Aswell as the visually stunning hard metal Services that we provide At metalico roofing, we are professionals who specialise in all things roofing include slating, tiling, flat roofing, UPVC guttering, soffits & fascia.
Few things are more misunderstood about the home than roof ventilation.A proper roof ventilation may help reduce many of the costs and dangers attributed to winter weather. Even in summer: without proper ventilation, heat can rise into the attic and cause moisture build up. That is the reason why some degree of roof ventilation is always a good idea.
This system is highly effective but due to the weight you may need further support to your roof joists to prevent sagging or collapsing. Especially If changing from a slate roof to tile allow extra budget for this work.
There are meny different ways to protect the vulnerable sections of your roof, but as metal roofing specialists we will always recommend lead flashing. Lead is not only the most durable and time tested material for this type of work but also the best way to give you a bespoke and long lasting Finnish.
We can offer you hidden box guttering in meny different materials and sizes. Or if your after an external guttering we can supply and fit verious sizes and colours of half round or square shaped with downpipes to match. From Upvc to specialist zinc or aluminam.
There are verious systems possible with tiles and slates. Dry ridge, mortar ridge. lead, zinc or tiled valleys and countless other areas with multiple choice of systems. Selecting different options would give the same property a totally different visual aspect. If one of the traditional methods is not what your after dont hesitate to call, a member of our team would be happy to listen to what you want and give you a bespoke design tailored to your needs with one of the meny different systems that are possible.
Cowboy roofers are growing more and more common nowadays, Here are some of the common mistakes made by cowboy roofers that often cause need for your roof to have repairs. So should you take the risk of choosing a different company for your project, atleast you know some of the specialist work regulations to check they complying with.
Roofing underlays provide insulation and an extra waterproof barrier to prevent ingress of any water that manages to get under the roof covering.
Eve edge should always have some form of drip, in our professional opinion lead is the best choise but is the most expensive option. We do offer 30% discount on this when asked as it is the longest lasting option. This but could be over kill for your project so plastic driptrays or felt drips are always acceptable at half the life span. ( listed best to worse )
Battens and fascias should be fixed to rafters set at centres not more than 600mm apart. They should span at least three rafters and be at least 1.2m long.
No more than one in four battens should be joined over one truss for gauges over 200mm. For gauges less than 200mm there can be a maximum of three joins in any twelve battens. Joints should be directly over rafters with the batten cut square and tightly joined . If a batten end is to be set in mortar, be sure an appropriate treatment has been applied. this is not required for dry-fix systems. Red battons are more expensive but are of a high quality that is pre-graded and meets the performance requirements of BS 5534. Long life garrentees will never be approved at metalico roofing specialists without the use of products that meet regulations.
There is a range of roof covering to suit different pitches, geographical locations and aesthetic requirements. Make sure your selecting the right roof covering and not just the preferred.
Make sure all lead flashings have soakers placed underneath any tile or slate you are having fitted unless profiled, And any large lead work fitted inside of mortar joints is finished with a flexible sealant and not pointed in to allow for thermal movement.
Incorrect pitch is another mistake that can be very costly when done wrong, especially with slates .We dont like to go below 23 degrees, But you can go alot lower as long as you apply extra waterproofing measures underneath the slate.
British Standards: In the case of slate roofing, the relevant standard is BS5534 Slating and tiling for pitched roofs and vertical cladding. British Standards are, in this case, the best source of the required pitch.
• The level of exposure at the site.
• The height of the eaves exposure is only applicable up to an eaves height of 12m).
• The length of a roof slope (the standard has two categories: slopes of less than 6m and slopes of less than 9m).
• The lap of the slates (an equation is assessed for the length of the lap).
• The size of the slates.
From BS5534 you can establish that for an average project, for example the exposure is moderate, the eaves is below 12m, the roof slope is less than 6m long and that for 500mm long slates and a lap of 113mm, a minimum pitch of 20 degrees is acceptable.