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

When to Replace a Roof

Every property owner will know that taking care of a roof is a full-time responsibility. After all, it is a man-made feature which means that it requires regular maintenance to keep it in tip top condition for as long as possible. With this said, the day will arrive when the roofing contractor mentions the word ‘replacement’. Known for being expensive and time consuming, the team here at Valent Roofing have decided to set the record straight once and for all. Read on as we go through three scenarios where a replacement job may be the best solution.... Old-Age The lifespan of a roof is difficult to pinpoint because the exact figure depends on a variety of different characteristics such as the material used, the amount of maintenance provided and the quality of the installation. With this said, a roof that is looking worse for wear is very likely in need of some high-quality care and roofing replacement could be the perfect solution, especially if a roof is pre-existing on a new house purchase. Damage Whilst maintenance and servicing can help extend the lifespan of a roof and ensure that a property is protected all year round, it is important to take general wear and tear or weather-related damage into consideration. After all, the wrath of mother nature is difficult to tame and this means that a heavy downpour or particularly strong winds can result in serious damage, making a full roofing replacement the only option. In addition to this, missing shingles or damage roofing materials could also be a sign that it is time to consider a replacement too. Leak When it comes to roofing damage, the last thing that a homeowner wants to discover [...]

By |April 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|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 Key Differences Between Commercial and Residential Roofing

When it comes to roofing, it is important to understand the several different methods of approach. After all, there are a range of characteristics to take into consideration before a roofing project can even be planned. Here at Valent Roofing, we want our readers to understand the differences between commercial and residential roofing and how it can impact the way a roofing project is approached. Read on to find out more… Materials The most obvious difference between a commercial and residential roof is the type of materials that are used to construct them. After all, industrial properties like factories and warehouses tend to be much larger in size in comparison to residential alternatives and this means that they require strong and durable materials that are cost-effective like metal or EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer). On the other hand, residential roofing tends to be fitted with more readily available and cheaper alternatives that aren’t suitable for commercial builds, such as tiles, asphalt and slate. Purpose The way that commercial and residential roofs are designed often reflects their purpose. For example, residential roofing is designed to retain heat whilst protecting a property from the elements and that is why it uses materials like shingles, whereas a commercial roof is designed in order to reduce noise pollution, especially when it comes to factories. As a result, soundproofing materials like rubber and metal tend to be the most suitable. In addition to this, residential roofing is also pitched, whereas industrial roofing is often flat and the roofing materials designated to each are often easier to work with for the style of roof. Expertise It is no secret that roofing is an industry that requires great expertise, however, experts say [...]

By |March 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|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