Roofing Services and Maintenance For Domestic Residences
At Crest Roofers Nottingham we provide roof repair services as one of our main services to any property. The main difference between residential roof work compared with commercial builds is the total size or area covered. Most commercial type buildings need a larger space to house machinery or products. Then there may be the need to select different material in regards to longevity and sheer strength. Industrial often have flat roofs and so will need a higher maintenance program after completion. Contrary to this domestic roofing is smaller and is designed with aesthetic and practical needs in mind.
Common residential roof styles often include the Gable Roof that pitches in two directions. We service flat roofs and offer a flat roof repair. We also cover the smaller jobs from tile repairs to guttering repairs Nottingham.
Here are some of the services we offer: See below for more information on roofing jobs carried out for customers.
are not something to joke with. Don’t allow water to creep into your property since it can trigger mold growth and other major problems in your property.
can lead to a reduction in the value of your property. It is important to keep the roof that keeps the content of your property safe from the elements properly maintained. The best way to do this is to handle a professional company such as ours to make any roof repairs once the cause is identified. We offer quality roof repair services at affordable rates.
A repair service is sometimes not enough to properly restore the functionality of the roofing system. This is why roof replacement is sometimes necessary especially if the damage to the roof is extensive and a roof repair may not be sufficient to cover it.
We are a trusted name in the roofing industry and have performed roof replacement work in both residential and commercial properties. If you are in need of roof replacement, get in touch with us today since we are ready to do it without delay.
Roof Flashing Repair
A roof is a critical investment in both residential and commercial properties. It is important to schedule regular maintenance appointments just as you would your vehicle. The maintenance of roof to wall flashing, for instance, is not only important for directing the flow of water but prevents existing problems worsening and can also help catch future problems such as loose or cracked slates or tiles before water damage occurs and can reduce further costs.
Roofing systems typically last not less than 15 years, but the life of the roof can be greatly reduced by poor maintenance. When you schedule maintenance with us, we will check for signs of damage or deterioration and advise you on the way forward. Contact us today to schedule your domestic or commercial building maintenance consultation.
Our Roofing Repair, Maintenance, & Replacement Service
The roofing system of any building is one of its most important yet costly elements. Traditionally, roof replacements are one of the most expensive investments that a building manager or owner can make. Regular roof maintenance and repair can prolong the life of your roof.
Our roofing repair service aims to help building managers and owners in the upkeep and maintenance of their existing roofing systems with the intention of prolonging the life of your roof and avoid having to deal with untimely roof repair costs.
Commercial Roofing Systems
If the roof of your commercial property has suffered damage, it is important to get it checked as quickly as possible to determine the most appropriate course of action. Besides the obvious threats to the building and equipment, a damaged roof can create long-term problems that may go unnoticed for a long time.
Mildew and mould thrive in moist conditions and leaking roofs especially in commercial properties provide the perfect breeding grounds. It is easier to miss signs of damage in a commercial building than in a residential property. Management of a commercial property is already stressful enough without even adding a damaged roof into the mix. Fortunately, we are here to help.
We specialise in commercial roofing repair, maintenance, and replacement and have many years of experience. We will repair your roof to ensure that you get the longest life out of it. We can even schedule future inspection and maintenance appointments to prevent damage later on. If the damage is too severe we can even organise commercial roof replacement.
Residential Roofing System Maintenance
Your home is probably something that you take pride in. It is not simply a building that you live in, but it is a safe haven for you and your family. The sanctity of your home will suffer if you experience damage to your roof. You will not only have to deal with the structural repairs, but you could be at risk of losing the possessions close to the damage site.
We understand how trying this can be, which is why we offer free consultations for residential roofing repairs. Our team of experienced professionals will assess the damage and advise you on the way forward. In most instances, the damage can be repaired without the need to replace the roof entirely. You can rest assured that your roof is in capable hands.
We even offer inspection and maintenance services to keep an eye out for any potential future problems. Our materials come in a wide variety of colours in both shingled and flat roofing solutions to ensure that your repair blends effortlessly with the existing roof. Don’t wait for the damage to spread. Allow us to give you the peace of mind you deserve.
Expert Roofing System Repair Service
A knowledgeable and competent roofing repair service is critical to ensuring that your property whether commercial or residential is properly protected. We examine every inch of your roof to find the source of the problem and once we do, we make appropriate recommendations. Contact our roofing service today to speak with one of our experts and learn more about how we can help.
What is Roof Work?
Working at dangerous heights requires safety assessments and systems in place to minimise the risk of injury. So planning is necessary to help complete any type of roof work even if the job seems to take a few minutes, like pointing a tile after bad weather. So, contractors are well trained and competent to carry out the tasks whether on domestic or commercial premises.
Working on larger roofs will mean secure access agreed by both parties for workmen to get to the job. Some obvious routs for access are
- General fixed scaffolds
- Stair towers
- Mobile scaffolds
These safety precautions apply to new builds or renovation of older properties and either residential or industrial sites. It doesn’t matter what roof types are worked on such as sloped or flat.
