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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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  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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  Replacing the roof on your home is a big investment, and one that you will need to get right to ensure that your new roofing system is suitable for your property, so we’ve listed some of the considerations you should bear in mind when replacing your roof. A good contractor will be able to advise you on the best roofing solution for your home, and we would always advocate discussing your options with a professional. Budget Your budget will massively affect every aspect of your roof, from the pitch to the material, so you will need to consider how much…

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Abbey Roofing are a CompetentRoofer approved roofing company, which means that we’re a proven reliable and trustworthy business. Being approved is hugely beneficial to us as a company, and with this comes a lot of great benefits for our customers that you might not know about. What is the CompetentRoofer Scheme? CompetentRoofer is a Government backed scheme that allows qualified roofers to self-certify that their work on domestic, commercial and industrial roofing complies with Building Regulations. This work includes: Repairs to the roof structure, including replacing rotten joists and rafters Insulation Providing battens and counter battens Providing boarding or sheets on…

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During winter months, flat roofs can gather debris and excessive water due to bad weather and blocked drainage. Without maintenance, flat roofs can spring leaks and erode, rendering the roof completely unstable and potentially dangerous. To prevent your flat roof from deteriorating, carry out the following maintenance before the weather turns too volatile: Clear any Debris If there is any debris, such as a build up of leaves, on your roof, there is a greater chance of the roof becoming waterlogged and creating leaks in your home. Take the time to clear debris off your roof – use a stiff sweeping…

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Good quality roofing materials are essential to protect the roof from water leaks and weather damage, providing a sturdy roof structure for your home. Tiles and slates are the most commonly used roofing material, yet many buyers can be unsure as to what the differences are between the two. Abbey Roofing believe that you need all of the relevant information to ensure you purchase the most suitable material for your home and your budget, which is why we’ve outlined the differences below. What is the main difference between tiles and slates? If your budget can stretch to natural slating, it is…

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Flat roofs are almost completely horizontal, dipping only slightly to allow rainwater to flow through the guttering to avoid flooding, and are suitable for use on both residential and commercial properties. Most modern flat roofs have a lifespan of about 20 years and are substantially cheaper than a pitched roof. There are several choices in flat roof material to ensure that you get the most suitable roofing for your requirements. Torch on felt This technique came about as an improvement on the previous mineral felt roofing used in the 1960s and 1970s. The previous technique involved hot bitumen and mineral felt…

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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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