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When unexpected damage occurs to your home, you’ll want to know how to repair it quickly, to a high standard and at an affordable rate. Roofing repairs are no different and it isn’t always clear whether your home insurance will cover roofing repairs. This month, let’s look at the factors that will contribute to whether you are entitled to have your repairs covered by an insurance claim, and if it will be covered in full or in part.   Get an estimate for repairs When filing a claim for a roof repair, you’ll need to provide an estimate for the costs…

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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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  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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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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  If you’re considering installing a new roof on your home or business premises, you might be best to forgo typical slating options in favour of a metal roof. Metal roofing has a whole host of benefits and uses that make it a popular roofing solution for roofs of all sizes and shapes. To help you weigh up your options, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to metal roofing so you can have all the information you need to make your decision.   What material? Metal roofing can be constructed from a range of different materials including steel, aluminium, copper and…

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Roof flashing is an important component of a roof that needs to be installed correctly to ensure a long-lasting and watertight structure. Flashing plays a huge role in the protection of your roof and has a host of benefits that you might not be aware of, which is why we’ve put together this run down of the necessity of good quality flashing in the construction of any roof system. What is flashing? Flashing is used to protect any potential weak points of flat and sloped roofs from becoming damaged, which can make the roof vulnerable to flooding. It is generally applied…

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Most homeowners have to re-tile their roofs at some point. Exposure to light, heat and unpredictable weather conditions means that asphalt roofs only really last around about 20 years. When it comes to replacing your roof, there are some environmentally friendly options available to you which could prove more durable. Furthermore, using recycled materials can make your home more energy efficient and cut the cost of having a new roof! With this trend growing in popularity, we’re taking a look at some of the most unusual ways you can re-tile your home. Milk Jugs Using recycled milk jugs is a great…

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When having any construction work carried out on your home, explaining exactly what it is you want doing to your home can prove to be a rather challenging task. The specialist terminology can cause communication between you and tradesmen to break down, meaning you are left wondering what your home will look like after the work is completed. To prevent this from happening to you, our expert team here at Abbey Roofing have put together a detailed glossary of the most common roofing terms used within the industry, ensuring you understand the relevant jargon when speaking to a professional roofing company….

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In these climate conscious times, many homeowners are looking to incorporate energy efficient features into their properties to make them greener and more cost-effective. In terms of your roof, there are a number of considerations which can be made to prevent your energy bills going through the ceiling. Our experts at Abbey Roofing have put together a list of tips which can transform your roof into an energy efficient, cost-effective design. Maintenance Regular maintenance must be carried out on your roofing system to ensure it remains in top working order. A poorly insulated, damaged roof can cause too much heat to…

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