Why You Should Consider a New Roof

When it comes to renovating your property, many homeowners instantly opt for updating their kitchen or bathroom. However, if you are looking to truly transform your property, installing a new roof can breathe a new lease of life into your home and boost its overall value.

There are many reasons why installing a new roof to your home is beneficial, but some of the most significant include:


Have you noticed a leak in your roof? Are your tiles looking cracked? Your roof goes through a lot, and over time it can become significantly damaged. Even if your roof looks OK visually, you could be facing mold and rot in the interior.

Installing a new roof gives you complete peace of mind that your home is safe and the structural integrity of your roof is safe for years to come.

Improve your energy efficiency

Technology is advancing at an incredible rate, and the roof you had installed a few decades ago is likely lacking in many of the latest features. Installing a new roof to your property can significantly improve the efficiency of your home, helping you to reduce your energy bills.

Increase property value

One of the most significant benefits of installing a new roof, however, is that it can boost the value of your property. When buyers see that your roof is new and features all of the latest technology, they will know that the property has been well cared for and maintained, alongside knowing the chance of them facing any issues will be significantly reduced.

Are you looking to install a new roof to your property? Here at Wayne’s Roofing and Sheet Metal, our dedicated team has been helping homeowners enjoy the highest quality of roof repairs and installation possible. Want to find out more? Get in touch today!


Get Your Roof Ready For Spring

The winter months can be very challenging for your roof, as the cold temperatures and harsh weather can cause significant damage. From high winds and heavy rain to snow and ice, your roof goes through a lot, so as the weather starts improving and warmer temperatures arrive, it is the perfect time to examine your roof and make sure it is ready for spring.

  1. Inspect your shingles

The first thing you should do is examine your entire roof, carrying out a visual inspection will help you to identify any areas that might have been damaged through the winter months. You should also climb up on the roof and closely inspect your shingles, identifying any that might have become loose, removed, or cracked.

  1. Clear any trees

Your roof should not be in close proximity to any tree branches, so as spring begins, use the better weather to help you to trim any trees or bushes that have grown to cover your roof and could cause damage should they break off.

  1. Clear your gutters

A blocked gutter can lead to rainwater backing up and causing serious damage to your roof and foundations. Make sure your gutters are completely clear of any debris that has built up over the winter months, ensuring any springtime rain can flow freely through your systems.

Need help getting your roof ready?

Do you want to get your roof ready for the spring? If you are unsure of what you need to do, or you are not comfortable climbing up and completing the work yourself, Wayne’s Roofing is here to help you. Our experienced team can ensure your roof is in the very best shape possible, so get in touch today to find out how we can help you.


What to Do If Your Roof Starts Leaking

Have you spotted a leak in your roof? It can be one of the most frustrating and anxiety-inducing moments for a homeowner. Seeing a leak, no matter how small, can leave you wondering just how costly the repairs can be, and you will be wanting to get it repaired as soon as possible.

If you have spotted a leak in your home, here is what you should do:

  1. Move your belongings

The first thing you should do is remove any belongings that might be underneath the leak. The last thing that you want is the water to damage more of your property, so clearing the room out as quickly as possible is essential.

  1. Contain the leak

Water soaking into your floor can lead to the leak spreading, so you should try to contain the leak in a bucket or container – just remember to watch out for your container overflowing!

  1. Tarp the roof

If you can, and you are confident enough to do so, try to block the hole in your roof with tarpaulin, preventing more water from soaking through.

  1. Call the professionals

The most important step of all is to call the professionals. The sooner you act when spotting a leak, the lower your repair bills and the less damage to your property.

Have you spotted a leak?

If you have spotted a leak in your property, then get in touch with Wayne’s Roofing today. For over 70 years, our highly experienced team has carried our emergency repairs for thousands of residential and commercial clients, helping them to keep their properties dry and their belongings safe.

So whatever the cause of your leak, we are here to help you.


