How to Maintain a Flat Roof

It is safe to say that the roofing industry is overflowing with abundance when it comes to the different styles and materials that are available to property owners. In fact, flat roofing is quickly becoming one of the most popular options on the market thanks to its sleek, elegant and modern aesthetic. Despite this, many people fail to realise that they are rather reliant on maintenance in order to keep them in good condition. Read on as the team here at Valent Roofing go over everything you need to know about maintaining a flat roof... How often should a flat roof be inspected? Just like any roof, it is important that the exterior and interior is inspected on a regular basis in order to ensure that there are no areas for concern. In fact, most experts recommend that a property owner invests in an inspection from a licenced roofer every 6 months as this ensures that any damaged cause by seasonal changes is accounted for and appropriately repaired as soon as possible. Is pooling a serious issue? Although moisture damage is a problem that can affect every type of roof, it is more dangerous when it comes to flat roofing due to their design. After all, if there isn’t an effective drainage system in place then heavy rainfall can lead to something called ‘pooling’, which is when water collects on the top of the surface. Over time, the weight of the water can damage the roofing material and may even lead to a roof replacement if it is not rectified promptly upon discovery. What are the best materials for flat roofing? There are many different materials that can be used in order to craft a [...]

By |June 13th, 2019|industrial roofing|0 Comments

Signs That it is Time to Replace Your Roof

Taking the time to assess the quality of your roof is an important part of property ownership. After all, both commercial and residential roofs are subject to natural wear and tear and this means that a replacement is almost inevitable. With this said, a project this big requires attention to detail and careful preparation and that is why it is important that property owners asses the condition of their roof regularly to spot the signs of irreparable damage. Read on as the team here at Valent Roofing go over a few signs that it may be time to bite the bullet and organise a roof replacement... Is the Roof Affected by Moisture Damage? As the leading cause of early roofing replacements, moisture damage can wreak havoc on the stability of a roof. After all, it invades a property subtly which means that it already manages to weaken a roof long before its presence is even discovered. As a result, a property owner that discovers severe moisture damage, such as pooling on the surface of a flat roof, should consider a replacement as it is often more cost-effective than trying to repair the problem. How Many Years Old is the Roof? Over time, every roof will suffer at the hands of Mother Nature’s wrath and that is why it is important to take its age into consideration. After all, every roof requires replacing eventually and an inevitable act like this tends to do more harm than good because an older roof is often less stable and more susceptible to damage. As a result, a roof that is nearing the end of its lifespan and appears to be irreparable should be replaced sooner rather than later. Are [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|industrial roofing|0 Comments

The Characteristics of Energy Efficient Roofing

With gas power now the chosen heating source for commercial and domestic properties, more and more property owners are starting to realise the importance of energy efficient roofing. After all, the design and installation of a roof as well as the materials that are used can play a big role in the savings that homeowners can expect to receive in terms of their energy bills. Luckily, the team here at Valent Roofing are on the job! Read on as we go over some of the common characteristics of energy efficient roofing... Light Colour Colour plays a big role in the heating of a property which can surprise many homeowners. For example, darker coloured roofs tend to naturally absorb heat which means that they can get very warm whereas lighter roofs will reflect heat outwards and are cooler. Although warmth can be an issue for many British homeowners, it is considered more effective to invest in a lighter coloured roof and improve the insulation when it comes to energy efficiency. Insulation Many homes do not have high-quality insulation installed, particularly when it comes to the roof, and this can cause a lot of energy to be wasted. After all, insulation works by retaining as much heat as possible inside the property in order to create an efficient system. In addition to this, warm air rises which means that it is even more important to ensure that a roof is adequately insulated. Ventilation Even with the most energy efficient system in place, there will still be some heat inside a roof and that is why ventilation is incredibly important too as it helps remove it before it has the chance to condense as moisture and cause a [...]

