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Of the roofing companies in Liverpool, we pride ourselves as experts and qualified professionals with all of the necessary credentials, certifications and experience required to do your job properly. We are fully aware of Lancanshire building codes and approval requirements and so there are no chances of us installing something that would not meet certain safety criteria or would result in legal issues with the community associations, or homeowners’ associations or other governing bodies such as city councils.
Roofing is a job that cannot be done properly without the required knowledge and expertise to do it well. This is why it is in your best interest to engage the services of a professional and experienced roofing contractor like us for all your roofing needs. Are you looking at a new roof for your building, or re-roofing or just some general maintenance? We have you completely covered!
New Roof Installation
Here in the UK (United Kingdom), there are several types of roofs obtainable or accessible to homeowners and business owners alike that suits their specific needs – from the long lasting metal roofs which can stay up to fifty years if properly looked after; down to the beautiful aesthetic slate roofs that require more maintenance that other types of roofing materials since they tend to be quite delicate when it comes to weather wear-and-tear. Each version of roof has its own wonderful benefits as well as negatives so you’ll need to take a little time to consider them before deciding on what kind you want installed on your structure or building.
Usually new roof installations require a team with experience because roofing needs specialized skills as well as complex measurements; this explains that we will come over and survey your property properly before giving you a well drawn up plan on what needs to be done and how to go about it. Sequel to that, our crew would apply complete care throughout the installation process so you need not worry about any damage to your property from us during installation! Once we are done, we clean up after ourselves and leave no trace of the rigorous work that was done.
There are various ways to categorize roofs.
Roofs can be placed in categories based on the type of building
- Commercial Roofs
- Industrial Roofs
- Residential Roofs
Roofs can be placed in categories based on their design, which are often as follows:
- Flat roofs (these are effective for insulation but can be susceptible to leaks when it rains or snows heavily)
- Gable roofs (also has a wonderful level of insulation)
- Sloped roofs (requires more maintenance than other options because it is difficult for water to remove from the valleys between shingles)
- Green roofing: Materials like plastic or felt are used to make them. The advantages of a green roof are quite substantial – case in point, they help in insulating your building; but they also have other advantages such as temperature and noise control, etc. They’re normally installed on top of the already established roofing material so you need not worry about replacing it in order to install this type of roof (although some flat roofs may require insulation before installation). There are also green roofs that have become well liked as environmental awareness takes on more ground. These green roofs are most times installed onto a new building before construction work starts because it’s easier than retrofitting later on when the building is complete. Green roofs are made of vegetation, commonly low maintenance plants with minor growing requirements. Green roofs are less about aesthetics or beauty and more about what it does for you, which is provide a healthier air quality due to improved ventilation and noise pollution insulation. They are also good for your mental wellbeing as green spaces provide therapeutic benefits.
- Tile roofs
- Asphalt roofs (a good choice when avoiding leaks due to water seeping into the building all winter long is a major concern, can be quite affordable all the while offering superior protection with long warranties over 30 years or more)
- Wood roofs: These may not endure as long as others but they offer some interesting aesthetic choices that you might like to have in your home such as cedar shake or vinyl shakes that mimic this style. Installing these types of roofing over an already established flat building surface is quite possible. This material is among the most environmentally friendly and it gives your home a great look. If you desire, it can be painted or stained to match your preferences, ensuring that it is easy to upgrade over time (if you choose this route). However, this option is slightly more expensive than some other types of roof since it is made of wood and needs extra reinforcement to prevent sagging. Wood roof is popular in areas that have recurrent damaging storms or are built on soil (sandy) that has an unequal surface
- Metal roofs
- Synthetic Roofing: For decades, these roofs have been around and there are still a lot of them still on the market today because their cost effectiveness makes them quite popular amongst homeowners who are in need of something that lasts a long time.
