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.

A Job Well Done !!

Always nice to get paid for a good job well done and even better to get personal Thank You letters:

Dear Matt,

I just wanted to say thank you for your swift and professional work on our flat roof repair. It looks lovely and I was very impressed with the flexibility in your availability. I would recommend you to anyone who needs their flat roof repairing.

Thank you
David

Snow and cold weather damage to flat roofs in Oxfordshire

With the sudden change in weather i have had lot’s of enquiries about leaking flat roofs. The cold weather, snow and ice have caused the felt to start cracking more and with the rain the ingress of water starts. I have sheeted over some roofs as a temporary measure before I can replace it with a new system. Early signs of leakage should be detected and dealt with before the weather takes hold and damage escalates.

Wantage area garage roof replace torch on felt system

Job Description: Removing existing felted roof to garage and replacing with a three layer heated torch on system with a mineral top coat finish. This system has an effective working life but like many roof coverings they are exposed to all the elements through out the seasons.

On this garage roof in the Wantage area we stripped it back to the original close boarding and re-layed new using the three layer system which is heated to bond the layers and provide a watertight effective covering.

Glass reinforced plastic GRP flat roofing Wantage

This flat roof extension had been on for about 25 years so the built up felt system had lasted well.

Since undertaking full training in the GRP glass re-inforced plastic roofing materials I suggested the 20 year GRP Scott Bader system for this roof. The felt and boards were completely removed, an upgrade in insulation to the latest standards and then a new timber substrate and the grp system applied on top.

There were some timber repairs and remedial work to be done and the removal of the old gas vent which came through the roof. With the current spate of wet weather the newly installed roof covering has more than shown it is the material for the future and does it’s job very well indeed.

Scott Bader Crystic Roof – insitu cold applied GRP roof system

Having now completed the Scott Bader approved installers course for their Crystic Roofing products I can now show you the full story of what is a very durable roofing system as an alternative and one I highly recommend over conventional roof coverings for flat roofs and many other types of roofing structures both domestic and industrial.

The video is the full story about the product and the company and you can watch all or just play the first few minutes to see exactly how good this system is and why it’s so durable. Also take into account they have made boats from this principle for years and if it doesn’t work then they let in water and sink !

I am happy to give estimates for any work you require so once you have seen the video and looked at the product use my contact details to discuss your requirements.

What the Company says about their product:

CrysticROOF: Outstanding performance across all roofing structure

CrysticROOF is an in-situ, cold-applied, glass-reinforced polyester roofing system which provides a powerful, leak-free, long-lasting alternative to traditional roofing materials, such as bitumen, felt and lead.

CrysticROOF provides a high performance solution for all roof structures, including flat, valley and pitched – and for all shapes, including walkways, roof-lights and balconies.

CrysticROOF eliminates the need for heating equipment and, when applied correctly, remains watertight and maintenance-free for many years CrysticROOF is manufactured by Scott Bader Company Ltd – a company with over 60 years’ experience in polyester chemistry. Scott Bader Company Ltd has an excellent reputation for manufacturing high quality materials backed by unrivalled technical expertise and customer support.

Metal flat roof replacement and re-pointing work Grove Oxfordshire

Two garage flat roofs with the old profile sheets being replaced with a new metal roof box section system. When the existing sheets were carefully removed and disposed of, some of the brick work structure around the timber joists were loose

The brickwork was rebuilt and the weatherproofing of the main brick walls was required by raking back joints and re-pointing. New edge trims were added so the garage underwent a complete overhaul that will keep it weatherproof for many years to come.

Flat roof using Marley SBS Torch On felt system to small extension

This outbuilding located in Portsmouth was extended to make room for a shower and toilet. I was required to put a three layer built up flat roof system on here using traditional and modern methods and the proven Marley SBS torch on product. The roof required boarding with marine grade materials and the necessary battens and weathering profiles, all safety requirements were employed when the final layers were applied and heat used to adhere the coverings to create it’s weatherproof properties . Some detail was also needed to make water tight on the neighbours property and making good where the roof was extended.

Here are the images taken to show the quality of my workmanship from boarding out to the finished flat roof. Click the thumb to enlarge and ESC or click away to close.

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..