Prevent leaks around chimney by replacing flashing
Repair crumbling cement in chimney stack brickwork by repointing
Fit roof windows for light and ventilation
Loft Space Conversions
If you want to convert your attic to give extra living space, a playroom, home gym or library, speaking to a roofing specialist can be useful. Velux windows are a popular choice for providing natural light and giving ventilation in loft rooms, however if headroom is at a premium, dormers can be a practical solution. Insulating the floor and rafters of your attic space is the best way to maintain comfortable temperatures in winter and summer and can help reduce energy bills by preventing heat loss.
Building New Roofs
Old buildings often require new roofs so you may need to consider this if renovating, refurbishing or restoring an old property that has been empty or derelict. Rafters inside the roof provide the angle and slope for rain water to drain away into guttering beneath the eaves of the roof after running off the tiles or slates. Although less popular than pitched roofs, flat roofs are often more cost effective and can enable use of the space above.
If your roof is leaking, speaking to a roofer is important in order to prevent damp problems in your home, damaged plasterwork and structural problems. Whether you have a leaking conservatory that needs resealing or the roof needs replacing or your flat roof is no longer watertight, an experienced roofer can help. Ensuring effective drainage by keeping gullies and guttering clear of debris can help prevent leaks, as can replacing worn out flashing and replacing missing or broken slates, ridge tiles and hip tiles.