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GB Roofing is proud to offer a range of professional roofing services from new installations to repairs and maintenance checks. With over 30 years industry expertise, we specialise in many aspects of roofing including:

  • New Installations / New Roofs
  • Repairs
  • Facia  / Soffits
  • Guttering
  • Flat roofs
  • Pointing
  • Lead work
  • Gutter

 

New Installations

Slate Roofs   –   Tile Roofs     –   Flat Roofs

Sometimes a roof can naturally reach the end of its useful life without experiencing a roof failure. It just looks old and worn, and you are doing preventive maintenance on your home. If replacing an old roof is delayed, however, it could result in bigger problems down the road. So watch for the warning signs and contact us for a free quote.

Warning signs that your roof may need to be replaced:

  • Your roof is at least 20 years old.
  • Neighbours are getting new roofs.
  • Homes built around the same time period can experiencing the same types of weather conditions can mean that your roof is nearing its useful life.
  • Shingle edges are curled or shingle tabs are cupped
  • Bald spots where granules are.
  • Cracked shingles/ missing tiles/slates.
  • Bald spots where granules are missing
  • The roof just looks old and weather worn.

Repairs / Maintenance Checks

All roofs over time will require maintenance and repairs to prolong their life. From adverse weather conditions to wear and tear, damage can occur in sections of your roof.

If you are concerned with either a leak or visible damage to your roof, please contact us for a free assessment and quote.

We offer a range of repair services from tile and slate replacements, damaged facia and guttering, lead work and re-pointing of brickwork including chimney stack.

Fascia and Soffits

What is a soffit?

The word soffit is derived from the French word for “formed as a ceiling” and the Latin term for “to fix underneath.” It is the exposed surface beneath the overhanging section of a roof eave. It can also refer to the horizontal underside of similar architectural structures such as an archway, a staircase or a ceiling.

Part of the function of the soffit is to assist in ventilating the attic. The soffit typically features a plain design with small holes that provide air circulation. The air from the soffit cycles to the vents to draw heat and moisture away from the house. This is a highly important function because moisture in the attic can develop rot in the sheathing and rafters.

Most soffits are made from vinyl, an effective material for withstanding the degradation that comes from heat and moisture exposure. This is especially important considering that the soffit can be easily exposed to moisture due to unkempt gutters and wet weather conditions.

What is fascia?

Roofing fascia board is another common area that can be damaged and may need to be repaired. The fascia is a vertical finishing edge connected to the ends of the rafters, trusses, or the area where the gutter is attached to the roof. The primary role of the fascia is to act as a layer between the edge of the roof and the outdoors, and is meant to protect the wooden board against water damage that can occur during certain weather conditions.

Aside from its functional role, the fascia also plays a very important aesthetic role since it creates a smoother, more even appearance for the edge of the roof. In addition to protecting the wooden board from water damage, the fascia protects the entire roof and the interior of the house from weather damage by blocking its entrance to the home. The majority of homes will feature a fascia board, but some older home styles lack this component.

Flat Roofs

We offer a range of flat roofing services catering for all types of residential buildings, extensions, garages and out houses.

There are several types of flat roofs available and, depending on your needs, we will be happy to consult which would be most suitable for you.

Pointing

Probably the most common issue with chimney stacks is eroded pointing. In itself this may not sound too serious, but if neglected it will hasten the onset of more serious problems such as instability, water penetration and even disintegration. If caught in time, all that may be required to fix this and prevent further deterioration is a spot of localised repointing.

Contact us for a free evaluation and consolation if you think your chimney stack may be in disrepair.

Lead Work

Lead flashing protects your roof, and ultimately your home, from leaks and damp. It is important to ensure your lead flashing has not deteriorated over time or been damaged by weather.

If you are unsure if you need sections of your lead flashing repaired or complete reinstall, we would be happy to pass on our industry expertise to advise you on the best options to suit your situation

Guttering / Gutter Clearing

Faulty, damaged and blocked gutters could cause major issues and it is important to ensure your gutters are in a good working order.

We are pleased to offer installation, repair and gutter clearing services.