The guttering around your house is not just an external accessory, but is a vital element in keeping rainwater out of your home. You should properly fit a gutter to enable it to hold the water that falls on your roof and channel it away from your home to avoid damage to the foundations. If you are planning to install vinyl or aluminium sectional gutters, simply follow the easy steps listed below to efficiently fit your new guttering system.
Felt roofing has more than proved its worth over the years. It remains a very popular choice for flat, pitched or curved roofs, particularly on garages and sheds. This is not surprising, as technological advances have resulted in a range of superior quality materials and finishes, addressing the shortcomings of older style felt roofing. These days, if a felt roof is installed and maintained properly, it will prove to be hard-wearing and provide excellent protection from wind and rain. That's why this roofing company specialises in the kind of quality felt roofing Sheffield householders demand. Felt roofing is also the ideal choice for balconies, as it is resistant to damage from footfall. Added to this, it is inexpensive, quick to install and can be repaired easily.
Roofs of tile and slate have been with us for a very long time, with early examples of fired clay tiles found in Greece dating back to 3000BC. Of course, fashion, climate and available materials have varied styles as time has passed. In Southern Europe the terracotta half-pipe tile, or pantile, is very popular. Cheap to produce from the local clay and easy to fit, they date back several millennia and panoramas of cities such as Florence would not be the same without them.
In principle, a chimney is a very simple piece of ancient technology. Normally, it is a continuous duct, or flue, from a room to the open air. As the pressure at the bottom of the duct is lower than that at the top, smoke and other gases are drawn up the chimney. A good roofer will be able to sort out all manner of problems with your chimney. Continue reading “Not Just a Smokestack – 3 Common Problems with Chimneys”
Guttering usually just gets on with its job of channeling water from your roof down to the drain below. The first signs that something may be wrong with your gutters could be when you notice water dripping – or even cascading – from high up. It might be right above the door so you receive a soaking every time you enter or leave your house? By doing a quick search on the internet you will be able to find a good roofer who can sort out your leaking roof. Continue reading “Maintenance of Roof Guttering”
Insulation can save you over £100 a year on your heating bills, and makes your home a more pleasant place to live in! There are different types of insulation available, depending on whether you have a pitched (sloping) roof or a flat or dormer roof. Sloping roofs are far easier to insulate. Continue reading “How to insulate a sloping roof”
The selection of the roofing materials will also depend on whether the roof is pitched or flat and the type of building. The roof is the protection for the whole property and must be weatherproof. Roofing materials must be durable to withstand the elements of rain, wind, snow, ice and excessive heat, depending on the location of the building. Roofing materials can deteriorate over time and require maintenance and repair. General maintenance of the roof is an ongoing process and roofing materials should be checked on a regular basis for signs of drying out, cracking and lifting, which will leave gaps enabling water to enter. An experience local roofer can help you will all manor of problems relating to your roof. Continue reading “Roofing materials explained”
Many people are seeking to make the most of their property rather than having all the costs and upheaval of moving house. If you are planning an extension or converting a loft or attic then you will want to make sure that it is roofed attractively to blend in with the style of your home. However, it is also worth considering whether you could maximise the use of the roof and create even more space by having a roof designed to double up as a balcony. This way you could have that holiday hotel feeling all year round in your own bedroom, so if your looking to have this work carried out then when not check out local roofers in your area. Continue reading “General Roofing Information”
You may have a small flat roof on your house – most houses do. It might be above a bay window, it might be on an extension you had built, or it might be the roof on your garage. Whichever part of your house the flat roof is on, it is going to have a limited life-span. When it comes to changing it, you’re faced with a number of options. Do you replace it with a like for like material (likely to be bitumen or built-up-felt if the roof is over 10 years old) or do you go for one of the new materials in GRP (glass reinforced plastic) or rubber (known as EPDM, or Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer to give it its full title). Continue reading “How to choose your flat roofing material”
Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It gets hammered by the weather all year round, is constantly pointing at the sun, so gets extremes of temperature and it has to last for years. A good roofer will be able to advise the best possible solution to keeping your roof watertight all year round for many years to come. Continue reading “All about your roof”