefits of the material. However, wood is susceptible to many issues that may weaken it and compromise the integrity of your roof. You should call in a Surrey roofing expert to inspect your trusses from time to time if you wish to prolong its life and live safely beneath it. Various issues may make a truss repair inevitable. Manufacturing and Installation Problems The joining of wooden planks to make some truss varieties involve the use of metal connector plates. Here, the alignment of the plates is what determines the strength of the resulting joints. If misaligned, the structure becomes weak and may cause issues later on.
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
A lot of Surrey and Croydon homeowners forget about roofs immediately after installation. Ask yourself when was the last time you took a close look at your roof. Your house may still be using the same roof for the past thirty years. It is essential, though, to comprehend the importance of roofing inspections. The same way you take a walk through your garden or around the house to check if everything is in order, do the same for your roof. Hire a professional Surrey and Croydon roofer for inspection services because of safety reasons. Why Get Inspections Most of the roof damages that homeowners deal with occur due to lack of attention. Some of these problems are easy to avoid if caught in good time. With regular roofing inspections, roofers will tell if there are anticipated issues. For instance, if they see that there is warping on the shingles, they can replace them immediately.
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Providing proper maintenance for your roof can save you from dealing with trouble later on. It is hard to keep count of all the things that may cause damage to your roof. The best you can do is call in a roofing professional to help you take care of it. You may be able to do some routine maintenance yourself, but sometimes, calling in a roofing service is better. Heat is one of the culprits you have to watch out for when it comes to your roof. The sun can cause immense damage to shingle roofing. Summer is one of the seasons you have to give priority to in your roofing maintenance. It helps to know what kind of damage the sun does for you to understand the importance of getting roofing services in Surrey.
Most people are let down by poor workmanship whenever they want to replace or install new roofs on their homes. The poorly done projects often result after they ask for the best materials and are given the highest quotes. To avoid falling into a similar trap, you should take into account some issues when hiring roofers in Surrey. Beware of Slippery Guarantees When preparing for a roofing project, you should ensure that the roofer you choose only uses the best clay tiles for roofing. Some contractors will wave a guarantee at your face and claim that they can offer the best materials and workmanship when in reality they can only do one or none of the two.
Saturday, 27 February 2016
Roofs bear the brunt of harsh climatic conditions that include very low temperatures at night or the scorching heat during the day. The roof has to stand against the wind, hail storms, and bear the weight of snow, among many other stressors. Over time, your roof will give in, and you will have to conduct repairs. The biggest challenge that many homeowners face is making a decision on whether to go for roof repairs or replacements. Consider the Costs Involved Before making a choice between the two options, consider value for money. At a certain point, paying for repairs can be more expensive than paying for a new roof. A primary reason is that the damage becomes severe, and the cost of repairs increases after some time.
Friday, 26 February 2016
The most essential component of a home is the roof. Without it, a structure cannot be habitable, whether it is a small room or a five bedroom house. You should, therefore, ensure that your roof is in good condition at all times. It is unfortunate that most homeowners do not understand this fact until it is too late. Those who seek professional services do not know what it takes to create practical and durable roofs. What You Must Look Out for in a Good Roof If you want good quality work, you need to be attentive during the construction or repair exercise. This way, it is possible to get assurances that roofers in Croydon will use good quality materials. For example, the thin protective sheet of plastic material used under your roof should not have holes on it.