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How Roofing Maintenance Saves Money

The benefits of maintenance in every industry cannot be overstated. After all, routine servicing is a fool proof way to ensure that any problems are found and dealt with in a timely manner. Here at Valent Roofing we believe that maintenance is not only important, it can help you save money too. Read on to find out how… Ventilation Taking care of your roof involves more than the basics if you want to keep in it good condition for many years. In fact, many property owners tend to forget about ventilation because they think that it won’t extend the lifespan of their roof. In actual fact, heat and moisture will build up in your roof if you don’t invest in high quality ventilation and this can actually cause the materials to degrade much quicker, thus requiring costly repairs on a regular basis, whereas focusing on ventilation during maintenance will ensure that your roof stays in good condition. Repairs Maintenance is not only necessary to handle problematic areas of your roof, it is also there to ensure that any subtle repairs are carried out too. After all, a small problem can become a big problem if it is left to develop without being assessed by a professional. In addition to this, smaller problems are often more cost effective to fix which means that repairing them sooner rather than later can save you money in the long-term. Longevity A roof is a long term investment which means that it is in your best interest to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. Many roofs require replacing before they have reached their guarantee due to a lack of maintenance and negligence which is why it is important [...]

By |August 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spotting a Roofing Conman

Here at Valent Roofing we believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that our clients are happy with their roofing results. After all, there are many cowboy builders that give legitimate roofers a bad reputation in order to make a quick buck. If you are considering having some repairs carried out on your roof it is important that you carry out some research before you hand over your hard earned cash. Here are a few ways to spot a roofing conman… Documentation When you a hire a roofer to carry out paid work it is important that you ensure they know what they are talking about as many conmen will learn the basics in order to sound convincing. If you have any doubts then you should ask the company for any relevant documentation that could help provide legitimacy. In addition to this, you should never hand over cash until the work has been completed as many cowboy builders will ask for full upfront payment then vanish without carrying out the job. Reviews Another way you can ensure that a company is qualified enough to carry out a particular job is to look at their reviews. After all, these will be able to tell you whether or not you should place your trust in a roofer or not as reviews from legitimate customers are often honest and straight to the point. A collection of negative reviews may be all the warning you need to find an alternative company to carry out the work. Case Study Most of the time it is vulnerable members of society who fall victim to cowboy builders. In fact, a 51 year old man from Birmingham was jailed in July 2018 [...]

By |August 8th, 2018|industrial roofing|0 Comments

How Summer Can Affect Your Roof

Despite the increase in temperatures and social acceptance of spending an entire Sunday in a beer garden, summer can be a rather problematic season for roofing maintenance. After all, unusually high temperatures bring about a range of problems that you don’t have to deal with during winter. As the experts in the industry, the team here at Valent Roofing are on hand to help you with any woes and worries you may have about summer roofing care. Read on to find out more… Moss Growth Summer offers the optimum conditions for moss and algae to survive and thrive and this means that your roof can end up becoming a home to it. The issue with this is that moss is water based which means that the excess moisture can wreak havoc on your roofing materials and cause it to deteriorate. In fact, if you don’t keep on top of it then the only thing that may remove it is a pressure washer. UV Rays With global warming on the rise, summers are getting hotter than ever which means that many roofing materials become vulnerable. In fact, shingles are known to dry out and crack whereas metal roofing can warp under the intense UV rays. It is important that you regularly inspect your roof during summer for signs of heat related damage as it can lead to further problems such as leaking. Unpredictable Weather Whilst the summer season is known for heat waves, it is also possible for the odd storm to hit too. In fact, unpredictable weather conditions like strong winds and heavy rainfall can be much more damaging in summer than other seasons because they are overdue. This means that it is important to [...]

