Roofing FAQs - Southdown Roofing

Roofing FAQs

At Southdown Roofing our aim is to help you get the most from your existing roof. If you have any roofing queries please call us on freephone 0800 1114214 and we’ll do our best to help.

How will I know when my roof needs attention?

Usually, roof problems are identified after leaking or other damage occurs. A full inspection may uncover cracked or missing tiles, damaged leadwork, deteriorated flashings, or rubble and tile pieces accumulating in the gutters or on the ground. Indoors, cracked paintwork, discoloured plasterboard, and peeling wallpaper are possible signs of damaged roof areas.

My roof is leaking, do I need to have it completely replaced?

Usually not. At Southdown Roofing we always endeavour to repair a roof before suggesting a complete new roof. Your roof may be leaking through areas of tiling that have become damaged or where leadwork is deteriorating. These types of problems can be remedied quite simply.

What are my options if I decide I may need a new roof?

It is best to talk to us seek so we can inspect your roof and give you our professional opinion. If it is not possible to repair your roof we’ll discuss the options available to you. Call us on freephone 0800 1114214 for advice and to arrange an appointment.

Could I do the work myself?

Absolutely not. Professional roofing contractors are trained to identify problem areas and then safely repair or replace the roof.

I need moss removed and my gutters cleared, how much will this cost?

Moss removal and gutter clearing are some of the most common enquiries that we receive. Call us on freephone 0800 1114214 for advice and to arrange an appointment.

My roof is in good condition but my fascias and soffits are letting down the look of my property. What’s the solution?

uPVC fitted fascias and soffits are a great solution as they can stand all types of weather conditions. Southdown Roofing can quickly and easily install these for you.

How long can I expect my new Flat Roof to last?

The condition and lifespan of your Flat Roof will depend on the type of roofing system that you opt for. One option is a GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) roofing system which is a cost-effective, durable alternative to traditional roofing materials such as bitumen, felt and lead. It is watertight and maintenance free, has a 20 year warranty, and adds significant value to your property.