Roofs

Flat Roofs in Decline

Flat Roofs in Decline

One thing I have noticed in my 35 years plus in the roofing game is the decline of the traditional felt, flat roofs. Back in the day, my work consisted of 90% of felt roofs.  It seemed like every Saturday was a new felt roof to lay to a new extension build, and best of all for us, it was do the job and go.

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Cleaning Moss off Roofs? Ditch the Jet-washer!

Cleaning Moss off Roofs? Ditch the Jet-washer!

Why jet-washing roofs can cost you ££££!Recently we have been asked to again repair roofs in the Tilehurst area, after they have been jet washed to remove moss.We found gutterings and  down-pipes completely full of tile debris and moss, which have subsequently overflowed.  This caused water to run down walls and could mean potential damp problems long term.The last roof we were called to needed 15 tiles to be replaced - simply because it was cleaned using a jet-washer.  With our experience and knowledge of available replacement products, we try hard but new tiles will generally not match any jet washed roof tiles, as all the coloured fleck will have been blown off.Smart roof repairsTo counter this, and to make the house still look good from the street, we swapped some rear roof tiles to the front, so the repairs were not so obvious.Unbelievably the jet washer had also blown a hole straight through the G.R.P valley troughs.So please be aware of the dangers of jet-washing; they are great for all sorts of applications, but only clean roof tiles using hand tools to prevent unnecessary aggravation and cost!More about cleaning moss off roofs in our blog here

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Need help with Asbestos Removal?

After taking intensive training courses on the handling of asbestos, and its safe disposal, at Tilehurst Roofing we are now fully qualified to remove and dispose of grey asbestos.Visit our specialist page to find out more about how we can help with the safe removal and disposal of asbestos roofs, soffits and other structures. 

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Its Winter – Get Prepared!

Stormy weather With the big lead up to the productive high winds and rain, the event was less dramatic than forecast. Tilehurst Roofing were around in the 'Great Storm' of 1987, and believe me the latest winds were nothing compared to that stormy day and night.  At the time we were taking 600 calls per day and although we tried to help as many people as possible, it was an endless task.

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Dry fix roofing systems – using mortar

With the introduction of dry fix ridge and hip systems to new houses being built under N.H.B.C guidelines. A new mechanically fixed, and bedded system has now been developed.

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Moss and roof cleaning

We had a summer - at last! I have been asked a lot recently about cleaning off moss on roofs.

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Roofing Putty

Our ongoing tests for the new roof putty is proving successful. The flexible high-grade thixotropic putty is a great alternative to traditional mortar.

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