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Install, Repair or Replace a Commercial Lead Roof in Huddersfield – DPR Roofing

Lead work is a fine art, a specialist roofing service that DPR Roofing in Huddersfield have been fine-tuning for more than 28 years. Commonly used in churches, listed buildings, chimney stacks and bay roofs, thinner quality leadwork (code 1, 2 & 3) that tended to be installed in the past, can often wear away, causing sudden leaks.

Today, in an attempt to make commercial roofs future proof and more robust, DPR Roofing typically installs higher quality lead work (codes 4, 5 & 6), in Huddersfield depending on the application, the climate the lead work may be exposed to and the required durability.

If installed correctly, commercial sheet lead roofs can last well in excess of 100 years, so DPR Roofing place great emphasis and delivering a first class service.

DPR Roofing's specialist commercial sheet lead roofing services includes;

1) Full and Comprehensive Site Survey
2) Full Preparation works
3) Installation of lead sheet roofing & lead flashings
4) Lead Work Repairs and Maintenance
5) Lead Welding

Lead work surveys and repair services

Before proceeding with any commercial lead roofing work, DPR Roofing will undertake a comprehensive site survey to assess the condition of the lead and to estimate the level of work or the roofing services required.

At this point we will provide honest advice as to whether the leadwork or lead roofing simply has some minor splits and needs simple repairs or service, or whether the leadwork problem is more serious.

As part of DPR Roofing's commercial lead roofing services we will assess such things as:

  • The existence of serious ripples or splits
  • The use of oversized lead roof pieces
  • The poor location of fixings restricting the normal thermal movement of the lead
  • Inadequate or worn out lead roof fixings
  • The use of unsuitable lead roof underlays
  • Conditions such as heating, insulation, etc, which could affect the lead roof decking
  • Signs of corrosion either on top or on the underside of the lead

The decision on whether to repair or renew a commercial lead roof could also be influenced by other factors.

A parapet or central valley gutter lining may be in a fair condition and on its own, worth repairing to extend life by another ten to fifteen years. But if the adjacent slated or tiled areas are to be renewed, the relatively low cost of re-laying the lead gutters would be well worth accepting.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How soon will I get my quote?
A. faqOnce we have carried out a full survey of your property we will send you a detailed quote within 48 hours.faq
Q. Are you insured?
A. faqYes. DPR Roofing Leeds are fully covered for public and employers liability.faq
Q. Is your work guaranteed?
A. faqAll work is guaranteed. The guarantee length is dependent on the type of work being undertaken and range from 1 year to 10 years. Please ask for more details.faq
Q. Can we buy equipment from you?
A. faqWhilst we provide the roofing materials for work we carry out, we are not a stockists of roofing materials and thus you cannot buy roofing supplies from ourselves and do it yourself.faq
Q. Do you sub contract your work out?
A. faqNo all of DPR's team are professionally qualified in all areas of roofing work and therefore we have no need to sub contract. We only sub contract when any additional work requires a specialist professional e.g. electrician etc.faq
Q. What if the weather is bad on the date of my works?
A. faqThe safety of our staff and your property is extremely important to DPR and therefore we would postpone any work until a more suitable day.faq
Q. Do I need to take time off work?
A. faqFor your initial survey it may be necessary for us to have access to the inside of your property e.g. to look at leak areas. However any external works where access is not required would not need you to be present.faq
Q. How long will the job take?
A. faqRepairs are usually completed within a day and renewals can be a number of days. DPR will provide you with an accurate works completion date after the survey is undertaken.faq
Q. Can we pay by credit or debit card over the phone?
A. faqYes. We take all forms of paymentfaq
Q. When are you open for business?
A. faqWe are open from 6am to 5pm Monday-Thursday (6am to 4pm on Fridays) for office enquiries and 7 days a week for emergency works. We offer 24 hour emergency assistance.faq
Q. Do you carry out insurance works?
A. faqYes we carry out insurance works for all the major providers.faq
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Joined at the Hip: Terrace & Semi-Detached House Roof Repairs Explained

10/8/2018

Terraced and semi-detached properties have their advantages. It’s easier to heat your home, with fewer external-facing walls, for example. However, things can become complicated when it comes to the join between the homes. Over-stretching trees or bushes, poorly maintained garden fences and – of course – too much noise, are all common issues between neighbours. However, arguably the trickiest is the roof. How do you go about having your roof repaired if it could interfere with your neighbour’s property? Keep reading as we discuss the ins and outs of adjoining roofs.

The importance of roof joins

Your roof needs to protect your property from the weather all year round. As well as the main roof covering, this means any joins need to be watertight. It’s no use having a watertight covering if water can seep into both properties through gaps where the two properties meet. To create this watertight join, roofers will need to overlap tiles with those on the adjoining roof. This is the preferred option when using the same kind of roofing material. However, in other cases, the flashing or a bonding gutter can be used to stop water ingress between the two properties.

Getting your neighbour’s permission

Even the smallest break between the two roofs will lead to water ingress and leaks. This will no doubt create more problems for you and your neighbours, with a potential risk to lives if water gets into your electrics. Needless to say, it’s best to tackle the problem head on and talk about any roof repairs or a roof replacement with your neighbours before work begins. Explain the work that needs doing and how your roofers will need to break into their roof to create a watertight join. With their permission, there will be no problems in the future.

Leaks from neighbouring properties

Another issue is that you might find water leaking into your home from your neighbour’s property. This can be complicated as you need to get the owner to admit liability, get the problem fixed and, most importantly, pay for it. The first step is to get a professional inspection. There’s no use creating friction between you and your neighbours if you’re not 100% sure about the problem. In most cases, the leak will be coming from either the roof or their pipes. Arrange a survey from a reputable roofing contractor and plumber to determine the source of the leak.

Roofing contractors in Huddersfield

When you’re in need of a roof inspection, you want a company that you can trust. DPR Roofing in Huddersfield has over 29 years’ experience in roofing, so we know exactly what to look for when it comes to leaks, roof damage or even guttering problems. Contact our team today to get the ball rolling with a thorough survey of your property.Read More
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