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

The Lifespan of Different Roofing Materials

As the best experts in the industry, we know how important longevity is when it comes to roofing. After all, a roof refurbishment is not a simple investment, which means that homeowners are well within their right to enquire about the range of roofing materials that are available on the market. Luckily, that’s where we come in! Read on as the Valent Roofing team go over three of the most popular roofing materials and how long they are expected to last… Asphalt Shingles Many homeowners presume that shingles are a singular category when it comes to roofing materials; however, they can actually be subcategorised by material too. The most popular type of shingles are asphalt shingles and these can last anywhere between 20 and 50 years depending on the quality of maintenance that they are provided with. For a premium asphalt shingles product, homeowners should expect to pay more than usual. Metal Roofing For industrial properties like warehouses and factories, metal roofing is a staple addition to the exterior. After all, residential alternatives just aren’t suitable for these types of properties. Interestingly, The Metal Roofing Alliance states that a high-quality and well-installed metal roof can last anywhere between 40 and 80 years. Slate As a type of a metamorphic rock, slate is easily split into smooth, flat plates that are perfect for use on residential roofing. In fact, they are said to be the most effective roofing material on the market due to their ability to take the brutality of Mother Nature in its stride. In fact, a well looked after slate roof can last for a century, making it the perfect lifelong investment.  When it comes to roofing longevity, it is important to remember [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|industrial roofing|0 Comments

The Importance of a Healthy Roof

Here at Valent Roofing, we want to educate our readers and ensure that they understand the importance of high-quality roofing maintenance. After all, it may seem like something that can be pushed aside; however, neglecting your responsibilities as a property owner can have serious repercussions in the future. Read on as we go over three reasons why it is important to keep your roof in a healthy condition... First Line of Defence The roof of your property is it’s first line of defence against the wrath of mother nature. From strong winds to heavy downpours, it is important to ensure that your roof is in a suitable enough condition to be able to withstand a wide range of brutal weather conditions. After all, if your roof is damaged then it can lead to things like leaks and these often come with costly repair jobs that could’ve been prevented. Increases Home Value If you ever decide to sell your home then it is important to know that the asking price is often determined by the quality of the property. This means that potential buyers will look for specific problems in order to request a reduction on your price and site repair work as the reason. Although a roof can be a costly investment, they can last for decades at a time with the right maintenance and you are within your right to ask for a higher asking price if your property comes with a well-maintained roof. Saves Money A roof that is in poor condition with a lot of repair jobs mounting is less economical than a brand-new roof. After all, there may be a large upfront cost by investing in a roof replacement, however, they [...]

By |February 21st, 2019|industrial roofing|0 Comments

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