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

Taking Care of a Warehouse Roof

When it comes to roofing maintenance, it is important that a property owner is able to tell the difference between commercial and residential requirements. After all, both have diverse design features and are crafted in different ways, which means that they will also have differing maintenance needs too. Here at Valent Roofing, we want to remind warehouse and factory owners how important it is to take care of their roofing. Read on as we go through three basic responsibilities that will keep your roof in tip-top condition... Professional Installation It is essential that something as important as a roof is installed by those who know what they are doing. After all, a botched job can result in a reduced lifespan and cause property owners to have to fork out for avoidable repair work. Here at Valent Roofing, our team have all the skills and experience necessary in order to install and maintain a high-quality commercial roof made from a variety of different materials. Regular Inspections Taking care of a warehouse roof means scheduling time for inspections. After all, commercial roofing is incredibly large which means that property owners cannot afford to neglect their responsibilities as a seemingly minor problem can quickly develop into a large amount of damage. As a result, property owners should always be on the lookout for signs that their roof may be in need of expert attention. Clean Gutters Whilst they are technically not part of a roof, gutters play a big role in the removal of rainwater and moisture. After all, the majority of commercial roofs are flat which means that having a high-quality gutter system in place is essential in order to avoid pooling on the surface and thus, [...]

By |May 9th, 2019|industrial roofing|0 Comments

The Consequences of a Roofing Leak

As a property owner, it is important to remember that maintenance responsibilities are not something that can be brushed aside until another day. After all, a roof is essentially the backbone of a property and ensures that it is protected against the elements. Considered a worst-case scenario, water damage can wreak havoc on the interior and exterior of a building. Read on to find out some of the consequences of failing to act immediately after discovering that your roof has a leak... Electrical Damage Since moisture has the ability to travel far and wide within a property, it can also come into contact with electrical wiring very quickly and cause a lot of expensive damage. After all, the first thing we learn as a child is to keep water away from any electrical sockets. Whilst a roofer can repair the water damage, any electrical faults should be left to an electrician to rectify. Mould Development As one of the most prominent issues that a property can develop, mould and mildew pose a rather serious risk to the health and wellbeing of many homeowners. After all, it can grow on almost any surface that has been in contact with moisture for a prolonged period of time including walls, insulation, wooden beams and more. As a result, mould should be tended to promptly after discovery to prevent inhabitants getting ill. Reduced Insulation Keeping a home warm during the winter months is something that many property owners struggle with. After all, older houses tend to be badly built which means that they are often difficult to insulate. Since water damage caused by pooling can soak the insulation in an attic, a home can lose a significant amount of [...]

By |May 2nd, 2019|industrial roofing|0 Comments

Signs That Your Roof is Unhealthy

As a building’s first line of defence against the weather and other external factors that can wreak havoc, it is important to provide regular and high-quality maintenance to a roof. After all, general wear and tear can lead to expensive leak repairs and neglecting your duty as a property owner may even lead to a full roofing replacement! Here at Valent Roofing, we like to provide our readers with as much information as possible, so they are equipped with the skills to recognise a poor-quality roof. Read on as we go through three signs that your roof is in an unhealthy condition… Material Since the material used in a roof construction is the most visible aspect, property owners can tell a lot about their roof from the condition that it is in. For example, tearing, slipping and cracking tiles or slabs can be a sign of an unhealthy roof and this is why it is essential to call out an experienced roofer if the material is in visibly poor condition. After all, these issues can lead to leaks and ventilation problems. Gutters Although they are not technically a part of the roof, gutters work hand in hand with it in order to protect a property from water damage. This means that it is important to pay attention to the condition of your gutters as they could say a lot about the health of your roof. For example, if you notice that your gutters are cracked or blocked with debris then water may not be able to drain from the roof and could pool on the surface, causing water damage to the material.   Water Damage Although it sounds simple enough to correct, water damage is [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|industrial roofing|0 Comments

Reasons to Invest in a Flat Roof

Here at Valent Roofing, we believe that flat roofing has a rather poor reputation. After all, with the right care and attention, it can be the perfect industrial defence against the wrath of mother nature. Since the majority of property owners incorrectly believe that flat roofing should be avoided at all costs, we’ve decided to set the record straight once and for all. Read on as we go through three reasons to invest in flat roofing rather than pitched roofing... Aesthetics For property owners looking for a modern twist, a flat roof could be the aesthetic feature you have been looking for. After all, they are incredibly elegant and manage to improve the overall design of a properties exterior without being too overwhelming. In fact, residential properties are starting to jump on board the flat roof bandwagon as more and more people recognise the aesthetic benefits that can be gained. Affordability Although there is no doubt that flat roofing is more expensive than traditional pitched roofing, especially if a full conversion is taking place, many property owners prefer to see it as an investment for the future. After all, flat roofing is very easy to take care of and extremely durable which means that it is less likely to suffer from damage and require repeated repair work. Variety From EPDM rubber to asphalt, flat roofing can be crafted from a variety of different materials and this means that property owners are able to find the style that meets their preferences with ease. After all, every roof and its requirements are different. In fact, many industrial properties are also opting for green roofing, which aims to turn the flat space above into a ‘garden’ so that [...]

