It’s safe to say that most roofing and cladding will need close maintenance over time. This is especially the case for older installations, or for those which use traditional materials. Modern cladding solutions require very little attenuation decades to come.
That doesn’t mean that some cladding elements cannot be upgraded or maintained by choice. As part of our dedication to commercial and industrial cladding, we are here to help ensure local roofing continues to do its job for years to come.
Reliable, low maintenance cladding and roofing should look after you. It should retain heat, it should carefully ventilate your building, and it should always prevent the rain from getting in. Older cladding from the 1980s and before simply won’t hold up with modern demands.
We invite you to take a closer look at our maintenance services. You may be refurbishing or upgrading a property. Or, you may want to ensure that your cladding is doing the best job it possibly can.
In any case, we are here to help and support you. Read on to learn more about what a local contractor can do to maintain your roof and cladding for years and years of reliance to come.
Cladding maintenance is crucial. You may have a sturdy, reliable metal cladding solution set up already. It is a good idea to make sure that it is continuing to do its job. As part of our cladding and roofing services, we will always be happy to take a closer look at any of your existing systems. We can make recommendations for changes, where necessary.
Cladding can continue to look great years after installation. That doesn't mean it is still efficient. You may be experiencing common problems with your cladding without even realising it.
Some of the more common issues we can help to diagnose and resolve can include:
- Loose roofing or cladding
- Poor building ventilation
- Cold rooms or spaces due to poor heat retention
- Damp conditions
- Leaks, flooding and water damage
- Regular vandalism and other crime
- Missing parts and pieces
- Machine breakdowns (as a result of poor ventilation or leaks)
This is only the tip of the iceberg. The cladding we design and install is built to last the decades to come. It is commonplace for us to find roofing which is no longer up to the task. That's where we step in. We run a full audit of your current roofing and cladding, and make recommendations to ensure it continues to support you.
In some severe cases, this may require a complete refit. Wherever possible, we will strive to cause as little interruption to your day. We will only ever recommend a complete re-cladding if we feel there isn't any other solution.
Overcladding is seen as a viable option for many businesses in need of roof repair. In some cases, roofing problems can be easily remedied by installing new cladding and material over the top. We may think you need insulation. Water might be leaking through regularly. If this is the case, overcladding can help.
For many people, this option is both cost-effective and time-efficient. There is minimal disruption to the running of your business, for example, and the price of a whole new roof can otherwise be avoided. Certainly, if there is a problem which we can fix by overcladding, we will make sure to take that option. It is a simple form of roofing maintenance which many people prefer to look at as a priority.
Roof replacements are sometimes recommended. This will be encouraged when severe structural problems are in play, for example. Overcladding is affordable and convenient. What's more, it is cost-effective for the running of your business. You won't have to make any special effort to close down your premises temporarily.
Let’s take a look at some common over cladding scenarios we are always ready to help with.
Overcladding Asbestos Roof
Asbestos is a building material which, in the years since it was first popular, has been found to contribute towards serious breathing conditions. In some cases, exposure to asbestos over a long period may even prove fatal. This material isn't widely used any more. However, there are still cases where contractors need to remove it.
Removing asbestos from roofing can be hazardous and also costly. It is recommended that you remove it from outdated roofing installations. However, it is just as viable, if not more so, to clad over it. Overcladding asbestos roof installations is considered a healthy option. It prevents exposing more people to the material.
Therefore, where possible, we recommend you overclad asbestos. This is to save time, money and to save lives, too. A roof at risk of causing severe health risks must be taken care of with immediate effect. Overcladding an asbestos roof is not ignoring the problem. Far from it! It is making sure that asbestos gets sealed away from causing harm.
If you are struggling to find a solution for a troublesome asbestos roof, we recommend you call us right away. We will assess your situation and will make recommendations. Please be aware, that if it appears safer for the whole roof to be ripped out and replaced, we will inform you as such.
Overcladding Fascia Boards
We suggest overcladding fascia boards if you are having regular maintenance problems. Rather than having to reinstall your fascias completely, or having to fix them time and time again, you can choose to either clad over or cap them. This isn't always the only option to take; but it may prove to be the safest and most cost-effective.
Looking after your fascias is important. They are responsible for holding and casing in your guttering. Maintaining them is a matter of caring for your building or property’s drainage. Faulty guttering and fascia damage could lead to further, more costly problems later on down the line. What’s more, you may be putting people at risk.
When consulting with our team, we encourage you to ask about our fascia cladding and capping services. We will make recommendations. based on what we feel to be the most cost-effective and safest solution. Fascia overcladding isn't always necessary but it could be beneficial to you in the long run.
Another element of cladding maintenance we support is cladding coating. By coating your roofing and cladding installations, you are providing your system with an added layer of protection. A protective coating can help to further safeguard your roof against problems. This includes waterproofing, mould growth and more.
Coated cladding is extra-resistant against the elements. That means it is less likely to crack and develop water damage. It is also more difficult to vandalise. Coating is something we recommend if you want your roofing to last as long as possible. For roof cladding information please see www.claddingexperts.co.uk/roof.
Please ask our team about cladding coating during your consultations with us. Coating is something we suggest if your main concern is saving time and money on roof fixes.
We always insist you consult us regarding thermal upgrades. Particularly if your current roof and cladding simply aren't keeping the heat in.
With a few tweaks to the design of your roof, we will ensure that you retain as much heat as possible. This is a godsend during the colder months.
With older, inefficient roofing and cladding designs, hot air can escape more easily. There has been a serious push to improve thermal protection for building through smarter cladding choices. During consultations, we will analyse your current cladding and will recommend upgrades. This will save you time, money and will prevent discomfort in years to come.
Other Cladding Services
If you are looking for a free quotation for any of our services including:
External Walls - www.claddingexperts.co.uk/external-walls
Roof Cladding - www.claddingexperts.co.uk/roof
Commercial Cladding - www.claddingexperts.co.uk/commercial
Cladding Maintenance - www.claddingexperts.co.uk/maintenance
Design - www.claddingexperts.co.uk/design
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