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Most Common Roofing Issues

Anyone who has ever had to deal with a faulty roof will know how stressful it can be to come up with a solution to the issues that have been caused. After all, most roofing problems arise without warning and have to ability to cause a lot of damage that is either unrepairable or extremely costly to fix. In order to raise awareness the team here at Valent Roofing have decided to go over some of the most common issues that seem to occur… Leaks As the most common complaint from homeowners, warehouse owners, flat owners and property owners it is safe to say that an undetected leak has the ability to cause all sorts of havoc and can be a nightmare when you get the price for the fixtures. Always be on the lookout for signs of moisture occurring where it shouldn’t be. Neglecting Maintenance As good as it would be, it is impossible to have a roof installed and then forget about it as this will lead to a whole range of issues. In fact neglecting your responsibility to carry out maintenance is an issue itself as this simple task can help source minor issues before they become disastrous and costly. Ponding Water is heavy, especially when it is left to pool and sometimes this weight can be too much for a roof to bare. In fact, this is a common problem that flat roofed buildings face and after particularly heavy rainfall it is always wise to check your roof for signs of ponding. Here at Valent Roofing we put customer safety and security above everything when we are constructing a roof which is why we think it is necessary to ensure that [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|industrial roofing|0 Comments

The Lowdown On Inspecting Your Roof

Generally, you should try and make a habit of inspecting your roof in the autumn just before winter starts to set in. It is probably one of the most crucial times that we should be check for any signs of damage or issues before they progress and become worse. Here at Valent Roofing, we’re going to go over the lowdown when it comes to inspecting your roof and talk you though what you should look out for… How Often to Inspect a Roof The rule of thumb that many home owners and industrial roof owners tend to do is to inspect annually or bi-annually, depending on certain factors. For example, if there has been no extreme weather around your area, checking once a year should be suffice enough although this can differ from place to place. What to Look Out For It is sensible to assume that walking onto the roof, having a browse around then leaving will not be enough. When inspecting your roof, you need to know what specific things you are looking for. Here are a couple: Check for flashings, which are the metal pieces in a roof. If there is significant damage, flashings will appear. You should call in the professionals with these as they must be attended to immediately. An inadequate flashing will allow melted snow to gain access to the indoors, which is a problem nobody wants to have.   Metal roofs like the ones we tend to provide here at Valent Roofing have a design life span of roughly 50 years- however this doesn’t mean that they cannot undergo wear and tear over the years. Check for pitting, rusting and corrosion as well as any open seams that [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|industrial roofing|0 Comments

3 Causes of Roof Damage

Maintaining a healthy building has a lot to do with the quality of roof care and the time that we put into inspecting its health. When a roof becomes defective due to damage, a lack of inspections can mean that the problem is able to develop to the point where it is either impossible or expensive to fix. Here are the 3 most common causes of roof damage so you know what to do to prevent it… Poor Maintenance As we mentioned above, inspecting your roof on a regular basis is just as important as paying the bills because, without regular check-ups, you are going to end up with one massive bill on your hands. Even fixing small leaks and minor repairs as you go along is known to prevent major problems in the future. Ice Damage Ice and snow is one of the most problematic kinds of weather when it comes to a roofs lifespan. This is because they both tend to thaw on a roofs surface, meaning that water particles are free to settle under the shingles. As the water refreezes, the shingles lift which paves the way for water damage, allowing corrosion to occur slowly. Wind Damage As a roof is outside, it is usually the weather which affects it the most. Wind is known to weaken the shingles, nails and materials which keep a roof together. In fact, harsh winds are known to completely tear roofs off a building and send them flying through the air. Fixing this can be very costly and, most of the time, a new roof needs to be installed. Always inspect the quality of your roofing materials after particularly heavy winds. Here at Valent Roofing, we [...]

By |March 15th, 2017|industrial roofing|0 Comments

3 Big Benefits of Rain Screen Cladding

When it comes to designing a new building, the importance of your roofing cannot be overestimated- particularly when it comes to a commercial premises. Your roof will constantly be exposed to the elements and is actually the most vulnerable part of your premises, meaning that it’s important your roofing is constructed to a high standard. Fortunately, here at Valent Roofing we provide a wide range of excellent roofing services that are dedicated to ensuring that our clients are given a top quality roof. One such service is our rain screen cladding, which can be successfully applied to a brand new build or on top of cladding that has already been installed. Rain screen cladding provides a number of benefits, making it an essential part of many industrial roof installations, and we’re here to run you through 3 big ways it could be beneficial to you. Improved Insulation At this time of year, the cold weather can really become a nuisance, and many people will find themselves constantly reaching for a thick jumper or gloves due to the lack of warmth. For large industrial properties, attempting to keep the interior warm will soon rack up large energy bills and will prove to be very expensive, and so many businesses will endeavour to battle through the cold.   However, rain screen cladding provides a certain amount of thermal insulation, meaning that heat finds it much harder to escape and will eventually create a warm, toasty environment. This will ultimately make it more comfortable to spend time in the structure and ensure that you’re kept warmer this winter!   Maintenance Perhaps the biggest advantage to rain screen cladding is the fact that it will reduce the amount of [...]

