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  1. Do Roof Tiles Become Porous Over Time?

    If you have an older roof and have started noticing problems with moisture or leaks, then you may be wondering: ‘do roof tiles become porous over time?’. In this blog, we’ll be talking about porous tiles and the other factors that could be allowing moisture to enter your property. What is meant by ‘porous’ tiles? […]

  2. How Often Do Gutters Need to Be Replaced?

    We often don’t give much thought to our guttering, that is until it stops performing its function effectively. One question homeowners often ask when their gutters stop performing is “how often do gutters need to be replaced?”, but the answer depends on the circumstances. Here’s what you need to know. What is the lifespan of […]

  3. How Much Ponding Is Acceptable on a Flat Roof?

    Flat roofs come with many benefits. However, they are susceptible to a unique problem – ponding. Here’s everything you need to know about ponding and when it should become a cause for concern. What is ponding? Ponding is when water collects in pools on a flat roof after a period of heavy rain and doesn’t […]

  4. Why is Lead Used for Roofing?

    If you are unfamiliar with lead roofing, you may be wondering why a heavy metal makes for a suitable roofing material. Here are some of the reasons why lead is used for roofing and what makes it so good for the job. Extremely durable One of the main reasons lead is used for roofing is […]

  5. Can You Replace a Roof in the Winter?

    Winter is a notoriously testing time for roofs. The extreme weather conditions and low temperatures can cause all sorts of problems that may leave homeowners in need of either roof replacement or significant repairs.  However, as many prefer not to carry out external work on their home during the winter, people often wonder whether you […]

  6. What to Do if Your Roof Leaks in Heavy Rain

    Extreme weather can cause many problems for homeowners. Strong winds and thunderstorms always pose a threat, but heavy rain can cause serious damage to your property if the weatherproofing of your roof has been compromised and the water is able to get through. Here’s what you need to do if your roof leaks in heavy […]

  7. How Long Does a Slate Roof Last?

    Slate is a fantastic natural roofing material that can offer a unique rustic appearance to any property. But, slate’s good properties aren’t only aesthetic; it is also a very durable and long-lasting roofing material if properly maintained. We look at how long your slate roof is likely to last. How long does a slate roof […]

  8. How to Repair a Cracked Lead Roof

    Lead roofs are known for their durability and hardiness – that’s why they’ve lasted hundreds of years on churches and other historic buildings – but, unfortunately, they are not completely impervious to damage. Repairing a cracked lead roof quickly will be essential in preventing further and more serious damage to the property. Here’s what you […]

  9. 6 Summer Roof Maintenance Tips

    Summer is in full swing, meaning better weather and longer days to enjoy it. It also means it might be time for some roof maintenance so that you can get it in shape and ready for the harsher winter weather. We associate most roofing problems with winter and the adverse weather conditions we can experience […]

  10. Common Slate Roof Problems and How to Fix Them

    Slate roofs are extremely durable and long-lasting, as well as being very attractive but, like any roof, they do experience their share of issues over time. In this blog, we explore some of the most common slate roof problems. Missing and slipped slates Extreme weather conditions, such as heavy rain, strong winds, hail and snow, […]

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