Sun tunnels are environmentally friendly

Getting a professional roofer to install a sun tunnel in the roof of your property will enhance the level of lighting in your room without breaking the bank.  You will no longer need artificial lighting during the day, even if it is cloudy.  Sun tunnels are environmentally friendly as they can help reduce electricity costs as well as heating bills.  Whether you are replacing your roof or building a new house, sun tunnels also contribute to energy efficiency.  They make sense economically by reducing running costs and being cheap to install. Continue reading

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Do You Need Chimney Repairs?

The chimney often goes unnoticed on your home because it is hidden away up on the roof. But getting a skilled roofer like Angle Roofing to do some proper maintenance of your chimney is essential. A broken or damaged chimney can lead to fumes being unable to escape from the home which can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, and this can fatal. Continue reading

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The advantages of EPDM rubber roofs for flat roofing systems

EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber roofs have long been the preferred roofing technology choice within the commercial roofing industry, but are fast gaining popularity with domestic roofing in Brent. These roofs are durable enough to withstand high foot traffic, which makes them especially well suited for balcony and terrace roofs.

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A Guide to Tiles

Designing your roofing means choosing tiles to go on the roof. But there are a huge variety of tiles available! This article looks at some of the most popular so that you can choose the right materials for your roof tiling Manchester.

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Guttering maintenance and repairs

One of the most important aspects of roofing maintenance is making sure that guttering is working efficiently. Roofers often get called in to replace guttering that could have lasted much longer if the householder had known what to do at an earlier stage. Also, if gutters aren’t working properly, it won’t be just roofers who will be needed. Water penetrating into the home can cause all kinds of damage to the walls and floors as well as the roofing timbers. So it’s very important to take a little time to get to know more about this neglected area of roofing – and save yourself money in the long term. Continue reading

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Don’t lose heat through your roof

Insulate your roofAccording to the Energy Saving Trust (EST), 25% of heat is lost through the roof when the lofts and attics are not insulated. This is money wasted.  Heating a room only for the warmth to escape through the roof is not only wasteful in terms of money, but increases your carbon footprint.  As concerns about global energy consumption grow, we can all do our bit to help out to reduce heating bills and protect the environment.  This includes reducing electricity bills by switching off lights and appliances which are not being used, and maintaining your property to minimise heat loss. You may also consider calling in the services of a local roofer! Continue reading

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What is a Green Roof?

The use of green roofing dates back centuries, but has become more popular in recent years. This is due to the savings that can be made in heating and cooling, and the environmental benefits when compared to traditional roofing. Continue reading

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Employing a good roofing contractor

Keeping the roof in good condition is essential to prevent deterioration to the rest of the structure. Your roof should be checked frequently for loose tiles and other signs of damage so that you can attend to any problems straight away. Depending on your level of expertise, you may be able to carry out small jobs yourself, but for more extensive tasks you will probably need to engage the services of a roofing contractor such as the ones found here. Continue reading

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Essential Roof Maintenance

You should check your roof once a year. Standing outside and examine the parts of the roof you can see. Check for signs of damage or deterioration on tiles, chimney, gutters, fascias and soffits. Binoculars will help you pick out details, like broken roof tiles or cracks on the chimney stack. If you see any damage, act immediately. Contact a good roofing contractor and fix it before it causes major problems. Any company undertaking roof repairs should belong to a professional trade association like the Confederation of Roofing Contractors, which is your guarantee of a high standard of work. Continue reading

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Chimney Repair and Maintenance

Chimneys are often neglected when it comes to home maintenance. Whether you have a working flue or not, it is important to have your chimney checked regularly. If left untreated, minor problems can become costly and even hazardous. Continue reading

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