By |December 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Are The Advantages of Industrial Cladding?

Industrial cladding is one of the most important aspects of the building or renovation process for industrial properties. While the need for this particular method of external reinforcement is generally less immediately evident than the need for adequate industrial roofing, for example, the truth is adequate industrial cladding can play just as important a role in ensuring the longevity and protection of an industrial property. This is why industrial roofing and cladding experts, such as the ones working for Valent Roofing, tend to advise their customers to devote as much attention to their cladding as they generally do to their roofing. It is essential that factory owners and industrial property managers are aware of how best to go about choosing and installing industrial cladding in their newly-built or refurbished buildings; and yet, more often than not, specialists working for companies such as Valent Roofing find these types of professionals have but a passing notion of the importance of cladding to the longevity and protection of an industrial property. Indeed, one of the most frequent questions the team here at Valent Roofing gets asked by both existing and prospective clients has to do precisely with the role cladding plays in an industrial building, and the reasons why specialists recommend it be installed in such a facility. That is why we have taken it upon ourselves to dedicate this month’s blog post to answering that question. The lines below will go over the benefits carefully chosen and adequately installed industrial cladding can have in terms of protecting an industrial property from external factors and prolonging its lifespan. What are the advantages of industrial cladding, then? The paragraphs below hold the answer! Increased Longevity The first way in [...]

By |November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Different Types of Industrial Roofing Sheets

Industrial roofing is one of the key components of any industrial building. Essential in shielding the building and its contents from the elements, as well as occasional hazards posed by flying animals or other airborne fouling agents, the roof is an element which must definitely be given the appropriate amount of importance and consideration when first building or renovating an industrial building. Sadly, many industrial property owners and managers are not aware of just how important this element is, and tend to neglect or rush their choice of industrial roofing. This, in turn, results in the roofing sheet inevitably damaging, bringing about the need for additional roof repair, and the added expenditures that brings about. As such, it should be evident why it is important for industrial property owners to know how to pick the right type of industrial roofing for their factory or plant; and a good place to start when attempting to ascertain which might be the right type of roof for any given property is to become aware of the different types of industrial roofing sheets available on the market, and the different characteristics each one possesses. It is in that spirit that the present article attempts to make potential customers aware of precisely that factor. The paragraphs below will aim to introduce less knowledgeable customers to the different types of industrial roofing sheets they can choose for their factory or plant, so as to help them make an informed decision when making a choice of covering for their property. EPDM Rubber Roofing Of all the different types of industrial roofing sheets available on the market, EPDM rubber is one of the most popular and widespread, having been used as the covering [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Keeping up to Date with Industrial Roofing

It’s no secret that within the world of industrial roofing, there are always going to be brand new developments in both technology and the techniques. Therefore it is vital for those in the trade to keep up. Technological innovations can always be applied in the creation of industrial roofing and cladding, and we here at Valent Roofing are always striving to stay at the very forefront of industrial roofing. As you might have guessed we always make full use of all the latest tools as soon as they make themselves available to us. Our team is comprised of experts that really know their stuff when it comes to the newest innovations in industrial roofing and cladding technology, so don’t miss out on what they could do for you and your property. We’ll give you something aesthetically beautiful and impressive, sure to give the right impression to anyone coming to visit your building, but we’ll also make sure that even the very worst of the weather won’t be a problem for your industrial roofing or industrial cladding. In addition, we’ll work with you to create the industrial roofing or cladding that you might have originally had in mind, accepting design plans and sketches in just about any format to help us get as close to your original vision as possible while still putting in all the latest and greatest industrial roofing components. Our many years of experience combined with a vast knowledge of the trade allows us to pick out the very best material choice for your industrial roofing or cladding project, providing advice and ensuring everything is soundly designed before we go ahead constructing it. So why not pick up the phone, or drop us [...]

By |February 22nd, 2016|industrial roofing|0 Comments