Synergy Roofing Roof repairs and replacement, slate, tile and flat roofs

October 19, 2014

Felt Flat Roof replacement

Filed under: Current Projects — admin @ 2:28 pm
This roof is tired, it was over 30 years old and had started to leak.

This roof is tired, it was over 30 years old and had started to leak.

We were called to look at this leaking roof in Peterborough. Funnily it only leaked when it rained and someone had already tried to ‘repair’ the leak by adding some breather felt. Rest assured that didn’t work so we went round to fix the problem. The underlying boards were in good condition and the roof was leaking only where the felt met the house. You can’t repair felt for an prolonged period, it is far more economical to replace it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We installed 3 ply felt torch on felt, this felt is covered by our 10 year guarantee

We installed 3 ply felt torch on felt, this felt is covered by our 10 year guarantee

We use Axter’s 3 ply torch on system, this is covered by a written guarantee of 10 years. We’ve been installing these for years and have never had any issues (touch wood) yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The flat roof has now been refelted, the new 3 ply felt should last for decades, our guarantee says it will last for at least 10 years. Our guarantee covers installation. If it hasn't leaked in 10 years then we have installed it correctly.

The flat roof has now been refelted, the new 3 ply felt should last for decades, our guarantee says it will last for at least 10 years. Our guarantee covers installation. If it hasn’t leaked in 10 years then we have installed it correctly.

Another flat roof fixed, another dry house. Next !

October 11, 2014

Valley Replacement

Filed under: Current Projects — admin @ 2:14 pm
This valley had become worn over time and leaks were starting to appear in the house.

This valley had become worn over time and leaks were starting to appear in the house.

The valley has seen better days. The tiles have become looses over time and now the valley is starting to leak into the house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tiles have been stripped back and the battens have been replaced where necessary

The tiles have been stripped back and the battens have been replaced where necessary

 

Once we stripped the old valley out we replaced the valley trough, this new fibre glass trough, when properly installed, should last for decades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The valley trough has been installed, new felt under the trough increases the levels of protection.

The valley trough has been installed, new felt under the trough increases the levels of protection.

 

The whole valley was replaced, new felt and batten has been installed and now we need to refit the tiles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tiles have been recut and replaced where necessary and then cemented in, the valley should now be watertight for decades.

The tiles have been recut and replaced where necessary and then cemented in, the valley should now be watertight for decades.

The valley has now been completely replaced, the tiles were recut to shape and now the valley no longer has any water regression. This valley should last as long if not longer than the original, over 40 years !

October 10, 2014

Yaxley Flashing Leak

Filed under: Current Projects — admin @ 6:11 pm

The original flashing was installed a while ago, but not installed correctly and with the recent wet weather the roof had started to leak.

As an old customer of ours, they were first on the phone to us to sort this problem out, little diagnosis was needed, add a new lead apron flashing and the leaks will stop.

A new lead flashing apron was needed to stop this roof from leaking.

A new lead flashing apron was needed to stop this roof from leaking.

October 2, 2014

Plain Tile Valley Replacement in Peterborough

Filed under: Current Projects — admin @ 6:12 pm

One of the trickier valleys to repair is the plain tile valley. It can be somewhat awkward and there is a lot of tiles per square metre meaning a lot of felt and battening as well as a lot of laying of tiles and plain tile cutting.

We have to strip out a wide area of the valley to ensure the newly fitted felt and batten could be firmly attached.

We have to strip out a wide area of the valley to ensure the newly fitted felt and batten could be firmly attached.

This newly married couple had recently brought this property and were in the process of renovation when the valley started leaking during a thunderstorm. Putting their renovation on hold (they were just about to start plastering and decorating internally) they did a local google search for roofers, after some due diligence, checking out reviews and research they called Synergy.

Firstly we stripped the valley, notice how we strip a good 1/2 – 1m of plain tiles from each side of the valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We needed to remove a large section of the roof in order to replace this valley, notice the removed ridge tiles.

We needed to remove a large section of the roof in order to replace this valley, notice the removed ridge tiles.

This valley was an original and in order to strip the valley completely we needed to remove not only the ridge tiles but also some bonnet tiles from the rear of the house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the valley has been installed the work starts, we need to rebuild the roof again.

Once the valley has been installed the work starts, we need to rebuild the roof again.

Once the valley was replaced with new felt and batten, including installing the felt under the valley – it’s always best to use a belt and braces attitude with roofs! – we can now start refitting the tiles. Unlike a jigsaw puzzle the tiles never go back to where they started and we don’t see the point in replacing damaged or worn tiles, the replacement tiles stick out at the moment but soon with gain that weathered look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The finished valley has now been pointed up and not only looks like new, it's watertight again.

The finished valley has now been pointed up and not only looks like new, it’s watertight again.

Onto the finishing touches, while it’s important that the valley, felt and battens are installed correctly and the tiles are now secured there is no need for a neat finishing touch, this is all about pride and reputation !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new plain tile valley shines like new, all the cement fillet and pointing is clean and sharp, just the way we like it.

The new plain tile valley shines like new, all the cement fillet and pointing is clean and sharp, just the way we like it.

As a rule roofers don’t like rain, but I can’t wait to see a little rain on the roof to wash away the tile dust and make this roof sparkle.

Kettering slate roof update

Filed under: Current Projects — Sarah Christie @ 12:28 pm

Doesn’t she look better now. All finished, nice, neat and tidy.

As you can see, the new slate tiles have tied in well with the rest of the roof.

As you can see, the new slate tiles have tied in well with the rest of the roof.

Kettering final update

Filed under: Current Projects — Sarah Christie @ 12:27 pm

The 45 minute journey to Kettering felt like 45 hours today. I was so excited to hear that the factory roof was finally completed. I went up in the scissor lift to inspect the work and I have to say what a joy it was to see. The felt all nice and neat and the new windows looking sparkly clean and very secure. It’s been a long journey but we’re finally there. In a way, we’re going to miss this job but we leave it knowing that the roof will be good for many years to come.

kettering felt complete

kettering roof complete

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