Tile Roofs in Plymouth
To have a roof that is practical, durable and looks the part is becoming more and more of a feature nowadays.
- Vinyl roof tiles
- Concrete roof tiles
- Clay roof tiles
- Long durable life
- Weather resistant
- Available in a choice of sizes & colours
- Energy efficient
- Low in maintenance
It can be a worrying time knowing you need a replacement roof for your property. It’s no small task and if you’re planning to stay in the house it will be with you for the rest of your life. You need to obtain a price but you’re unsure how much you should be paying. It’s always prudent to get a few quotations so as you can compare them.
We will aim to explain the procedure so as to ease your mind and make things a little easier for you to understand.
- What work is carried out with the roof
- How will it be planned
- What happens if it rains
- How long will it take
- How much will it cost
As you well know that every roof is different but most common is a 3-bedroom house of average size and shape consisting of an up and over roof design of approximately 65 to 70 square metres have a concrete black or brown tile.
Day 1 – Erect all necessary scaffolding, arrange for a skip to be delivered and all materials are delivered to the project and stored as necessary.
Day 2 – Strip roof of all existing tiles, battens and under felt and clear away to the skip. Salvage any usable tiles before discarding and store these to one side. Fit a new breathable felt system with new roofing battens so as to ensure the property is watertight.
Day 3 – Jenny wheel lift all tiles onto scaffolding and set out. Lay all roofing tiles and fix. Lay cloaking boards or cement boards to the gable ends and fix.
Day 4 – Cement ridge tiles or use a dry fix ridge, and cement gable tiles or use a dry fix cap. Clear all waste materials and debris and strike the scaffold.
In general an average up and over roof to a semi detached or terraced property can be completed in 2 to 3 days where a detached property will take 3 to 4 days due to the additional sand and cement work that may be necessary. This can be reduced if the dry fix system is used.
- Renewing guttering & rainwater goods
- Renewing fascia boards, soffits and barge boards
- Repairs to chimneys
- Renewing torn and damaged lead work
- Renewing or repairing cast iron soil pipes
- Size of tile
- Natural slates
- Hips or valleys
The size of tile can make a difference as small tiles will take considerably longer to lay and fix so will take longer and add extra days to the project.
If you roof had natural slates and you wanted to replace it in natural slate be prepared to pay a lot more for this than a man made slate as natural slates are considerably more expensive. It is possible to use man made slate and save yourself a bundle of cash.
Most roofs are a standard up and over design, if you have a more complex roof with hips and valleys in then be prepared to add an additional 2 to three days on the project depending on the complexity of the roof. This will inturn add to the cost of the roof.
If you have an issue or are worried about problem, please contact Acorn Roofing Solutions (ARS) and a member of our team will be happy to help or advise you, book a free survey and pop out and take a look to ease your mind. CALL – Acorn Roofing Solutions (ARS) now on 01752 201077
We will make an appointment and one of our surveyors will pop round to see you, survey the project, have a chat and give you some free advice. Our team is dedicated in listening to what you have to say and accommodating your every need. We will advice on what we think be best and never recommend doing any more than is required or necessary. We also we attempt a solution that stays within a budget you may have.
Our professional team of qualified tradesmen carries out all our work to the highest standard causing you as minimal disruption as possible to your day-to-day life and always leaves the job clean and tidy on a daily basis. We have a Public liability of £10 million pound that can be viewed on request. We have skilled tradesmen technicians in all forms of Carpentry, Roofing, lead work and lead welding.
- Materials break down and crack
- Mortar cracks and falls out
- Lead work can split and loose its shape
- Tiles or slates can crack, become loose and slip
- Timber can rot
- Water penetration into your loft space
Only too many times have I seen poor workmanship and incorrect installations from bad advice. Be certain you have the correct advice and information from an approved contractor so as your roof gets the attention it needs at the right price.
Here at Acorn Roofing Solutions (ARS) can help you on any roof related item from a slipped slate to a full complex roof or new build you can count on us to assist you with professional unbiased advice to get you on the right track. Our surveys and staff have gained their knowledge and knowhow from being in the industry for over 20 years and their experience is second to none. What we quote is what you pay, nothing more.
With so many different flat roofing systems out there on the market it can be a daunting choice deciding which one to go for. We can help you with this depending on your location and building design we will recommend the best system for your requirements and to suit your budget.
- A long life span roof
- A short term maintenance fix
- A good looking coloured roof
- A structural calculated roof to build on to
- A roof that will add value to your property
- A low maintenance roof
It has proven itself for over 40 years as it was first used early 1960 and since then its presence in the low sloping, flat roof and commercial sector has increased by approximately 33%.
If you are interested in booking a survey for any of our services or just a roof safety check, please contact Acorn Roofing Solutions (ARS) and a member of our team will be happy to help or advise you.
CALL – Acorn Roofing Solutions (ARS) now on 01752 201077