Whether it’s about a roofing project for a residential property or a business premises, we are often asked similar questions by those considering our services. So we’ve put together a list of our most frequently asked questions and put them all into one handy blog, giving you the answers you need to ensure your project runs as smoothly as possible.

How long will it take to repair or replace my roof?

This is completely dependent on the type of roof you have, its size and the materials needed to complete the project. You can, however, be confident in knowing that our pre-project roof assessments enable us to give an accurate prediction of the project’s expected timings and any hiccups which could occur. 

As Three Best Rated roofing contractors, we employ a team of experienced and skilled roofers to carry out your project as safely and efficiently as possible.

How much will a roof repair or replacement cost?

Again, this is relative and varies from project to project. It will depend on the size and material of your roof, along with any extras to be considered like windows or guttering. Why not get a no-obligation quote from S&J Roofing? That way, you’ll know what price you’re looking at for your project before committing to anything.

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What is a typical roof warranty?

At S&J Roofing we are confident in the quality of our workmanship and are members of FMB (Federation of Master Builders) and FMB Masterboard. This means that our work has been confirmed to uphold English building federation standards. 

We are therefore able to give an extended roofing warranty for complete renewals which is 15 years for flat roofs and 25 for tiled roofs.

What is the typical lifespan of a roof?

It is dependent on the materials and the experience of the contractor you choose. Modern roofing systems usually last for 25+ years. Quality materials like clay tiles, slate and metals can last much longer when installed by a professional. If you need assistance with choosing a professional contractor, take a look at this blog.

Even after your roof has been installed you can further its longevity with regular maintenance and by ensuring that organic materials such as moss and lichen are not allowed to grow out of control on your roof. These materials can cause cracked roofing, leaks, and compromised guttering. 

If it’s been a long time since your roof was replaced, you might like to have it inspected to see if any repairs or a replacement is needed. Any of the following symptoms can be a red flag:

  • Cracked masonry
  • Wet spots on your ceiling 
  • Broken, buckled, or missing shingles
  • Damaged flashing

Does a roof leak mean I need a roof replacement?

Not necessarily, though it is dependent on the level of damage that has occurred. A leaking roof may be due to several things such as missing shingles and blocked gutters. It may be possible to have the leaking fixed without getting an entirely new roof. Signs that you may need a new roof include: 

  • Curled or cupped shingle edges
  • Visibly missing granules
  • Cracks in multiple shingles 
  • Your neighbours are getting new roofing – this is because homes building around the same time that experiences the same whether will need roofing replaced at the same time
  • Moss and lichen that have not been cleaned for a long time and have been left to grow

Can roof tiles or slates be repaired?

If you spot signs of damage or wear on your roof tiles, it is important to act immediately to stop water from going under the tiles and consequently rotting the wood underneath. If an inspection of the roof concludes that a part of the tiles are missing, then the whole tile will need to be replaced. 

Any roof can be repaired if you seek a professional contractor. At S&J Roofing, our experience and expertise mean that we can repair all types of roofs and fix any leakages.

What happens to rain on a flat roof?

Flat roofing is usually used for commercial and industrial buildings as it has extra space for extras like solar panels and rooftop gardens. Though ponding can be an issue for flat roofs expert contractors will ensure that there is a slight incline to allow water to run off and stop stagnant water build up on your roof. 

Does roof insulation make a difference?

Proper roof insulation can benefit your pocket and the environment. A quarter of heat is lost through the roof. You can cut your energy bills by up to 20% with the right insulation. Materials most commonly used are Rockwool and Celotex. Speak to our team to find out more.

How we can help! 

Our team prides itself on being able to deliver the best results for our customers at the best prices. Take a look at our diverse portfolio of contracting work and get in touch with us today on 01225 951 223 to discuss your project.