Top Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Roof in the Best Condition

Replacing or repairing a damaged roof can be a very costly procedure, so ensuring you keep your roof in the best condition possible is essential. Your roof is the only thing keeping your property safe from the elements, so to ensure it is working as efficiently as possible, here are our top maintenance tips:

  1. Clear debris

Debris is one of the biggest contributors to roof damage. Loose gravel, sticks, dirt, and dead organic material can quickly lead to water pooling on your roof, which begins to leak through the shingles. Equally, this standing water can encourage the growth of harmful mold, which can cause a range of health issues. When cleaning debris, you should not just focus on the roof itself but also on your gutters.

  1. Regular inspections

Performing a regular inspection of your roof will help you to identify any issues before they become a major problem. Climbing up and inspecting your roof twice a year, looking for loose shingles, cracks, or holes will let you quickly fix them before a leak occurs.

  1. Look for water damage

Not all signs of damage will be visible from the outside, so take the time to examine the interior of your roof for signs of water damage.

  1. General wear and tear

Over time, your shingles can wear away as they are exposed to the elements. Keep an eye on their texture and for possible granule loss, which can be an indication that they are no longer working as efficiently as designed.

If you have spotted signs of damage, or you want a professional roofer to carry out an in-depth inspection of your property, then Wayne’s Roofing is here to help you. Our highly experienced team is capable of working with both residential and commercial clients, so get in touch today and find out how we can help you.


Three Tips to Protect Your Roof This Winter

As the winter edges closer and the colder weather begins to take hold, the last thing that will want to experience is an issue with your roof. Leaks or structural issues can be incredibly frustrating and costly, so to keep your roof in the best condition possible, we have put together our top three tips to get your roof ready for winter:

1) Remove any debris

During the winter and colder weather, your property will face stronger winds and wetter weather, which can dislodge any dirt or debris that has built up over the summer months. To keep your roof in the best condition possible, you should clean out any debris that could lead to your gutters becoming blocked.

If water is not able to flow through your guttering, it will begin to pool on your roof, which can then lead to leaks. If left too long, the water can start to cause your foundations to rot and weaken.

2) Repair any damage

As you are cleaning your roof, keep a close eye out for any signs of wear or tear that could lead to issues at a later date. If you notice any missing shingles or signs of a leak, get them repaired as soon as possible to ensure your home is protected throughout the winter.

3) Trim back any trees

If you have trees overhanging your roof, then make sure that you trim these back before the winter weather sets in. This will prevent them from causing you any issues should they break.

Are you looking to give your roof a winter health check? Our highly experienced and talented team provides a range of services, including emergency repair and reroofing, for both residential and commercial clients. Want to find out more? Get in touch with our team today!


Why you should regularly clean your roof

Your roof is one of the most essential aspects of your home and is crucial to keeping you and your home protected from the elements. It is the first line of defense against the elements, so ensuring that it remains in the very best condition possible is vital.

Regular maintenance is one of the most important steps to ensuring the structural integrity of your roof, and part of that maintenance is cleaning it at least once a year. Cleaning your roof will help you to unveil any areas of wear and tear and allow you to closely examine your roof.

Of course, cleaning is not just about inspecting the roof. As debris builds up, it can begin to cause serious damage to the roof, causing water to build up, which can cause leaks to start appearing in your home.

How to clean your roof
When it comes to cleaning your roof, there is no alternative other than climbing up and examining the surface itself. When doing so, it is important to thoroughly clean the entire roof, removing all debris, mold, and algae that are present.

To ensure that you have fully removed any mold, utilizing professional cleaning products is essential. However, for many homeowners, climbing up to a height and cleaning the roof is not something that they are comfortable with, so if you want to ensure your roof is as clean as possible, then hiring the professionals is the best way to keep your roof in the very best condition.

If you are seeking roofing repairs, installation, or coating, then get in touch with our highly experienced team today. Our dedicated team works with both commercial and residential properties, so whatever you might require, our team is here to help you.


