Have been working on a Farmhouse which is at least 100 years old, I am replacing the vertical tiles which have been slipping for many years. The timber structure behind the tiles needed some minor repairs when exposed. I had to put in new plywood soffit boards for the tiles to fit into and keep everything tight and neat.
On closer inspection the timber barge boards had perished in places so these needed to be taken down and replaced like for like being a grade II listed building. Too much neglect on the barge boards had resulted in more work to get it back in good order, especially as it is a decorative barge board. This is an ongoing work in progress and images will be available very soon.
Lot of ridge tiles loose and dislodged tiles and slates. It’s not just the wind but the lack of cement in the sand too! its common place around here, Grove especially. They might look ok but when up there you’d be surprised how easily the ridges lift off with your finger. If people could see the actual damage that is going on the roof would be like your car in need of servicing every so often, out of sight out of mind at times.
Also looking at lots of flat roofs, with more rain coming and possibly cold weather people should really have theirs looked at and we have some great alternatives to felt with long life expectancy. Lots of gutters still blocked and causing problems with moss and lichen being blown or washed off the roof the deluge soon causes gutter problems..
First off a very happy and prosperous new year to all my clients. The year has started off very busy for me with the weather we are having and the high winds are keeping me very active replacing tiles and slates that have been damaged or misplaced.
High winds can move tiles or slates on your roof and you may not even notice there could be a problem until you see the water getting in from the rainfall that is going with this bad weather. Have your roof checked as soon as possible and your gutters cleaned from all the debris, leaves and roof moss that may block them. I offer a full service so give me a call and I will fit you in as soon as possible.