Roofs Wetherby

WETHERBY

DPR have recently undertaken a major new roof installation at a house in First Avenue, Wetherby, near Leeds.

The first part of the project involved erecting scaffolding to the roof elevation and then completely removing the old roof, including the roof covering, ridge tiles, old flashings and the roof lattes. This waste was disposed of in a building skip, hired from a local Wetherby firm.

DPR's roofers then cleaned all the structural roof timbers in order to assess if there were any visible deficiencies to the timber. Fortunately no treatment was required and the new roof installation could begin.

A new high quality BNS747 breathable undertile felt was installed along with new pre-treated timber battens (lattes). These are horizontal timbers required to 'hang' and fix the new roof material to.

Because the Wetherby house was a terrace, a new vertical valley joint was fitted with the adjoining property. This is a purpose made fibre glass valley trough that allows the perfect mating of two different roof coverings between a two or more properties.

The customer chose quality concrete, slate

grey, interlocking 'Marley' roof tiles to be installed, not only due to their aesthetic qualities, but also because they felt they were in keeping with other properties in the Wetherby area.

New Code 4 lead work was fitted to the chimneystack abutments. These are sheet lead flashings that are tailor made on the roof site by our roof technicians to perfectly fit the masonry abutments that they are protecting from water ingress. Flashings are traditionally plugged (fixed) and pointed off with a lead mate compound which is a material sealant that has the same thermal movement as sheet lead and therefore does not split or crack like mortar pointing does in a short period of time.

Finally, new ridge tiles were fitted to the new mortar bedding and point flush to the same. Ridge tiles were colour matched or as near as possible to the new roof finish.

DPR completed the project by removing all resultant rubble and transporting it to a registered waste control site near Wetherby.

For more information about the roofing services provided by DPR Roofing throughout Wetherby and the surrounding area contact DPR Roofing:

DPR Roofing Leeds: 0113 3470918
Email DPR Roofing: info@leedsroofs.com

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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