By |July 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maintaining an Industrial Roof

Often found within warehouse and factory designs, it is safe to say that an industrial roof differs from a residential roof considerably. After all, the space is much larger, the designs are essentially opposites and the materials are required for different purposes. Here at Valent Roofing, we like to think that our knowledge makes us an expert in the industrial roofing field, which is why we are going to go over a few ways you can ensure that you are following maintenance guidelines correctly… Speedy Repairs Keeping an industrial roof in tip top condition is all about your response to a problem. For example, if you ignore a minor leak, it is only going to get worse over time. By reacting swiftly and calling in the experts to kickstart any repairs, you can ensure that your industrial roof remains healthy and safe. Regular Inspections The roof is essentially the backbone of a property and regardless of whether it is residential or industrial, it is vital that you carry out inspections on a regular basis in order to ensure there are no hidden problems developing. With this said, industrial roofs are often flat which means that they are susceptible to more damage than a residential roof, making these inspections all the more important. Professional You should never leave the safety of your roof to chance by carrying out any repairs yourself. After all, DIY will never live up to the handiwork of a professional roofer and most of the time DIY is incorrectly or poorly executed. In order to maintain an industrial roof, it is essential that you consult the expertise of someone who knows what they are doing. Maintenance is an essential part of property [...]

By |July 12th, 2018|industrial roofing|0 Comments

Why Metal Roofing is Better Than Shingles

If you are considering updating your roof, it is important that you research every aspect carefully and ensure that you make an informed and educated decision. After all, there is nothing worse than spending thousands of pounds on a project and loathing the outcome. As the experts in the industry, the team here at Valent Roofing want to explain why metal roofing is superior than classic shingles… Lightweight Aluminium roofing metal is a material that doesn’t weigh very much which means that it can be installed incredibly easily. After all, heavy materials require a lot of man-power and labour which means that it can cost more for the installation. In addition to this, a heavy material can place unwanted stress on the roofing structure and that is something you want to avoid. Lifespan Shingles are often thought of as a temporary roofing material because they don’t last very long and will require replacing after a decade or two. On the other hand, metal roofing is incredibly durable and can last anywhere from 50 to 100 years, making it an incredibly cost-effective investment. Weatherproof In comparison to other roofing materials like shingles, metal roofing is the one that is able to stand up against the brutality of mother nature. From strong winds to heavy rainfall, the strength of a metal roof makes it practically weatherproof whereas other options would certainly suffer under the pressure. Pro-Environmental Taking care of the environment means recognising where changes are possible and that is why more and more companies are starting to craft metal roofing from recycled sources rather than depleting natural reserves. In addition to this, old metal roofing slabs can also be recycled and reused too! When it comes to [...]

By |July 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Respond to a Damaged Roof

Discovering that your roof has been the victim of mother nature’s wrath can be a big shock. After all, whether it be a gaping hole in the shingles or a nasty leak, a damaged roof is a costly affair. Here at Valent Roofing we believe that calling in the experts to assess the situation is the most important thing you should do. With this said, there are many components involved when it comes to roof damage. Here is how to respond correctly… Don’t Attempt D.I.Y The biggest mistake that people will make upon discovering damage to their roof is presuming that they can rectify the issue with a bit of DIY. Your roof is the most important aspect of your property which means that there are important steps that must be followed in order to ensure that it is in a suitable condition. Attempting to fix the problem yourself can actually do more harm than good so it is vital that you call in a professional instead. No Climbing Sometimes it may not be possible to see the full extend of the damage from the ground and you may be tempted to dig out the ladders to try and get a better view. Not only is this incredibly reckless, it can be dangerous too. After all, a damaged roof is a weak roof and climbing onto it can cause further disturbance. In fact, simply leaning on a damaged roof from the ladders can be problematic. Evacuate Depending on the extent of the damage, it may be necessary to evacuate the property. After all, not all roofing damage is the result of a small leak and you would be surprised how often a fallen tree onto [...]

By |July 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Guide to Fireproofing Your Roof

When it comes to your roof, the last thing you want to be worrying about is the outbreak of a fire. After all, roofing comes with its own list of potential problems to prioritise and prevent. Here at Valent Roofing we believe it is our mission to ensure that every roof we consult on has the necessary fire prevention measures in place as the occurrence of a fire in your roof cavity is incredibly dangerous. Read our guide to find out how they can be prevented… Electrics Many homes have wires and electrics that are fed through the empty cavity that is your attic and it is important to regularly check that they are in good condition. After all, broken seals, surging and overheating are all aspects that can cause a fire to break out in a matter of seconds. Chimney Sweeping Whether you realise it or not, a functioning chimney and fireplace requires rigorous upkeep in order to prevent a chimney fire. After all, the chimney runs straight through the centre of your home and comes to a stop on the roof. This means that if you don’t keep creosote under control a chimney fire can devastate your entire home, starting with the roof. Infestations More creatures find their way into your home than you think but it is when they start making themselves comfortable that the danger forms. After all rats and birds are known to chew through wires inside your attack, exposing the cables inside and a spark is all it takes to set the roof alight. If you suspect an infestation, it is important that you consult a professional immediately. Fire Protection Cladding Here at Valent Roofing we believe that fire [...]

