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When is it Time to Replace a Roof?

Here at Valent Roofing, we recognise that looking after a roof is a full-time commitment. After all, if you neglect your maintenance responsibilities then you could end up forking out for an expensive repair job. With this said, there are some situations where it may actually be more cost-effective to replace your roof rather than repair it. Read on to find out more… When It Is Old Every roof is susceptible to general wear and tear as it ages. With this said, an old roof that is nearing the end of its lifespan cannot provide effective protection against the elements and if you find that you are forking out for repair jobs on a regular basis, it may be time to consider a replacement. After all, a brand-new roof comes with a longevity guarantee which means that you will save money in the long run. When It Is Badly Damaged Although most roofs are able to withstand the brutality of the elements, some are vulnerable to drastic and sudden weather conditions. For example, heavy rainfall, strong winds and even hail can cause considerable damage to a roof and may even make it uneconomical to repair. As a result, a full replacement may be the most effective and affordable solution. When You Want To Sell-Up Selling a property is a big commitment and there are many different things to factor into your asking price. In fact, potential buyers tend to look for things that are wrong with the property in order to reduce your fee. Subsequently, a serious seller who knows that the roof isn’t in the best condition may want to look at carrying out a replacement before they put the property on the market [...]

By |January 24th, 2019|industrial roofing|0 Comments

Everything You Need to Know About Cladding

Here at Valent Roofing, we are proud to say that we offer a wide range of industrial services in order to be as helpful as we can to our clients. After all, when damage strikes it is only right that you have an expert team on your side who are experienced and qualified enough to deal with any and every problem Our re-cladding service is incredibly popular and in this blog we have decided to go over everything you need to know about it… What is it? Cladding is a protective layer that is added to the exterior of buildings in order to protect it against weather related damage. It can be used in both roofing and construction in order to improve the longevity guarantee of a build and ensure that the structure is as secure as it can possibly be. With this said, it is important that fire resistant cladding is used in order to meet fire safety requirements. The Benefits Eventually a roof will require repairing or replacing at some point during its lifespan and industrial cladding can help prolong the time that goes by before this becomes unavoidable by reducing the amount of damage that the property suffers. In addition to this, cladding can also help make a structure more secure by adding further reinforcement to the exterior, preventing the spread of fire and improving ventilation. Different Types When weighing up your options for a cladding investment, it is important to remember that there are many different types available on the market. After all, roofing cladding is not something that should be carried out on a whim. From steel to zinc and copper to wood, you should always contact an experienced professional [...]

By |January 18th, 2019|industrial roofing|0 Comments

Signs That Your Roof Has Water Damage

As the most dangerous type of roofing related damage, the last thing that any property owner wants to find is water damage. After all, without immediate help from a professional the issue can fester and become much more difficult to rectify in a cost-effective manner. Here at Valent Roofing, we are incredibly familiar with roofs that have been affected by water damage and we think that it is important that every property owner can spot the signs. Read on as a we go over some of the immediate indications that your home has been infiltrated by water damage… Water Spots and Leaks The most common way to tell that you have water damage inside your home is by keeping an eye out for water spots/stains on the walls. After all, this is often a sign that you have a leak somewhere in your roof and it requires immediate attention by a roofing contractor. Generally, the stains often appear brown in colour but can also appear as rust-coloured rings around the edges of vents, walls and ceilings. Missing Shingles Your roof is the backbone of your property and is the first line of defence against the elements. As a result, missing shingles are often a sign that your roof has endured substantial damage, leaving your property vulnerable to water damage. The more time that passes before the shingles are replaced, the more damage that take places to your property, so it is important that you call out a contractor as soon as possible. Blocked Gutters Although gutters are not directly related to the roof itself, they help filter rainwater away from the roofing material and into the drains. In fact, they are an essential component involved [...]

By |January 10th, 2019|industrial roofing|0 Comments

How Long Do Roofing Materials Last?

