At Allsworth Roofing Ltd, we are often asked questions about our traditional roofing services in London. From stone slate roofing repairs to the maintenance of leadwork, we have London covered with a comprehensive service range that inspires interest amongst our clients in the capital city.
Here, we have answered some of the more common questions received from our London clients in the hope that it help you to understand our traditional roofing services better.
WHAT DO I DO IF I NOTICE CRACKED TILES ON MY LONDON ROOF?
Cracked and broken stone slate roofing tiles are an unfortunately common occurrence. We recommend that cracked tiles are replaced as soon as possible. As a traditional roofing contractor, we can send out a team to be at your London address which will deal with the problem quickly and efficiently using time-honoured skills. We will be able to take care of your roofing repairs and we’ll check other parts of your London property such as the leadwork.
CAN YOU WALK ON STONE SLATE ROOFING TILES?
We don’t recommend it as cracks can occur if you step on them. Without the appropriate access equipment, you’re putting further stress onto stone slate roofing and increasing the risk of accidental damage or personal injury. An adequate number of crawling boards and ladders should be used at your London property when accessing traditional roofing and leadwork.
CAN I JET WASH MY ROOF?
The use of high powered jet washers is not recommended on traditional roofing as it can damage the slate or tile. The colour and appearance of natural stone roofing materials will change over time naturally through weathering. This creates a patina. If you want to clean the roof of a London home or business, a roofing contractor on our team can help.
HOW DO I REMOVE MOSS AND LICHEN FROM TRADITIONAL ROOFING?
The growth of moss and lichen on the surface of stone slate roofing or traditional roofing tiles is an inevitable one. The amount of growth is often dependent on the area of London in which you live. Steep pitched roofs are less likely to maintain lichen and moss growth because they release more water than low pitched or flat roofs. Moss growth, as a rule, shouldn’t damage stone slate and traditional roofing tiles but if you do have an excess amount that’s becoming a concern, we are able to help. Our roofing contractor team can spray with a wash or use a scraping method with copper wire to remove moss and lichen from the roof of your London property.
WE’VE A LEAK AND WE THINK THE STONE SLATE ROOFING ON OUR LONDON HOME MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED BY A RECENT STORM. CAN YOU HELP?
Yes. We will arrange for a roofing contractor to come round and give you a free, no-obligation quote for the necessary work and take it from there. It could be a case of a simple slate replacement or rectification to damage on the leadwork. Whatever the issue, we will be able to find the problem and repair it professionally and efficiently.