How roof vents work?
They aid ventilation and promote good airflow through the roof space and prevent build up of things like mould and distribute heat. There are several types like; plumbing vents where at least one plumbing vent will be above the roof, ridge vents on sloped roof which allows warm, humid air to escape and can be found on domestic and commercial roof types, and continuous soffit vents found on the exterior overhanging section of a roof eave in residential home roofs.
Flat Roof Repair or Replace to Save Money
It is not uncommon for bathrooms, extensions and porches to have flat roofs or wooden shake roofs. Flat roofs are usually covered in roofing felt and tar, and they sometimes start to leak, especially if they have sagged or are not completely flat. They can also leak in areas where the felt has been torn or damaged – something that is not uncommon during periods of bad weather, as flying debris or broken tree branches can damage nearby roofs.
Fixing a Damaged Roof
The good news is that if the damage is minor, it is quite easy to repair. The first thing that you need to do is determine the location and severity of the leak. If the leak is directly below the area of the roof that appears to be damaged, then this is good news. Mop up any water that has pooled on the roof, then brush off any loose debris and gravel. Examine the felt around the damaged area looking for cracks in the felt, and for any clear blisters.
If you find any blisters, cut them carefully with a utility knife. Your incision should penetrate the blistered layer, but should not do any damage to the felt under it.
Lift the blister, and press carefully, from the edges of the blister towards the incision, to squeeze out any water under it. This will allow you to soak up the water. If you notice that there is a huge amount of water, then you should stop work and call a professional roofer. If there is just a small, isolated patch of water, then thoroughly dry the area, and then use roofing cement to glue down the loose felt. Use roofing nails (6D galvanized nails are a good choice) to secure each side of the slit, and spread some cement over each side of the blister. You may want to patch an extra area of felt over the top of the cut area if it is large, but this is not always necessary.
Flat Roof Repair or Replace?
Before you spend money on a flat roof repair or replace the entire roof, it is well worth getting some professional advice. If your issue is more than the kind of minor blister that is discussed here, then you should seek out a local professional roofer and have them take a look at it. While it can be tempting to just cover or plug leaks, flat roofs can develop complex problems, and a serious leak could damage the rest of the structure, leading to even more expensive repairs being needed.
If the roof is very wet, then you can dry the damp areas with a propane torch and a flame spreader nozzle. You should only do this if you have some experience working with such torches, as the tar on the felt is highly flammable, so it’s important to take care not to let it get too hot. Again, seek professional advice from a qualified roofer if you are unsure about what to do.
How To Repair Chimney Flashing
Chimney flashing is an integral and extremely important part of the roofing structure. It is most commonly made from sheet metal and is responsible for preventing leaks between the surface of the chimney and the roof. The style, size, and material used for the flashing can vary depending on the chimney itself. For example, a round, metal chimney is flashed slightly different than a traditional masonry chimney.
One of the key reasons flashing is necessary is because of the chimney itself often has its own independent foundation. This means that the house and the roof are built around the chimney. Due to the separate foundations, it’s possible for the roof or the chimney to move without the other, thus causing gaps between them. Flashing must be installed in a way that prevents leaks and secures the chimney to the roof.
As a homeowner, you’ll want to ensure that your flashing is properly cared for and in working order. The roof can be the most expensive part of the home and flashing is responsible for protecting parts of it. Unfortunately, the flashing can suffer damage from the wind, from climate, or from age. It’s a good idea to understand the basic problems you might encounter as well as how to repair chimney flashing.
The Most Common Problems
The major problem that you might encounter is water entering the home from beneath the flashing. There are a few different causes for this problem. Some of them you may be able to fix yourself if you are comfortable climbing on the roof. But, for the most part, it’s a good idea to let a professional roofing contractor handle the job.
One solution that is easy to utilize is adding new caulking to the flashing. If, while on the roof, you notice exposed holes from roofing nails or bent flashing, then you will need to add caulking to the area to seal the holes. It’s likely that there was caulking there previously that has become ineffective, which means you will need to completely remove the old caulking first to ensure a proper seal.
Some homeowners choose to re-caulk their chimney flashing every few years as a preventative measure. It’s a simple task and a great way to ensure no surprise leaks appear because old caulking has worn away.
Working With A Professional
You may know how to repair chimney flashing, but that doesn’t mean it’s always a good idea to do it yourself. Not only are there risks associated with climbing on a roof, but it’s possible to make the situation worse. A professional roofing contractor can fully inspect the roof and determine the exact cause of any leaks. It’s possible the problem is far more severe and that re-caulking would not help at all.
If the leak has existed for a while, then it may have damaged a significant portion of the roofing structure. A contractor can test the integrity of the roof and determine if any large repairs are needed. If you’ve noticed a leak around your chimney or anywhere else in the house, then don’t hesitate to have a professional inspect the problem.