Roof inspections for new homes
When you look into buying a property, you want to make sure everything is in order.
The roof can be an expensive outlay if there are structural defects or hidden problems that need fixing. These are the things you need to know before you buy!
- Roof covering – Age – expected longevity – condition comparable to similar properties – suspected leaks
- Ridge tiles – Mortar condition – ridge iron check – ridge tile condition
- Guttering and rainwater systems – Type – life expectancy – problems or blockages – damage or cracks – leaking joints or unions
- Valleys and gulleys – Fatigue splits – life span – poor repairs – mortar condition if present
- Chimney stacks – Brickwork and mortar condition – loose chimney pots – worn chimney flaunching – flashings type and condition
- Flat roofs – Flat roof condition – flat roof decking checked for soft spots – roof covering and life expectancy
- Roof windows and Skylights – Install quality – flashing check – cracked glass or fogging of units
- Dormer roofs – Covering – condition – longevity
- Roof structure – External and internal checks for – roof sag – roof spread – Purlin support and condition – internal light – condensation issues – ventilation – wall plates – tie bars and condition
Nobody wants to be surprised with a £20k bill for roofing works, so why not stay one step ahead of the game and order your roof inspection with Universal Roofing?
We’ll even refund the cost of your inspection, should you decide to use Universal Roofing to take out any work on your new property.
We can’t say fairer than that!
After a few technical difficulties, we’re back on and with a new partner Check a trade!
We’ve passed the rigorous process and you can see our listing here:
More news coming later – we just wanted to let you know that we haven’t gone anywhere and we’re ready to help you bring your property up to scratch before the winter.
Since the weather turned for the better, we’ve been asked by lots of customers about landscaping and garden renovation services and many are surprised to learn that we can help. We’ve always been happy to take on landscaping work but we’ve never really advertised it.
That’s why we added Universal Landscaping Services to our list of services offered.
If you have no idea what landscaping means, have a look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landscaping.
Being in the building game means that we understand the nature of hard-landscaping and whilst we are not what you may call ‘green fingered’, we can certainly assist in creating the correct landscape in which your garden can flourish. Rockeries, walls, fences and manu other options are also available.
Here’s a job we did recently involving removing lots of debris and rubbish to restore the garden back to a useable area. Mulch (chipped tree bark) was laid to prevent weeds and provide a good useable surface, just what the customer needed!
If your garden is in need of a little attention, why not ask for a quote? We’ll have a look and offer you a free, no obligation quote and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how competitive we can be. We get great prices for all landscaping materials from our suppliers so we’re able (and happy) to pass that saving on to our customers and offer good value for money.
We can build walls, repair damaged areas, install patios and design areas exactly how you want them. Are you entertaining family and friends this summer?
You can find ways to contact Universal Landscaping Services on this page and we’ll call you back promptly if you leave us your telephone number – at a time that suits you.
Universal Landscaping Services – For your summer 2015 outdoor haven
Yes, you heard it right – we’re insured for flat roofing!
Universal Roofing are now officially insured for flat roofing using 3 layer bitumen felt systems.
What does that mean?
This means that we have now added ‘heat’ to our insurance policy enabling us to work on roofs with flame guns and bitumen burners. We are indeed insured for flat roofing again!
We started out as flat roofing specialists so we are no strangers to the process. We have lots of experience and you can rely on the system to seal any leaks – permanently.
That’s 3 layers of bitumen felt, fused together to make one very watertight surface.
Why is ‘heat’ insured for flat roofing?
For traditional flat roofing systems, you need to apply a lot of heat to the bitumen roofing materials and this increases the risk of fire, insurance companies charge a high premium for this additional level of cover. You can’t mess around with fire on a roof!
With demand growing again for this traditional flat roofing system, we have made the decision to go back to our roots and offer this ‘craft’ as one of our services. We can install complete new garages & roofs or repair existing bitumen installations.
If you have a bitumen felt roof that needs attention, we’d be happy to have a look at it. You’ll be surprised at the price compared to some systems, that’s why it’s making a comeback nowadays.
Due to market changes we are able to source felt at very competitive prices.
Contact Peter directly: 07901 668482 or use the contact form to send us a message
Here’s our latest addition to the Universal Roofing fleet.
Reliable vehicles are important to ensure that we can remain on the road and roofing throughout the winter months.
Where do you find a 5 star roofer? Universal Roofing in Medway can help…
With 21 Reviews and 5 stars at TrustaTrader.com for Universal Roofing in Medway we think you found us!
Seriously, how do you choose who works on your home?
Word of mouth? Yellow Pages? Radio adverts? Google?
How it works
New to TrustATrader? Let us show you the ropes.
If you’re looking to get a job done properly, you want to find a trader you can trust to do a good job for a fair price. TrustATrader allows you to quickly find a tradesperson in your area who can be trusted to provide a high standard of work. Source: Trustatrader.com
Universal Roofing in Medway come highly recommended. We value our customer reputation.
It’s generally a good idea to spend time researching who you appoint for works, especially roofing and building works as there are many firms that set up who don’t always have the right skills to do the job. Trust a trader ensure you only receive quality workmen.
Another great options is this:
Once your job has been completed, leave a review on TrustATrader to let others know the quality of work done by the trader. You can also pay your trader online.
This encourages a continued high standard and helps others to find tradespeople they can trust.
“Does it matter whether I leave a review or not?”
You don’t have to leave a review, but it only takes a minute and we’d like to think you’d want to reward a job well done to allow others to find traders most deserving of business.
Have a look around BEFORE you book your trader and read the reviews left by customers.
Since we joined the site, we’ve worked for estate agents, schools, medical centres and even completed a few driveways! We’re building and roofing specialists so don’t be afraid to ask about our other services. Universal Roofing in Medway are happy to help.
When you’re ready to talk to us, we’re ready to talk to you.
Are you thinking about using fibreglass for your flat roof?
This video from CureIT will help you decide if it’s right for you.
We’ll happily quote and advise you the best solution for your flat roof problems.
We are proud to announce our membership to the TrustATrader website.
This means our clients can leave reviews about our work and others can see feedback before using our services. There’s also a list of trades we are happy to undertake.
Click the image below to visit our listing and feel free to leave a review.
If you’re looking for a quality roofer in Medway – you found the right roofing and building company in Medway.
We’ll be out celebrating the New Year while our web designer works on bringing you a brand new design with new features, technical blog and social networking features.
As always, we’d like to wish all of our customers a wonderful and prosperous 2014!
Universal Roofing would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thanks for a great year and don’t forget, if Santa damages your roof by accident – we’re on hand to fix it!!!
Here’s to a prosperous 2013…