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Flat roof repairs in Tilehurst

I’ve been asked many times how much it costs to fix a flat roof.
The answer is, “without seeing it I can’t really say.”

The reason for this is because sometimes a flat roof can be fixed and sometimes it has to be renewed.

The best thing to do is to get me to come out and have a look at what your problem is and then I can give you an accurate and fixed quote for it. You can then compare mine with other people and decide for yourself.

I’ve been fixing and installing flat roofs for years in the Tilehurst and Reading area and I’ve always managed to please nearly all my customers. After all, my reputation and most of my work comes from referrals.

But if you have never heard of me and have landed on this internet page by chance here’s a deal for you.
Call me and tell me where you live and what you have to fix and I’ll give you a fair price.

I’m local, I do the work, I don’t sub-contract and people tell me I’m a nice guy. Oh, and I do have children to feed.

flat roof repairs near Reading

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.

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.

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!

Carl Clarke Flat Roof Reading

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

How to choose a good flat roof company in Reading, Tilehurst, Caversham and Earley

First things first. The main problem about choosing the right flat roof or company is finding out why the roof is leaking in the first place.

Lots of Reading flat roofs are too flat and they are saggy in the middle, which means you get a pond effect and this water then eventually finds its way in through the smallest of holes.

A “flat” roof should be a gradient of 1-in-80, for rainwater to run-off, and have a decking of marine or WBP plywood.

 Reinforced torch-on felt is my personal preference for the covering because when it is applied properly it can have a 50 year life expectancy. EPDM rubber might not last this long because it hasn’t been proven yet….and it’s often just used to go over a leaky roof as a sticking plaster – not good!

Building Regulations state a flat roof being re-covered must simultaneously be insulated to the current standard. The best way of doing this is to employ a roofing contractor registered with one of the government’s “self-certification” schemes.

Roofing repairs in Reading, Tilehurst, Caversham, Earley, Calcot, Southcote

I get asked quite a lot to mend flat roofs and put new ones on in the local area. Just to let you know, if you are in any area around Reading I am happy to come and offer my time to do a quote.

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Sometimes I think people are shy to ask someone in Tilehurst to quote for a job in Caversham Heights…but please don’t be. A flat roof will take between 1 day and 5 days to install in general, depending on the weather and the size of the job, so a short 20 minute drive for me to come and see and give you an estimate is really a small part of my service!

The main thing to remember when getting a quote is that everyone will probably charge you a different amount, so you really need to know that everything will be taken care of in your quote, including VAT, taking away the rubbish etc.

Feel free to call me on this number

0118 942 6383
Kind regards, Carl Clarke