Blocked gutters, Moss on your roof be prepared for winter in Wantage area.

Have been doing a high number of flat roofs recently with the one piece rubber system more details of this type of replacement roof to follow with images.Very sturdy weatherproof system using the latest quality materials

A sudden influx of roof repairs from a tile replacement  to clearing guttering and De-mossing roofs ready for the coming winter months. Most of the work is local in Wantage and the surrounding villages of Oxfordshire. Remember it is worth getting your roof looked over before the real weather sets in.

Summer time get your roof and gutters winter ready

Summer time is ideal to get your roof and gutters checked ready for the unsettled weather that winter time brings. I provide good seasonal maintenance for all roof, chimnet and guttering issues backed by many years of hands on experience. Take a look at my website galleries of past work and fully satisfied customers with all work guaranteed and carried out to the latest standards.

High winds in the Thames Valley roof damage

With the high winds currently being experienced in the Thames Valley and Wantage area it is worth getting your roof checked for damaged tiles or slates. Wind can dislodge roofing in places that can’t be seen and rain water will soon get in causing even more damage.

Worth booking an inspection and fast repair to reduce more costly work later on.

Vertical tiles on grade II listed farmhouse being renovated

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.

Ridge tiles, roof repairs and blocked gutters

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..

Roofing repairs and the very high winds of 2012

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.