In the heart of Bromley, where the elegance of homes meets the ever-changing skies above, the importance of timely roof maintenance cannot be overstated.
In an era where environmental concerns are on everyone’s minds, the importance of sustainable living and reducing our carbon footprint cannot be overstated.
As a homeowner, you understand the importance of a solid and well-maintained roof. It not only protects your home from the elements but also enhances its kerb appeal and overall value.
Roofing leadwork plays a vital role in protecting your home from the elements and ensuring a watertight roof. This guide aims to provide homeowners with valuable information about roofing leadwork, plus its average lifespan and maintenance tips.
The good old British weather is the number one enemy for damaging chimney stacks. As they’re particularly exposed, chimneys are especially vulnerable to damage from the elements.
As a UK homeowner, it’s essential to maintain your roof properly. One of the most common problems homeowners face is a leaking roof. A leaking roof can cause significant damage to your home’s interior and exterior and can lead to costly repairs.
You’ve worked hard to save up enough money to buy a house, but just when everything seems perfect, you find out the roof needs replacing. Do you feel frustrated or overwhelmed? Don’t worry – buying a house that requires roof work can still be within your reach!
When you’re in the market for a new home, there are a lot of things to consider. One of the most important is the state of the roof. A good roof will protect your home from the elements and help keep it comfortable all year round.
Building a new roof is a big investment for any homeowner. It’s important to make sure that you follow all the necessary building regulations to ensure that your roof complies with all the criteria.
Whether you have just purchased a new home, or you have lived at your current home for a while, you may be wondering when the right time is to replace your roof tiles. Whether it is a full or partial roof replacement, different materials have different life spans.
Now that we are approaching the festive season once again, many of us might be hoping for a white Christmas. With temperatures dropping and the cold weather beginning to kick in, you may be concerned by the effect these more extreme conditions can have on your roof.
Autumn season is the most common time for your gutters to become blocked, with the leaves falling off the trees and other dirt and debris being blown into your gutters by the wind. This can lead to more serious problems for your roof and your home.
If you are deciding on a new roof for your home, rest assured that there is a wide range of options available to you, each with their own benefits that could make them ideal for your requirements.
Roof leaks can cause big problems for your home, as they result in damp and mould developing. This can cause extensive damage to your ceiling and is also a significant health risk for you or the other occupants of your property. As soon as you spot the signs of a leak, you should take the necessary steps to rectify this straight away so that the problem does not develop any further. Allow us to talk you through how you can identify a leak and repair it as soon as possible.
Whilst roof maintenance is important all year round, there are a few dangers posed by the summer months that you should be aware of and keep an eye on throughout this warm period of the year. The sun can cause damage to roof tiles and encourage the growth of moss or mould. This can make […]
Whether you are having a new roof fitted or you have had the same aging roof for years, insulation is an important part of the job it does to protect your home. Having your roof properly insulated by professionals can be a cost-effective way of saving money on your energy bills and keeping heat in […]
With electricity bills going through the roof, many of us are looking for ways to become more energy efficient and to find a new source of energy. An option that has grown in popularity in recent years is solar energy. An effective way of reducing energy bills and carbon footprint, solar panels have been seen […]
A flat roof can often be more difficult than a pitched roof to maintain and keep in good condition, due to the fact that standing water, moss, and algae can build up more easily on these roofing systems. There are some methods of cleaning that are more effective than others to remove any debris and […]
If you are hearing noises coming from your roof or you have noticed that some type of pest has made itself at home, you may be concerned that they could be causing damage. Even worse, you could be at risk of pest infestation. In which case, there are some steps you can take to deal […]
Flashings are an important part of every roof and play a key role in ensuring your roof remains watertight even in the most adverse weather conditions.There are various different types of roof flashing, and it will usually be fitted anywhere where the roof joins to the wall, such as chimneys, roof valleys, or any other […]
Now that the new year has begun, many of you will be planning home improvements to give your property a fresh, revitalised look. One of the best ways to do this can be through cleaning your roof and removing any moss and algae that may have become prominent. There are numerous techniques that you can […]