A roof replacement is not a decision that should be made lightly. In fact, it can be a costly affair, which is why many people choose to view it as an investment for the future. After all, there are dozens of different materials available on the market that all come with their own longevity guarantee depending on your requirements and budget. In this blog, we’ve decided to go over the lifespan of three of the most popular roofing materials on the market… Metal Roofing Usually associated with industrial roofing, metal roofing is an incredibly popular and affordable material on the material. In fact, it comes with a low maintenance guarantee and is very energy efficient. Plus, a well installed metal roof can last between 40 and 70 years depending on the maintenance it is provided with. With this said, they can be more expensive than alternatives like shingles. Slate As a metamorphic rock, slate has a natural tendency to split which makes it the perfect natural material for roofing. In fact, a slate roof can last a lifetime when it is installed by a trained expert. With this said, it is thought to be the most expensive material on the market so it is important that your budget can cater for it. Interestingly, slate is such a poplar roofing material that it can be dated back to the 16th century. EPDM If you are looking for an affordable roofing solution with a reasonable longevity guarantee, EPDM roofing could be the solution. Colloquially known as ‘rubber’ roofing, an EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) roof can last for around 25-30 years when it is well taken care off. In fact, this out-of-the-box roofing material is also energy [...]

By |January 7th, 2019|industrial roofing|0 Comments

How to Know Whether to Repair or Replace Your Roof

As the most important part of your property, it is important that you maintain your roof on a regular basis. After all, extreme weather and general wear and tear related damage could result in a costly repair bill if you don’t. In fact, you may even have to replace your roof! Here at Valent Roofing, we consider ourselves the roofing experts you want on your side, and we know how difficult it can be to decide between repairing or replacing a roof. Luckily, we’ve gone through everything you need to know! Read on to find out more... Signs to Repair Choosing to repair a roof is going to be significantly cheaper than a replacement. With this said, it is important to ask yourself some important questions before you make a final decision such as: Is the damage in a concentrated area? What caused the damage? How much time passed before you discovered the damage? It is important to ask yourself these questions because then you can ensure that you don’t replace an entire roof that could have actually been repaired. After all, as long as the damage hasn’t been left to fester for months and can be found in a concentrated area then it can often be repaired fairly easily. Signs to Replace On the other hand, it is important to take the age of a roof and the condition of the roofing materials into consideration, as an asphalt roof that is over 30-years old tends to be nearing the end of its lifespan. This means that trying to repair any damage in order to extend the life of your roof can actually end up being more expensive than a full roofing replacement. The last [...]

By |December 18th, 2018|industrial roofing|0 Comments

Preparing Your Roof For Winter

A roof can only last a lifetime if it is well taken care of. After all, maintenance is very important when you have to make slight alterations as the seasons change. With winter in full swing, it is very likely that a blanket of snow will make an appearance when we least expect it. Here at Valent Roofing, we want all of our clients to have a stress-free winter, which is why we have decided to go over everything you need to know about preparing your roof for the brutality of the cold season… Inspect Any experienced homeowner knows that roofing inspections are important in order to catch any problems before they develop into a costly patch of damage. Due to this, we recommend that you have your roof inspected by a professional just as the temperatures start to fall for winter; this way you can carry out any necessary repairs before they are covered with snow. Repair As a roof ages, it becomes weaker and this means that it cannot withstand as much damage as it once could. As a general rule you should make repairs on your roof sooner rather than later as this way the work will be easier, quicker and cheaper to carry out. Plus, making repairs on your roof prior to the winter season will make it stronger and more prepared for any cold snaps. Clean Your roof is your properties first line of defence against Mother Nature, so it should be cleaned on a regular basis in order to remove excess debris and any drain obstructions. After all, a blocked gutter will start to accumulate water that will freeze and expand in winter temperatures, placing unnecessary stress on your [...]

By |December 13th, 2018|industrial roofing|0 Comments

Interesting Facts About Slate You Never Knew

As the most common roofing material on the market, slate was first formed 500 million years ago as deep-water mudstones that were uplifted and folded in order to form the rock we know and recognise today. Here at Valent Roofing, our expertise may lie within the industrial roofing industry, however we also know a lot about residential roofing too. After all, it is important that we are able to help our clients when and wherever possible. Read on as we go through five interesting facts about slate you probably never knew… It Is Weather Resistant Slate is the most popular roofing material due its ability to withstand even the most brutal weather conditions. In fact, it is widely renowned for its durability against freezing air and lack of absorption qualities when it comes to water. This makes it the perfect roofing material for properties in unpredictable or wet climates. Slate Is A Metamorphic Rock Created during a process known as metamorphism, slate is known as a metamorphic rock. This means that it changed in form during its development. In fact, all slate starts as a protolith rock, like mudstone or shale, and is subjected to mild heat and pressure in order to cause profound chemical and physical changes to take place. Subsequently, this creates slate. It Comes In A Variety Of Colours Whilst the majority of slate is grey and can be found in range of different grey shades, it is also possible to find slate in green, red, black, purple and brown colours too. In fact, the colour is determined and influenced by the levels of iron and organic matter that can be found in the composition of the rock. Children In The 19th [...]