By |June 22nd, 2018|industrial roofing|0 Comments

The Most Durable Roofing Materials

Investing in a new roof can be a stressful time. After all, the last thing you want to be dealing with two years down to road is repair bills and endless maintenance needs! That is why the team here at Valent Roofing have made it our mission to ensure that our readers choose a roofing material that will stand the test of time. Here are some of the most durable roofing materials on the market… Aluminium When it comes to metal roofing it is important to choose a metal that is able to adhere to aesthetic goals whilst providing a practical benefit at the same time. For example, aluminium can be purchased in several different colours however it is renowned for its corrosion resistance and lightweight features which makes it a great roofing material choice. Slate As a fine rock that is cut into roofing tiles, slate is excellent for places that suffer from regular rainfall. In addition to this, slate is a natural resource which means that you can form a green roof that has the durability to last for over a century when it is well cared for and correctly maintained as the process that is carried out in order to form the tiles does not result in any toxic chemicals being pumped into the atmosphere. Clay As a rather modern roofing material, ceramic is made from clay that has been dried and baked in a kiln. For homes looking to focus on aesthetics, clay ceramic tiles may just be the answer! After all, they do not discolour or fade and are incredibly durable when it comes to the ever changing weather in the UK, lasting between 75 and 100 years. As the [...]

By |June 5th, 2018|industrial roofing|0 Comments

Different Types of Roofs

As architecture and modernisation continues to develop the variety of roof designs that you can choose from increases. After all, if we all had the exact same roof the world would be an incredibly boring place. As the experts in all things roofing related the team here at Valent Roofing have decided to go over two of the most common roofing designs and two of the most modern roofing designs. Read on to find out more information… Curved The planes in a curved roof are shaped in order to create a modern and unique design that can vary from a subtle curve to an attraction grabbing arch. The main reason that people tend to opt for a curved roof is due to the weather as these designs can be great at ensuring that rainfall and snow does not settle on the surface and cause damage. Butterfly As a V-Shaped roof, the butterfly design is the most out of the box design that modernisation has created. After all, it doesn’t fall in line with traditional designs. With this said, the upper angles allow the property to be fitted with larger windows, thus providing much more natural light. Of course, it is important to consider the costs associated with a modern roofing design as it is often more expensive to have a butterfly roof constructed and the maintenance is often pricier too. Pyramid Just like a pyramid, all four sides of this roof type come together in order to create a point which means that are no vertical sides to be seen. They tend to be best suited towards small properties like bungalows however it is not uncommon to see them used in garages too. The pyramid [...]

By |May 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Carrying Out a Flat Roof Inspection

It is important that you ensure your roof is inspected on a regular basis in order to keep on top of any maintenance and repairs that need carrying out. After all, leaving large gaps between inspections means that an issue can be left to develop for a long time before it is discovered. A flat roof is a design that requires a lot of care and, in this blog, we are going to tell you what you should be looking out for during an inspection… Interior A flat roof is always susceptible to moisture related damage and the inside is where you will first see evidence of it. Due to this it is important that you check the ceiling and walls for signs of water staining as this will often mean that your roof has a leak. With this said, sometimes the moisture may not show up as a stain and placing your hand on the wall to check if it feels damp can also help identify a leak. Exterior The main problem with a flat roof is that the design can often prevent water from being filtered away adequately. In fact, if the gutters do fail to remove rainwater then many issues can form so it is important that you keep your eyes open when conducting an exterior inspection of your property. Water pooling is when rainwater settles on top of a flat roof and since water can be heavy this can cause the quality of your roofing material to deteriorate. As the industrial roofing experts of our industry, the team here at Valent Roofing want to ensure that our clients know exactly what they are looking for when it comes to their roof. [...]

By |May 11th, 2018|industrial roofing|0 Comments