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A Guide to Fireproofing Your Roof

When it comes to your roof, the last thing you want to be worrying about is the outbreak of a fire. After all, roofing comes with its own list of potential problems to prioritise and prevent. Here at Valent Roofing we believe it is our mission to ensure that every roof we consult on has the necessary fire prevention measures in place as the occurrence of a fire in your roof cavity is incredibly dangerous. Read our guide to find out how they can be prevented…

Electrics

Many homes have wires and electrics that are fed through the empty cavity that is your attic and it is important to regularly check that they are in good condition. After all, broken seals, surging and overheating are all aspects that can cause a fire to break out in a matter of seconds.

Chimney Sweeping

Whether you realise it or not, a functioning chimney and fireplace requires rigorous upkeep in order to prevent a chimney fire. After all, the chimney runs straight through the centre of your home and comes to a stop on the roof. This means that if you don’t keep creosote under control a chimney fire can devastate your entire home, starting with the roof.

Infestations

More creatures find their way into your home than you think but it is when they start making themselves comfortable that the danger forms. After all rats and birds are known to chew through wires inside your attack, exposing the cables inside and a spark is all it takes to set the roof alight. If you suspect an infestation, it is important that you consult a professional immediately.

Fire Protection Cladding

Here at Valent Roofing we believe that fire protection comes from many different angles. Our high-quality fire protection cladding is extremely resilient when it comes to stopping the spread of a fire in its tracks and we believe that every property should have it installed in order to guarantee safety at every level.

Science tells us that smoke rises which is why we are often advised to crawl to an exit during a fire as it reduces the amount of smoke that we will inhale. The problem with this is that smoke detectors on ceilings often won’t pick up the first signs of a fire inside the roofing cavity. This means that they often go unnoticed until the damage and danger is severe. By following our guide on how to fireproof your roof and prevent fire outbreaks, you can ensure that your property will never have to suffer the brutality of a fire. To find out more information, get in contact with the industrial roofing experts here at Valent Roofing today!

The Most Durable Roofing Materials

Investing in a new roof can be a stressful time. After all, the last thing you want to be dealing with two years down to road is repair bills and endless maintenance needs! That is why the team here at Valent Roofing have made it our mission to ensure that our readers choose a roofing material that will stand the test of time. Here are some of the most durable roofing materials on the market…

Aluminium

When it comes to metal roofing it is important to choose a metal that is able to adhere to aesthetic goals whilst providing a practical benefit at the same time. For example, aluminium can be purchased in several different colours however it is renowned for its corrosion resistance and lightweight features which makes it a great roofing material choice.

Slate

As a fine rock that is cut into roofing tiles, slate is excellent for places that suffer from regular rainfall. In addition to this, slate is a natural resource which means that you can form a green roof that has the durability to last for over a century when it is well cared for and correctly maintained as the process that is carried out in order to form the tiles does not result in any toxic chemicals being pumped into the atmosphere.

Clay

As a rather modern roofing material, ceramic is made from clay that has been dried and baked in a kiln. For homes looking to focus on aesthetics, clay ceramic tiles may just be the answer! After all, they do not discolour or fade and are incredibly durable when it comes to the ever changing weather in the UK, lasting between 75 and 100 years.

As the experts in industrial roofing, it is only right that the team here at Valent Roofing share our wisdom and knowledge when it comes to the durability of different roofing materials. After all, the roof of your property is its main form of defence against the brutality of mother nature. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the Valent team today!

Lets Talk About EPDM Roofs

Here at Valent Roofing we like to keep on top of the latest trends as much as possible in order to ensure that we can help our readers and clients with any questions they may have. In fact, one of the most innovative methods of roofing coming into light is the act of using EPDM rubber. Whilst this sounds like an obscure material choice, this synthetic rubber can actually provide a wide range of benefits. Read on to find out more information about Ethylene Propylene Diene Rubber…

What is an EPDM?

EPDM is an rubbery material that is made up of chain like molecules known as polymers. Interestingly, the ‘elastic polymer’ gets its name from the ability return to their original shape after being stretched and manipulated beyond fathomable limitations. Creating a roof from EPDM has been shown to provide a range of long term and economical benefits that can’t be found with other elastomers.

Benefits

  • EPDM can have a long lifespan when it is correctly taken care off in comparison to other materials and membranes which can make it an extremely cost effective choice. Of course, the start up fee with this type of roof is more expensive than a typical singles roof but the longevity is more than worth it.

