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How to hang Christmas lights from your roof safely

It’s great when houses look festive at Christmas. Especially when people go overboard, with Santa’s sleigh and reindeer in a jolly freeze frame on the rooftop, and flashing icicle lights dripping from the roof fascia. Some of us take a subtler approach, with just a string or two of twinkling fairy lights making the house [...]

December 13th, 2017|

Signs that your roof needs expert attention

Your roof is integral to protecting your home from the elements and keeping you as warm and dry as possible. If it is functioning properly, then you may not even think about it. But, the moment there is a problem with the roof, you will know about it. Roofing issues don’t just stay outside – [...]

October 22nd, 2017|

Does your flat roof need insulation?

A high-quality, well-insulated roof is integral to an energy-efficient property that stays warm and comfortable all year round. As hot air rises, roofs are one of the greatest sources of heat loss within homes. Indeed, according to TheGreenAge, about 25 per cent of the heat in your home will escape through the roof. This heat [...]

October 7th, 2017|

Five reasons to choose a fibreglass flat roof

If you are having a flat roof installed, you have a lot of options to choose from in terms of materials – including felt, lead and bitumen. While these are all reliable roofing materials for flat roofs, there is another option that offers greater performance and durability: fibreglass. Here are five reasons that you may [...]

August 14th, 2017|

Roofing: One of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in the World

Being a roofer in Surrey can be a dangerous job! When it comes to home improvements, there are some tasks that are best left to the professionals. Anything to do with electrics should be out of bounds for an amateur, and messing around with gas definitely isn’t a good idea [...]

February 19th, 2016|

Rain Gutters and Downspouts Explained

Replacement gutter services Unless you’re a tradesperson, you probably won’t know the ins and outs of a full roofline on a typical home. Most of our customers don’t know how their gutters work, and that makes it difficult to diagnose problems. Here’s a quick guide to gutters and downspouts. [...]

February 17th, 2016|

Asbestos in Your Roof – What Are the Risks?

Asbestos in your roof needs removing Many of us have asbestos lurking in our homes, but whether we’re aware of it is another matter. Asbestos has been used in building materials for the best part of half a decade, and it has gained a reputation for being dangerous, or even [...]

January 4th, 2016|

Why Should I Consider Recovering My Garage Roof?

Why shouldn’t you repair your own garage roof Our garages aren’t just used to store cars these days; we use them for all kinds of purposes. Junk, heirlooms, treasured souvenirs and furniture all make their way into the garage somehow. For some homeowners, the garage doubles up as a workshop [...]

July 24th, 2015|

5 Good Reasons Not to Work on Your Roof By Yourself

Avoid trying to repair your own roof! Owning your own home is rarely cheap, and all kinds of problems are lurking above many owners’ rooflines. The roof is one area of the home that is difficult to monitor, yet can be catastrophically expensive when it’s time to carry out repairs. [...]

July 18th, 2015|

Common Guttering Problems to Watch Out For

As summer sets in, and the rain (hopefully) eases, we often forget just how bad the winter weather can be. The guttering around your house takes a battering in the colder months; in the summer, you probably don’t give it a second thought. As the nights get longer, and you start to spend more time [...]

May 20th, 2015|