Now your roof is in great condition - Enjoy a very Happy Christmas - 25/12/2011

Have a brilliant Christmas everyone!

Posted: 25/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 262 comments
Filed under: blog

Thinking about a change in the new year? - 24/12/2011

If you’ve been following our blog posts throughout December and have got the home maintenance bug, there are plenty more bits and pieces scattered over Roofapedia.

Posted: 24/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 649 comments
Filed under: Maintenance, ContractorLingo

Don't be afraid to ask questions - 23/12/2011

It's critical that, when you encounter a problem with your roof, you ask plenty of questions.

Posted: 23/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 151 comments
Filed under: Professional, Roof, ContractorLingo

Know how lead free roofing can benefit your property - 22/12/2011

Lead has been used for hundreds of years due to the flexibility and durability of the material that enable installers to create complex waterproof seals at roof junctions.

Posted: 22/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 457 comments
Filed under: LeadReplacement

Don't give in to spray foam insulation promotions - 21/12/2011

Despite spray foam insulation being a good solution for older roofs and can improve the thermal efficiency of your roof, there is growing concern that it could increase the cost of future re-roofing.

Posted: 21/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 179 comments
Filed under: SprayFoam, SprayFoamInsulation, Insulation

Consider solar panelling - 20/12/2011

Despite the recent reduction in the FIT, solar panelling remains a useful, low carbon method of providing your home with energy for heating, hot water and electricity. It also has the added benefit of being renewable and supporting the environment.
Posted: 20/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 139 comments
Filed under: Solar, SolarElectric, SolarPanels, SolarThermal, FIT

Dry Fix v's Wet Fix - know the difference - 19/12/2011

Before we start on this topic, the term ‘dry fix system’ refers to roof junctions that avoid using mortar and are fixed mechanically. ‘Wet fix’, on the other hand means the use of traditional mortar.
Posted: 19/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 3587 comments
Filed under: DryRidge, DryRoof, DryValley, DryVerge, DryFix

If your insulation looks like this, chances are your roof is not insulated effectively - 18/12/2011

Your roofer will be able to ensure you have an efficient, effectively insulated roof.

Posted: 18/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 725 comments
Filed under: Insulation

Thinking about battens? - 17/12/2011

Whether you’re building a new house, refurbishing an old property or replacing an old, tired roof, you will be choosing from a wide and diverse range of coverings and battens will be a major consideration.

Posted: 17/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 184 comments
Filed under: RoofingBattens, Battens

Think you might have a leak in the roof? Here are a few things to investigate...... - 16/12/2011

There are a number of reasons why your roof might leak. Here’s a quick run down of them.

Posted: 16/12/2011 14:31:13 by Tyler | with 725 comments
Filed under: Extensions, RoofWindows, Slate, Tile, Underlay, Ventilation, Condensation

Look out for slipped tiles - 15/12/2011

While you’re taking a look at your roof, look for missing, broken or cracked tiles too and scan the junctions (where the roof meets a wall) for visible signs of damage.

Posted: 15/12/2011 14:14:05 by Tyler | with 143 comments
Filed under: SlippedTiles, Maintenance

Where to start with genuine slate? - 14/12/2011

Slate is a roofing material that has been used in the UK as far back as 1296!

Posted: 14/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 1952 comments
Filed under: Slate, NaturalSlate

Where to start with genuine slate? - 14/12/2011

Slate is a roofing material that has been used in the UK as far back as 1296!

Posted: 14/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 139 comments
Filed under: Slate, NaturalSlate

How to remove moss from your roof - 13/12/2011

Have you spotted a patch of moss on your roof that you don’t like? Before I explain how to rid your roof of moss, I should point out that there is every chance that it will have little to no impact on the function of your roof and roof tiles.

Posted: 13/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 111 comments
Filed under: Moss

Get Planning Permission - 12/12/2011

As mentioned in the 9th entry to this advent calendar (which we hope you’re learning plenty from!), you may well need planning permission if you are making any changes to more than 25% of your roof.



Posted: 12/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 110 comments
Filed under: PlanningPermission

Understand the lingo your contractor is using - 11/12/2011

Do you know your Batten Voids from your Fascia boards? If the answer is no, you’re not alone!



Posted: 11/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 300 comments
Filed under: ContractorLingo

Ventilate your roof - 10/12/2011

It’s important that, as well as insulating your home, you must ventilate the roof space to ensure that the roof space does not retain moisture.

Posted: 10/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 97 comments
Filed under: Ventilation

Hire a professional - 09/12/2011

It’s a common mistake among homeowners to just select the first name in the Yellow Pages when finding a roofing contractor, but it’s of the utmost importance that you hunt around, get at least 3 quotes, request references and ask plenty of questions.

Posted: 09/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 590 comments
Filed under: Guarantees, NFRC, PlanningPermission, Professional, Estimates

Understand the style of your roof - 08/12/2011

There are numerous different styles of roof which all suit different sizes and shapes of houses.



Posted: 08/12/2011 14:02:45 by Tyler | with 276 comments
Filed under: Gabled, Pitched, RoofStyles, UpandOver, DuoPitch

Got crumbling verges? - 07/12/2011

Have you noticed that the mortar in your verges (where the sloping part of your roof meets the wall) is breaking away in places?

Posted: 07/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 112 comments
Filed under: DryRidge, DryVerge, Mortar, DryFix

Different roofing materials and their uses - 06/12/2011

Despite roofing materials not changing drastically over many decades, the form and function has evolved somewhat in recent years.

Posted: 06/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 1159 comments
Filed under: Metal, Reconstituted, Recycled, Slate, Stone, Thatch, Clay

Educate yourself on building regulations - 05/12/2011

It’s important that you check the building regulations relevant to your roof and property before commencing any improvements or maintenance.

Posted: 05/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 115 comments
Filed under: BuildingRegulations

Know your tile history - 04/12/2011

A great man once said “learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present”. What better place to start that by looking at the history of roofing tiles in order to know how to preserve and maintain your roof in the present and prevent any problems in the future?

Posted: 04/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 147 comments
Filed under: Concrete, Courtrai, History, Marseille, Pantile, PlainTile, Clay

Check your roof regularly - 03/12/2011

It is a good idea to inspect the inside of your roof annually.

Posted: 03/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 211 comments
Filed under: Maintenance

Keep the tile and weight the same when replacing your roof - 02/12/2011

It’s worth noting that it’s not just an increase in weight that could be dangerous to your roof, lighter roof tiles could mean the roof structure becoming lifted in high winds so it’s best to stick to the original loading.

Posted: 02/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 317 comments
Filed under: Structure, Weight, Re-Roof

Get to know your tiles - 01/12/2011

Do you know the difference between Plain Tles and Pantiles? It’s the first lesson in roofing school to learn what sort of tiles are on your roof and what options you have when looking for a change.

Posted: 01/12/2011 09:00:00 by Tyler | with 4000 comments
Filed under: Pantile, PlainTile, RomanTile, Slate, TileTypes, Natural
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