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Roofing Services, Installation & Repairs in Dundee
KR Roofing specializes in commercial, industrial and residential roofing and flat roofing in the Dundee and surrounding areas, from Tiling, Guttering, Roughcasting, Stone Cleaning, UPVC Fascias, Soffits, 24 hr Emergency Service, Free Estimates, Domestic & Commercial, Insurance, Grant Work.
Certified SIG Armourplan Installer & Certified Envirotech Single Ply Installer
We make your property wind and waterproof. We’re also always there in an emergency.
We attend speedily to your small repairs.
And you shouldn’t forget about roof maintenance, where, to avoid more major damage, low-cost minor interventions can usually prevent the worst.
KR Roofing provides many roofing services such as:
We also provide rough casting from our convenient base in Dundee. As we are based in the North East area we are within easy reach of motorway networks and can provide many quality roofing services and serve contracts for clients throughout the Dundee and surrounding areas.
Although roofing is a speciality, we also re-point brickwork, hips and ridges, supply and fit UPVC bargeboards, guttering, facias and soffits. We also offer technical advise to overcome your roofing problems, we can give advise on all types of roofing.
Traditionally most flat roofs make use of tar or asphalt more usually felt paper applied over roof decking to keep a building watertight. The felt paper is in turn covered with a flood coat of bitumen (asphalt or tar) and then gravel to keep the sun's heat, UV rays and weather off it and helps protect it from cracking or blistering and degradation. Roof decking is usually of plywood, chipboard or OSB boards (OSB = Oriented Strand Board, also known as Sterling board) of around 18mm thickness, steel or concrete. The mopping of bitumen is applied in two or more coats (usually 3 or 4) as a hot liquid, heated in a kettle. A flooded coat of bitumen is applied over the felts and gravel is embedded in the hot bitumen.
Slate roof tiles are usually fixed (fastened) either with nails, or with hooks as is common with UK slate, fixing is typically with double nails onto timber battens (England and Wales) or nailed directly onto timber sarking boards (Scotland and Northern Ireland). Nails were traditionally of copper, although there are modern alloy and stainless steel alternatives. Both these methods, if used properly, provide a long-lasting weathertight roof with a lifespan of around 80–100 years.
Roof tiles are 'hung' from the framework of a roof by fixing them with nails. The tiles are usually hung in parallel rows, with each row overlapping the row below it to exclude rainwater and to cover the nails that hold the row below. There are also roof tiles for special positions, particularly where the planes of the several pitches meet. They include ridge, hip and valley tiles. These can either be bedded and pointed in cement mortar or mechanically fixed.
Gutters and Downpipes
Gutters prevent water ingress into the fabric of the building by channelling the rainwater away from the exterior of the walls and their foundations. Water running down the walls causes dampness in the affected rooms and provides a favourable environment for growth of mould, and wet rot in timber. Downspouts are usually vertical and usually extend down to ground level. The water is directed away from the building's foundation, to protect the foundations from water damage. The water is usually piped to a sewer, or let into the ground through seepage.
Maintaining Your Roof
The roof and guttering must be kept in a good condition to enable a property to remain weatherproof. Ineffective covering can lead to expensive work to the underlying timbers and any decorative finishes, which will deteriorate rapidly in damp conditions.
Different roof coverings have varying life spans. The materials used, the quality of the workmanship and the exposure to the elements will all be contributing factors to the effective life of the roof. There are some that last for a hundred years or more, while others deteriorate after 40 years, some are only guaranteed for 20 years reliable cover.
You may only realise that a repair is needed on the roof when ceiling stains are noticed in a room after rainfall. This indicates that water is leaking into the roof space. Always repair damage as soon as possible to stop further rainfall damaging the fabric of the building.
Get it fixed
So if you’ve got a leaky roof, your guttering needs cleaned out or you need a tiles replaced then contact us and We’ll give you a free estimate.