based in Weston super mare covering North somerset.
Leaking roof repairs and new roofs fitted to new extension existing verandas, porches, dormers, garages, garden sheds, carports and balconies in Weston super mare and North Somerset.
If you own a domestic property with a leaking roof that needs roofing repairs, we offer a professional sensibly priced service.
Roofing Services include, Flat Roofs. Flat Roof Repairs. Pitched roofs. Lead Work and Chimney Work. Fascias, Soffits and guttering Refurbishment or replacement of Slate and Tile roofing.
For more information about our roofing services and an explanation of the two main roof styles please scroll on down.
We repair and fit both, traditional and modern roof styles.
Pitched roofs have two or more slopes that rise to a peak, with at least one slope at an angle of more than 10 degrees from the horizontal.
Traditionally produced pitched roofs were made on site by skilled joiners and roofers who used load bearing cross walls to support substantial timber beams. As a result, the structure is strong with plenty of open space in the loft area, allowing living areas to be added. The craftsmanship, materials and time involved made this a expensive option.
Modern (trussed roof) roofing.
These days modern building companies governed by cost , favour the ‘trussed roof’ alternative, the use of lightweight, pre made, rigid supporting frames that are delivered on site, ready to be lifted in to place by a crane and fixed on top of load bearing walls make trussed roofs a lot cheaper and quicker to build.
The downside to this cheaper method of roofing, is that loft space is limited, meaning there is little room for storage and lots of extra work would be needed to create a living area.
Both the traditional roof structure and the trussed roof are normally covered with overlapping slates or tiles made from clay or concrete, which are secured to evenly spaced battens.
A layer of felt is fitted underneath the battens to stop warm air from inside the roof forming condensation on the cold underside of the covering, which could cause timbers to rot. The felt also acts as a barrier to dirt and pollution entering the building.
Flat roofs are mostly used for small structures like extensions and garages. It's basically a waterproof covering on top of a base attached to ceiling joists and should be built with a very slight slope to allow water to drain away. This is usually where the problem lies with leaking flat roofs. No slope = no drainage
Depending on your choice of material, eg felt, fibreglass, metal, rubber or synthetic polymer, flat roofs are relatively cheap compared to a pitched roof.
For some domestic, residential properties, we use felt (ico pal) or rubber cover (firestone).
EPDM roofing system is the ideal durable solution for flat roofs such as extension, verandas, porches, dormers, garages, garden sheds, carports, balconies, gutters.
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