General Roofing Q&A’s

Will I need a scaffold?2019-01-04T10:55:11+00:00

This is dependent on the type of roof. In most cases, you can gain access to a single story flat roof via a ladder or alley tower.

How long will it take?2019-01-04T10:54:46+00:00

Depending on the size of your roof and the task at hand, the time frame will vary. However, before we begin work, we will give you an idea of how long the job will take to complete.

Will I have to be present to go ahead with the quotation?2019-01-04T10:54:01+00:00

No, as long as we can gain access to the roof, we can proceed with the inspection without disruption to you.

Do I have to pay for a quotation?2019-01-04T10:53:03+00:00

No, inspections and estimated quotations are provided free of charge.

How much will it cost?2019-01-04T10:52:24+00:00

Contact us with details of your enquiry and we will arrange for an inspection that will follow up with a written quotation.

My roof is leaking, will I need a new one or can you repair my existing?2019-01-04T10:46:16+00:00

No answer is the same for everyone, this wholly depends on the damage. Though, it is essential to get the leak looked at immediately as any water damage could cause further problems, with damp affecting the woodwork and ceilings below. A simple repair will often be the solution.

Tiled Roof Q&A’s

Is a tiled roof cost effective?2019-01-04T11:11:40+00:00

Yes, with superior aesthetics, durability and longevity, a tiled roof ticks all the boxes and is one of the best roofing solutions today.

Why pick a tiled roof?2019-01-04T11:12:42+00:00

Because they look incredible! With a variety of styles, colours and finishes, it is possible to achieve any architectural style.

How long do tiled roofs really last?2019-01-04T11:13:10+00:00

We have no definitive answer, but when installed by rexhill roofing, a tiled roof will generally last as long as the building it is protecting.

What are the benefits of a tiled roof?2019-01-04T11:13:42+00:00

Clay and concrete tiled roofs last longer than any other known roofing material. You will find most manufacturers offering a warranty of 50 years, as they are capable of withstanding severe and extreme weather conditions. Clay and concrete roof tiles not only improve the look of any building, but also increase the value of any building.

Is a tiled roof expensive?2019-01-04T11:14:15+00:00

No. The installed cost of a tiled roof has not increased during the last few years. As a rule – concrete tiles cost much less than slate and clay roof tiles cost slightly more than concrete.

Felt Roof Q&A’s

Can I walk on my felt roof?2019-01-04T11:16:18+00:00

Minimal foot traffic is also advised, particularly in summer months when felt is softer. Another type of roof is advised is walking on the roof is intended.

What colour will my felt roof be?2019-01-04T11:17:22+00:00

The most common colour we use is charcoal grey, though you can also choose from green or brown.

Do I have to maintain my felt roof on an annual basis?2019-01-04T11:17:59+00:00

No, though we advise for any guttering or outlets to be cleared of leaves and debris to ensure effective water drainage.

How long will my felt roof last?2019-01-04T11:18:54+00:00

This will depend on the system you use. At Birmingham Scaffolding & Roofing we offer a ten, fifteen & twenty year guarantee on our felt systems although our roofs have lasted long after the guarantee timeframe.

What is the benefit of a felt roof as an alternative to others?2019-01-04T11:19:54+00:00

Felt is often the cheapest roofing solution , it can also be laid on many sub straights and has long life span.

Fibreglass Q&A’s

Can you repair a damaged fibreglass roof?2019-01-04T11:21:18+00:00

Yes, it is easily repaired.

Can I walk on my fibreglass roof?2019-01-04T11:21:53+00:00

Yes, but note that in wet weather the surface can be extremely slippery. A double-layered application would be advised if you plan for foot traffic to be high. We can also apply anti-slip as an optional extra.

How long will it take for the fibreglass to dry? What if it rains later that day?2019-01-04T11:22:23+00:00

Checking weather forecasts is essential. On an average summer day, the resin will be dry and resistant within an hour.

Will sitting water damage fibreglass?2019-01-04T11:22:55+00:00

Absolutely not, fibreglass is water proof and not just water resistant. It is used in marine environments for this reason.

What colour is the fibreglass?2019-01-04T11:23:26+00:00

Most used is grey but it comes in many different colours to suit your roofing vision.

Can fibreglass be applied over the top of old felt roof?2019-01-04T11:23:58+00:00


What surface can fibreglass be applied to?2019-01-04T11:24:29+00:00

A flat, dry solid surface, typically wood but we can also apply fibreglass to concrete if it’s dry and has a fine finish.

What is the benefit of a fibreglass roof as an alternative to others?2019-01-04T11:24:57+00:00

Fibreglass is applied cold and has a very long life span.

Natural Slate Roof Q&A’s

Is slate roofing environmentally friendly?2019-01-04T11:26:59+00:00

Yes, Natural Slate is made from 100% natural materials. It’s longevity also means that little material is wasted.

Is it safe to walk on?2019-01-04T11:27:30+00:00

Natural Slate roofing is not advisable to walk on. It is extremely slippery in wet weather conditions and can also break under the weight of a human. If you find that you do need to walk on your natural slate roof, we recommend contacting your installer to see if it is safe to do so.

Is it expensive?2019-01-04T11:27:58+00:00

Though natural slate roofing is more costly than other roofing solutions, it will be unlikely to need repairing or replacement in your lifetime, making it extremely cost effective. Slating also massively increases the value of a house.

How much maintenance does natural slate roofing require?2019-01-04T11:28:23+00:00

Because of its durability and resistance to all types of weathering, natural slate roofing almost never requires maintenance work or repairs, making it a practical and reliable home roofing solution.

How long does natural slate roofing last?2019-01-04T11:28:51+00:00

Natural Slate roofs are known to last upward of one hundred years. The longevity makes slate roofing a great option for people planning to make their current home, their forever home.

Kemper Resign Q&A’s

Can you offer non-slip coatings?2019-01-04T11:29:53+00:00

Yes. We offer a variety of non-slip options in different colours, textures and finishes.

Can Kemperol be used on lead roofs?2019-01-04T11:30:23+00:00

Kemper is an ideal and cheaper substitute for lead as a repair material.

What are the benefits of cold applied?2019-01-04T11:30:55+00:00

Kemperol systems are all vapour permeable which allows the building to breathe whilst the solvent free options enables work to be carried out without the need for evacuation. With no fire risks, this is a trusted option.

What is cold applied liquid waterproofing?2019-01-04T11:31:21+00:00

Avoiding the use of heat or flames, this method uses specialist cold liquid resins to create a fleece-based substrate, which then cures to provide a waterproof membrane in your roof.

What are the added benefits of kemperol?2019-01-04T11:31:44+00:00

Kemperol cold liquid waterproofing will typically save time compared to other alternatives, which is reflective in its cost. This speedier method also means less disruption to your building.

How long will Kemper last?2019-01-04T11:32:08+00:00

Kemperol has a minimum of 25 years life expectancy, however its reliability and proven performance sees it last 30 years and beyond.

How long has kemper been established?2019-01-04T11:32:32+00:00

Kemperol liquid roofing has been used in UK since 1980.

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