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    Roof Maintenance

    Three common roofing problems and how to spot them

    icicles from corrugated roof

    You may often forget it’s there or take it for granted, but a building’s roof is one of its most important elements. Without a strong and sturdy roof, our properties wouldn’t be protected against the elements, and rain, snow, wind and sunlight would cause irrevocable damage to our homes and offices.

    With this in mind, it’s essential to ensure that you’re clued up on common roofing problems and how to spot them. Here are just three roofing problems to be aware of:

     

    Leaking roofs

    With such unpredictable (and often rainy) British weather, it’s no surprise that leaks are one of the most common roofing problems in the UK. Although they’re built to stand the test of time, constant exposure to the elements, from the hot, drying rays of the sun to drizzle and frost, can eventually take its toll.

    Fortunately, leaks are often easy to spot and can, therefore, be repaired quickly and efficiently before they cause too much damage. Look out for discoloured ceilings and a build-up of moisture in your upstairs rooms – signs that your roof may be leaking.

     

    Blistering

    Roof blistering is a common problem that can affect shingles. They look, as most blisters do, like raised bumps under the surface of your roof shingles, and can vary in size and gravity. Blisters are caused when trapped moisture is exposed to sunlight and begins to expand. Roofs with poor ventilation systems are especially vulnerable to blistering, as, without adequate airflow, shingles can get hotter and hotter until they blister.

    Unfortunately, if blisters aren’t dealt with, they can leave your roof prone to water damage. Unless you have access to your roof you probably won’t spot them, so make sure to get your roof inspected regularly by a professional.

     

    Moisture build-up

    If rainwater doesn’t drain from your roof properly it can collect and seep through to your building, causing a variety of problems from soaked insulation to water damage in the home. This is a common problem for flat roofs, however even sloped roofs can experience issues with moisture build-up if their drainage systems aren’t functioning properly.

    It may not be easy to spot pooling water unless you have access to your roof, but there are some tell-tale signs of internal water damage to look out for. These include discoloured walls and ceilings, pools of water inside the home, a leaking chimney breast and damp in each room.

    From blistering to leaking chimney breasts, it’s clear that moisture is one of the largest threats to roofing in the UK. That’s why it’s important to take steps to protect your home from water damage with a waterproof roof coating from Kingdom Coatings, based in Scotland. We can help you protect your home from the elements with protective roof tile coatings designed to keep your roof in full working order. For more information about our range of microporous, water-based membrane coatings, get in touch with the experts at Kingdom Coatings today.

    Kerb Appeal: Does Your Home Have It?

    Rolferfor water proofing rooftop.

    First impressions count when it comes to home, and whether you’re trying to sell your property or just impress visitors, there are many things you can do to give a positive impression. Estate agents often call this ‘kerb appeal’, which basically means the impression that your house gives from the outside. This can involve lots of factors, from whether the house looks well-maintained, perhaps with a nice roof coating to make the roof look like new, to decorative touches such as plants and pretty landscaping. So, what steps can you take to boost the kerb appeal of your home?

    Exterior maintenance

    Any part of your home that’s poorly maintained will soon stand out for all the wrong reasons, but you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get it looking like new. For example, roof coating systems are an easy way to upgrade your roof, making it look newly-installed, while also protecting your home. Some other maintenance jobs you could consider include:

    • Wall coatings – both attractive and add protection to your home
    • Jet washing your brickwork and pathways
    • Cleaning your windows
    • Paint your front door
    • Replacing gutters and flashing

    Just a few small jobs can bring your home up to date, making sure it is at its best and looks well looked after.

    Light the exterior of your home

    Exterior lights aren’t just for Christmas. A few tastefully placed lights can showcase your home and make it noticeable from the street, ideal for when you are trying to sell. Once your roof coating has been applied and your home is looking at its best, adding some small exterior lights along the pathway, or framing your front door, can transform your house into a show home.

    Clear a path

    When people pull up to your home, there needs to be a clear path to the front door, so make sure your pathway is tidy with raked leaves and trimmed hedges. If you don’t have a proper path, install one, it can make a big difference to your home. If you’ve made improvements such as adding a roof repair coating, it’s much easier to appreciate these upgrades when the façade of your house is clear and clean, and its nice to come home to.

    Get planting

    While many people have paved over their front gardens to provide more parking space, it’s worth trying to fit some plants in the space if you can. Even some small flowerbeds can make a big difference to your kerb appeal, and it makes your house seem homelier and loved. If you’re trying to sell your home, it makes it more likely people will want to see what’s inside.

    If you want to improve the look of your roof or exterior walls, get in touch with Kingdom Coatings of Unit 1 & 2, Block 2, Ward Street, Alloa Industrial Estate, Alloa, FK10 1ET. Simply call us on 0800 228 9436 or e-mail info@kingdomcoatings.co.uk and we’ll get right back to you.

    Why Summer is a Great Time to Check Your Roof in Scotland

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    When it comes to checking your roof, many homeowners don’t think about it much until the winter months, when the Scottish snow and rain can show up any leaks or missing tiles. However, your roof is important to your home all year round, so there’s no one time that you should maintain it.

    Summer can be an excellent time to add a waterproof roof coating in Scotland, which will protect your home from the elements, and provides a cost-effective way to upgrade an old or new roof. Here are some reasons why now is the time to look at roof coatings.

    Scottish summers are unpredictable

    Summer in Scotland unfortunately doesn’t guarantee months of sunny days. Unfortunately, it can sometimes mean sudden showers and, at worst, torrential rain! This doesn’t just affect your house, it can also lead to leaks in places such as sheds and storage rooms. Adding a metal roof coating in Scotland can add an extra layer of protection, whether it’s during a much longed for heatwave, or during the worst of the summer showers.

    It’s easier to apply

    There are many reasons why home improvements are easier during the summer months:

    • Coatings can dry quicker
    • There are no delays caused by weather changes
    • There are longer sunlight hours
    • It’s often the time when people want to make improvements

    It’s worth taking advantage of the better weather to look at making changes to your home. By looking for roof coating systems in Scotland, you can upgrade your home without lots of hassle and inconvenience, and it’s more affordable than you might think.

    You look at your roof more often

    In the summer months, you spend more time outside, which means you look at the exterior of your home. A roof repair coating in Scotland won’t just protect your home, it also instantly changes the look of your property. You can even change the colour of your roof to give your home a whole new look and add wall coatings to completely make over your property. This means, when you’re sat in your garden, you’re more likely to like what you see.

    They’re self-cleaning

    The summer months can often bring dry dirt and debris to your roof, and as the sun shines, this can lead to a grubby, grimy roof. Adding a rubber roof coating in Scotland can make your roof self-cleaning. As soon as there’s a rainy day, the dirt just slides off, so you don’t have to take out the pressure washer or find a way to clean your roof. It’s amazing how a dirty roof can make your whole house look a little grubby, so a self-cleaning roof can really improve its overall look.

    For a range of roof and wall coatings that help protect your home, contact Kingdom Coatings, Head Office, Unit 1 & 2, Block 2, Ward Street, Alloa Industrial Estate, Alloa. FK10 1ET.

    Simply call 0800 228 9436, or e-mail info@kingdomcoatings.co.uk to find out more.

    4 Roof Maintenance Tips for Scottish Homeowners

    Very, very mossy roof

    Living in a country with unpredictable weather can mean lots of stresses and strains on your roof. Scotland often has long, icy winters, which are a key time for roof damage, due to expanding and contracting ice, and rainy days can mean dreaded leaks.

    Without proper maintenance, you can end up looking for asphalt roof coating repair in Scotland or might not get the lifespan out of your roof that you expected. Therefore, Scottish homeowners should follow these simple tips to protect their roofs and keep them in great condition.

    1. Clean your gutters

    Gutters that become full of debris can get blocked easily. This means that come the inevitable rainy weather, water can get into your home, causing leaks and damp. It’s important to regularly check your gutters, perhaps when other work is being carried out such as installing roof coating systems in Scotland. If your gutters are too high for you to reach, you might want to consider bringing in the professionals, especially after a leafy autumn.

    2. Inspect your roof from the ground floor

    There’s no need to climb a ladder to do a quick roof inspection. Stand in your front garden and look for signs of problems, such as:

    • Missing tiles
    • Damage to the flashing
    • Broken or saggy gutters
    • Debris falling into the garden
    • On metal roofs – any missing or damaged fasteners

    These things can often point to an issue with your roof, and will allow you to resolve it quickly, before permanent damage such as leaks. You can often prevent problems by using a waterproof roof coating in Scotland, which will add protection from the elements, as well as adding an attractive finish to the outside of your home.

    3. Look out for moss

    Moss is often a common site on roofs, so small patches of moss might not indicate a problem. Unfortunately, moss can be like a sponge, making your roof moist which then rots your wood and leads to endless problems such as damp and structural damage. Using a roof repair coating in Scotland can help prevent the growth and spread of moss, although if you already have it on your roof you should get it removed first before the coating is applied.

    4. Add a weatherproof coating

    Adding a roof coating is particularly important for Scottish homeowners as it helps elongate the life of their roof. A rubber roof coating in Scotland will protect your home from the elements, whether you live in a city such as Edinburgh, or the Lanarkshire countryside. It’s especially important in areas hit by the more extreme weather, such as rural locations, as it can often help you avoid those expensive repair bills after a snowy and icy winter, keeping your home warm and protected.

    Find out more about Kingdom Coatings range by contacting Head Office, Unit 1 & 2, Block 2, Ward Street, Alloa Industrial Estate, Alloa. FK10 1ET. You can call the team on 0800 228 9436 or e-mail info@kingdomcoatings.co.uk.

    Getting Your Roof in Scotland Ready for the Winter Months

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    We all know how hard the Scottish winters can be, and it’s important that your home is ready for those colder months. As spring arrives, it’s a great time to get winter ready.

    One of the most important things that protects your home is your roof, and it’s important to regularly check it and carry out maintenance before the coldest weather hits.

    Here are a few hints to get your property winter-ready.

    Check for leaks and damp

    Any damage to your roof can cause issues such as draughts, damp and cold. The problem isn’t always as obvious as missing tiles are – sometimes the roof might need to be properly sealed. Look for a waterproof roof coating for Scotland, which will help prevent damp and water damage, as the country’s unique weather strikes. Some signs to look for include:

    • Water stains in your loft
    • Constant dripping
    • Moss growth on the roof or walls
    • Missing or cracked tiles

    If you spot any issues, then getting your roof fixed as soon as possible is important – this will protect the structure of your home. Damp can cause all sorts of issues, and make your home feel colder, so any extra protection such as a roof coating can make a big difference to your home.

    Clean your gutters

    Your gutters are an essential part of your roof, as they take water away from the house, preventing the damage caused by damp.

    If you are thinking of adding a new roof coating, then it’s certainly worth getting your gutters cleaned – before or after the work. This will help water drain from your property. We all know how relentless the rain can be during a Scottish winter, and with a water-resistant coating and the right guttering, you can ensure your property is safe and dry.

    To avoid gutters getting clogged, you might want to add a mesh guard which can stop big pieces of debris from entering the pipes and causing problematic issues. Freezing gutters can also be an issue in Scotland during the coldest days – ice causes significant blockages. Make sure your gutters slope properly, so there’s nowhere for water to build up, and on the coldest days use rock salt to stop ice from forming.

    Check your roof insulation

    A large percentage of heat that escapes from your house comes from the roof – and proper insulation can make a big difference. Without it, Scottish homeowners could face big energy bills and will find that a lot of heat gets wasted.

    It’s not just the inside of your home that you can insulate. Look at roof coating systems in Scotland, which add a layer of protection to the outside of your home. When combined with insulation these can make a big difference to the warmth of your property.

    Want to find out more about how roof coatings can protect your Scottish home? Call Kingdom Coatings today on 0800 228 9436, or e-mail info@kingdomcoatings.co.uk to learn more about our products.

    Improving the Energy Efficiency of your Scottish Home

    red roof with green window frames

    Nobody likes their energy bills, especially not during the winter months in Scotland, where it often feels like the heating is running non-stop. That’s why it’s important to make your home as energy efficient as possible, which not only lowers your impact on the environment, but means you have more money in your pocket. Luckily, it’s usually a simple process which doesn’t cost a lot of money. Here are a few tips to get you started.

    Check for draughts

    A draughty house will be hard to heat, which means a lot of wasted energy and high bills. When people feel a draught, their instinct is often to turn up the heat, which means your bills go through the roof. A solution is to walk around your home and try to feel for draughts.

    Draughts often come from the loft, which might mean you need a roof repair coating in Scotland. However, there are lots of places where you can get draughts, including:

    • Around door frames – especially gaps at the bottom and the letterbox
    • Around windows
    • Loft hatches
    • Chimneys
    • Gaps in the flooring and floorboard

    There are lots of cheap and easy ways to protect your home from draughts, such as sealing floorboards or using a letterbox cover. If these are taken care of, you’ll soon notice your home feeling cosier.

    Monitor energy use

    Many homes in Scotland now have smart meters, which show you how much energy you are using. These are great for showing you whether your home is energy efficient, as you may be spending a fortune on heating, yet still not feel the benefit. In this case, you might want to look for RENOTEC roof coating repair in Scotland, or other solutions that will make your home eco-friendlier. This ensures that you aren’t wasting energy and can make any necessary changes.

    Protect your roof

    A good solid roof will make a huge difference to how warm and cosy your home feels. Most wasted heated escapes from the roof, which means that adding a rubber roof coating in Scotland can be a great investment in your home. This makes your roof 100% waterproof – handy during the long rainy seasons. It also means you can get rid of the moss and damp that can accumulate, making your home feel cold.
    Roof coatings are also frost-resistant. It seems that as soon as the weather drops, every rooftop has a thick layer of frost, which makes any home feel chilly. By resisting frost, you spend less trying to get your home to the right temperature.

    Protecting your roof with a coating can be more cost-effective than installing a new one. While tile roofs can last up to 100 years, they often become less energy efficient over time, but they’re expensive to replace. Before getting a whole new roof, it’s worth considering adding a new coating instead, which can extend the life of your roof.

    Learn more about our range of products by calling Kingdom Coatings on 0800 228 9436 or e-mailing info@kingdomcoatings.co.uk. Let’s create a home that’s more energy efficient.

    “The 3 Essential Things YOU Need to Know Before You Restore Your Roof”

    mossy roof tiles close up

    Have you ever wondered why your roof is looking so tired and discoloured? The deterioration gradually creeps up on you as the years of dirt, moss and lichen accumulation starts to take its toll on your concrete or clay tiled roof. It’s perhaps most obvious when you see a new development of houses being built, and their roofs are sparkling clean!

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