It’s that time of year where we will all be setting our new year’s resolutions, so you may be considering how you can save up for a holiday or home improvement in 2022. One of the ways you can do this is by avoiding costly roof repairs and having regular maintenance carried out. It is […]
If you are expecting Santa to be coming down your chimney this Christmas, you will want to ensure it is in its best possible condition. Being exposed to the winter elements once again will test the durability of both your roofing and chimney stack, so you should keep an eye on things to ensure there […]
As we approach spooky season, many of us will want to get in the spirit by carving pumpkins and hanging decorations around the house. If you are looking to go that extra mile, roof decorations can give your home a haunted mansion feel that wows any trick-or-treaters in your neighbourhood. If you do decide to […]
When the time comes for you to replace your aging roof tiles, or you are constructing an entirely new home and want to choose the most suitable materials, there are various factors you will want to consider before making a final decision on which is the most appropriate choice for your property. If you decide […]
If you are looking to expand the living space in your home, then you will already be considering how you to put your extension to good use. What you may not have considered is the type of roofing to opt for on this new area of your property. The two main choices you have will […]
Guttering can be seen across many rooflines on homes throughout the UK, but why? The facts is, guttering is actually essential and it serves purposes that we may not even be aware of. So, lets delve into the world of guttering and explore the benefits it has for your home. Who knows, it may even […]
As we know, the roof above our properties, garages or outhouses are extremely important in providing shelter and security to the building beneath it. However, like many things, there are factors – including some that can be out of our control – which have the ability to affect its health. Because of this, it can […]
Each month, we spend our time sharing handy tips and tricks to help you maintain your roofing, preventing unwanted damage and costly repairs from occurring, but one factor which could limit the effect of the efforts you go to is the age of your roofing itself. Whilst we spend so much time implementing actions that […]
Taking care of your roof is a factor of home maintenance which should remain imperative to protect the condition of your property as well as the health of your family. It goes without saying that irregular roofing checks and natural weathering combined could result in an unknown and unwanted problem occurring over your property, but […]
As evenings become lighter and the return of normality draws closer, your roofing may be the last thing on your mind. However, after the winter months we have experienced, with heavy winds, long-lasting snow and ice, combined with the rainfall of early spring we are to endure, it is crucial that you inspect and monitor […]
Lead roofing remains top of the pick for large statement or long-standing historical buildings throughout the UK but, as with all other roofing types, uncontrollable elements may disrupt the durability of the lead over time. Does lead roofing require repair or replacement services to keep its working performance at its optimum, and if so, how […]
The roof of your property, shed or garage are open to the elements all year round, so it is important to keep yours in good condition, ensuring that no problems unravel further down the line. As well as your roofing tiles and guttering, this also includes your fascia’s and soffits. Although they are built for […]
When it comes to your home, the roof is often underestimated. With the ability to keep you warm, safe and dry, it is time to repay yours with the TLC it deserves this year, and depending on how much time has passed since you assessed the condition of yours, could a replacement be on the […]
2020 has been a crazy year, one full of endless surprises and challenges for everyone, so we thought now may be a good time to inform you (with some level of notice) of the damage that winter weather can cause to your roof. With no desire for further unforeseen surprises coming your way, here are […]
The roof over your home plays a vital role in keeping you safe, warm and dry, so it is only right to ensure that you look after it in return. There’s an array of simple yet effective ways in which you can maintain your roofing and whilst you’re there, it would make sense to do […]
With autumn creeping up on us, the change of nature’s colouring and the vibrant atmosphere can be enough to distract us from setting aside some time for those vital checks on our homes, especially our roofs or gutters. To best ensure that you are aware of the health of yours, we have set out a […]
Much like the roofs of our house, our chimney stacks are exposed to all of the elements up there above our homes. From battling winds and flying debris, to rain and heat exposure, they remain standing through it all. Or… so they should do! It is important to keep check of your chimney stack regularly […]
Although many loft extensions will fit into the existing space within your home and require no change to your roof shape, there are still several reasons for why it may be beneficial for you to consider replacing your original roof tiles at the same time.
