Flat Roof

Flat Roofs Huddersfield

Different Types of Flat Roofs

When it comes to many homes across Huddersfield, standard shingles and slanted roofs are simply not part of their construction. Flat roofs are a popular option among many homes in the Huddersfield England area and as a result it’s important to have a quality roofer on standby with some type of experience in flat roof repairs and replacement.
Our flat roofers in Huddersfield have years of experience in replacement and repair as well as full installation of flat roofs across England. Many of our skilled roofers has decades of experience and as a result we have worked with industry-standard materials over many years of service. Eagle roofing utilizes the best tools in the best equipment to ensure that you get the longest lifespan of your flat roof. Here are some of the different types of flat roofs that we have experience installing and repairing:
Felt Flat Roof: this is one of the most popular types of flat roof sealers available. Layers of felt our embedded onto a hot poured tar or bitumen base. There are also specialty torch on felt roof materials which can be applied. Both of these options will work for a long lifespan but there is a difference in budget between both types of felt installations. Felt roofing is generally one of the quickest replacements as well as a great budget friendly option.
Rubber Flat Roof: a rubber membrane roof can also be an excellent option for replacement and repair. This type of material resembles the same type of rubber you might find in an inner tube but it’s very good at absorbing sunlight and resisting damage. Rubber membrane roofs are anchored using special fasteners and then secured with glue. Repairs can be done on rubber flat roof quite easily and it generally lasts over a long period of time without any type of leaks, scuffs or wear.
Fiberglass Flat Roof: this type of roof structure was generally made of some type of hot tar and gravel material and built up through many layers. Today, Fiberglas membranes now form the built-up roof construction. A fiberglass roof installation is extremely appealing visually and it’s also relatively inexpensive. Advanced materials in Fiberglas roofing also make this an excellent option for fire resistance.
For more information on flat roof installations and repair contact our roofing company in Huddersfield England.

Chimney Repairs

Damp patches on your wall

If you are noticing damp patches on your wall in can be caused by water leaking through the roof and penetrating the cavity wall. This can lead to damage to plaster/wallpaper and in the long term can even cause damage to your health.

We were called to a job by a customer who was noticing damp on both the front room and bedroom wall. These patches were on the gable end of the house and parallel to each other. After inspecting the roof we noticed that the mortar on the coping stones had disintegrated and that the lap on the lead work was insufficient.

This was causing rain water to pour down the cavity wall creating damp patches in the customers house. We removed the coping stones, cleaned them off and then rebidded them and pointed them back up. We also replaced lead work around the chimney to ensure that the roof was fully water tight.

This is not the only way damp can appear on your wall but it is certainly something to look out for. If you have any problems with damp or and other roofing issue then get in touch with Huddersfield Roofers for your free no obligation quote.

Chimney Repairs

Removing/Replacing a Chimney Pot

There are various reasons why you would want to replace or remove an existing chimney pot. These reasons can be as follows:

1) To prevent rain water entering the flue and possibly causing damp – A lot of chimney pots have open tops so there is direct access for rain water. Over a period of time this can cause damp to the chimney stack and surrounding areas. There is also the possibility of birds falling down the chimney stack. They perch themselves on the edge of the chimney pot and can the fumes can knock them unconcious so they fall down the flu.

2) To prevent damage to the chimney stack – Traditional chimney pots are generally quite tall and very heavy. If the mortar around the pots comes loose they can start to sway causing damage to the stack. If one of these pots falls off it can cause tremendous damage to the chimney stack/roof/parked cars or even a passerby.

3) The chimney is no longer in use – If the chimney is no longer in use then there is no need for such a big chimney pot to be present.

If you want your chimney pots taking down for one of the above reasons I suggest you replace them with a 6 inch gas cowl. These are very light, easy to fit and allow for ventilation in unused chimney flu’s. They also provide enough upward movement in the air to remove harmful gas and smoke from your home.

gas cowls

If you are considering having some cowls fitted then give Eagle Roofing a call, we are Huddersfield roofers that take great pride in our work and strive to give our customers the best service possible.

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Reliable Huddersfield Roofers

If you are looking for reliable roofers in Huddersfield then look no further than Eagle Roofing. We have been established since 1989 and for over 20 years we have been providing an excellent service to the community of Huddersfield. All our roofers have at least 10 years roofing experience and are dedicated professionals.

We specialise in services such as, Velux window fitting, Gutter repairs/installation, flat roofing, chimney lowering/re-construction pointing, dry verge systems and general roof repairs. We pride ourselves in the professional service we offer and the affordable prices we provide.

There is no job too small and no job too big, we like to think of ourselves as being small enough to care but big enough to cope. If you have a job that you would like us to look at then contact us now for your free no obligation quote.