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The Different Types of Metal Roofing Materials

Choosing the right roofing material is not a decision that should be made lightly. After all, there are a wide variety of different options on the market, so it can take time and the keen eye of an experienced roofer in order to ensure that your industrial building is well protected against the wrath of mother nature. Read on as the Valent Roofing team go over three types of metal roofing materials… Steel As the most used metal roofing material around, steel is much heavier than the alternative choices on the market. With this said, steel is incredibly durable and sturdy, so it is recommended for properties in areas that are susceptible to extreme weather. In regard to maintenance, there are a number of coatings that can be applied including zinc, which prevents rust; an epoxy-primer, which provides adhesion; and an acrylic top which gives the metal its colour and adds further protection against the elements. Aluminium Metal roofing has an industrial reputation; however, aluminium sheets are commonly used on residential roofing due to its extreme light-weight qualities. In fact, it isn’t susceptible to rust which makes it the most perfect low maintenance and aesthetically pleasing material on the market. With this said, it must be coated using the same options as steel in order to protect it from the elements. After all, aluminium is a soft material, and this means that it is more susceptible to damage in comparison to steel. Copper Known as a high-end metal roofing material, copper has been used in the roofing industry for centuries. After all, it comes with a variety of highly sought-after qualities. For example, there is no finish to scratch off, it does not rust and [...]

By |February 14th, 2019|industrial roofing|0 Comments

Signs That Snow Could Be Damaging Your Roof

When bad weather strikes, it is important that your roof can withstand it. After all, heavy rain, strong winds and snow are hard to predict with absolute certainty in the UK and your property may be vulnerable to damage without the correct defences in place. Here at Valent Roofing, we want our readers to be armed with all the knowledge they need in order to take care of their roof during every season. Read on as we go over a few signs which suggest that snow may be damaging your roof… Sagging When snow falls in large quantities, the weight of it can put a lot of pressure on your roof. In fact, it can even cause a roof to cave in on itself. Even though this is statistically unlikely, it is important that both residential and industrial property owners are able to recognise the signs of damage. Luckily, sagging of the roofing material from inside is the most obvious sign that heavy snow may be causing damage and you should have your roof inspected immediately if you discover it. Leaks Snow is not only a problem when it falls in large quantities. After all, even the smallest layer will eventually melt, and if your roof has not been maintained adequately in order to prevent moisture damage, you could find that snowfall causes a leak in your roof. In fact, melting snow can actually do more damage than rainfall because it can invade your property via your roof and cause a lot of gradual damage over time. Cracks Although it is rare, the weight of snow can actually damage the interior of a property too. This is often found in old residential properties where the [...]

By |February 1st, 2019|industrial roofing|0 Comments

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