Gutters and fascia’s are often overlooked when it comes to home maintenance, but they are actually an important aspect of keeping your home in good shape. It’s important to keep them clean, but this task can be time-consuming and difficult. That’s why investing in professional gutter and fascia cleaning services is a great idea. Here are the benefits you can expect from doing so.

Prevent Damages to Your Home
Your gutters and fascia’s play an important role in protecting your home from water damage caused by rain or snow runoff. When they become clogged or damaged, it can cause water to overflow which can lead to serious issues like roof leaks, foundation cracks, landscaping erosion, and more. Regularly cleaning your gutters will help ensure that these problems don’t occur. Professional gutter and fascia cleaning services provide a thorough inspection of your system and clear out any debris that might be causing blockages or other issues.

Prevent Unwanted Visitors
When gutters are not cleaned regularly, they become the perfect breeding ground for pests like mosquitoes, cockroaches, rats, birds, wasps, etc. These unwanted visitors can easily find their way into your home if you don’t keep up with regular gutter cleaning services. Not only are these pests irritating but they can also carry diseases like West Nile Virus which is dangerous for both humans and animals alike. Investing in professional gutter cleaning services will help ensure that these pests stay away from your home while also providing peace of mind that everything is functioning properly.

Save Time And Energy
Cleaning out your own gutters is a time-consuming process – not only do you have to climb up on a ladder but you also have to manually remove any debris that has built up over time. Hiring professionals eliminates this hassle as they have the right tools and techniques for the job – meaning less time spent on ladders and more time doing other things! Plus, you won’t have to worry about accidentally damaging any parts of your house since the professionals have experience working with all types of systems.

Gutters and fascia’s may not seem like something that needs regular maintenance but it’s actually essential for keeping your home in good condition – both inside and out! Investing in professional gutter cleaning services will help prevent damages such as roof leaks or foundation cracks while also keeping unwanted pests at bay. Plus, it saves you time and energy since the professionals have all the right tools and techniques needed for the job! All in all, investing in professional gutter and fascia cleaning services is well worth it if you want to keep your home safe and sound!

If you want peace of mind knowing that your home is taken care of properly then get in touch with Keay Roofing Services Ltd –Your trusted local roofer for expert roof repairs, maintenance and replacement–to find out more about how we can help you with all things related to roof maintenance!  ​​​​​

At Keay Roofing Services, we understand that no two roofs are exactly the same. Different materials, different climates, & different conditions can result in a variety of unique roof repair needs. However, there are some common problems that many homeowners face when it comes to their roofs. In this blog post, we’ll cover what those most common types of roof repairs are and why they’re necessary for maintaining your roof’s health throughout the year.

Leaks
Leaks are one of the most common types of roof repairs because they can occur from a variety of causes. Leaks can be caused by clogged gutters, damage to shingles or tiles, or even poor installation. Whatever the underlying cause is, it’s important to address leaks quickly before they cause further damage to the structure of your home or business. If you notice any moisture on your ceiling or walls after a rainstorm, it’s time to call Keay Roofing Services for an inspection and repair as soon as possible.

Missing Shingles/Tiles
Another common type of roof repair is replacing missing shingles or tiles due to wear and tear over time. High winds can also cause shingles and tiles to come loose and fly away, leaving behind exposed areas that need attention right away. Keay Roofing Services offers services for installing new shingles or tiles if needed so that your roof is secure against future storms and weather-related damage.

Moss/Algae Growth
Finally, moss and algae growth are two other common types of roof repairs that many homeowners face at some point in time. These growths can often be seen when there is too much shade on a particular side of the house; however, they can also grow on sunny sides as well! Moss and algae growths should be removed immediately because if left unchecked they can cause extensive damage over time due to their root systems growing underneath the surface of shingles/tiles and causing them to come loose or deteriorate faster than normal. Keay Roofing Services offers services for removal with follow-up treatments such as zinc strips to help prevent regrowth in the future.

No matter what type of roof repair you may need done at your home or business, trust Keay Roofing Services with all your needs! We have years of experience providing quality services for our customers in all types of situations—from simple leak repairs to more complex moss removal treatments—so rest assured that you will get top-notch service every single time! Contact us today for more information about how we can help with your specific roof repair needs!

At Keay Roofing Services, we provide a wide range of roofing services to meet your home or business needs. From repair &  maintenance to installation and replacement, our experienced technicians are here to help you get the best roof for your budget. But what is a roofing service, exactly? Let’s take a look.

