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Selling your house this Spring? Get a new flat roof before the survey is done!

If you are selling your house this Spring, it’s a good idea to have the repair to your flat roof done before the surveyor comes round.

A good surveyor wil be able to tell if your flat roof is in a bad condition and should put it in the report. For the few hundred pounds it cost to fix, it makes sense to get it done. House buyers will negotiate the money off your selling price anyway.

So if you are in Reading or near by make sure you give me a call and I’ll pop round and give you a quote for a repair or new flat roof.

If you have a shed that needs a new roof and it is visible to the potential purchaser, let me know too as this often takes less than an hour to put a new felt roof on it and is well worth it.

Cheers, Carl Clark

Autumn Rain Results In Flat Roof Leaks – They Need To Be Fixed

When September comes around, there’s usually a flurry of calls to my mobile. Why? It’s because it’s traditionally a wet and windy month.

It’s certainly looking to be a damp start to Autumn after a relatively dry period over the summer. At first, you may not notice any leaks in your roof or ceiling, but I’d advise you to check your porches and any other flat roof area closely this September.

Make sure that you look at the area where the walls meet the ceiling. It’s often the case that you can see a damp patch forming there. That’s usually where the old felt has started to come away at the edges of the flat roof.

If you have a damp patch and you’re worried it may be your roof leaking. Let me know and I’ll come round to have a look at it for you.

Remember, I am a specialist flat roof repairer and installer for all of the Reading area.

Flat roof problems – Leaking because they have been damaged by ice and frost

If you have a flat roof, you may notice that it leaks over the next few weeks. That’s because with the low night time temperatures we’ve been having, it’s possible that a crack or hole has been filled with ice repeatedly and so this expansion has caused the hole or crack to get bigger.

It’s often the case that ice expands and breaks the flat roof or makes a small hole much bigger. It’s the same as pot holes on the road. The frosts cause holes to get bigger – and in Reading, you can really see them!

So when it rains after a really cold period and you have a sudden leak from your flat roof, it’s probably because of the expansion of water from ice.

If you have a problem then please give me a call and I’ll pop over and give you a friendly fixed price quote.

All the best, Carl Clark, Park Lane Roofing, your specialist roofing company.

If your New Year Resolution is to get a new flat roof….

Happy New Year.

It’s that time when we write down a list of all the jobs that we want to get done around the house as well as getting ourselves thinner, fitter, more active, less moany etc!

So it’s a quick little note to say that if a new flat roof is on your list, then please let me help you tick it off before the month of January is even finished.

For a few hundred pounds you can have a new flat roof that doesn’t leak and will not let you down. It’ll be fitted by a specialist with all the right credential, and I’ll take away all the old roof and dispose of it for you…(at great expense now the Reading Council has upped charges for commercial waste!).

So please get in touch and I’ll pop round, tell you about my New Year’s Resolution and fix your roof…all at the same time.

Repair or Replace a flat roof – what’s best?

Repairing an Old Flat Roof – Worth it or not?

Sometimes it can be worth repairing a roof rather than replacing it.

So what sort of repairs might be worthwhile.

Sometimes the felt has come loose from an adjoining wall or it has come loose where it overhangs into the gutter. Sometimes it is damaged by a falling tile.

If these are the case then it may be cheaper and efficient to patch the roof. But if your roof is old and is suffering from cracks then a patch is not a good long-term solution.

If you have a pooling water situation that is leading to a sagging roof then you will definitely need a replacement flat roof!

Cal me for any advice for flat roof replacement or repairs in Reading.

Why Flat roof quotations for Reading, Tilehurst and beyond are not always guaranteed

When you want to have a new flat roof, (because it’s leaking or damaged in some way) you might think that all the quotations you receive are equal.

Well, that’s not the case. You see some people, (not me) add some “extras” on to the job after they have completed it. And they don’t tell you about it. That’s called Sharp Practice where I come from and it’s something we don’t do here at Park Lane Roofing.

I believe that when you come and take a look at a roof, an expert will know what’s wrong and will give you a binding quote for the work that is specified. Only if there is something exceptional that is found during the job, that couldn’t have been seen otherwise, will a quote change, and only then if the customer agrees to any additional work.

