A green roof can simply be described as a roof which is partially or completely covered in vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. In this sense, it is a living roof, and can provide habitats for birds and other small creatures, becoming hosts to entire ecosystems. They can absorb airborne pollutants, … Continue readingPosted in roofing | Comments Off on 4 of the Most Spectacular Green Roofs
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A green roof is simply one which vegetation is grown intentionally over a waterproof membrane. This can help establish habitats for wildlife, and add a soft, natural touch to an otherwise harsh, urban building. There are many benefits to having a green roof. From helping cities adapt to the effects of climate change by reducing … Continue readingPosted in roofing | Comments Off on Green Roof Maintenance
Flat roofs are a beautiful architectural feature, adding a sense of sleekness and modernity to any home. They are heavily under utilised though, and perhaps for good reason: they can need rather a lot of cleaning. That is, even if they’re slightly pitched, “flat” roofs are bound to collect more snow, leaves and other debris. … Continue readingPosted in roofing | Comments Off on Winter Maintenance for Flat Roofs
Of all the roofing jargon, tiles and slates are some of the most commons words that are thrown around. Individually, they are rather simple concepts, however, it’s the difference between them that can often be confusing. Is it the size? Shape? Colour? Application? If this is a distinction that puzzles you, don’t worry, the team … Continue readingPosted in roofing | Comments Off on The difference between tiles and slates
If you’re thinking of having your roof replaced, then the chances are you have already asked yourself this question. You may think it’s not wholly important since roofing contractors work all year round, but the time of year you choose will ultimately affect the the length and cost of the whole process. With that in … Continue readingPosted in Hints & Tips, roofing | Comments Off on What is the Best Time of the Year to Replace Roofs?
Although thunder and lightning can be an impressive natural show, it can also be an extremely destructive force of nature. This is why Protech Roofing have put together a ‘how-to’ guide to ensure that your home is protected from potential lightning damage. Every year countless homes are affected by lightning strikes but there are ways … Continue readingPosted in roofing, Useful information & guides | Comments Off on How to protect your roof from lightning
It’s time to turn climate change around by working with the world, not against it. This month we’re here to provide you with all you need to know about green roofing, so you understand the significant benefits of an eco-roof, how it works and why they’re increasing in popularity. What is green roofing? Instead of … Continue readingPosted in roofing | Comments Off on How does a green roof work?
This month with Protech Roofing, we will be discussing various types of roofs, their physical appearances as well as their pros and cons. You may be familiar with some of the roofs mentioned and maybe not so much with others, as they’re not as mainstream in the UK as they are in other parts of … Continue readingPosted in roofing | Comments Off on Types of roofs
No one wants to be shivering on top of the house in the pouring rain, in an attempt to patch up their roof; or scouring the house for a big container to catch the leak, for that matter. This month with Protech Roofing, we aim to keep you in the know with the common causes … Continue readingPosted in roofing, Useful information & guides | Comments Off on Most common causes of roof leaks
A roof is the crowning glory of any home, acting to keep your house warm and dry, as well as boosting the aesthetic value of your property. Roofs are also a big, but necessary, investment and one that you need to protect. Whatever the material of your roof, there are many simple tasks you can … Continue readingPosted in roofing | Comments Off on How To Make Your Roof Last Longer