Advantages of installing a skylight to your home

If you are looking to expand your attic and transform it into a useable room, then adding a skylight is a fantastic way to flood the room with natural light without reducing the structural integrity of your roof. That is not the only benefit though, adding a skylight is able to transform your home in a number of ways:

Boost your mood
Flooding your room with sunlight not only helps to brighten it, but it can also help to increase your mood. Natural sunlight ensures your body receives important vitamins, such as Vitamin D, which helps to release serotonin and increase your happiness.

Establish a sleeping pattern
A skylight can help you to regulate your sleeping pattern. An artificially illuminated room keeps you detached from the outside world, making it harder for your body to fall asleep or wake up in a natural manner. As night arrives, our bodies release melatonin, which helps us to fall asleep, and natural light ensures our body is able to regulate this more efficiently.

Increase property value
A skylight doesn’t just help to improve your mood and sleep, but it can also increase your property’s value. Turning your attic into another bedroom or a home office can significantly increase your resale price and make your home more appealing.

Increased airflow
A skylight will also help you to increase the airflow through your attic and your roof, meaning stale air is able to be carried outside, and fresh, clean air can flow in.

A skylight is a fantastic addition to any home and gives your property a new lease of life. If you are looking to install a skylight, or need to repair, or replace your roof, get in touch with our experienced team today.


What can reduce your roof’s lifespan?

Your property’s roof is one of the most crucial parts of the building and is essential in keeping you safe and protected from the elements. That is why it is vital you utilize high-quality materials and a professional installer to ensure that it can last as long as possible.

However, there are a number of factors that can reduce the lifespan of your roof, and some of the key factors include:

Where your property is located is one of the most significant contributing factors to increasing or decreasing the lifespan of your roof. If you regularly face fluctuating weather, or a harsh environment, then you might need to repair and replace your roof more frequently.

Weather is a major cause of damage. The UV rays from extensive sunlight can cause can cause your tiles to crack and weaken, while strong winds can damage tiles or even remove them completely. Heavy rain is also highly damaging and can cause significant water damage to your property’s foundations.

Infestations from pests can see them gnawing through your roof and creating structural problems or requiring large parts of your roof to be replaced. Equally as damaging are nearby trees, which can cause damage as branches snap off in adverse weather.

No maintenance
Although roofs are relatively low maintenance, you do still need to carry out some care each year. This includes things like cleaning your gutters, repairing any damage, and carrying out annual inspections.

As experts in roofing, we cover both commercial and residential properties, so if you want to maximize your roof’s longevity, require repairs on your existing roof, or you are in need of a full replacement, get in touch with our experienced and friendly team today.


Extend the lifespan of your roof with these simple steps

Installing a new roof to your property is a huge expense that no homeowner will want to face if they can avoid it. Yet, despite the cost to replace or repair a roof, many homeowners do not focus on extending the lifespan of their existing structure.

With some simple and regular maintenance duties, you will be able to maximize your roof’s longevity and keep it as healthy as possible:

Clean your gutters

This might seem a simple tip, but ensuring that your gutters are operating as efficiently as possible will prevent any blockages. When they become blocked, water begins to pool on the roof, and the weight can cause significant structural damage, so ensuring your gutters are clear from debris will allow water to flow freely through them.

Remove debris

You should not just keep your gutters clear, but focus on ensuring that your entire roof is free from debris and organic growth such as moss. By doing so, you will be keeping the materials of your roof in the very best condition.

Vent your attic

During the warm summer months, the temperature in your attic can climb very high, which places a significant amount of pressure on your roof. Increasing the airflow through the house will help to reduce this temperature and prevent any moisture build-up.

The best way to ensure that your roof is remaining in the very best condition, however, is to carry out an annual inspection by a professional roofing firm. This will ensure that any potential problems or causes for concern are spotted in advance and can be fixed before they cause significant damage.


