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Trusted Roofers in Brighton and Hove

We are leading Hove roofing contractors with over 20 years of experience in the replacement and repair of all types of roofs. We offer free no-obligation estimates and replace roofs on all types of properties using all types of materials. We are trading standards approved so you can expect our roofers to get the job done quickly, safely and to the highest standards.

We take pride in providing our customers with a dependable, honest roofing service. No job is too big or too small for our highly experienced team, from full or partial re-roofs to roofing surveys and inspections. We take pride in being an honest, trustworthy, and hardworking company that strives for customer satisfaction. Our roofers work with homeowners, landlords, property agents, and housing associations throughout Brighton and Hove, covering all aspects of the trade and providing a fully tailored approach to each project

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Our roofing services

Flat roofing

Flat roofs are prone to leaks and damage, which can cause water damage, mould, and insulation problems. This is why we recommend getting a repair or replacement as soon as possible. We have a few different options for flat roof repairs, including installing a new roof, repairing the existing roof, or installing an energy-efficient membrane.

New roofs

We offer a comprehensive roofing service to replace your old roof and install a brand-new, attractive, and reliable one. We work with reputable suppliers and have extensive experience with many different types of house roofs as well as other more challenging projects. We install roofs to the highest standards, meaning they will last you for many years to come. We also offer insurance-backed guarantees.

Skylight / Velux

We are experts at fitting skylights and Velux windows. Your project is in good hands with us, whether you want to add a roof window to let light into a gloomy hallway or loft bedroom or you’re thinking about replacing your current roof windows. Our service takes care of all the necessary structural alterations, roofing and plastering and decorating.

Facias & Soffits

The facias and soffits of your home are the most important parts of your roof. They are the part of your roof that is closest to the ground, so they are exposed to more water, wind, snow, and sun damage. Because of this, they need to be replaced more often than other parts of your roof. We can get these parts replaced for a reasonable price.

Lead roof flashing

Lead is a crucial component of roof construction. This heavy metal is used to seal many roofs in the UK, particularly those that have major gaps like chimney stacks or joints between buildings. There are numerous causes for needing lead roof repairs, but they all generally point to a roof that is no longer watertight.

Pitched roofs

A pitched roof can last for more than a century, helping to shield the building’s occupants from the damaging effects of harsh weather. If you are worried that your roof needs repair because, for example, after a rainstorm, the ceiling seems to be dripping then we can inspect your roof and in the event that problems are discovered, we can make cost-effective repairs or, if required, install a new roof.

Gullies & valleys

Roof valleys and gullies are prone to accumulating debris such as ice or snow, leaves, twigs, and tree branches. The natural downward flow of water is obstructed by this buildup of material, and water begins to pool and become trapped. This causes seepage and may cause the materials in the valley or gulley to deteriorate. We can inspect and repair your gullies and valleys, making your roof watertight again.

Dry ridge systems

A roof’s peak is covered in ridge and hip tiles, giving it the ideal sleek finish. It is crucial that are fitted securely. For a long time, roofers have attached ridge and hip tiles to roofs using the conventional sand and cement mortar method. However, dry ridge systems have gained popularity recently as a better solution.

Roof leak repairs

It is essential to address any damage to your roof as soon as possible, whether it is a flat roof or a pitched roof. If left ignored, even the smallest hole in the waterproof layer of your roof or a single missing slate can result in significant issues. Our team of skilled roofers can quickly determine the kind, source, and extent of any damage. They will then be able to suggest a suitable and effective solution.

Roof Tile Replacement

We are experts in tile roofing, giving your home that traditional British look. We provide the best tile roofing available. All of our tiles are of the highest quality and our roofers are qualified with many years of experience. We can re-tile your roof at a competitive price and without any fuss.

Roof Rafter & Joist Replacment

Roof rafters and joists are made of wood that is joined with nails, pegs, or bolts to form a strong, structurally interdependent shape. The structural integrity of joists and rafters may eventually be compromised by even a little leak in your roof because wood is unfortunately susceptible to water damage.

Slate roofs

Slate roofing is a popular kind of roofing material since it is both distinctive and available in a variety of styles. It is also well-known for its attractive design. Slate is a strong, long-lasting material that can withstand all types of weather. It is also one of the most fire-resistant building materials, adding to the safety of your house and your own peace of mind.

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Roofer FAQs

Pitch: Check the pitch of your roof to see what products you can use. Give us a call if you need assistance determining the pitch of your roof.

Planning: If appropriate, you must confirm that the product you intend to use complies with local planning laws.

Weight: Depending on the type of material you intend to utilise for your new roof, structural support may be needed. You can save time and money by considering the weight of the roof covering you’ve chosen before deciding. Slate is gorgeous yet also heavy.

This depends on a wide range of variables, including size, product, location, complexity, fittings, and other factors.

For instance, replacing the roof with clay tiles on a typical semi-detached house might cost between £3,500 and £5,500.

You can choose from a wide variety of roof coverings, and each one has features and patterns that work well for a certain type of home. The principal types of roofing include:

  • Interlocking: Tiles that interlock eliminate the need for overlapping.
  • Clay: Excellent for curves and complex detailing.
  • Stone: Thicker and costlier than regular tiles.
  • Concrete: Comes in a wide variety of hues and patterns.
  • Slate: Straightforward, affordable, and readily accessible.
  • Metal: Resilient and flexible.
  • Thatched: Traditional and sustainable
  • Shingled: Rustic and can be aged

Your roof does not necessarily need to be completely replaced just because it is leaking. A loose or damaged roof tile is typically the cause of a leak. A complete re-fit is necessary if the entire roof system fails or the roof is deemed dangerous in general.

There are a number of various indications that your roof is past repair. It’s time to bring in the pros if you think your roof is exhibiting any of these symptoms.

  • Your shingles or tiles are cupping (turning upward) or clawing (the edges stay flat but the middle starts to turn upwards).
  • Your roof is lacking complete tiles or shingles.
  • Granules from the roof are in your gutter.
  • Your shingles or tiles have cracks in them.
  • You may see light entering your attic via your roof.
  • There is some sagging in the roof, which can be a sign of a structural problem.

A typical roof should last between 20 and 25 years, according to the majority of roofing experts, depending on the initial installation and maintenance. To prevent damage to your home’s interior, you should arrange to have your roof replaced if it is nearing the end of its useful life or is in poor condition.

It typically takes a week to replace a house’s roof, however, it depends on the type of roof and the size of the property.

Lead flashing should be replaced if it is split or damaged. In some cases, a full replacement may be necessary to repair the flashing. If allowed to expand and contract naturally, lead flashing has a lifespan of more than 100 years.

The most typical reasons for roof leaks include an old roof, missing or broken shingles, clogged gutters, and chimney damage. Neglecting these issues could have disastrous effects on your home’s structural integrity.

Use a hose pipe to simulate rain in order to identify roof leaks. With a second person inside your loft waiting to see water flowing through, gently run the hose at a location above where you think the leak is coming from. Use just enough water and low pressure to enable you to locate the leak. You don’t want to cause further damage!

A roof typically lasts between 25 and 50 years on average. However, the quality, durability, and material selected ultimately determine the lifespan of a roof. Although there are numerous options available to homeowners when selecting the best sort of roofing material, it is generally true that you get what you pay for and that a new roof will protect your home for a longer period of time the more money you invest in it.

Spring, summer or autumn are the best times of year as weather in the winter can cause materials to harden or freeze and then crack under pressure. Hove roofing contractors are also busy with emergency repairs in the winter.