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  When it comes to naming the most important parts of your home, it’s clear that the roof is top of the list. It keeps you, your loved ones and your possessions safe from the elements year round. Whether it’s blistering sunshine or cold as ice outside, you can trust your roof to provide shelter. So, if you’re in need of roofing works, who can you trust to deliver quality workmanship in a timely and approachable manner? Of course, the answer is to employ a roofing contractor who is a member of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors. In this article,…

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Here at Abbey Roofing we’re always looking for an opportunity to give back to our local community. After all, we’re a friendly local firm who likes to make a difference! In fact, we recently donated our roofing materials to help the Dacorum Borough Council Youth Tenant Involvement Team. They do a magnificent job of teaching new skills to young people aged 10-18, so they can give something back to their local community, too. It was truly a joint effort from several organisations. The bird and bat boxes were designed and delivered by members of Greenwich Mencap, a support group where adults…

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Fixing ridge tiles to your roof can be done in two different ways; by using the traditional mortar method, or by using a dry ridge roofing system. Each one has its own unique method of applications, and its own benefits and drawbacks. In this article, we’ll be outlining the key differences between dry ridge roofing and traditional mortar to help you make an informed decision.   What is the Traditional Mortar Method? Using mortar has been the traditional, and historical, way of fixing ridge tiles to a roof. And while most properties could benefit from a dry ridge upgrade, there are…

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If you’re treating your home to an upgrade this year, one question you should be asking is; what is the best time to install a new roof? Spring and summer are suggested to be the perfect seasons for replacing your roof, due to more stable weather, more efficient installation and longer daylight hours. Whilst Abbey Roofing is able to install and replace roofs all year round, we’ll be exploring the benefits of replacing your roof in the spring or summer. Moisture levels are low Winter weather can worsen roofing problems due to the action of snow piling up, dampening materials, freezing…

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  Moss on roof tiles can cause multiple problems such as wood rotting and the obstruction of drainage points. Ultimately moss growth on a roof can result in costly repairs, and can also reduce the lifespan of your roof. Removal of moss from roof tiles often requires the services of a professional contractor, but there are also easy things you can do at home to prevent moss from growing on your roof tiles.   Moss on Roof Tiles: Is it a problem? Most roofs will experience moss or lichen growth, and small patches of growth are usually not a problem. If…

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While roofing contractors work year-round to install and repair roofs, and a high quality roofer will guarantee the same standards of work regardless of the season, the weather and temperature at the time of a roof replacement can impact on how easy the process is, and how much it will cost. To help you get to grips with the best time of year to replace your roof, we’ve got all the information you need on how the season affects the workmanship of a roof replacement, and when’s the most convenient time to book in your service.   The seasons; a summary…

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  When it comes to roofing, most homeowners usually prefer using a material that is cost-effective, easy to maintain and durable. That said, the following infographic outlines the various types available on the market today, and their pros and cons: • View image Roof-tiling materials and slates Tiles are usually made from materials such as ceramic materials, clay, and sometimes even glass. However, those made from clay are usually the most common, and are ideally glazed with a weather resistant coating to make them more durable. One of the main pros of tiling aside from its longevity, is that it offers great aesthetics….

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Whether you’re building an entirely new property or are adding an extension to an existing building, choosing the roofing will be a crucial decision that can affect your building’s functioning, appearance and cost, so it is certainly a consideration that should be carefully thought through. Flat roofs and pitched roofs hold different qualities that may be better suited to your property, so to help you get to grips with your options, we’re looking at the two varieties and weighing up the pros and cons of adding each to a new build. Longevity If you’re looking for a very long lifespan for…

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Springtime is that special time of year where we celebrate change. The sprouting of flowers, the return of leaves on trees, the awaited arrival of that fresh burst of colour long forgotten. But some things never change, and that includes having to look after your home. Maintaining the exterior of your home is a year-round job, and new seasons bring new problems. Here, Abbey Roofing gives its top tips to make sure those springtime blues keep well away from you and your home.   Check those gutters! A common tip that should never be ignored. Spring is a great time to…

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When purchasing a commercial property, you need to do a thorough inspection of the roof to ensure it is in good condition. Failing to do so could end up with you spending much more money on fixing or replacing the roof than the property is worth. Here at Abbey Roofing, we carry out roofing inspections and maintenance regularly and know the most commonly occurring faults with commercial roofing that are missed during roof inspections. We’ve listed them here to help you avoid a money pit. Leaks Any sign of leakage on the inside of the roof is a serious problem as…

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