What to do if your roof is leaking

Have you noticed a damp spot on your ceiling? Are your gutters not draining water correctly? Whatever the reason might be, every homeowner dreads that moment when they notice a leak in their roof. A leaky roof can be a considerable expense to face, but while it might be tempting to leave a small leak for the time being and hope it’s just the result of a heavy rainstorm, in the long-term, this is a serious problem and cause significant structural damage.

If you have spotted a leak in your ceiling, the first thing you should do is to remove any of your belongings in the affected area and take off any pictures or paintings you might have on the walls.

Once you have done that, you should try and ascertain where exactly the leak is coming from. Sometimes, this is a straightforward process, but other times it can be very hard for untrained people to spot the exact cause as water could be running down interior structures of your roof.

The most common causes of a leaking roof include:

  • Missing or damaged tiles
  • Improper ventilation
  • Pooling water on the roof (caused by a blocked gutter)
  • Worn or exposed nails
  • Plumbing vent flashings
  • Damage to your chimney

Sometimes, the leak might not be coming from damage to the roof, and it might be caused by faulty plumbing or an infestation from some form of pest. If you have been able to locate the source of the leak and are confident you can repair it, you should. However, if the source remains a mystery or you are worried that the leak might have caused significant problems to the rest of your property, then do not delay and call in some expert advice.


Is your home ready for summer storms?

The summer months are here and although that does mean long hot sunny days, it can also mean heavy rain and thunder storms. Your roof goes through a lot during the winter months, seeing fluctuating temperatures and cold snaps; which can cause significant damage to the structure and its overall efficiency.

Alongside the temperature changes, the winter months can see debris such as leaves and twigs clog up your guttering system; preventing rain water from properly washing through the system. Whatever the cause might be, a failing roof can be catastrophic for your home or business and a very expense fix.

We’ve put together our top tips to help you examine your roof and make sure it is ready for those summer storms…

1) Check your gutters

Examine the downspouts to see if there are any granules being washed through, as this will be an indication that the asphalt on the roof is failing. Equally, you should check for any blockages which could cause problems further down the line.

2) Check your shingles 

As your roof ages, the asphalt can begin to deteriorate and your shingles can become loose. If you are able to climb up to your roof conduct a visual inspection to look for any that might have become loose or been damaged over the winter.

3) Check your interior

A clear sign that your roof is failing is water damage inside the home. Check your attic and walls for any signs of dampness.

Not sure what to look out for?
If you are not sure, or are not confident in climbing onto your roof, then call in our experienced team of professionals today to carry out an in-depth inspection of your property. Proactive checking now can help you to quickly fix any small issues before they become a major fault.


Getting your roof spring ready

Your roof often goes through a lot during the winter, with fluctuating temperatures, snow, wind, rain and hail all capable of causing significant damage to your property. The colder weather in particular is most dangerous, as when water freezes it expands and can cause cracks to your roof and tiles.

As the weather begins to improve, spring is the perfect time to survey your property and ensure your roof is in perfect shape for the summer months. To help you give your roof a health check, we have put together three key points you should look out for:

  • Look for damage

This might seem like an obvious tip, but examining your roof and looking for signs of damage or potential damage is a great preventative measure and can stop you from facing unexpected bills when something goes seriously wrong.

You should examine the whole roof, including the gutters, tiles, fascia and also any chimneys and vents that you might have. Look for clear signs of damage as well as any signs of water damage or leaks.

  • Clear your gutters

When debris builds up in your gutters, it can cause water to build up and pool; which in turn can create significant water damage to your roof and foundations. As the weather begins to turn better, clean our any debris that has built up and also check that the gutter system itself is still functional and working.

  • Check your shingles

Make sure they there are not any missing or beginning to show signs of damage – any that are should be quickly replaced or repaired. Also check for any loose nails or debris that might have built up which could cause damage to your roof.

If you are not comfortable with climbing your roof or are unsure of what you should be looking for, get in touch with a professional today who will be able to help you ensure your roof is ready for summer!

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