By |April 11th, 2019|industrial roofing|0 Comments

Essential Roofing Maintenance Tips for Spring

Taking care of a roof is a full-time job. After all, it is a property’s first line of defence against the wrath of mother nature and this means that it has to deal with the likes of storms, strong winds, heavy rainfall and even extremely hot temperatures. In order to keep your roof in tip-top condition, it is important to carry out seasonal maintenance on top of regular maintenance duties. Read on to find out how to prepare for spring... Clean the Gutters Spring is known for its rain, hence the term ‘April Showers’, and this means that clearing your gutters of debris is an essential part of roofing maintenance. After all, it is common for leaves and twigs to become trapped during winter but if they are not removed in preparation for the wet weather, blocked gutters could lead to a serious roofing leak as the water will have nowhere else to drain. Examine for Water Damage Due to the increased levels of rain throughout spring, it is important to always be on the eye out for water damage and actually inspect for it on a regular basis. After all, most cases of water damage begin subtly and manage to infiltrate a property without the owner knowing. This means that the problem could conflict serious damage by time it is discovered if a property owner is not actively watching out for it. Inspect the Roofing Material It is no secret that winter weather can be particularly brutal on a roof and that is why it is highly recommended that all property owners, residential and industrial alike, inspect their roofing material for signs of damage as the spring season approaches. This way any damage can [...]

By |April 3rd, 2019|industrial roofing|0 Comments

How the Freeze/Thaw Cycle Can Affect a Roof

As a property’s first line of defence against the elements, the roof will undergo a significant amount of stress throughout its lifetime. In fact, there is nothing more damaging than the freeze/thaw cycle and this natural weather occurrence can be exacerbated by a lack of maintenance. Here at Valent Roofing, we believe that taking care of your roof is incredibly important during spring as this is when the freeze/thaw cycle commonly takes place. Read on to find out how it can affect your roof… Small Holes When the weather is still cold, rainwater can seep into small gaps that form in a roof and freeze throughout the night as the temperature drop. The following day, these ice formations will thaw due to a spike in temperatures and the running water can affect the inside of the roofing structure. Since the weather during spring is constantly changing, this freeze/thaw cycle can lead to the gradual splitting of roofing materials as the water constantly freezes and melts. Ice Dams Uneven heating throughout an attic whilst the eaves remain cool can lead to the formation of ice dams. In fact, they are typically caused by snow on the roof which melts and drains towards the eaves due to warm internal temperatures, however, the cool eave’s temperatures means that the water quickly refreezes and forms a ledge. This can cause a build up of water to collect underneath the roofing materials and even lead to a devasting leak. In fact, sometimes the roofing material can actually buckle under the sheer weight of an ice dam. Thermal Shock Known as the number one cause of premature roofing damage, thermal shock takes places when a heat gradient causes different parts of [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|industrial roofing|0 Comments

The Importance of Roofing Cladding

Put simply, roofing cladding is an extra layer that is added to the exterior of a roof in order to give it the best chance against the elements. After all, the roof is a property's first line of defence against the brutality of mother nature. Here at Valent Roofing, we offer a variety of different roofing solutions, including cladding, and in this blog, we have decided to go over a few reasons why it is so important... Insulation By helping to regulate internal temperatures, installing cladding to a roof is a brilliant way to insulate a property without breaking the bank. In fact, it can also be used in order to add soundproof insulation too as the extra layer on the exterior will reduce the amount of noise that is able to escape, and this can be particularly beneficial for industrial businesses. Protection Roofing cladding is waterproof and this means that it can add an extra layer of protection against the elements. After all, when bad weather strikes it is often the roof that bears the brunt of the damage. By investing in high-quality cladding, commercial property owners can help keep their roof in tip-top condition for longer, reducing maintenance requirements and giving people the peace of mind that their business is not vulnerable during a storm. Aesthetics There is a common misconception that roofing cladding can affect the aesthetics of a property when it can actually do the opposite. After all, there is an abundance of different colours and styles available on the market and most roofing companies are able to custom-make a design that matches the exterior of your property. This means that there is no need to sacrifice important aspects like cladding [...]

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