By |December 7th, 2018|industrial roofing|0 Comments

5 Reasons to Install a Metal Roof

It may have been around since the 3rd century B.C, with copper at the forefront, but it is safe to say that metal roofing isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. After all, it is one of the most popular roofing materials on the market! Here at Valent Roofing, we are the industrial experts you want on your side when it comes to metal roofing. Read on as we go through five reasons why you should consider installing a metal roof… Long Lifespan If you are looking to make an investment for the future, then a metal roof can last a lifetime. In fact, one that is well installed and regularly serviced can last between 50 and 100 years! Plus, a metal roof doesn’t require much maintenance which makes it the most hassle-free roofing material on the market. Weather Resistant Your roof is the backbone of your property which means that it will be subjected to a lot over its lifetime. As a result, it is important that the material you choose will be able to withstand the brutality of mother nature. Luckily, metal roofing is practically weather resistant; it has a high resilience to water and snowfall, is rarely affected by hot summer temperatures and can even endure a beating from strong winds and hail. What more could you ask for? Energy Efficiency Sometimes people choose a metal roofing for its efficiency properties. After all, it can be very easily adapted in order to maintain a consistent internal temperature. For example, some property owners will paint their metal roofing so that it will reflect the sun’s rays, keeping the property energy efficient for up to 25 years before it requires re-painting! Eco-Friendly Metal roofing is crafted [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|industrial roofing|0 Comments

The Difference Between Industrial and Residential Roofing

To the untrained eye, a roof is just a roof. As long it is well cared for then there isn’t any point differentiating one from another, right? Wrong! Here at Valent Roofing, we want to educate our readers so that they are aware of the key differences between the two leading roof types in the roofing industry so that they can apply the information to their maintenance responsibilities where and when appropriate. Read on to find out more information… Materials When a roof is constructed, the materials are chosen in advance depending on the climate, budget and roof type. After all, residential and commercial roofs have different requirements that determine the materials that are most suitable. For example, wood, slate, plastic, shingles and ceramic tiles are common residential roofing materials whereas industrial roofing tend to opt for EPDM rubber, asphalt rolls and metal sheets made from copper, aluminium, tin or stainless steel. Design A residential roof differs in design when compared to an industrial roof. For example, the latter tends to be entirely flat and much larger which means that it is important to choose a material suited to this design. On the other hand, residential roofs are pitched which means that they have a steep slope that meets in the middle, making them easier to maintain, repair and replace. Specialities As well as being easy to maintain, a residential roof is almost fairly simple to install for an experienced roofer. After all, the only obstacle is the chimney. Contrastingly, constructing an industrial roof is considered a skilled speciality due to the technicalities that have to be taken into consideration. After all, the contactor should be familiar with how air flow systems, external piping and [...]

By |November 20th, 2018|industrial roofing|0 Comments

Why Roof Ventilation is Important

There is more to roofing than attaching materials to wooden beams. In fact, there are other important aspects to take into consideration like insulation, guttering and ventilation. The majority of residential and industrial properties are ventilated as is important in order to ensure that your roof is able to meet its longevity guarantee, however the quality of this ventilation is often poor. Read on as we go through why ventilating your roof is so important… What is it? Ventilation is the supply of fresh air through the room of a property. Most rooms in a residential home or industrial building are well ventilated however attics tend to be neglected. After all, they are closed away out of sight and out of mind. Luckily, it is possible to ventilate your attic/roof by ensuring that outside air is allowed to pass through, removing excess heat and moisture at the same time. Lack of Ventilation The majority of roofs are poorly ventilated or have no ventilation system in place at all which can be incredibly counterproductive. After all, there are many problems that can arise due to a lack of ventilation. For example, the process helps remove excess heat so if there is no fresh air moving through, the entire property can start to overheat which can lead to the development of mould. In fact, this heat transfer can actually damage your roofing materials and cause wood beams to warp out of shape. Another major issue that can arise from ventilation neglect is moisture damage as steam rising from things like pots, pans and showers can condense in the attics where it destroys your insulation and makes you even more vulnerable to mildew. Here at Valent Roofing we [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|industrial roofing|0 Comments