Repairs

Profiled Steel Sheeted Roofs

Random repairs, such as simple sheet replacement, fitting overlay sheets or the installation of new flashings may be adequate to resolve minor issues. Leaking fixings can be replaced, sheet end laps can be coated and extrusions can be correctly flashed in and sealed.

Replacing the rooflights may also be an option to cure leaks in these roofs.

Asbestos/Cement Roofs

Over time Cement bonded fibre roofs can crack or become porous. It is possible to overlay these damaged sheets with GRP overlay sheets.

The new overlay sheets are designed to a weight of at least 2.6kg/square metre and incorporate an additional woven glass-reinforcing mat. The weather face of the new sheets is treated with a gel coat to provide UV protection. We can match most common profiles.

Replacing the rooflights may also be an option to cure leaks in these roofs.

Flat Roofs

Sometimes it is not necessary to treat the whole roof and often budget restraints mean that it is not viable to do so. In certain cases it may be possible to address specific areas of the roof such as upstand details around the perimeter and around roof lights.

Patch repairs with a purpose manufactured coating may also be an option.

Gutters

Gutters can be cleaned to enable us to carry out localised repairs.

For additional repairs please see our Pipes, Flues and Copings page.

Roof Repair Projects


During November 2018 we carried out some repair work at a workshop in Goring by Sea, Worthing, West Sussex.

The moss was removed from the roof and the gutters cleaned out. The waste was lowered to ground level and removed from site.

30 no. old translucent rooflights were replaced with new factory assembled box section translucent roof sheets which increased natural daylight within the buildings as well as curing a number of leaks and helping to prevent condensation.

To cover over damaged and cracked sheets a number of matching profile overlay sheets were fitted.

New ski-slope flashings and rubberised pipe flashings were fitted to ensure all the roof penetrations were sealed.

The first 2 no. pictures show the roof after and before the repairs. The 3rd picture shows the difference in light transmission of a replaced rooflight.

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During November 2018 we carried out some repair work at a workshop in Goring by Sea, Worthing, West Sussex.The moss was removed from the roof and the gutters cleaned out. The waste was lowered to ground level and removed from site.30 no. old translucent rooflights were replaced with new factory assembled box section translucent roof sheets which increased natural daylight within the buildings as well as curing a number of leaks and helping to prevent condensation.To cover over damaged and cracked sheets a number of matching profile overlay sheets were fitted.New ski-slope flashings and rubberised pipe flashings were fitted to ensure all the roof penetrations were sealed.The first 2 no. pictures show the roof after and before the repairs. The 3rd picture shows the difference in light transmission of a replaced rooflight.#news #roofrepairs #rooflightsImage attachmentImage attachment

During November we carried out a repair over offices/warehouse in Slinfold, Horsham, West Sussex.

Upon Inspection it was noticed that the ridge was rusting badly and that a number of the fixings that secure the ridge had come loose.

In a couple of places the ridge had rusted through completely.

To cure the leaks we removed the existing ridge and fitted a new purpose manufactured plastisol coated steel ridge complete with new fixings and sealant.

The ridge was larger than the original ridge to ensure that all the old fixing holes were covered over.

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We were contacted by the landlord to carry out some repairs to a profiled steel roof in Goring-by sea, West Sussex.

We were informed that leaks occurred around 1 no. vent and 2 no. redundant flues in the warehouse roof.

We therefore removed the redundant flues and the original flashings.

Supplied and fitted new purpose manufactured “ski-slope” flashings complete with all necessary fixings and sealants to effectively cover the profile of the sheets to prevent water build up behind the vents.

In conjunction new upstand flashings at the front of the vent and new flashings along the side were fitted to ensure the area is effectively sealed.

Where the vents were removed capping flashings were fitted to cover over the holes.

The 1st 2 no. pictures show where 1 no. of the vents has been removed with the other 2 no. pictures showing how it was before.

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During August 2018 we carried out some repair work at a factory in Benfleet, Essex.

In total 42 no. old translucent rooflights were replaced with new translucent roof sheets.

This increased natural daylight within the building so much that the client was able to turn their lights off during the day.

A damaged flashing was also replaced using a new purpose manufactured steel flashing.

The pictures below show the after and before externally as well as an internal picture with just one side being changed.

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During August 2018 we carried out some repair work at a factory in Benfleet, Essex.In total 42 no. old translucent rooflights were replaced with new translucent roof sheets.This increased natural daylight within the building so much that the client was able to turn their lights off during the day.A damaged flashing was also replaced using a new purpose manufactured steel flashing.The pictures below show the after and before externally as well as an internal picture with just one side being changed.#news #rooflights #roofrepairsImage attachmentImage attachment

In August 2018 we carried out some repair work to a warehouse roof in Woking, Surrey.

The roof was leaking at the ridge in a section of roof that had been replaced after a fire.

We supplied and fitted a new purpose manufactured steel ridge flashings along with new profiled foam fillers.

The new section of ridge ensured the area was effectively sealed and solved the leak.

The pictures show the new steel ridge flashing as well as the original fibre cement flashing and the gaps were the water was getting in.

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During July 2018 we carried out some repair work at a yacht yard in Hamble, Hampshire.

In total 80 no. old translucent rooflights were replaced with new translucent roof sheets which increased natural daylight within the buildings as well as curing a number of leaks.

3 no. gutters were leaking so we fitted new liners. Two different systems were used due to the different types and condition of the guttering.

A Unifold gutter was fitted to 1 no. gutter whilst a flexible gutter liner was fitted to other 2 no. gutters.

To cover over damaged sheets a number of matching profile overlay sheets were fitted.

