Do You Have Suspicious Stains On Your Ceiling?

Do you have any of the following Issues?

Stains on your ceiling. Water dripping from a recessed light fixture. Your chimney has wet masonry. A stream of water is running down your wall or dripping from a window well.

If any of these events are happening in your home you must have a roof leak, right? An appointment with a  Liverpool roofer is made. He checks the roof and tells you that some patch work will remedy the situation. The work is done, the roofer is paid but you have the same problem the next time there is a rain storm.

That’s not how we work!

What happened? There are a number of problems other than those associated with your roof that can cause moisture to enter your home.

Leakage can occur when wood or vinyl siding has been damaged, has worn out or was improperly installed. Wind driven rain can force water past the siding where it gets behind the flashing and into the roof system.

Masonry wall or chimney leaks can occur when these components deteriorate due to long term exposure the weather. The mortar can break loose from the bricks or even fall out allowing moisture to be forced into the structure where it runs down and can show up inside the home. Concrete block walls can be come porous and absorb water. These conditions can show up much earlier if the masonry work was not done correctly.

Mechanical intrusion is another source of leaks. Holes in rusted vent pipes can allow water access.

Satellite dishes, antennas, lightning rod systems or Christmas decorations with fasteners that pierce the roof can leak if not sealed properly. You may even need some replacement Guttering Liverpool?

Many homes have flat roof sections. If you have an HVAC unit on a flat section of your roof, leaky duct work can allow moisture to enter the home.

Our roof repairs Liverpool based company have also encountered some apparent roof leaks that don’t even originate at the roof level! We have found that second story windows with caulking that has deteriorated or frames that have split open can produce roof leaks on the first floor.

There have been several instances where a vent pipe installed thru a wall on an upper floor has admitted water and produced a leak condition on a lower floor. We have responded to leak calls that have been broken water pipes, leaking bathtubs and even dripping HVAC units located in attics!

The first call of action is to contact a roofer and let them detect your problems as they’ve seen it all before

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Roofing Companies Liverpool

What Services We Offer

James Roofing offer the usual services that other Roofing Companies Liverpool may offer, but we do have some additional that you may not be aware of!

Guttering Liverpool

As we’re often climbing safely over peoples roof’s, we’ve become experts over the years in spotting problem guttering. We’re very much aware that poorly installed or often broken guttering can have such a detrimental effect on your home or business. For example, a guttering system that causes brick damage or even roof damage, if not properly checked or replaced will end up costing a fair few pennies in the long run. If not properly maintained. We’ve seen what you may consider minor erosion turn into major building work. As we always say, get it dealt with early and you’ll save in the long run.

We also replace guttering for all manner of reasons from aesthetic value, broken or simply poorly functioning guttering.

Solar Panel Installation

Do you want solar panels on your roof? The tariffs may have changed, but for the vast majority with the applicable roof’s, this is still a viable option. We are experienced with installation, and at the very least have partners who can help you decided if it’s economically viable to your home or business.

Velux Lighting and Sun Tunnels

These have become very popular in recent years, if correctly installed and maintained they’re highly effective. Many houses have bathrooms, hallways and other rooms where daylight only enters when you open the door. Dim and dark, these rooms are unwelcoming places until you turn on the light. Now that has all changed! Velux Sun Tunnel signals the end of dim and dismal spaces in the home. It brings natural light into even the darkest and most isolated spaces through a specially designed tunnel from roof to ceiling.

Call us for more information.

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Beware Of Wind

Oh My…. More Wind On Its Way

Have you seen the weather reports! Huge amounts of wind have been predicted to hit the UK over the next few weeks.

Here at James Roofing in Liverpool, we’d love to tell you that you can protect your roofs with… and stop leaks with…

Unfortunately that isn’t the case, if you’ve an older roof that already looks like it may have needed repairs, then you’ll probably be exposed. If you have an old gutter, you should have replaced years ago, this weather will also expose you. You should be looking for guttering Liverpool companies, as it could be costly and cause serious damage, if it’s not working efficiently

We’re not trying to be the merchants of doom, but a little bit of maintenance goes a long way. If you’ve let your roof fall into a state of disrepair, then you will certainly be found wanting.

What Can We Do

  1. You can hope that you’re roof holds up.
  2. You can call an experiences roofer to fix the potentially loose slates and make you water tight before the wind and rain hit
  3. You get lots of buckets and tarpaulin ready for your own patch up jobs.

