Most roofing types are challenged by the Scottish weather – from the storms causing cracked tiles or loose slates to the sun (on those rare occasions) beating down onto bitumen and heating it up just enough to lower its strength as a roofing material.
Generally speaking, water coming into the property is usually due to a fault in the roof. This could be caused by missing slates, tiles, teared up felt, blocked gutters, blocked downpipes, missing ridges, missing verges, holes in the zinc valleys, holes in GRP valleys, holes in lead valleys or zinc, GRP or lead upstands.
When we first arrive at a property with an unknown problem with the roof, the first thing we do is introduce ourselves, show our qualification identifications and ensure that there’s a safe environment for us to work in.
We’ll check inside first of all – heading into the roof space to check where the water is penetrating from. This should let us understand the source of the problem.
Once we’ve sourced the problem inside, it’s time to do an exterior roof inspection. Once on the roof, we’ll be able to check the source of the problem, which will then allow us to start working on a solution.
The solution will depend on a number of factors including the age of the roof, the condition of the felt, and the quality of the original workmanship.
Generally need maintained regularly – because sometimes there’s no felt (or it has deteriorated) – this means that the water penetrating could seriously damage the structure of the property if not dealt with quickly.
Option to bypass – more time generally available to repair (depending on workmanship).
We’ll recommend and carry out the repair work necessary to get your roof back to the standard it should be at, protecting your home and the valuables within.
Types of roof.
Frequently Asked Questions
12 years for felt roofs
15 year guarantee for tiled roofs
20 years for slate roofs
(Please note we don’t include storm damage in our guarantee)
Any claims made to guarantees given will require a hard copy to be shown before any works will be carried out. It is the customer’s responsibility to keep these guarantees safe. Shepherd Roofing and Slating will not be responsible for providing duplicate hard copies.