• Repointing • Retiling • Rebedding
Why is it so important to keep a roof maintained?
In the UK you probably don’t need me to tell you that the weather is changeable to say the least! But not just bad weather and storms.. a roof is a vital part of the structural integrity of a building, so keeping on top of maintenance should be a high priority.
Not just does maintenance keep up with safety and prevent leaks or water damage, but it saves money in the long term. A whole new roof can be expensive! Much better to keep the long term bills down by keeping things will maintained with needed repairs when they come up!
Repointing & Rebedding
Why is it needed?
Roofs have mortar joints in the ridge, hip, or valleys of a roof. Mortar is also used to hold together the ridge tiles, hip tiles, or the overlapping edges of tiles in valleys. Over time, due to weathering, exposure to the elements, and general wear and tear, this mortar can deteriorate, crack, or erode. Reducing the roof lifespan and potentially causing leaks.
How can Moss Monster help?
A crucial maintenance task for roofs, damaged or eroded mortar can allow water to penetrate the roof structure, leading to leaks, water damage, and potential structural issues. By repointing damaged areas of your roof we help to prolong the lifespan of a roof and maintain its functionality and integrity, whilst also repairing the mortar bed that holds ridge or hip tiles in place on the roof wherever they have been damaged.
Why is it needed?
Roof retiling is the replacement or installing of new tiles on a roof. Over time, roofing materials such as tiles can degrade, crack, or become damaged due to weathering, age, and other environmental factors. When the condition of the roof tiles significantly deteriorates, retiling becomes necessary to maintain the structural integrity and functionality of the roof.
How can Moss Monster help?
We check for damage, cracks, or any other issues
If the existing tiles are damaged or worn out, they are carefully removed
- Surface Preparation
Any repairs or adjustments needed to the roof structure or underlayment are carried out at this stage
Our installation is typically done in an overlapping pattern to ensure proper water shedding and weatherproofing
Alignment, securing, and properly sealing to prevent water penetration. Flashing and other components might also be installed or repaired during this stage to ensure a watertight seal
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do I need a new roof or can it be repaired?
Whether your roof needs to be repaired or entirely replaced depends on various factors, including the extent of the damage, the age of the roof, the type of damage, and the overall condition of the roofing materials.
If you’re experiencing leaks, visible damage, or suspect issues with your roof, get in contact and we can come to assess the situation. We can provide an evaluation and recommend the most suitable course of action, whether that be repairs or a full replacement, based on the condition of your roof.
Do you provide the materials or do we?
We can take care of all materials and transportation. You’ve surely had enough stress worrying about your property, so now leave things to us to take care of. However if you’d prefer to provide the materials yourself you are welcome to do so, however we do want to check first at the assessing stage that what you want to provide is compatible with what you already have fitted.
How much should I budget for Roof Repairs?
The cost of roof repointing can vary significantly based on several factors, including the size of the roof, its condition, and the type of material used. Generally, here are some considerations that might influence the cost of roof repointing:
Size of the Roof: Larger roofs naturally require more materials and labor, thus increasing the overall cost.
Condition of the Roof: The extent of the damage or deterioration of the mortar joints will impact the cost. More extensive damage or wear and tear may require more work and materials, therefore increasing the price.
Accessibility: If the roof is challenging to access, such as with steep slopes or difficult angles, it might require more effort and specialised equipment, affecting the cost.
Type of Roofing Material: Different roofing materials require different types of mortar and techniques, which can influence the overall cost. For instance, re-pointing tiles versus re-pointing a slate roof can have different price ranges.
Get in contact and we’d be happy to help you with a budget for repairs.
Do you offer a written assessment report?
Yes. We can put together a comprehensive assessment report before and after any works are completed in line with whatever you might need.
Are you fully insured and qualified?
We are fully insured, qualified, and trained for all the works we offer. Not only that but we’ve got extensive experience for many years in the industry for safe working at height so you can be at peace of mind of any work we conduct on your property.
What Causes Roof Damage?
Roof damage can result from various factors, including:
- Weather Conditions: Extreme weather such as heavy rain, snow, hail, high winds, and storms can cause damage. Hail can dent or crack roofing materials, strong winds can lift or displace shingles, and heavy snow can lead to structural stress.
- Age: Over time, roofing materials naturally deteriorate. Constant exposure to the elements can cause materials to weaken, leading to issues like cracking, curling, or breakage.
- Improper Installation: If the roof was not installed correctly, or if low-quality materials were used during installation, it can lead to premature damage.
- Lack of Maintenance: Neglecting regular roof maintenance, such as cleaning gutters, removing debris, and inspecting for damage, can exacerbate existing issues and lead to more significant problems.
- Tree Damage: Overhanging branches or fallen trees during storms can damage the roof, causing punctures, dents, or structural damage.
- Pests and Animals: Animals, such as birds, rodents, or insects, can cause damage by nesting in or damaging the roof, potentially leading to leaks or deterioration.
- Improper Ventilation: Poor attic ventilation can cause moisture buildup, leading to mold, mildew, and deterioration of the roofing materials.
We are here to help. For a no obligation quotation we can visit you and explain face to face in greater detail what we do and why it works well. We use a variety of access equipment so as to avoid clambering onto your roof whereby this could damage tiles by weight transfer. We offer some of the best techniques in the industry so you can have peace of mind.
“Applying best techniques in this industry”
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