Even the most seemingly inconsequential damage can lead to major problems if left unattended. The most common symptom of a damaged roof is a leak inside the property, or water damage to the walls. However, there are many causes for these easily-recognised symptoms.
As a consequence,
roof repairs are more than
Simply readjusting a slipped roofing tile. Repairing your roof requires diagnostic skills to spot the problem as well as technical aptitude to fix it. Fortunately for our customers across North London and Hertfordshire, AM Roofing has an ample supply of both.
We can have our crack team of roofers with you when you need them. Operating from our twin offices in Hertford and Enfield, they cover a twenty-five mile radius across the region. This takes in our valued customers in Barnet, Potters Bar, Welwyn Garden City, Harlow, Stevenage, and beyond.
Rooflines in Hertfordshire and North London
As leading providers of roof repairs in Hertfordshire and North London, we know a thing or two about damaged roofs. Here are some of the more common roof repairs that we deal with on a regular basis…
Missing, slipped, and cracked tiles
Of all the roof repairs we perform, this is the most common. Many things can cause roofing slates to become misaligned, damaged, or missing altogether. The odd slate on its own is not a huge concern, but left unresolved, it weakens those tiles around it. At AM Roofing, we carefully repair or replace these slates and check the surrounding ones.
Cracked and missing leadwork
Leadwork is a sealant used where the roof tiles meet an angle. You find it around skylights, chimney stacks, dormer lofts, and more. It is highly effective at preventing water ingress at these vulnerable joints. When cracked or missing, rainwater has easy access, often resulting in a leak. At AM Roofing, we can either repair or replace any damaged leadwork.
As you know, hot air tends to rise through the house. When that hot air meets the cold atmosphere of your attic space it results in condensation. Most of the time, this is not an issue, as there is ample ventilation for the moisture to evaporate. Continued dampness in the loft suggests insufficient ventilation through the roof or soffits.
Blocked guttering and drainage
Water damage is not always caused by leaks. A blocked gutter or drainpipe can lead to water backing up in your drainage system. Once the guttering overflows, the water cascades down your walls causing serious damage. In severe cases, this overflow can seep into your roof timbers, potentially weakening them to the point of collapse.
Tiling and slating
A pitched roof without any tiles or slates is not going to last very long. Using the battens, we have already installed, our professional roofers layer the tiles across, interlacing them to get a tight fit. We use only the best tiles and slates, sourced from local suppliers whom we trust to deliver quality.
Sealing and leadwork
With the roofing tiles in place, all that remains is to seal off the edges and joins in the roof. This is accomplished using roofer’s lead – also known as lead flashing. This malleable and waterproof material allows us to form watertight seals at all vulnerable joints. This includes where the roof meets chimney stacks, walls, skylights, and more.
Your local new roof specialists
AM Roofing has offices in both Enfield and Hertford. This puts us in the ideal position to assist our valued customers across North London and Hertfordshire. Our team of professional roofers cover a 25-mile radius around these offices, installing new roofs throughout the region. This includes Harlow, Stevenage, Barnet, Potters Bar, Welwyn Garden City, and even further afield.
Get in touch
For professional roof repairs across North London and Hertfordshire, contact AM Roofing today. Call us for a free, no-obligation quote.