 

  • An EPDM roof is extremely weather resistant and can withstand extreme temperatures between -150 and -50 degrees Celsius with ease. In fact, wind and rainwater has little or no impact on the material too and the EPDM can even act as an insulator in order to keep winters warm and summers cool.

 

  • Since this type of material can be reused and has a long lifespan, many people view it as an eco-friendly option that can provide many more benefits than its counterparts without harming the environment in the process. In fact, EPDM is thought to be the leading roofing material for environmental sustainability.

Roofing is our expertise here at Valent Roofing and we like to stay in the loop with the latest trends that are taking over. After all, EPDM roofs are not exactly a specialty of industrial roofing! Never the less, we believe that knowledge is vital in providing a five star service for all of our customers. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the team today!

The Signs of a Leaky Roof

The roof is without a doubt the most important part of an entire building. After all, it helps protect against the wrath of the weather and allows whatever is happening inside to take place without any issue. With this said, it is possible for a roof to suffer damage over time and as the owner it is your responsibility to recognise the signs of dangerous problems. Read on to find out how you can spot a leaky roof…

Water Stains

If you notice that there is a water stain on the wall, floor or ceiling it means that there is likely a hole in the roof itself that is allowing water to gain entrance to your property. As soon as you spot this sign, time is of the essence and it is important that you get the professions in as quickly as possible. This is because a leak can cause serious damage if it is not fixed and the longer that it is allowed to continue the more it will cost to rectify.

Growth on the Walls

If the outside of your home is starting to grow moss it can mean that the sun exposure in your area isn’t the best however it can also be a sign that there is excess moisture inside your home. Just to be on the safe side it is always recommended that you look into the cause if you discover that there is moss growth on the exterior of your home as spotting a leak sooner than later is always best.

Clogged Gutters

Whilst debris clogging up your gutter is usually an issue that can be fixed quite easily, it can lead to a pretty serious leak if the debris isn’t spotted in time. After all, your gutter helps to funnel away excess water and rainfall however if it is blocked then the water has nowhere else to go except your home so it will look for a way in. If it cannot find one however this water will begin to pool. Some say that this is even more dangerous than a leak as pooling water is heavy and can cause the roof material to soften. Ultimately, this weight can cause the roof to collapse in on itself.

As the best industrial roofing contractors around you can always count on the team here at Valent Roofing to deal with any leak woes and worries in no time! With this said, it is still important that you are able to spot the signs of roof damage and know when it is time to call for our help! To find out more information about our range of roofing services, get in contact with a member of the Valent Roofing team today!

Most Common Roofing Issues

Anyone who has ever had to deal with a faulty roof will know how stressful it can be to come up with a solution to the issues that have been caused. After all, most roofing problems arise without warning and have to ability to cause a lot of damage that is either unrepairable or extremely costly to fix. In order to raise awareness the team here at Valent Roofing have decided to go over some of the most common issues that seem to occur…

Leaks

As the most common complaint from homeowners, warehouse owners, flat owners and property owners it is safe to say that an undetected leak has the ability to cause all sorts of havoc and can be a nightmare when you get the price for the fixtures. Always be on the lookout for signs of moisture occurring where it shouldn’t be.

Neglecting Maintenance

As good as it would be, it is impossible to have a roof installed and then forget about it as this will lead to a whole range of issues. In fact neglecting your responsibility to carry out maintenance is an issue itself as this simple task can help source minor issues before they become disastrous and costly.

Ponding

Water is heavy, especially when it is left to pool and sometimes this weight can be too much for a roof to bare. In fact, this is a common problem that flat roofed buildings face and after particularly heavy rainfall it is always wise to check your roof for signs of ponding.

Here at Valent Roofing we put customer safety and security above everything when we are constructing a roof which is why we think it is necessary to ensure that everybody understands the ins and outs of taking care of what they are paying for! For more information about industrial roofing speak to a member of the Valent team today!

Choosing Your Metal Roof Colour

These days having a new roof installed does not only mean choosing the perfect material, colour also plays a vital role too. With this said, it is important that people do not get too stressed over the topic as painting your roof is quite simple when you know what you are looking for. Here is everything you need to consider when it comes to choosing a metal roof colour…

Paint Quality

When it comes to painting a metal roof it is important to take into consideration the quality of the paint you will be opting for. After all, choosing the cheapest option on the shelf will not guarantee vital aspects like preventing fading, corrosion and rust. The experts advise that an acrylic paint with properties that block ultraviolet light is best when it comes to achieving these aspects.

