Worcester Snowfall, Can It Damage My Roof?
This December the Worcester and most of the West-midlands was hit hard with a heavy snow fall reaching up to 9″ in certain areas. This snow fall caused plenty of disruption across the Worcestershire area, from damaged roads, cars, trees ect. Many ask “can snow damage my roof?” Although Worcester doesn’t get much snow these days the answer to the question is “yes”. Snowfall “can” damage your roof!
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The winter is fast approaching and it is important to make sure your roof and loft insulation is topped up to keep your heating bills down and ultimately keep your house warm. There are 2 main types of roof’s and 2 main types of insulated roofs. These are Warm flat Roof, Warm Pitched Roof, Cold Flat Roof, and Cold Pitched Roof. The average home owner will not know what type of insulated roof they have and how they can improve ... Continue Reading →
Lead is a naturally occurring metal found deep within the ground. It occurs in small amounts in or, along with other elements such as silver, zinc or copper. Even though it’s found in small amounts, there is an abundant supply of lead throughout the earth. Because it is widespread, easy to extract and easy to work with, lead has been used in a wide variety of products including Roof Flashings!
Lead sheet metal is one of the oldest materials used to ... Continue Reading →
Tips on How to Keep Guttering in Good Condition & Free of Debris
Guttering plays a very important role to your roof line. This takes away all the water collected from your roof and disperses it into the ground. Guttering comes in all shapes, sizes and material. Guttering comes in the form of Cast iron,aluminium, plastic, and in some cases lead. Plastic guttering is the most commonly used material for guttering because of its maintenance free finish. Over time these materials ... Continue Reading →
Algae, Moss and Removal of Litchen.
Most people think moss can be removed with a jet wash on top of the roof. Well it can but your roof will suffer the consequences! This procedure can cause damage to your roofs tiles and potentially invalidate your manufacturers warranty if you still have one.
First of all you need to take a look at your roof and see what type of tile you are dealing with. This one below is a concrete pan tile ... Continue Reading →
If your flat roof is leaking and requires attention before the winter sets in then look no further. Layton Roofing offer a wide range of flat roofing services. Our main product is EPDM Rubber Roofing. For more information on this please visit http://www.laytonroofing.co.uk/flat-roof-repairs-epdm-rubber-roofs/ for a detailed description on this fantastic product. Here is some pictures of an old felt roof before and after we have installed a ... Continue Reading →