What Is Roofing Service?
Roofing service is any type of work that pertains to the construction and maintenance of roofs. This includes roof repairs, replacements, installations, inspections, and more. With such a wide variety of services available to meet all types of roofing needs, it’s important to choose the right company with experienced technicians who will provide high-quality workmanship.

At Keay Roofing Services, we specialize in all types of residential and commercial roofing services. We understand that the condition of your roof can greatly affect the value and safety of your property—that’s why we strive to provide top-notch services at competitive prices. Our team has years of experience working with all types of roofs—we can repair existing roofs or install new ones as needed. We also offer routine inspections and maintenance services so you can make sure that your roof is always in great shape.

How Can Roofers Help You?
A qualified roofer from Keay Roofing Services can help you determine which type of service would be best for your particular situation. Whether you need a simple repair or an entire replacement job done correctly, our experts are here for you every step of the way. We will make sure that your project is completed according to industry standards so that you don’t have any problems down the line. Plus, we offer warranties on all our workmanship so you can rest assured knowing that your investment is protected!

 

So there you have it—a quick overview of what a roofing service actually is! If you’re looking for an experienced team to help with all your residential or commercial roofing needs, look no further than Keay Roofing Services! Our experts will be able to assess your situation quickly and accurately in order to provide the best possible solutions for maintaining or replacing your existing roof. Contact us today for more information about our full range of services!

Hello and welcome back to On The House, the official Keay Roofing blog!  

This week we are here to remind you why a regular roof inspection is so important.  

Repairs, maintenance, replacement, can all be costly jobs if left to the last minute. It’s funny how the roofs on our homes are essentially our main protectors of our livelihoods and belongings, yet many of us put these kinds of jobs at the bottom of our ‘to do’ lists!  

Not that funny now we come to think of it…  

If your home is modern, we suggest you still have your roof inspected once a year as this will allow you to nip any quick and affordable repairs in the bud.  

We are all about, if possible, reviving your roof so that you don’t have to fork out for an entire replacement!  

As we know, the last winter of 2022 was not short of storms and bitter weather. Rain, snow, wind, ice, hail, and broken trees can all contribute to roof damages. After the winter we had, we highly recommend you call out for a roofing inspection- if you think you are due one, you probably should call us!  

Don’t forget we can offer you  

  • Chimney repair and removal  
  • Roof moss removal  
  • Gutters, soffits, and fascias 
  • Velux windows 

On an even more important note, commercial roof repairs and check-ups are a must, to be able to ensure the safety of your clients and employees. Whether it is maintenance, servicing, or weather damage repairs, we can help. Similarly, heritage sites are highly valuable and often tourist hot spots, therefore it is essential you preserve the structure of these buildings for as long as possible.  

Please contact us on: Tel: 01753 367040 Email: office@keayroofingservices.com 

Welcome back to On The House- the roofing blog exclusive to Keay Roofing.

The weather is warming up, the sun is shining, and that can only mean one thing: summer is on its way. While most people are looking forward to summer activities like swimming and barbecuing, it’s important to remember that the warm weather also brings a higher chance of roof damage. The best way to protect your home from summertime roofing issues is by following these five maintenance tips. By keeping an eye on your roof now, you can avoid costly repairs later on. So put on your sunscreen and get started!

We thought this is a great opportunity to remind you that summer is our busiest time for major roofing jobs due to improved weather conditions. Be sure to be prepared this year and pre-empt any maintenance or repairs you should need to book in for. Further, while summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, it’s also a time when you need to be extra vigilant about home maintenance, particularly as the conditions make roofing-related jobs far easier, and it is much safer to be up on the roof.

One task that often gets overlooked is roof maintenance. Keep your roof in good condition this summer with these tips.

Whether it’s repairs or maintenance you need due to harsh winter weather or autumn leaf covering, here are our top 5 tips for maintaining your roof to a top standard this summer.

5 tips for maintaining your roof.

1) Be cautious! Do not hesitate to contact a professional roofer if you think your maintenance or cleaning job is too difficult. It is not worth the risk. If you are looking to replace broken tiles, such as natural slate, clay roof, or concrete, these can be bought online before the work is done. Please call us if you need assistance choosing your materials.

2) Rid your roof of moss by hand or use a chemical solution to scrub through the process of removing algae.

3) Make sure the attic is properly ventilated. In the summer, excessive heat in your attic can deteriorate stored items, reinforce dampness and moisture, and can make your home less energy efficient. Make sure you aren’t caught out in the winter!