Roofs can be placed in categories based on the material on their top layer. The most popular types of roof found in all regions of England include:
- Clay Tiles (which has an extremely long lifespan);
- Concrete Slabs (these are quite quick to install and are relatively cheap);
- Asphalt Shingles (these need regular maintenance from a professional roofer throughout the year but they have low costs for labour);
- Composite Tiles (these are made of two kinds of material that provide good insulation properties but take up more space than other types of roofing materials because they require an attic space below them); and
- Solid Slates (slate roofs). Slate roofs are similar to clay tiles and are also very good insulators against heat loss which is why they are often seen where it is common for temperatures to drop below zero degrees in winter. Looking for something with historic roots but still bears modern features? This is the roof for you! In addition to that, it offers plenty of protection from storm damage, making choosing this roof a wonderful choice if your area experiences these sorts of things on a regular basis. Slate roofs can either be shingle style or tiled roofs. Tile slates are made from natural stone. While composite slate may provide the same, they are just as weighty and resistant as lead, but they’re somewhat more aesthetically pleasing because there are so many variations in colors. They are amongst the most expensive materials on this list but they can also provide a very visibly attractive look for your home. They come in several colors as well. Solid slate roofing is very common in England. Being made from slate, they have a natural slant to it, making them excellent for steep roofs. One thing that you might not know about this particular kind of roofing is that if and when leakage occurs, repairing can be quite expensive as well because they would have to be replaced completely.
- Granite Roofing Material – These are heavy but also resistant to wear damage. Granites are basically used on houses and apartments with little exposure to sunlight due to their dark coloration. A good number of homes are built out of granite stone mostly because these stones offer protection against anything from heat
- Built-up felt roofing material – This is the most expensive of all the roofing materials. It is made from felt and usually installed on the roof as the final layer of protection. It is commonly used in the UK and Ireland.
- Single ply roofings. Single-ply roofing is the most pocket friendly option and comes in different styles to suit your home. They’re not difficult to install, but they do not offer as much protection against storms as some of the others do. Single ply roofing materials include neoprene (polychloroprene), ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), thermoplastic roofing. This kind of roofing material is one that will last a long time and not require too many replacements or repairs, although it may have a high purchasing price initially. They are usually made from several materials like PVC/plastic, acrylics, and silicone rubbers.
- EPDM rubber roof membrane is a very strong option that comes with a 50 year warranty, although it can be quite pricey depending on the manufacturer you decide to go with.
- Rubberized asphalt shingle roof (roofing product) is a very affordable option that will not leak or lock out heat like some other options do.
- Double ply roofing: This material has two films or layers of paper or metal sheets instead of just one making them much better at protecting against fierce weather conditions such as hail therefore they are more durable than single-ply materials
What would determine the roofing materials available to you will be:
- Your Budget
- Your Location
- Your Personal taste
For instance, if you have an older building or a building located near the ocean and need to use metal in some parts of it then this would be important information to share with potential contractors when they come over for estimates. Likewise, properties or buildings that encounter heavy rains will want asphalt roofs instead so as to avoid having leaks due to water seeping into their home all winter long! It is also necessary to know how much sunlight is needed by each type – sloped roofs are covered in tar which could amount to some problems down the line if not properly looked after. A good unwritten rule is that the higher the price of a material the better longevity and warranty it carries; however there are exceptions to this but in all cases you can count on our advice for your selection.
There are other types of roofing and they are as follows
- Hip roofs: They are also known as shed roofs for the reason that they resemble an A or H shape with one side appearing much longer than the other. They are commonly found on single storey buildings, although some two storeys have them too! This hip roof acts as great space savers since they usually do not take up any more square footage than your basic flat roof would (this is in terms of living space below the roof).
- Skillion Roofs (they can also be known as lean-to roofs): These roofs are your regular single slanted roofs. They require more material and construction than a hip roof or simple flat so they are really not that common, but they can also be found on a lot of commercial buildings and helps provide shelter from the elements for those inside). These are the most common roofs you will find on a house in England.
- A low pitched roof that has two or three slopes and is made of asphalt, with one being a lot steeper than the others. It is simple to construct and really does not cost that much money to maintain so they can be found in many homes throughout England.
Roof conversions: Roof conversions are an awesome idea if you’re considering adding living space or increasing the value of your property. One important thing that individuals usually miss is how necessary it is for roof conversions to have genuine insulation and heat preservation. In most cases it is also advised that these roofs be pitched so water can run off instead of pooling or gathering on top, which will definitely lead to rotting of wood as well as mold growth at the base where leaks may occur from time-to-time. We are here to discuss your needs so contact us the pros for a completely free, no-obligation quote!
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