Pitched Roof Repairs Surrey
At any stage in a pitched roof’s lifetime, it is going to require more than just small roof repairs.
A well built pitched roof can last 50 years or more, but if a few of the lead valleys have issues, a couple of ridge tiles have broken. Some single tiles or slates have moved, and there are leaks or abbreviations showing in the loft then it should be time for a complete refurbishment of your roof.
What does renewing a roof involve?
Erecting up scaffolding to eaves height
Taking away old tiles and also ridge tiles and hip tiles with mortar from ridges / verges. Throw away or sell all tiles that can be resold (unless you intend to reuse on new roof)
Taking away old wooden battens and throwing away in skip (if untreated wood then it can additionally be used as fire wood for a wood burning stove)
Replace any lead from valleys (there is scrap value in old lead)
Replace old roof felt
Check wood rafters and joists are ok. Replace any that are impaired.