Being a specialist flat roofer is not just about being good technically, it’s also about how you treat your customers.

I have been in business for 25 years now and I have lots of recommendations. That’s because I am honest, fair and do all my own work. So you are not working with a big “brand”. You are working with Carl Clarke.

I don’t do huge commercial jobs, (although I did do the McDonalds in Reading because they somehow heard about me!) and I generally stick to domestic and small sized commercial properties. That means you probably won’t have to wait too long for me to get started on your job.

So if you have a flat roof that needs repairing or renewing, please give me a call and I will promise to my quote does exactly what it says on the paper.

Flat roof repair quote guaranteed for Reading area.

Flat roof and Winter checks

Flat roof problems are often evident in winter. It’s because sitting water can often freeze and then expand, causing cracks to get bigger and then water to seep into the fabric of the house.

One thing that is worth doing is to get a check done on your flat roof before the worst of the winter weather comes in. Quite often, wear and tear can be seen before it causes a problem and a patch can be applied to any problem areas.

This sorts out any bigger problems occurring, particularly by paintwork and walls getting damaged if the flat roof is over an interior area, such as a porch.

If you want a flat roof check in the Reading area then let me know and I’ll pop round.

I can do repairs as well as new flat roofs, so whatever you might need eventually, I can make it happen.

Flat roof repairs in Reading and surrounds

I am very happy to say that although I am based in Tilehurst, I have fixed and replaces many flat roofs around Reading. I’ve replaced Uri Geller’s roof in Sonning, the McDonalds roof near Decathlon and roofs in every area of Reading and Bracknell.

If you live in any of these areas and need a new flat roof or repair please let me know and I will be happy to give you an estimate.

Arborfield, Ascot, Binfield, Birch Hill, BracknellBullbrook, Burghfield Common, Calcot, Caversham, Charvil,Crown Wood, Crowthorne,Coley, Earley, Easthampstead, Emmer Green, Finchampstead, Forest Park, Grazeley, Great Hollands, Goring, Hare Hatch, Harmans Water, Hanworth, Hurst, Jennett’s Park, Katesgrove, Kennet Island, Lower Earley, MartinsHeron, Mortimer, Newtown, Pangbourne, Priestwood, Purley, Reading, Ruscombe, Ryeish Green, Sandhurst, Shinfield, Sindlesham, Sonning, Southcote, Spencers Wood, Sunningdale, Sunninghill, Swallowfield, Tilehurst, Three Mile Cross, Theale, Twyford, Warfield, Wargrave, West Reading, Whitley, Wildridings, Winkfield, Winnersh, Wokingham, Woodley, Woosehill and anywhere I have missed!

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Best Flat Roof Company in Reading?

When you choose a flat roof repair company you are either going to choose someone on recommendation or you are probably going to look online and make a decision based on price.

I always think that you should actually meet the person who is going to fix your roof before you make any decisions.

You see, gut instinct rarely lets me down when I make a decision and most of my clients pick me based on gut instinct. Sometimes I am cheaper than others and sometimes I am more. But when I ask why I was chosen, my clients always say, “Carl, we just felt you were the right person for the job”.

After 20 years of fixing flat roofs, I have made a lot of friends in Tilehurst and Reading and I hope that gut instinct will continue to play a part in me getting more work.

Of course, my work is guaranteed, I do it all myself without subcontracting and I will do a good job.

If your gut instinct tells you I am the right man for the job, then use my £47 money off voucher when you call me to get a quote or for me to visit.

Carl

Flat Roof Repairs For Famous People In Sonning

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my client Uri Geller

Ok, so my claim to fame is that I did Uri Geller’s new flat roofs in Sonning.

My hit list now is to do the flat roof for George Clooney too.

If there are any famous people you know that need a new flat roof or a repair, please let them know I am the “Flat Roof Repairer To The Stars”.

Just kidding. I am happy to do “ordinary” flat roof people too.

By the way, Uri drives a hard bargain. He should have used my £47 website discount voucher!!!

 

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