4) Remove overhanging branches by cutting them back, sawing them off, and trimming them. By doing so, you will prevent debris and leaves from cluttering your roof throughout the year. And even better, animals, like squirrels will not find an easy way onto your roof.

5) It’s crucial that you listen out for any animals in the attic and call out a professional if you see or hear of anything. Rodents can cause damage, particularly electrical damage which can cause a domino effect of problems in the house. Signs of animal habitation may mean a roofing professional needs to seal an entrance into your attic.

 

Get in touch

No matter what kind of roof you have, it’s important to keep up with regular maintenance in order to extend its life and avoid more costly repairs down the line. The tips we shared are a great starting point, but be sure to consult with a professional if you have any concerns or need more specific advice. If you’re looking for a reliable contractor who can help you take care of your roofing needs or have any questions please get in touch today 01753 358267

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of our lives. And while we may not be thinking about our roofs very often, it’s important to note that the roofing industry has also been affected. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how roofing procedures have changed in light of COVID-19 and what homeowners need to know. Stay safe and informed!

Have you recently discovered an issue with your roof that requires a repair, or have you simply realised it’s that time of year to start thinking about maintaining the quality of your roof? Whatever situation you are in, it’s useful to stay updated with roofing trends and understand how you can get the most value for money.

Noticed rising prices? You aren’t wrong.

The truth is, if you have noticed prices have risen, it isn’t because your roofing contractor is trying to make a bit of extra cash, it’s because material prices have risen significantly in the last couple of years due to supply and demand issues, no thanks to Covid-19. Our priority will always be to provide a quality service with quality materials; however, it is certainly noticeable that what used to be the lower ranking materials are now nearing similar costs to the mid-high-ranking materials.

We advise you get in touch with us as soon as possible for an inspection so that we can examine your roof and provide you with an estimated cost.

What delays to expect?

If you are like most customers, you expect your order to arrive on time, every time. Unfortunately, there are some delays that are unavoidable. Please expect delays for the following:

  • If you are looking for more expensive materials, please prepare for delays as they can be more difficult to get hold of.
  • Colours or styles that aren’t in high demand

This is something Keay Roofing hopes we can navigate through with you on your projects, and assure you we are doing the best we can to provide you with a service that is as affordable as it can be.

What to do next ?

With that said and done, we recommend to all our clients if you have noticed a problem with your roof (as long as it is not an immediate threat to you or your families safety) to put money aside for the job immediately so that you are not left in a tricky situation when the issue urgently needs fixing. Furthermore, if you avoid issues for far too long, this will become more costly and problematic to fix. Pre-empting delays (such as sourcing materials) will allow you to be in complete control of the process.

And finally, if you are looking to start from scratch with a new roof or an entire roof replacement- PLAN, PLAN, PLAN. Research your costs, materials, labour, weather, and more. Seek professional advice if you are new to building projects. As we like to say… if you are going to do a job, make sure you do it properly!

Homeowners, please contact us if you have any questions or would like to book an inspection. Our team is more than happy to help with anything related to your roof. We also offer a wide range of services, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Contact details

At Keay Roofing, we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service. Our contact details are listed below so that you can easily get in touch with us for all your needs. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Telephone: 01753 358267
Email: office@keayroofingservices.co.uk
Address: 11 Larksfield, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0RB

Given the time of year, we thought it would be appropriate to shed some light on how you can prevent damages from occurring to your roof. If possible, it is well worth a visit to your loft to make sure everything is in order. With the help of this blog, we can help you notice any warning signs, leaving you plenty of time to get booked in for maintenance and repairs before the wetter and colder season commences.

 

EXTERIOR SIGNS OF ROOF DAMAGE 

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t spend a lot of time looking at your roof. After all, it’s usually up there out of sight and mind. But did you know that there are some exterior signs of roof damage that you can look for? By being aware of these signs, you can catch potential problems early and avoid costly repair bills down the road.

If your house is new, this isn’t something you should have to worry about. However, if you own or rent a much older home it is certainly worth being proactive and checking your roof for wear and tear. If it is over 20 years old, it is highly likely repairs could be needed.

Are you able to spot any cracked, rotting, buckling, torn, missing, worn, curled, or loose tiles?

Believe it or not, the moss and algae on your roof could be doing much more damage than you think. This heavy build-up of moisture can lead to the rotting of the surface and can cause serious leaks.

On a similar note, have you noticed puddles of rainwater? Poor drainage can be a gateway into larger and more expensive problems, so it is worth confronting this issue head-on.

