Asphalt Roof Repair

Also known as bitumen, asphalt flat roofs can either be smooth surfaced, or have a gravel coating on them to protect them from the weather.

More often than not, we’re dealing with Mastic Asphalt on Fife’s roofs – a thermoplastic compound which is heated to 210 °C (410 °F) and then spread in layers, ultimately forming a water resistant barrier that’s about 20mm thick.

As they get older, cracks and splits can start to appear, and it’s best to get these repaired as soon as you spot them because they’ll typically only get worse – leading to potential water damage in your home. Your local wildlife may also be responsible for damage, we’ve seen many holes in asphalt created by misguided seagulls.

Our method of repairing asphalt roofing depends on factors such as the age of the roof (asphalt has been used for roofing since the 19th century), and the extent of the damage. Of course, we’ll give you options where they are available, but often replacing the roof can be the most cost effective option long-term.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you do insurance work/repairs?

Yes – we’ve worked with all major house insurers and are happy to undertake this type of work.

Do you supply written quotations?

Detailed written quotations are supplied and agreed before work commences.

Do you do structural work?

Yes – all aspects of roof repair, from the roof truss makeup to the slate/tiles/felt on the roof.

How long will it take?

Factors include, the condition of the existing roof, its age and its size. Some repairs can be completed in a day, others take much longer depending on the complexity of the job – we’ll do our best to give you an estimate before the job starts, but please bear in mind a lot of the work is weather dependent!

Do you guarantee your work?

Yes – all the work is guaranteed (parts and labour) – the length of the guarantee depends on the roofing material you choose, as each has a different expected lifespan:
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.

Can you match my existing roof tiles/felt/slate?

Yes – we can match almost any existing roof material.
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