Your roof is a part of your home that provides protection, day and night, to you, your family and your belongings. It is important to check regularly that it is still of good quality and will perform it’s best against the elements. We have already learnt that wind and rain can potentially damage your roof, […]
Being out of sight, roofs often become out of mind. We are not always certain of the age and life span of our roof or who may have fitted it, but the truth is that these are the factors which could cause faults for us over time. When damage does occur, there is always confusion […]
When it comes to your roof, cleaning it isn’t always at the front of your mind. However, by giving it a general once-over each year, you will either be able to rest assured that there are no problems occurring up there or jump onto ones that are – of course alerting a professional if needed. […]
With the recent increase in abrasive storms, it is important to keep an eye out for wind damage to your roof. Even when these storms bring no hail or rain, the strength of the winds can cause serious damage.
If your roof needs repair, you might be tempted to do it yourself. Going the DIY route can seem appealing if you want to save money and don’t mind taking on a fresh challenge.
Having a hole in your roof can be worrying. Just bear in mind that in most cases your roof can be repaired. The most important thing is to identify the cause of the problem and get it fixed before it gets worse. Don’t hesitate to seek professional help – it will almost always save you […]
If you don’t want your gutters to leak, you need to protect them from leaves. Leaves have an uncanny knack of finding their way onto your roof, where they happily lodge in your gutters. Before you know it, your gutters are blocked, putting your home at serious risk of drainage problems and water damage.
Flat roofs have been making a comeback in recent years, thanks to design innovations that offer extended life-spans, ease of maintenance and resistance to the often unpredictable British weather. In the past, flat roofs were often regarded as poor alternatives to traditional sloping roofs. These days, flat roofs are back in style and are a […]
GRP fibreglass roofing is one of the most popular options for weatherproofing flat roofs. It can also be used for pitched or barrel-vaulted roofs. GPS roofing is often seen on extensions, porches, balconies, garages and sheds. So what is a GRP roof and why choose one?
How long will your roof tiles last? It’s an important question. If you are buying a new home, a new–old home, or building one yourself, the roof is one of the key things to check and know the condition of. You may be replacing part or all of your existing roof and the decisions you […]
Have you heard the term ‘roof flashing’ and not been sure what it means exactly? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Unless you have had a problem with it you may not have come across it and you’re certainly not alone in that – it’s a question that we hear from time to time from clients. […]
With all the rain that we have had recently, you may have noticed that the felt on your shed roof is showing signs of wear and tear. It may look a little tired or you may have spotted cracks, tears or holes in it. Worse, you may have found that your shed is leaking if […]
Finding the source of a leak on a flat roof can be a frustrating job. Approach it methodically, though, and it need not be too difficult or frustrating. It’s always trickier to find the source of a leak on a flat roof than on a pitched one because water can flow in any direction on […]
Fascia and Soffit. Two parts of the roof build up that many may have never heard of, but both can play an important part in reducing your roof / home maintenance. Also known as eaves or rafters, essentially they are the underside below your roof overhang. Your Fascia and Soffit are located at the base […]
When you think about roofs, one for your porch may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But bear with us, there’s logic to this… Whether it is a front or back porch, an entryway porch or a comfortable semi-outdoor space for you and your family, a porch can be both an aesthetic […]
If you have a fireplace, and therefore a chimney, in your home there will come a time when some small repairs may be necessary. If you have recently bought an older property or would like to bring in an old fireplace into use again, it may be that the chimney needs a little restoration work […]
Ever hear that unsettling sound of something moving around in the attic above you? It could be nothing, but then again it is possible that animals have managed to squeeze in and either become trapped or built their home in your warm roof or attic space, particularly if it’s cold and wet outside.
Like summer heat, the winter cold brings challenges for our roofs as well. Whether you have a pitched or flat roof, it helps to be aware of the potential dangers cold weather can have on it, so we are focusing on what you need to look out for during winter this month.
With winter well underway, the inevitable conversations about whether it would be a white Christmas started a while ago. We all tend to enjoy that first flurry, but irritation creeps in for some of us as train journeys are delayed, pipes freeze, and driving conditions become a little treacherous.
