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Roofing Guides

  1. What to Do When Hail Damages Your Roof

    What to Do When Hail Damages Your Roof

    Hail is perhaps the form of weather with the greatest destructive power, posing a danger not just from initial impact but also water ingress as the hailstones melt. Hail occurs most frequently in winter for most of the UK, but severe hailstorms can happen at any time of year. Often arriving quickly and without warning, homeowners need to be aware of the danger hail poses to their property, in particularly hail damage to the roof.

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  2. What to Do When a Storm Damages Your Roof

    What to Do When a Storm Damages Your Roof

    The Great British weather can be unpredictable at the best of times, as recent months have proven. It’s vital to keep an eye on forecasts as a homeowner however, as storm damage can affect properties anywhere in a multitude of ways. As our climate becomes seemingly less temperate over time, flash flooding, storms and gale force winds are becoming an ever more common occurrence. But what can you do if your property has been damaged by a storm?

    This guide will give you an overview of the types of damage that storms can cause to a home, particularly the roof, and how to deal with them. Many of the issues you may face can be tackled alone, but sometimes you might have no choice but to call in a professional.

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  3. Garden Office Roofing Guide

    Garden Office Roofing Guide

    For many people across the country, working from home has become the new norm. Despite the convenience and no travel, working from home can cause difficulties with lack of space and the general need to have your own peaceful area in which to concentrate. This is where a garden office can deliver the ideal solution. Not only do garden offices provide a fantastic practical purpose but can also add superb value to your home plus are not as tricky to install as you may think.

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  4. Velux Blinds Buyer's Guide

    Velux Blinds Buyer's Guide

    Velux produce a wide range of different blinds for their line of roof windows, both flat and pitched. They come in multiple different sizes and each variety comes with several unique benefits and features. However, some of these can be very different to one another, so it’s important to look into which Velux blind may be best for your project.

    This guide will serve as a quick look into the most popular blind types offered by Velux, exploring their key features, as well as which windows they can be used alongside and more.

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  5. What Velux Flashing Do I Need?

    What Velux Flashing Do I Need?

    Choosing the right flashing is one of the most important parts of correctly fitting a roof window. Velux flashing kits are designed to provide a secure, protective seal between the window itself and your roofing material. Its main job is to prevent water, debris, insects and more from entering the more vulnerable parts of your roof space.

    Picking the right flashing for your Velux window and your roof type can be daunting, but you just need to know the answer to a few simple questions. The Velux flashing kit you’ll need depends on the pitch and material your roof is made of, whether you want a standard or recessed installation, how many windows are being fitted and any optional extras you may want.

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  6. What Are Roof Shingles?

    What Are Roof Shingles?

    There are few roofing materials more versatile and easier to use than roofing shingles. Roof shingles consist of individual overlapping tiles. They’re available in regular and abstract patterns, laid in courses from the eaves of the roof. A relatively new invention, shingles developed from the demand for high-quality roofing material for roofs regardless of pitch or style.

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  7. What Are Roof Tiles Made Of?

    What Are Roof Tiles Made Of?

    Professional tradespeople and homeowners alike will opt for a type of roof tile based on material and appearance alone, unaware of the many different benefits and features they may offer. In this guide we’re going to take a look at some of the most widely used roofing tile materials, and what these tiles can offer you in terms of aesthetics, durability, longevity and more.

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  8. Roofing Sheets Buyer's Guide

    Roofing Sheets Buyer's Guide

    Roofing sheets have become incredibly popular for use on a wide range of different structures. This is thanks to their quick and easy installation, considerable durability, and the selection of attractive styles on offer. However, it can be difficult to decide on the best roofing sheet for you, especially if you’re a beginner looking to start their first project. While roofing sheets all share a number of qualities, there are some unique differences to each that make them better suited to different projects.

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  9. How to Insulate A Shed

    How to Insulate A Shed

    Your garden shed is one of the most useful and versatile spaces in your entire home. Whether yours is used for storage, a home office, or a den for your hobbies.

    Read on to discover more about the benefits of insulating your shed, what sort of materials you can use and instructions for how to do the job yourself (it’s surprisingly easy!).

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  10. A Guide to Fakro Window Sizes

    A Guide to Fakro Window Sizes

    Whether you’re replacing an existing Fakro roof window or you’re installing a new window for the very first time, it’s important to find the right size. Thankfully, Fakro offer an extensive range of windows in a broad selection of sizes, so you’re sure to find the perfect window for you. To give you a helping hand, we’ve written this handy guide to Fakro window sizes.

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