What happens if it rains while getting a new roof?As Leeds’s premier roofing company, we are always looking to the skies and checking on the weather. A light rain will not worry us, but a continuous torrential downpour will put our workers at risk, so we do not work in such adverse conditions. During a project, we always look to secure any gaps or holes as quickly as possible and will never abandon an unfinished roof open to the elements, covering our work with waterproof tarpaulin in the event of an unexpected downpour. Sometimes we welcome the rain as it can give us the opportunity to check drainage problems and ensure that the roof itself is indeed watertight.
Do I need planning permission for a new roof?If you are replacing like for like, then there is no requirement for planning permission unless you are replacing more than 25% of the roof. Incidents, when planning permission may be necessary, include: - If you are adding additional structures such as roofing lights, Velux windows or solar panels. - If you are changing the overall look of your roof, adding height or volume, changing the roofing materials Leeds & District Roofing LTD will always advise you if a project requires planning permission and, if so, then will carry out the application on your behalf.
Can I add a Velux window to my new roof?Yes, you can - in fact, it can be done from the inside quite simply. Always work with a professional if you are seeking the installation of a Velux window.
How long do new roofs take to finish?The length of time it takes for a new roof to be finished depends on a number of different factors - the size and complexity of the project, the weather, and the types of materials used. When we inspect your roof, we will give you an estimated length of time that the roof will take. This may vary according to the conditions stated above. If a job takes longer due to, for example, adverse weather conditions or the unavailability of certain products, we will not charge any extra.
How long will my new roof be guaranteed?As previously stated, we guarantee all our roofing projects for a standard 20 years.
Will I have to maintain my new roof?No - we endeavour to make every roof maintenance free. However, it is crucial to keep an eye on your roof and watch out for any issues, including drainage, water ingress, damage caused by adverse weather conditions, loose tiles, and other unexpected issues.
Do I need to insulate my flat roof?To comply with current building regulations, you must insulate your flat roof. Normally, this must be done during construction, and if it is not, then your construction does not meet those regulations. Insulation is crucial not just for keeping in the warmth but also for waterproofing.
Can you put solar panels on a flat roof?Yes, you can - the installer will need to adjust the pitch of the panels to compensate for the pitch of your flat roof. There may be an issue with the weight of the solar panels as they can be heavy, so if in doubt, we can advise you accordingly.
Can my flat roof be repaired?Yes. It is important to repair any damage to a flat roof as soon as possible to avoid water ingress. If left unrepaired, there may be water pooling, which will worsen if left and cause bigger problems.
Do flat roofs come with a guarantee?Yes. All our roofs come with a 20-year guarantee, including flat roofs.
Do you remove all rubbish?Absolutely. We take great pride in the overall quality and professionalism of all our work, and that includes leaving your premises clean and tidy at the end of each working day and ensuring that all rubbish is cleared away once the project is completed.
How long does a flat roof last?We are so confident in the quality of the products we use and the professionalism of our work that we guarantee all our roofs for 20 years - including flat roofs.
What is the best material to replace a flat roof?Leeds & District Roofing LTD has been replacing flat roofs for over 30 years and uses a range of different materials. These include traditional felt, EPDM Rubber roofing and GRP Fibreglass roofing. Many people are seeking to replace solid flat roofs with light-giving options, such as roof lanterns and Velux windows, which can totally transform a room.
Will I have to remove my stuff from the loft when you start the work?No - all work is carried out externally, and we will not require any access to the inside of your home.
Can my guttering be repaired?Yes. Similarly, with the flat roof, make sure you repair any damage to the guttering as soon as you detect any problems to avoid any potential damage worsening.
Do new gutters come with a guarantee?Yes. All our guttering projects come with a 20-year guarantee.
Do you replace fascia, soffit and guttering?Yes - we can replace all aspects of fascia, soffit and guttering at extremely competitive prices. In fact, we are probably the most experienced company in Leeds for this type of work.
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Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about roofing:
1. How long does a roof typically last?
The lifespan of a roof depends on various factors, such as the material used, weather conditions, and maintenance. Asphalt shingle roofs typically last between 20 to 30 years, while metal, tile, and slate roofs can last 50 years or more.
2. What are the signs that indicate a roof needs replacement?
Common signs that indicate a roof may need replacement include missing or damaged shingles, excessive granule loss, leaks or water stains in the attic, sagging or drooping areas, and visible signs of aging or deterioration.
3. How much does a new roof cost?
The cost of a new roof depends on several factors, including the size of the roof, the type of material used, the complexity of the installation, and the region where you live. It's best to get multiple quotes from reputable roofing contractors to get an accurate estimate for your specific needs.
4. Can I install a new roof over an existing one?
In some cases, it's possible to install a new roof over an existing one. This can save time and money. However, it's important to consider factors such as the weight of the additional layer, local building codes, and the condition of the existing roof. It's recommended to consult with a professional roofer to determine if this option is suitable for your situation.
5. What are the different types of roofing materials available?
There are various roofing materials available, including asphalt shingles, metal, tile, slate, wood shakes, and synthetic materials. Each has its own advantages and considerations in terms of cost, durability, aesthetics, and maintenance requirements.
6. How often should a roof be inspected?
It's recommended to have your roof inspected at least once or twice a year, preferably in spring and fall, to identify and address any potential issues before they become major problems. Additionally, a professional inspection is advisable after severe weather events, such as storms or hail.
7. How can I maintain my roof?
Regular roof maintenance can prolong its lifespan. Keep the gutters clean and free from debris, trim overhanging branches, inspect for damage or leaks, and ensure proper attic ventilation. It's also beneficial to have a professional inspection and maintenance performed periodically.
8. Can I repair a damaged roof myself?
While minor repairs, such as replacing a few missing shingles, can be done by homeowners with some DIY experience, it's generally recommended to hire a professional roofer for any significant repairs. They have the expertise, tools, and safety knowledge to handle roofing projects effectively.
Remember, consulting with a professional roofing contractor is recommended for specific advice and guidance regarding your roofing needs.