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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 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.

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.

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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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.

Quick SMS Text Quote For Flat Roof Repairs Reading

Do you want a quick estimate over the phone for a new flat roof or a repair in Reading?

Sometimes you just want a quick quote to get an idea of what things might cost.

I am happy to give you a rough estimate – all you have to do is text me the rough size of your roof and I’ll call you back or text you a quote.

Simply text me on 07710 333 664 and I’ll get back to you with a quote for roof repairs, Leaking Flat Roof, Flat Roofing, Roof Repairs for Reading.