Practical Roofing offer a 24/7 service for emergency roof and chimney repair from storm damage, tree damage or ice dams that present an immediate danger or considerable risk of interior damage.
Our team at Practical Roofing understands that emergency roof problems such as leaks, missing sections of roof, dangerous chimney damage, ice dams in guttering that are caused by high wind, storms, snow, heat or structural failure might require immediate attention.
Our call out service will respond with an emergency visit to evaluate the extent of damage and put in place measures to protect the property and its contents from further damage and will provide a professional repair at competitive prices.
All Roof Types
Practical Roofing regularly undertakes emergency roof repairs to residential, commercial and industrial and historic roofs.
- Slate roof repairs
- Chimney repairs
- Lead repairs
- Tile roofing repairs
- Flat roof repairs
- Metal roof repairs
- Temporary Roof Repairs
If our roof inspection identifies structural roof problems then we discuss prior to commencement of work any temporary repairs required to prevent water ingress or further damage.
All of our emergency roof repair teams carry out work to exactly the same standards as our scheduled contracts.
The same professional assessment, reports and quotations are provided so you have complete peace of mind that the work will be carried out to the highest standards and to manufacturer or trade association guidelines.
All our materials are sourced from reputable trade suppliers and we use only high grade materials that conform to relevant British Standards
- Full liability insurance – Employment, Health and Safety – All Employees:
- CSCS Cards
- Working at Heights
- Asbestos Awareness
- Mobile Scaffold Towers – Erection and Dismantling
- Abrasive Wheels Training
- Specialist Access Skills
- ICOPAL Flat Roof Systems – Approved Fitters
- Single Ply Systems Trained
- Lead Development Agency (LDA) – Adherence to Regulations
- NVQ Level Roof Slating Qualifications
- Flat, Tile and Slate Roofs
Practical Roofing are roofing contractors with the expertise and experience for most types of repair to residential, commercial and industrial roof systems.
Typical systems and faults we are happy to quote for include:
- Tiled or Slate Roofs
- Loss of a significant proportion of tiles
- Loss of ridge tiles
- Damaged flashing causing ingress of water
- Flat Roofs
- Cracks and tears to felt
- Dangerous chimneys
- Damaged signage
- Fallen aerials
- Dislodged roof sheets
Peace of Mind
From your initial call we put customer satisfaction as our highest priority and will coordinate your emergency repairs and provide all the roofing services required. Your roof will be quickly and efficiently repaired by a qualified and highly skilled work force and the work will be carried out with the minimum of disturbance and inconvenience.
Ice Dams – Causes and Effects
Ice dams are most likely to occur during extended periods of cold weather, when there is a lot of snow and ice. This means that ice dams are more likely to occur in some areas than in others, although it is important not to ignore the problem just because you have experienced a series of mild winters. If cold weather is likely to occur at some point in the future, you should make sure that your home is protected against the snow and ice. Spending money on prevention now could protect you against serious damage and repair costs for many years to come.
Other factors can also affect the likelihood that an ice dam will develop on your roof. Poorly insulated or ventilated roofs are at a higher risk. Ice dams are more likely to cause problems on roofs with smaller slopes since it will take less ice to start blocking the path of the melted snow. Although an ice dam can sometimes extend into the gutters, the belief that guttering can cause ice dam formation is false.
It is the difference between the temperature outside your house and the temperature inside that causes the formation of an ice dam. If the temperature difference is reduced, by milder weather, or if the heat inside the house is prevented from rising up to the attic or affecting the roof, then an ice dam will not form. The attic needs to be warm enough to melt the snow on the roof, but the exterior temperature must be cold enough for the melted snow to refreeze as it reaches the roof’s edges.