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Is your roof looking dilapidated, suffering from storm damage or old age wear and tear? Time to patch some leaks or re-lay your asphalt roofing? We provide the best Orkney Islands roof repair services to all types and styles of roofing. Need your pitched or flat roof mended but not sure where to start? We can help you find the correct services at a price to suit your budget.

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(Video) More On Roof Repairs

Any roofing, regardless of material, size or style, requires some maintenance and regular checks, especially after severe weather. Irregularities could result in leaks, causing damage not only to the exterior, but also to the interior of your home. The sooner you address a fault, the cheaper the repairs are likely to be, so why live with leaks and damage when professionals are standing by to fix the problem? Our short video highlights the importance of keeping your roof maintained and it good shape.

Fixing Flat Roofing

Flat roofs are susceptible to leaks due to inadequate drainage outlets and shoddy workmanship. Regular maintenance is required to prevent the sun from causing blistering and cracking on the surface. Punctures are also common, and generally caused by people walking upon it. Badly installed flashings may also cause problems. Flat roof repair addresses all these issues, whether the material is mineral felt, asphalt, lead, copper or zinc. Be aware that the type of material will affect the cost of mending it.

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Mending an Asphalt Roof

Asphalt, a petroleum by product, is a popular coating particularly for flat roofs. Asphalt surfaces require a fair amount of maintenance, and may be susceptible to weather damage. Only certified professionals should lay asphalt roofing. Imprecise asphalt laying and the use of insufficient material could jeopardise the longevity of the structure, requiring a full replacement in as little as two years. Only professionals should tackle fixing an asphalt rooftop, as it can be dangerous and labour-intensive work.

Flashing Damage

Flashing is essential for proper drainage on all roofing. Improper or insufficient flashing details can result in severe leakage. Caulks or sealant should not be used instead of flashing even though they may be cheaper options. Flashing reconstruction is an investment when it comes to longevity. Paying the price for proper flashing installation and repair could end up saving you pricey replacements in the long run.

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Repairing a Leaking Metal Roof

Metal roofing such as stainless steel, copper, zinc, aluminium and lead sheeting are all highly durable and weather-resistant. Metal however, may still require regular maintenance and repair. Since metal is a good conductor of heat, damage may be caused by thermal movement. Correct remedy usually involves lead work for sealing joints and creating durable flashing.

Tile Roof Repair

The most common form of roofing throughout the Orkney Islands region it's no surprise that we receive numerous request to replace broken or slipped tiles. Tiles can slip if they become detached, or can crack if damaged by falling debris or even adverse weather conditions. Fortunately not only are they very hard-wearing and robust, but they are also cheap to replace when carrying out repairs. A competent roofer can replace a few tiles (even ridge tiles) in a very short time which means that costs can be kept to a minimum and your building is watertight again.

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Chimneys and Flues

Chimneys and flues are vital for allowing combustion gases to escape your home. In most cases, chimneys and flues protrude from your roof, and they’re surrounded by flashing and other materials designed to prevent leaks. Inclement weather, such as high winds, can damage these materials and cause it to leak where it meets your chimney or flue. Although regular chimney inspections and sweeps are also important, most companies are well-versed in renovations as it pertains to chimneys and flues.

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Average Orkney Islands Roof Repair Costs

Depending upon the severity of your roof damage, the costs will fluctuate accordingly. Some roofers may charge a day rate, or price your job individually so you never pay more than the price quoted. Here are a few example average prices for some common remedial work:

Repair Needed Solution Duration Average Price
Replace Ridge Tile Based on a typical 2 storey terraced house requiring ladder access. 1 hour £40 - £50 - Best Price
Replace 5 Ridge Tiles Up to five cracked or lost ridge tiles replaced on 2 storey terrace. 1-3 hours £100 - £150 - Best Price
Replace 1 Tile Simple replacement of a broken tile on a typical 2 storey house. 1 hour £40 - £50 - Best Price
Replace 5 Tiles Simple replacement of up to 5 damaged tiles on a 2 storey house. 1-3 hours £80 - £200 - Best Price
Fitting Roof Vents x 2 Supply and fitting replacement roof vents (roof vents at £30 each). 1-3 hours £120 - £160 - Best Price
Chimney Repointing Based on lower-level eaves chimney, repointing the entire chimney. 1-3 days £500 - £700 - Best Price
Chimney Rebuilding Based on lower-level eaves chimney, rebuilding the entire chimney. 1-3 hours £1,300 - £1,600 - Best Price
Day Rate Repair work based on a daily rate (excluding materials). 1 day £250 - £300 - Best Price
1/2 Day Rate Repair work based on a daily rate (excluding materials). 1/2 day £150 - £200 - Best Price
New Lead of Fibreglass Valley Excluding valley costs (expect to pay more for lead than fibreglass). 1 day £250 - £300 - Best Price

Homeowner Insurance and Roofing Repairs

Renovation work can become quite costly, but there are a few ways to save money ahead of time. In fact, in most cases, it’s all about preparation. First, you should check your insurance policy. Homeowner insurance policies can differ from company to company, and even from person to person. Before you pay out-of-pocket for your repairs, make sure you’ve read over your policy carefully. Your insurance company may cover the costs depending on the situation. However, before you commit to billing your insurance company, make sure you’re fully aware of the potential increases in your monthly, quarterly, or annual premiums.

