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Versatile, hard-wearing and extremely eco-friendly (most rubber roofing is sourced from sustainable. Often pre-used materials), rubber is an increasingly popular roofing material. Rubber is available in a variety of forms, from rolled rubber materials which are tailored to suit flat roofs, to rubber shingles which combine the slate’s style with the environmental benefits and resilience of rubber. Some rubber also does not need ballast or chippings, meaning that blockage of gutters and downpipes is unlikely.
WHAT IS ROUGHCAST? As the name suggests it is a rough aggregate mixture which can include cement, lime, gravel, sand, and shells. There are different mixtures with a variety of materials being used and different tints can be applied. The mixture is ‘thrown’ against the surface before being worked into place and is extremely durable. SO, IS ROUGHCAST JUST ANOTHER NAME FOR PEBBLEDASH? No, it isn’t quite the same as pebbledash. Both techniques are external renders and use more or less the same materials, but they differ because roughcast includes stones in its mix. With pebbledash however, the aggregate is added after the render has been applied to the wall. Roughcast is also slightly softer than pebbledash. BENEFITS OF APPLYING ROUGHCAST TO YOUR PROPERTY IN FALKIRK Although an external render can be used as a decorative feature the application of roughcast, though it looks attractive, has a much more practical purpose. It provides a tough weather resistant covering which provides great protection against the worst of the Scottish weather. It is waterproof, very resilient and hardwearing. It will last for over 20 years, doesn’t require any maintenance and won’t fade over time. Roughcast also adds a layer of insulation to a building making it much more energy efficient by preventing the escape of heat saving the householder or business owner money on energy bills. NEW OR REPAIRWhether you are building an extension and need to match the existing roughcast on the house, have purchased a building which doesn’t have roughcast or need an existing surface repaired, we have a team of expert craftsmen who can help.
The AF Roofing team have been fitting, fixing and enhancing roofs for over 10 years, so there’s not much they don’t know about roofing. One of the things we’ve learnt over the years is that it’s not just the roof itself that needs looking after. Other areas connected to the roofing system, such as fascias, soffits and guttering are also integral to stopping any water from leaking into your home. Therefore, it’s crucial to make sure that all these intrinsic parts of your roofing system are properly fitted, quickly repaired and well maintained. Please click here and have a look around our website for more information
Before and after
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Picture 1 - before roof repair - Picture 2 after roof repair. Please look closely. A structurally damaged and leaking roof may cause major damage to your home if left untreated. On that note, damp on the ceilings, walls and floorboards can create costly and dangerous damage. If you notice any leakage in your roof, contact AF roofing directly to get the problem solved and avoid further damage to your property. Our Falkirk roof repair service is based on the ethos that it’s better to look after your roofing and keep it well maintained, instead of simply reacting if and when leaks and cracks develop, or timbers begin to rot. The same is true if your gutters are damaged, fascias are leaking or your rafters feel or look at all insecure or imbalanced. With roofing, the old adage is especially true – ‘It’s better to be safe than sorry’.
Perhaps the most handsome and durable of all roof coverings, slate’s resilient and long-lasting qualities mean it’s also an environmentally friendly choice. Available in a range of stylish hues, it’s also guaranteed to retain that strength and lustre, largely due to the slate’s extremely low water absorption index of just 0.4% and the material’s resistance to frost damage and breakage from freezing. Want more? Slate is also one of the most fire-resistant materials in existence, meaning it’s an incredibly safe, sensible option.
Sometimes we can make the mistake of thinking it’s not leaking so it’s fine but this is a perfect example of porous tiles that lets water through and slowly rot from the outside by the time it gets to your ceiling it’s far too late best to get your roof health checked once a year just to be safe