Watch this space for more info about the Tilehurst Roofing Contractors Classic Car Collection.But until then - feast on this totally awesome eye candy for petrol-heads!
Continuing it’s support for youngsters to grow in their chosen sport, Tilehurst Roofing Contractors will continue to sponsor the Berkshire Youth Development League for a further 2 years.The funding will help and promote Grass Roots football in our local community.Tilehurst Roofing known mainly for Motorsports, and its classic car collection is happy to support the Youth Development League again.Colin Sims Tilehurst Roofing’s Director said “Its good to see youngsters of all ages taking part in sporting activities, as over the years some of our youngsters have gone on to be World Champions in their fields”.
With the summer School break well under way, we as usual are busy trying to complete all our school roofing and repair works.The weathers been on our side, so all our school works are going well so far. There are obvious problems with working on this during term time, so we are limited to a short window when all the kids are off. Urgent Re-Roofing JobJust to add more pressure on us, a large re-roof was thrown into the pot.The Peppard War Memorial Hall is being closed down for a month for various major works, including a complete new roof.The roofing contractor who was originally assigned the re-roofing works, pulled out at the last minute, putting the owners under real pressure.The committee then asked if we could ‘Fit it in’ during the summer.So the Tilehurst Roofing team have helped out and we are now well underway with another large contract.Just hope we have dry weather…………………
Roofing Problems with Moss Build-upOver the last couple of years we have been asked to remove moss from roof areas, both flat & pitched.A build up of moss on a shallow pitched roof, can in advanced conditions, cause water to penetrate the roof coverings.Moss also blocks soakaways and guttering, causing rainwater to run down the walls and causing dampness and staining.Jet washing of roofs is not only dangerous if no scaffolding is present, but harmful to the slate or tile covering. Soakaways also suffer with overload of water and a consequent build up of debris. This just moves a simple roofing problem elsewhere!Long term Moss, Algae and Lichen RemovalWe have found the answer to long term moss removal.Its a spray-on treatment that slowly and effectively kills Lichen and algae to leave a moss free roof.Once treated, the surface requires no waterblasting, scrubbing or rinsing.The surfactants work on contamination in conjunction with the elements (wind and rain) to slowly but gently wash the contamination away from the treated surface. In the very worst case scenario, it can take 6-12 months for stubborn contaminations to come clean.This is because the product can still be working (or cleaning) for up to 12 months.If the surface to be cleaned is not fully exposed to rainfall or is vertical, some assistance may be required to remove contamination, just thoroughly wet the dry surface with the product then forget about it.Remember: Be patient! Good things take time!
To add to our already busy work load, the 200 plus schools we look after in Hampshire are springing leaks.After the downpour last week, we are receiving numerous requests to repair roofs and guttering. Often its simply a matter of a good gutter clean is required, to clear out leaves and other debris; sometimes a bit of remedial work is needed.Call us on 01189 503 204 if you have an summer downpour guttering problem!
So halfway through the Roofers Year already - Where does the time go?The company has been very busy looking after hundreds of schools in Hampshire, Bracknell & Wiltshire this year. This is due to us having a large contract maintaining the roofs and exterior maintenance of their buildings. We are now finally underway with a lot of Re-Roofing works, now we have (supposedly) better weather.The T.R.C classic car collection is growing by the month. A Brooklands, A Cosworth, A 3.l s. All classic Ford Capris.
Summer is now gone, and we are now looking forward to Christmas, knowing we actually had a good summer for once.With the inevitable heavy rain and winds forecast, its time to inspect and clean out your outlets and guttering systems. With a month's worth of rain in one day earlier this month, it is essential that your guttering's are cleared and maintained.Deepflow Guttering SystemsAs I have suggested many times last year, replacing the original guttering with a new larger capacity deepflow system is a good move. Deepflow systems are new are typically a deep semi-elliptical gutter and are ideal for large roofs and heavy rainfall.The winters are getting wetter with progressively heavy driving rain and these deepflow guttering systems can take the deluge of rainwater more easily than more traditional smaller gauge guttering systems.Please contact us for a free inspection and report on your guttering maintenance before the rains arrive in earnest!Caroline Scheel
With the Abbey School refurbishment project well underway, we turn to our next major project for the summer period.The return to Reading School, where we underwent a guttering and roof maintenance job starting in April this year. Over the remains of the summer period we are to carry out roofing and guttering works to the front of the school.As the building is listed, we are having the guttering made to order, and even spraying the new bespoke aluminium guttering system Buckingham Green to match the existing.The chimneys are all being inspected and and remedial works carried out as required.The roof tiling is being checked and repairs made as required, to the tiles and leadwork.Hopefully we will not encounter too many problems, as time is ticking.
Its raining cats and dogs! How often do we use that expression? In this country quite a lot!But have you ever wondered where the the saying "its raining cats and dogs" came from?It actually came from the early days of no guttering and gullies - Cats and dogs were literally washed along the street in the deluge of water.
Well we have begun roofing and building works to the local schools, and the first of the large projects is Abbey Junior School in Reading.This is a major re-roofing refurbishment on one of their main buildings and as you can see there is plenty of work to keep our lads going for the summer term.