By far the less costly option would be to get it repaired now, before it takes a massive chunk out of your wallet.

Call James Roofing Liverpool for more a free quote.

 

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Are You Thinking About An Extension?

Do You Want A House Extension?

James Roofing know about roofing in Liverpool. The post below details a few types that are commonly used.

Roofs form a large proportion of the cost of an extension, particularly if it is a pitched roof, which is why a lot of people go for the cheaper option of a flat roof. But flat roofs don’t last as long and are prone to developing leaks that are hard to fix, as water ‘pools’ on the surface. They also don’t tend to blend in with the rest of the house particularly well, unless the property has flat roofs throughout.

Translucent Flat Roofs

A flat roof can be fitted very quickly though, because as soon as the supporting timbers are in place, the roofing material can be attached. If a transparent or translucent roof is required, glass could be laid, with supporting frames, but corrugated plastic or flat multi-walled polycarbonate is more likely.

The multi-walled products are layers of clear polycarbonate sheet separated by longitudinal ribs of the same material. This versatile material can be cut to size onsite and the number of layers goes from two to seven, with different finishes that affect the heat and sound insulating properties of the roof.

Guttering

As roofers it’s logical that we also provide a guttering Liverpool based service. You should consider this when deciding on any extension or the type of roof you feel would be appropriate to your build.

Opaque Materials

If the roof doesn’t need to let light in, then corrugated sheet metal, plastic or fibreglass is cheap and cheerful and can be found in a wide variety of colours. The plastic versions do degrade over time though, and you need to be careful to drill holes for the fixings because punching them through is likely to crack the sheet.

A more long-lasting covering is felt waterproofed with bitumen. This is more expensive as it cannot be laid over the roof timber, so a supporting layer of sheet timber such as plywood of MDF needs to be laid down first. There are newer products on the market that look similar to felt but claim better performance, longer life and resistance to leaks.

Many home extensions these days are conservatories or other buildings with a lot of glazing, but brick built (or stone) is still popular, for a number of good reasons. But how do brick built extensions differ from glazed buildings and why should you pick one? Note that for the purposes of this article the phrase ‘brick built’ will refer to any outer material such as brick, stone, flint or any other, as opposed to a double-glazed construction such as a conservatory.

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Guttering Problems

Here at Guttering Liverpool specialists James Roofing want to discuss gutter issues. If your home has water damage caused by faulty or clogged gutters, don’t wait any longer. A solution is on the way. Just request a free no obligation gutters quote.

Common Gutter Problems

When there are missing parts to gutter systems causing the gutters to drain too close to the house, ground becomes saturated and causes a number of problems:

  • Cracks in the foundation
  • Landscape erosion
  • Exterior walls and floors can warp or bow
  • Driveways may sink

When Gutters are clogged and the rain cannot flow freely, major damage can occur such as:

  • The exterior and interior walls can get soaked and damaged causing mold and peeling paint.
  • Water can overflow over the front of the gutter system causing water to drip annoyingly onto passersby.
  • During a major rainstorm, the water can pour over the side and cause a lot of noise.
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Wow, What Weather We’ve Had

Wow, What weather we’ve had!

Here at Roofing Liverpool we know what the odd gust of wind and torrential rain can do to a property.

Here are some 4 things to look for and they will save you money in the long run.

Noise

We know that it doesn’t have to be Halloween to hear noises outside. If when the wind is up you start to hear unusual noises or flapping it can be an indication of damaged tiles or guttering.

Slipped tile

After any particularly bad day or night you should do a full inspection of your property. Walk around the front, side and back. Walk to the very back of your garden and across the road to check. It’s usually a good idea to have an agreement with neighbours across the road and either side, and check on each others houses

Leaks

This is a no brainer, if you have a leak, you need to get it dealt with quickly. We’ve spent many hours fixing all types, caused by roof or gutter damage and the rule of thumb is speed.

Wall problems

Damp patches and in the worst cases, rotting and water leaking in can not only cause a terrible smell, but can cause very expensive damage to your property.

If you see any of these warning signs it’s imperative that you seek us out. Whether it’s our Guttering Liverpool service or just general small tile roof repair inaction will eventually lead to large scale work needs.

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