Style

Another thing to take into consideration when you are looking to paint your metal roof is the style of the property and building as it is important that the colour both matches and is suitable. For example, if your property is one that need to conserve heat then you may benefit from choosing a black colour acrylic paint where are if you are wanting to adhere to aesthetics you may be best matching the roof colour to the exterior of the building.

Energy

As mentioned above, the decision to have a roof painted can also be economical because you may be able to limit your bills by having a certain coloured roof. For example, a roof that is painted in a light colour such as white will reflect the rays of the sun in comparison to darker colours like black. If you live in a warm climate, then you may benefit from this reflection as the home will not be as warm and you will be able to limit the use of air condition. Similarly, having a darker coloured roof will absorb the heat and keep the building warm so you don’t have to splash out on heating bills during summer.

Here at Valent Roofing we consider metal roofing quite an important sub category of industrial roofing which is why we wanted to dedicate time to go over the aspects involved in painting one certain colours.

In fact, the trend of painting a metal roof has only just began to increase in popularity here in the UK so it is even more vital that those interested know the correct information! For more information, contact a member of the Valent team today!

The Early Signs of Roof Damage

Being able to recognise when your roof is in need of expert help can not only save you splashing out for a full roof replacement, but it can also prevent your home from suffering internal damage too. After all, your roof is the main source of protection from the outside elements. Whether it be rain, snow or strong winds, your roof will take the full force of it all which is why it’s vital that you invest in quality over cheap labour.

Here at Valent Roofing, we hear time and time again about homeowners and building proprietors spotting a roofing issue just a little too late, which is why we’re going to go over some of the early signs of damage you may come across…

Moisture

Before a roof begins to leak, it is not uncommon for homeowners or warehouse owners to notice pools of moisture appearing on the walls or ceilings. Unfortunately, these individuals fail to connect this excess moisture with roof damage. A home that is overly humid for the season or is showing signs of damp suggests that water damage is taking place and the roof is the most common place for this to occur.

Missing Tiles

A roof that is missing tiles is a roof that is in need of some serious TLC. After all, if your roof is not provided with the materials necessary to protect your home, you are going to suffer costly damage. Missing or slipped tiles suggest that your home is suffering from water damage and should be dealt with promptly.

Sediment in the Gutters

Not every sign of roof damage actually shows up on the roof and your gutters may hold a few clues too. If you find that they have thicker than usual leaf debris and refuse, you may be shocked to find out your roof is falling apart before your eyes. A sand like sediment on the other hand suggests that you should consider replacing your tiles.

Old Home/Building

Let’s face it, no material can last forever and since our roofs take such a beating in order to protect our homes or buildings, its only right to presume that they will need replacing after a certain amount of time. Some roofs may have actually been installed over 20 years ago and whilst you may not notice any signs of immediate damage, it is recommended that you look into assessing it’s health. You may find that a full replacement is in order to prevent a surprise collapse or unforeseen damage in the future.

If you’ve discovered any of these signs on your roof, it could be time to call in the professionals at Valent Roofing. With over 70 years of combined experience, we are the experts when it comes to industrial roofing and no task is too big or too small! Get in contact today to find out more information and lets fix your roofing stress before it becomes a roofing nightmare!

Benefits of a Roof Replacement

A lot of homeowners hear the phrase ‘roof replacement’ and shiver at the thought. In this day and age, very few benefits are seen in having one and people will try everything to avoid replacing their roof unless it is vitally necessary. A project to replace your roof can be costly, however sometimes it can be the best thing you do. The team here at Valent Roofing are going to expose some of the advantages that can be gained from going ahead with a roof replacement…

  • Safety is key here at Valent Roofing and it’s no secret that over the years a roof will begin to deteriorate in quality. This not only means that it become unsafe for people to live under but also means that it will fail to protect your home from the brutal effects of the environmental elements. A roof replacement helps to lower the risk of a serious incident taking place.

 

  • A manufacture warranty is a written guarantee that is given to someone who purchases an item from a manufacturer and it specifies that any defects or repairs needed are provided free of charge for a particular space of time. Installing a new roof with a certified contractor may bring along the benefits of a manufacture warranty, meaning that you are given well deserved peace of mind over your new purchase.

Now you know the benefits, it’s time to get in contact with the experts and professionals. Here at Valent Roofing, we specialise in all things industrial roofing related and our team would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

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Valent Roofing, 500 King’s Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JT
Email: info@valent-roofing.co.uk
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