 

INTERIOR SIGNS OF ROOF DAMAGE 

We understand a couple of missing tiles or early signs of wear and tear may not seem like an issue to put at the top of your to-do lists. Unless you are unfortunately a victim of the domino effect this can have on your living situation, it is difficult to see how this may unravel into chaos.

We advise you to stay vigilant of mould and damp build-up on your ceilings, the smell of this in older houses can usually lead you to the worst areas. We have seen first-hand, situations where landlords have ignored sagging ceilings as a sign of a weakened external structure, which has led to ceilings opening up and debris making a bedroom unliveable. This is not something you want to be woken up to in the middle of the night!

No need to panic though, the sooner you can get in contact with us and let us know your concerns, we can look at providing a price estimate for you. The good news is, if it was properly installed and is younger than 15 or 20 years old, we could be able to repair the problem areas rather than a full roof replacement.

As a recap here are four interior signs that could indicate roof damage:
1. Water stains on ceilings or walls 2. Sagging ceilings or walls 3. Cracks in plaster or drywall 4. Peeling paint

 

As winter draws closer, by following these steps you can keep you and your family warm and sheltered from the icy cold. Not only will this be more comfortable for you but by ensuring your roof is in great shape, you could even save money on your energy bills and contribute to protecting our planet. It’s a win, win!

Keay Roofing Services carry out high-quality roof repairs and maintenance to fix leaks, mend general wear and tear and restore damage caused by the weather. Let us save you time, stress, and money by getting any issues resolved quickly.

Your home is one of your most important investments. As a homeowner, it’s important to make sure you’re choosing the right roof for your home. There are a variety of factors you’ll need to consider when making your decision, from the climate in your area to your budget. This blog post will help you navigate the process of choosing a new roof for your home. We’ll discuss the different roofing materials available and provide tips. So, whether you’re in the market for a new roof or just want to learn more about the options available, read on!

Choosing the right roof for your home can be difficult, as there are many factors involved in the decision-making process. The aim of this blog is for us to walk you through these processes and give you clarity before picking up the phone.

Firstly, let’s start with the fun stuff!

 

STYLE 

To many, style is a top priority as the exterior appearance of your home is almost like the human version of first impressions! This is something to consider if you are thinking of buying or selling a home. How will people feel when they approach the entrance?

Think about colour first. A lighter tone will not absorb as much heat as a dark roof would. In the climate we have here in the UK, we suggest you choose darker tones as we can’t afford to be reflecting anymore light and warmth!

Making sure the material type, colour and texture of the roof match the exterior colours and structure is super important. It is worth considering the period the exterior of your home resembles, whether it be modern or a traditional cottage, keep your design plans consistent. There are plenty of options available, allowing you to replicate the original roof but to a better quality. If you are attempting to create a tile or wood finish, metal and concrete are good options. Whereas, to imitate wood or slate, fibre cement shingles are also good options. Please bear in mind the finish of these won’t be equally as appealing. 

 

WEATHER

We are all familiar with the UK weather patterns, which can be unpredictable, to say the least. However, harsh winters and heavy rain are at the tip of our roofing problems.

Our humble advice is to choose materials that will stand strong against powerful winds and provide solid shelter against rain, snow and frost. Slope/pitch also come into play here. The measurements of your roof structure will help you come to a decision when purchasing materials, please give us a call if you are unsure on this, as steeper or shorter the slope, the more likely we will need to discuss additional or specific materials to ensure leakages do not occur.

 

MATERIALS: FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Low cost 

Asphalt shingles: Fire and wind-resistant. Long-term durability is not as reliable but algae-resistant options are available. 

Moderate cost

Plastic Polymer: Imitates wood and slate. Fire and wind-resistant. High durability. 

Expensive

Clay tile: While these are great fire resisters, they aren’t so good at resisting strong winds. High durability however can break due to its brittle nature. 

 

COST

Lastly, the not-so-fun stuff! For enquiries regarding cost, please get in touch with our team. Your cost forecast will be based upon the steepness, height, and complexity of the roof. Our labour charges won’t be dissimilar from the material prices. We understand everyone’s circumstances are different, however, we suggest you strongly consider replacing your roof with high-quality and durable materials. Roof installations can be a noisy and lengthy process, to avoid having your roof repaired again, it is worth ensuring the materials can face the challenge of British weather. 

For help with choosing the right roof for you, why not contact a member of our team? Please feel free to contact us on 01753 358267 for more information. For the service we provide, you will be amazed by our prices.