Companies offering Roofer near Tauranga, New Zealand
Marine upholstery Tauranga boat covers Mt Maunganui Bay of PlentyVisit website
Sightseeing bus tour Tauranga guided scenic tours Mt MaunganuiVisit website
Calder Stewart Roofing | for Roofing, Cladding & Rainwater ProductsVisit website
Plumbing maintenance Tauranga, Bathroom plumbing Mt Maunganui Visit website
Tauranga Builders, Home Plans + Home Building + Renovations + Decks | Tauranga + Mount Maunganui + Papamoa | HammerHeadBuilders.co.nzVisit website
Certified Roofers register here - Gerard RoofsVisit website
Roofing Contractor Auckland, Roof Repair & Roof RestorationVisit website
Asbestos Removal and Textured Ceiling Restorations - the ceiling experts. Auckland Tauranga WaikatoVisit website
Roof repairs Tauranga – Carlton RoofingVisit website
Tauranga Plumbing Services NZ | Plumbers Tauranga, Te Puke & Katikati | Gas Fitters | Solar Water Heating | Heat PumpsVisit website
House Home Maintenance Repairs Rennovations Mudgway TaurangaVisit website
Edwards and Hardy LTD - The Roof and Wall Cleaning & Recolouring SpecialistsVisit website
Sound equipment system services Tauranga, Mt Maunganui Bay PlentyVisit website
Roofing contractor Auckland, New roof contractors North ShoreVisit website
Infrared Building Inspections, Moisture Inspections,Detect-A-Leak, Thermal Imaging House Inspectors, Roof Leaks, Certified Thermographer, NZ, infrared Visit website
Fibreglass body kit Hamilton bodykit Waikato Matamata TaurangaVisit website
Exterior painting Rotorua paint roof painters Whakatane Te PukeVisit website
Mount Maunganui Roofing - Tauranga Roofing Experts , Papamoa, Te Puke Visit website
Fence Repair • Deck Repair • Deck Restoration - Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Te Puke, Papamoa, RotoruaVisit website
Should I Convert My Flat Garage Roof to a Pitched One?
If you have an old leaky flat garage roof you may be thinking about replacing it with a new pitched one. We investigate if this is the right thing to do.
Many people believe that flat garage roofs are bad news and never a good idea. However as a garage roof expert most of the problems that I come across are not due to the roof being flat. They are caused by poor workmanship when the roof was installed, sub-standard or very old roofing materials or poor maintenance by the owner of the property.
If you have a leaking flat or pent garage roof and are thinking about converting it to a pitched one you should be aware of what is involved. New steel trusses and purlins would need to be built to size, to fit the structure. These would then have to be fitted to the garage before the new fibre cement roofing sheets could be attached. The cost for this to be done would be considerable and could easily double the price of the job. In my opinion in most cases it is just not worth the extra cost, unless you definitely prefer the look that a pitched roof provides.
In fact, most flat garage roofs are not actually flat. They will be built with a slight slope to allow rain water to run off them easily. In addition, being constructed with the right roofing material makes all the difference. If full length galvanised, corrugated steel garage roofing sheets are used, there should be no problems with ‘overlapping’ areas. Areas of overlap can be places, where through time, water eventually penetrates and causes problems. These roof sheets are mounted on rigid galvanised steel rafters. I have been using this type of roofing material on flat garage roofs since 2010 without any problems. In addition, with this type of material most lengths and widths of garage can be covered. For maintenance free convenience, I usually fit them with specially profiled galvanised steel wrap around flashings or PVC angle verge boards.
If you need any help replacing your garage roof, please feel free to get in touch with us at Garage Roof Scotland. We are experts in garage roof repairs and replacements and work throughout the whole of Scotland.
Author: Paul McLean
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