Re-roof in Bolton
This re-roof project in Bolton, Greater Manchester was a typical case of years of neglect and lack of maintenance. The original roof was in a serious case of disrepair as the old roof was leaking in several places. The roof felt had severe signs of wear as it had lots holes, and the battens were rotten in many places. In addition there were broken/missing tiles and ridges.
Before the new tiles were laid, the worn batten and roof felt had to be removed. The original felt was made out of bitchumen-based materials – these types of roof felts have some serious drawbacks. The most serious drawback is that it can catch fire and burn easily, and the fumes produced can be detrimental for human health. Another big drawback is its durability, as exposure to extreme heat and UV radiation decreases the lifespan drastically of this type of felt system. The roof felt was then to be replaced by new breathable felt. The new breathable felt is much more durable in comparison to the original. It is waterproof , and can be used as a temporary roof covering (duration of time is variable depending on manufacturer). Also it is permeable as it allows water vapour to pass through it (breathable). In addition it is very durable to heat and UV radiation. If required, you can upgrade the thickness of the felt for increased life span.
The original, worn Rosemary roof tiles were replaced with grey Lagan concrete flat roof tiles. The average life-span of a new roof is around 35-40 years, depending on the type of slates or tiles used, weather conditions, maintenance, quality of craftsmanship etc. Ken Smith roofing Bolton give a 10 year guarantee on new roofs. The truth of the matter is if roof tiles were replaced or imperfections were resolved as soon as possible, then the extent of damage from the elements would be much less.
Contact ken Smith Roofing Contractors Bolton for enquires regarding roof repairs and re-roofs:
Tel: 01204 794095