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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

Trust Building | Industrial Roofing Contractors

If you have ever had a bad experience with industrial roofing contractors, you don’t need us to tell you how it can seriously damage your trust when it comes to future projects. It always helps to check that your chosen contractors have a good reputation for the work they do, but you can’t always avoid running into trouble later on. As industrial roofing contractors we here at Valent Roofing understand just how important it is to have a great relationship with our clients, and you can rest assured that we will never let you down. Trust is incredibly important to us as it not only guarantees a positive working relationship between contractor and client, but it also forms a completely necessary part of how our company functions. We pride ourselves on being able to bring you industrial roofing which looks and performs to the highest standards, whilst also ensuring that the end product will look exactly like you wanted it to – or even designed it to! You can always feel free to send us any existing plans or drawings you have for your industrial roofing or cladding, and we’ll always take it closely into consideration before we even think about beginning. We’ll then run it by you to check that you’re very happy with the plan, needless to say! What’s more, we’re always able to come and see your property first hand, and survey exactly what’s needed! We wouldn’t be rated as some of the very best professionals when it comes to industrial roofing in Manchester otherwise, though our talents for creating industrial roofing and cladding which truly shines don’t hurt either! If you’re looking for highly trustworthy industrial roofing contractors to carry out the [...]

By |May 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments