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Welcome to the AJB Roofing blog
Here we will keep you up to date with our latest news, share useful roofing tips and stories and anything else we think you may enjoy! :)
By Shelly, Jul 12 2016 02:29PM
Typically there are two types of roofs on most houses you see, regardless of age or style – those being a pitched (pointed) roof or a flat roof.
A 'flat roof' is actually a slight misconception because, in order to enable rainwater to drain away, flat roofs have a slight pitch (or slope) of a few degrees, to take the water away effectively, so as not to cause damage to the roof.
There are certain pros and cons of flat and pitched roofs to consider before you make a final decision on considering a property with a flat roof, over its pitched counterpart.
A pitched roof has at least two slopes that rise to meet at a peak and they are known for their durability and decent lifespan. Also, a pitched roof allows you to have usable life or storage space in the loft area. This is a feature that a flat roof simply can't match.
You will also benefit from added insulation, as rooms in the house will not be affected by varying extreme temperatures that can be a drawback of having a flat roof.
Conversely however, pitched roofs do not come cheap. Their initial design is more complex than a flat roof, so labour and material costs mean that they are usually a far more expensive option to build than a flat roof and, therefore, repairs can sometimes also be a costly affair.
By Shelly, Apr 26 2016 09:21AM
These days, green roofs are becoming a much more common sight, especially as more and more buildings are designed and built with the environment in mind.
A green roof or living roof is a roof that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. They can also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems.
Green roofs serve several purposes for a building, such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife and helping to lower urban air temperatures and mitigate the heat island effect. They effectively utilise the natural functions of plants to filter water and treat air in urban and suburban landscapes.
There are two types of green roof:
- Intensive roofs
- Extensive roofs.
The former are thicker and can support a wider variety of plants but are heavier and require more maintenance. Whereas the latter are more shallow and, therefore, lighter than intensive green roofs, requiring minimal maintenance
So, is a green roof really worth considering?
By Shelly, Jan 21 2016 08:13PM
I guess we should start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
The festive period seems to come round so quickly and then seems to be gone in a flash too, but what it also brings with it (and particularly so this year) is unpredictable weather.
We’ve saw the wettest, yet mildest December on record and those two things mean one thing – rain and moisture in the air.
This can mean that if your roof isn’t maintained, as it should be, it’s vulnerable to all kinds of damage from the elements.
By Shelly, Dec 2 2015 06:24PM
Here at AJB Roofing we are very proud to be sponsoring the Hunslet Club's FIRST EVER BEER FESTIVAL on Saturday 12th December 2015.
It’s going to be a fantastic night, with a real Oompah Band, Authentic Food and plenty of Real Ales on offer… we can not wait!!!
We hope you can come along and join in the fun. Tickets are on sale at the Hunslet Club Reception. Tickets cost £5 and include a free drink, doors open at 4pm.
What better way to kick off the Christmas festivities?!
Hope to see you there!
By michelle, Jul 13 2015 12:33PM
Are you working outside today?
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main potentially avoidable risk factor for skin cancer and as the hottest months approach it is vital that those who wok outside are aware of how to protect themselves
Six people currently die each day in the UK as a result of skin cancer and with construction workers being at greater risk than the general population knowing how to protect yourself is essential.
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