5 common roofing problems to be aware of

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We all know what an expensive business having your roof fixed can be, and with the weather taking a turn for the worse over the winter months, the harsh conditions only serve to worsen roofing issues. There are a handful of common roofing problems to look out for, which – if caught early – can … Continue reading

What Is Rubber Roofing?

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Roof rolls and shingles were traditionally, and have until recently, been made from materials such as wood, slate, flagstone, metal, plastic and asphalt. Installed on pitched roofs, shingles are placed in overlapping formations to aid the channeling of water off the roof. These traditional shingles materials, though effective in their implementation, are not particularly economical … Continue reading

Can Solar Panels Still Provide Power Through Winter?

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When it comes to doing our bit for the environment, a lot of us have made small changes to our daily lives; whether that’s by recycling more, making less journeys by car, turning off electrical items after use and more. Many of us have gone a step further, working to reduce the energy used by … Continue reading

Should I Remove Ivy from my Roof?

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Ivy occupies a special place among climbing plants. It can lend instant aesthetic grace and personality to a building, and is even associated with historicity and prestige (hence the ‘Ivy League’ universities in the USA – named on account of their ivy-covered facades). At the same time, ivy can destroy the underlying brick and mortar, … Continue reading

The Search is on for Young Builder of the Year

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It seems there are an ever-growing number of award schemes being introduced to recognise the achievements of young people across the country, from Young Musician of the Year to TV-based competitions such as The Young Apprentice. The building industry is no exception and, since 2000, budding roofers, carpenters, joiners, construction workers and more have applied … Continue reading

FAQs: What Does A Roofing Survey Involve?

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Whether you’re buying a house, own a commercial property or are in charge of an industrial warehouse, taking care to have your roof inspected by a qualified professional is vital to its ongoing structural health and longevity. This is why roofing surveys should be made a priority by all those in charge of the upkeep … Continue reading

Are Solar Panels Worth the Investment?

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Energy prices have risen phenomenally over the past few years, and many people are now looking for ways to reduce their bills and their dependence on the big energy firms. One common way to do this has been to invest in solar panels, either for energy generation or heating. However, with the removal of many … Continue reading

Common Commercial Roofing Terms Explained

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Sometimes, it can be a little tricky trying to explain to tradesmen exactly what it is you want doing. You can be baffled with jargon and communication can break down. To avoid this happening to you, the team here at Protech Roofing have come up with a glossary of the most common roofing terms used … Continue reading

A Complete Guide to Damp & Damaged Roofs

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With the wettest January on record, and thousands of gallons of rain hitting our roofs each year, it is hardly surprising that damp is one of the main causes of roof damage. If left untreated, damp and the ingress of water can have devastating effects on both the health of occupants in a building and … Continue reading

How to Choose a Reputable Roofing Contractor

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We’ve all heard horror stories about people being taken for a ride by rogue traders and cowboy builders, resulting in substandard work and extortionate costs. Your roof is one of the most important structural parts of your home or business, so ensuring that you don’t suffer from shoddy work when having repairs or fitting done … Continue reading

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