A roofer is a construction worker who specialises in roof construction. Roofers concentrate on the application of materials that are waterproof and weather-proof in order for the building’s roof to last longer. Roofers should have good constructional knowledge due to having to professionally fit the materials for the roof, making sure they are secure and long lasting. Adam Askey is a roofing company which offers roofers near you with a professional service.
A roof is the covering on the uppermost part of the building or shelter which offers protection from elements such as animals and also the weather, notably snow, sleet or rain but even sunlight and wind. The characteristics of a roof are reliant on the purpose of the building that it covers and the type of roof you have will determine how effortlessly the elements are side-tracked.
A strong water proof roof protects your investment in your home. This is because one of the largest investments people make is their home. This is why you need a roof that really performs, and how it performs depends upon how well it keeps out the elements
A roof is made up out of several different roofing components… These include, underlayment, flashing, tiles and the trim. A roofer’s job is to fit and accurately install all these components to make sure the roof is waterproof and weather-proof.
The underlayment of a roof is the black paper that’s laid over the plywood sheeting. It is a water-resistant or waterproof barrier material that is fitted straight onto your roof deck. A roofer will apply this fist under any other roofing materials as an additional layer of protection from the severe elements.
Flashing on a roof refers to the metal parts that are used to divert water from places where it might gather, such as hips and valleys. A hip is the high point where two attached roof sections meet. Similarly, a valley is the two segments of the roof which slope downwards and meet. A roofer will then apply this as metal flashing prevents passages of water getting into structures.
.Roof tiles make up the outermost part of the roof. Sitting on top of the underlayment, they form another barrier against the elements. Roofers make sure tiles are rested on the framework of the roof and secured by nails. The tiles are usually positioned in parallel rows, with each row overlapping the row below it to exclude rainwater and to cover the nails, offering the most protection against the elements.
The trim shields are fitted by roofers by the seams and anywhere there is a roof, such as a hip or a ridge. A ridge is the highest point or the peak of the roof. It is an essential roofing element, for performance as well as presentation.
Several factors combined together can cause a roof to wear out, whether it is the ultra-violet radiation from the sun, temperature extremes or exposure to the wind and rain, depending on the quality of the materials this may happen quite quickly or over a very long period. Roofers will then be able to give their expert advice on whether you may need a complete re-roof or just a part re-roof.
Re point Chimney
It is important for a roofer to repoint your chimney when there are gaps so that your chimney can continue to be as attractive, secure and functional as possible. Repointing your chimney will ensure that your roof stays waterproof, saving your money in the long term so any cracks or gaps are sealed to keep the rain water out and ensuring your chimney will last longer.
Flat Roofing Construction
If you’re wanting a flat roof, our roofers will be able to give you professional advice on built up felt flat roofing and flat roof construction. This is an established method of weather proofing roofs by using more than one layer of bituminous roofing felt which is bonded to the previous layer.
UPVC, Gutters, Fascia and Soffit
Professionally fitted new UPVC gutters, fascia's and soffit's can transform the look of your home providing a clean finish. UPVC, gutters, fascias and soffits are extremely hard-wearing and will not rot. Our roofers are happy to provide expert advice on the products to suit your property. As well our professionals can assess repairing or replacing damaged gutters, UPVC, soffits and fascias.
Our team of hard working, professional roofers ensure the high quality and workmanship in all services we offer.