Frequently Asked Questions about our Roofing Services

Flat Roofing? Slate Roof? Pitched Roofing?

Here are some of the questions that we are asked by our customers who are considering having a new roof or need a repair carried out to the roof they have. If there is question that you would like answered that is not mentioned here, then please give us a call and we will help with your enquires.

In most circumstances yes, if you need a new roof you will need professional advice. In most cases, your flat roof leakage can be identified and repaired. If the whole roof is in a state of disrepair, it will normally be recommended that you replace it.

Warm roofs have insulation above the deck. This keeps the home warm in winter yet circulates air so that it is cool in summer. It avoids the requirement for having roof ventilation.

You can find local roofing companies through your local authority, although this teamed with reliable brand names and those that offer you a written guarantee through a certified body can cover you should that roofing firm go into administration before your guarantee is up.

Protection from the elements: A 1 in 80 slope will protect even a flat roof from pooling of water that occurs frequently.

Extremely hot and cold weather protection: If you are having a new roof, or your roofing company are repairing a partial roof, ask if they can insulate it too. This will help your bills to reduce over the year. Ensure you ask that the roof complies with Part L of the Building Regulations.

Does it protect your home from high winds: An experienced roofing company should be able to offer professional advice on how your home is exposed to such an element, and may be able to give you honest recommendations.

Local authorities: You will need to contact your council or local authority when you have a new flat roof. This may depend on a number of circumstances, but speaking to them will help you avoid major issues in the future.

Your roof is decked with a layer of plywood, or a material called OSB3. It covers the roof joists and supports the damp membranes, breather membranes, and insulation layers.

If this layer becomes damaged by water leakages then it should be replaced completely. This is named as re-decking. A reliable roofing company will provide you with a free quote that you can compare to others.

When we fit a new flat roof, we always ensure that it is slightly inclined so that the rain can run off into its guttering and not left laying on top of your roof. You can see the different types of roofs that we have installed on our gallery page.

In most cases, we can certainly fix a flat roof that is leaking. If you would like us to come and assess the problem, we can then find the perfect solution so that your roof will not leak anymore. If your roof is beyond repair, then we can give a free quote for a brand new flat roof.

Well Essex Roofing Services are a very reputable roofing company. You can see by our testimonials that we have carried out our roofing services to many happy customers in London, Kent and Essex. We offer a guarantee with all roofing installations, our prices are very competitive and we have been in the roofing business for over 15 years.

We would actually recommend that you get us roofing experts to replace or repair your roof. We have experienced roofers that are fully insured. You may think that your whole roof needs replacing, when actually we could just repair it costing you a lot less in the long run. You could cause more damage trying to fix your roof yourself. Contact Essex Roofing Services if you would like us to give you some helpful advice about your roof.

It really does depend on what type of roof you would like for both. We are happy to give you a free no obligation quote for your new roofs. We can offer our expert advice and recommend the perfect type of roof that will suit your home and your garage.

There are some solar panel companies that will either repair the roof themselves or offer to pay for the work to be completed by another company. It may be an idea to ask the company that fitted the solar panels for you, what to do. If they are happy for a professional roofing company to carry out the work after the panels have been removed, then contact us and we will be happy to carry out the repairs for you.

There could be some obvious signs. For instance:

  1. Your roof could be leaking
  2. You may see that there are a few tiles missing or broken
  3. You can see light coming through when you are in your loft
  4. The shingles or tiles are facing upwards
  5. Your roof could be sagging
  6. Your roof could be really old

It is important that you have your roof fixed by a qualified roofer as soon as you see a problem with it. The longer you leave it, the worse it can get. You could end up paying for a new roof instead of just a repair.

There is a wide range of roofing materials for you to choose from:

  • Felt Roofing
  • Flat Roofing
  • Tile Roofing
  • Roof Repairs
  • Slate Roofing

We can give you any advice you need when it comes to choosing your new roof. Please contact a member of our customer service team for more information.

No not necessarily. If they are in good condition then these will not have to be replaced. We can even work around them when we are laying your new roof. We would not remove them unless we really needed too. If we notice any problems with them, we can advise you on what would be best to do with them.

Yes, of course we can. We can even work with the building company to ensure that your new roof is fitted to coincide with the building work that is being carried out.

Well with any kind of building work, there is going to be some mess, but we will advise you on what to do to protect your property and belongings before any work commences. If we are working on the roof of your home, then you might want to move your cars away from your house. Garden furniture also. We take health and safety very seriously, so will ensure you and your family are safe at all times.

If this was to happen, then contact us straight away and we will come and rectify any problems that we find. We can assure you though that we are good at what we do and this would rarely happen.

It can normally take up to a day to install a roof of this type but this does depend on the size of the area. Once we know what you would like us to do, we can give you an exact time frame of how long it will take.

Yes, it is easy for an experienced roofer to repair a fibreglass roof.
If you have a roof that needs repairing then contact Essex Roofing Services today. We offer a full roofing repair service at a reasonable price.

Yes, we do work on the weekends especially if we have a job that needs completely. If you work throughout the week, then we can still carry out any work while you are not there. As long as there is access to your back garden, then this will not be a problem.

For all roofing requirements, contact Essex Roofing today on 01375 843805 or email here