Frequently Asked Questions

 

We are always happy to answer questions relating to roofing problems. Many questions can only be answered after conducting a quick assessment of the property, but here are some answers to questions that are often raised:

 

Q. My roof is leaking. Do I need to get a complete new roof?

A. Not necessarily. The leak could be due to loose or damaged flashings or possibly a loose or broken tile. If you are experiencing a leaking roof then it is advisable to have it checked out immediately as there could be more underlying problems.

 

Q. Surely I don’t need a new roof as it’s not leaking?

A. A leaking roof isn’t the only reason for replacing a roof. There are any number of reasons why it may be necessary to have a roof replaced. However we would advise against waiting for leaks to appear as you may end up with more damage which could have been rectified earlier.

 

Q. What is the life expectancy of roofing felt for a flat roof?

A. Life expectancy ranges from 5 years to 30 years dependent on the product used and general weather conditions.

 

Q. Do flat felted roofs need to be covered with chippings or shingle?

A. Chippings or shingle provides protection for the roof from ultra violet radiation as well as providing a decorative finish. They also can reduce problems caused by extremes of temperature.

 

Q. Should I have my chimney looked at before I have roof work done?

A. If the chimney requires any maintenance or repair, the best time to work on it is before a new roof is installed. We can survey your chimney and make any repairs. Additionally we can test the performance of your chimney to ensure it is safe and working efficiently.

 

Q. How often should I have my gutters cleaned?

A. You should clean them at least twice a year. If you have many trees in the area of your home you should clean them 3 to 4 times a year.

 

Q. I just have some loose guttering that needs refitting. Can you fix this for me?

A. Yes, we are happy to come out – no job is too small or too much trouble.

 

Q: Can anything be done to improve the insulation in my home?

A: Certainly. We can install additional insulation to the roof and we can also install cavity wall insulation which would make a considerable saving to your energy costs.

 

Q: Is your work guaranteed?

A: Yes, all our workmanship is guaranteed for 10 years.

 

Q. Are you insured?

A. Yes. fully covered for public and employers liability.

 

Q. I have an out of hours roof problem. Are you able to make an emergency visit?

A. Yes, we offer 24 hour emergency assistance – 7 days a week.

Call us direct on 01226 697924 for a free no obligation quote for our roofing services n Sheffield.