The 1st two pictures show some of the rooflights and one of the gutters whist the 3rd and 4th picture are after and before shots of one of the gutters.

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During the heatwave in June 2018 we replaced 42 no. old rooflights with new translucent roof sheets in a warehouse roof in Morden, Surrey. This increased the natural daylight transmission as well as ensuring the rooflights weren’t leaking.

The existing roof fixings were rusting and we therefore replaced them with new precision formed fixings with integral heads.

In addition we fitted 2 no. flashings to ensure pipes that protrude through the roof were effectively sealed and removed 1 no. redundant pipe and fitted flashings over the exposed hole to ensure it is effectively sealed.

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During the heatwave in June 2018 we replaced 42 no. old rooflights with new translucent roof sheets in a warehouse roof in Morden, Surrey. This increased the natural daylight transmission as well as ensuring the rooflights weren’t leaking.The existing roof fixings were rusting and we therefore replaced them with new precision formed fixings with integral heads.In addition we fitted 2 no. flashings to ensure pipes that protrude through the roof were effectively sealed and removed 1 no. redundant pipe and fitted flashings over the exposed hole to ensure it is effectively sealed.#rooflights #roofrepairs #pipesandflues #news

During June 2018 we re-clad 2 no. walls on a leisure centre roof in Lancing, West Sussex.

The original wall covering had been damaged by vandals.
We fixed spacer purlins to the walls to provide a framework for new single skin steel cladding to be fitted. The cladding was finished with new coping flashings at the top of the cladding and new trim flashings around the vents and door.

We also had to replace a lead flashing (that had been stolen) with a new steel flashing and we carried out repairs to holes in the single ply roof surface.

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In May 2018 we fitted 2 no. new opening rooflights into a pitched steel roof which was situated over the offices in Guildford Surrey.

The rooflights had new ski-slope flashings fitted all round to ensure the area was water-tight. Additional flashings were also fitted to divert the water away from the new domed rooflights.

The new rooflights let additional natural light into the rooms below. They are also able to open to provide ventilation and to help the heat escape on hot days.

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During April we carried out a felting contract plus the replacement of an old glass rooflight which was leaking in Redhill, Surrey.

The old steel roof had timber decking fixed to it and then a built up felting system with a grey mineral finish applied.

The glazing and frame were dismantled and removed from site.

The exposed area was boarded over and insulation applied. Felt was fitted over the insulation to ensure the area was water-tight.

The pictures show the section of roof that was treated plus how the glazing was previously and after it was replaced.

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During April we carried out a felting contract plus the replacement of an old glass rooflight which was leaking in Redhill, Surrey.The old steel roof had timber decking fixed to it and then a built up felting system with a grey mineral finish applied.The glazing and frame were dismantled and removed from site.The exposed area was boarded over and insulation applied. Felt was fitted over the insulation to ensure the area was water-tight.The pictures show the section of roof that was treated plus how the glazing was previously and after it was replaced.#flatroofing #news #roofrepairsImage attachmentImage attachment

During March we carried out additional works to the Warehouse in Borough Green, Sevenoaks.

23 no. additional rooflights were changed, large quantities of moss and debris were removed from the roof and overlay sheets were fitted over any cracked/damaged sheets.

This work sorted out all of the existing leaks and will help to prevent further problems.

The 1st 2 no. pictures shows the roof after it had been cleaned and repaired.

Th 3rd picture shows how bad the build up of moss was before.

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During March we carried out additional works to the Warehouse in Borough Green, Sevenoaks.23 no. additional rooflights were changed, large quantities of moss and debris were removed from the roof and overlay sheets were fitted over any cracked/damaged sheets.This work sorted out all of the existing leaks and will help to prevent further problems.The 1st 2  no. pictures shows the roof after it had been cleaned and repaired.Th 3rd picture shows how bad the build up of moss was before.#news #rooflights #roofrepairsImage attachmentImage attachment

During February and March 2018 and whilst working around the snow and bad weather, we replaced 52 no. old rooflights with new translucent roof sheets to a warehouse roof in Borough Green, Sevenoaks. This increased the natural daylight transmission dramatically as well as ensuring the rooflights weren’t leaking.

In addition we fitted 20 no. overlay sheets to cover over cracked and damaged sheets that were causing leaks, as well as covering over any of the original sheets that were delaminating badly.

Upon completion the roof was leak free and the appearance was enhanced as the client was trying to let the building.

The picture shows some of the rooflights before and after being changed. #news #rooflights #roofrepairs
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During February and March 2018 and whilst working around the snow and bad weather, we replaced 52 no. old rooflights with new translucent roof sheets to a warehouse roof in Borough Green, Sevenoaks. This increased the natural daylight transmission dramatically as well as ensuring the rooflights weren’t leaking.In addition we fitted 20 no. overlay sheets to cover over cracked and damaged sheets that were causing leaks, as well as covering over any of the original sheets that were delaminating badly.Upon completion the roof was leak free and the appearance was enhanced as the client was trying to let the building.The picture shows some of the rooflights before and after being changed. #news #rooflights #roofrepairs

Early in 2018 we carried out some roof repairs to The MX5 Restorer in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

The storage Unit roof had holes and cracks in the asbestos cement roof sheets which was causing leaks.

We carried out roof repairs by supplying and fitting matching profile overlay sheets over the damaged sheets. #news #roofrepairs
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Early in 2018 we carried out some roof repairs to The MX5 Restorer in Eastbourne, East Sussex.The storage Unit roof had holes and cracks in the asbestos cement roof sheets which was causing leaks.We carried out roof repairs by supplying and fitting matching profile overlay sheets over the damaged sheets. #news #roofrepairsImage attachment