Whether you have been hanging the Christmas lights outside for years or this is your first attempt, the time is nearly here to get festive. Follow our easy tips to get those lights up and before you know it you will be brightening up everyone’s evening and getting into the Christmas spirit.
Most of us don’t think about the gutters in our homes unless there is a problem. Which is usually while it’s pouring with rain outside! By the time the rain storm is over, we have often forgotten about them again. It’s easy to forget, or not appreciate, just how important guttering is for our homes […]
Most people don’t think twice about their roof unless there is a problem, such as a leak. But leaving things to escalate to that point means that there would have been warning signs that, if spotted sooner, could have led to much less costly and disruptive repairs.
Enjoying the sunshine and warm weather – or should that be heatwave – this year? If you’re anything like us, you’ve loved it for a while but now you are happy that it has cooled down a little. Your roof may be feeling the effects of the hot summer too and could be hoping for […]
Roof flashings are not something most people think about unless there is a problem and they need to be replaced. While it may not be at the forefront of your mind, flashings are a critical element of any roof. Roof flashings are designed to create a seal between your roof coverings – such as slates, […]
With lots of home extensions over the years and many more homeowners considering them as an alternative to buying a new property and moving home, flat roofs are being seen more and more in homes around the country. This often leads to the question from many of our clients around whether or not a new […]
With winter over it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief and look forward to the summer. With the hottest bank holiday on record, you may have already started the summer season and forgotten all about your roof – after all, it was fine over the winter so there’s nothing to worry about. But the […]
It is a question we get every so often, and typically when there is a problem. It usually comes with a grimace as homeowners realise they have to fork out lots of money to fix something that if caught earlier could have been easier and cheaper to fix or they could have been more prepared. […]
The ‘Beast from the East’ made its presence felt for quite a few days last month, one of the worst cold spells in the UK for a number of years. It led to widespread transport problems and resulted in the closure of most schools around the country. It also had most of us out playing […]
When installing a new roof you are will be faced with a choice: slate or tile? The main difference between the two materials is that slate is a natural stone which is mined, while tiles are manufactured and therefore man-made. However you can also get a fibre cement slate, otherwise known as a man-made slate, […]
With the increasing cost of electricity and the falling cost of solar panels, more and more people are considering installing them. The payback period has dropped significantly and there are still significant savings to be made in the medium to long term on electricity bills. There are a few fundamental things that you need to […]
Last month we looked at the differences between pitched and flat roofs and the pros and cons of each. This month we are looking in a little more detail at the most popular types of flat roofs and consider the benefits and disadvantages of the three: Three-layer high-performance felt EPDM (also known as rubber roofing) […]
When building or renovating, whether it’s your home, a garage, or an extension, you will have to make a decision fairly early on about what type of roof you want to include in your design. There are two main types of roofs: flat roofs and pitched roofs. Both have benefits and disadvantages and to help […]
It’s getting to that time of the year when you are thinking of getting the fire going for a cosy evening indoors. You have checked and cleaned the grate and flue, bought the wood and kindling, and are ready to throw those logs on and get a roaring fire started. But have you inspected your […]
With the cooler mornings and the days beginning to shorten noticeably, it’s inevitable that winter is around the corner. While the weather is still good and the autumn rains haven’t kicked in yet now is the time to make sure that your roof is ready for whatever this year’s winter is ready to throw at […]
While it is great to see wildlife in your garden and in local parks, when animals find their way into your home and make it their home too it can be a different story altogether. Many animals will seek out a warm home in which to build their nests, but this can cause significant damage […]
Gutters are an essential part of your home. It seems that guttering only seems to go noticed when a problem arises, but for the remainder, it remains largely unnoticed. By being unnoticed, it often means they are likely to be doing their job well, or the warm summer months are leaving no reason for concern.
In terms of home maintenance, one aspect that is often neglected is the roof. More often because if it’s out of sight, than it is out of mind. However, maintaining your roof is important as it can help to prevent costly future repairs that affect more than just the roof.