Preventing Expensive Damage with Regular Inspections

Much of the damage that roofers see every day is completely preventable. For example, a storm may blow through and cause tiles to detach, which creates the perfect place for moisture to seep in and cause thousands of pounds worth of damage before the homeowner even notices the problem. Regular inspections can lessen the burden by allowing contractors to spot problems early on. This way, a simple repair may only cost a couple hundred pounds rather than much more.

The Dangers of a DIY Fix

Attempting to renovate any roofing yourself is not recommend. Climbing ladders and working with tools at high elevations can be extremely dangerous. If the damage is severe, there may be structural instability, putting you at risk of falls and severe injury. Improper work could result in greater expenses for you should your DIY attempts fail or cause further damage that requires an entire replacement.

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Your Roof Repair Questions Answered

When there is only minor damage or the damage is isolated to only a very small area then a repair will suffice, however if the damage is more extensive then total roof replacement may be needed.

The experience and reputation of a contractor should be considered, and the right technician should also be licensed and insured.

Roof remediation can range from £50 - £450 depending on a variety of factors. Prices can go up or down depending on the severity of the damage, the material used, and whether or not there are windows or other decorations that need to be taken into account.

If you're doing a straightforward patching job, then it is important to use the same material that was used in the original construction. If all you're doing is replacing a tile, make sure you get one that matches in colour and thickness.

Staples can be placed using a pneumatic air gun, which is a much faster process than nailing by hand. As such, your roofing project can be completed much sooner.

An approved Orkney Islands roofer should be able to handle any minor truss repairs with ease. If the damage is more severe, or if a replacement wooden truss is needed then they will have connections with either a local carpenter or builder who is able to carry out the work alongside them. Your first point of call should be a roofer to assess the damage accordingly.

While there’s no doubt that there are multiple roofing contractors available in your area, not all of them are qualified to fix it. You’ll want a company that is appropriately licensed and insured, and you’ll also want a team with the experience to provide quality work.

If you’ve hired a reputable company such as one from our network, that company can provide sound, solid advice as to the condition of your roof and whether you would be better off in the long run with a new one. In some cases, the extent of the repairs and the age can justify the costs.

Storm damage can range from minor to significant, so it’s important to call a professional if you suspect there may be any damage at all. This is especially true if you find tiles in your garden or if a large branch has fallen onto your property. While you may be able to place a tarp to stop leaks, it’s best to find an emergency roofing contractor who can assess and repair the damage as quickly as possible.

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Sample Roofing Requests

19 Oct Repair

Recent bad weather has torn off a few of our tiles so we would like to get some free quotes before the damage gets any worse please.

19 Oct Leaking

Every time it rains heavily, my roof leaks. I have had several service companies in, and they have patched it, but it still leaks. Each time it leaks in a different place. Can you please offer a quote for complete remedy?

19 Oct Tile Replacement

For the first time in goodness knows how many years i've just looked at my roofing and noticed about 4 cracked tiles in one area. We don't see any evidence of a leak inside the attic but would like the tiles replaced to prevent any future problems.

18 Oct Damage

Our roof has begun leaking in 2 places, which are right around the dining room light fixture, and in the kitchen in front of the back door. Our home is only 8 years old; therefore we do not think it is time for a new one, but we do need to remedy the situation.

Garage

My garage is separately located at the back of our domestic property with a private driveway leading in. The roof needs to be replaced or repaired as I see water leaking into the interior roof.

18 Oct Valley

Where loft (done 7 years ago) meets roof of study on floor below there is a sloping gully. This has caused leak problems twice. Now after the bad weather, water has run down the slope towards window wall and has travelled down the corner wall soaking the interior plaster.

18 Oct Overhaul

We are experiencing leaking problems. We would like your best quote to have it completely overhauled. Thank you.

Ridge Tiles

We have water collecting on the upstairs floor and appears to be coming from loft. I looked at it yesterday but was ok. I think it may be ridge tiles/roofing or chimney stack.

Slate

Due to the heavy wind and rain recently I have sustained a leak with water accessing my kitchen wall and ceiling. I need a Slate Roofing contractor to come and check my tiles and fix any broken or loose tiles and repoint anywhere that has deteriorated.

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