Thursday, 18 February 2016

Winter Roof Maintenance


You know the old saying, “One ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That’s certainly the case where a building’s roof is concerned, especially when it comes to being prepared for the harsh winter conditions. When colder temperatures arrive, membrane roof systems become harder and less flexible, and as a result, are more susceptible to damage by puncture and sharp objects.


Here are some things to keep in mind as you make sure your facility’s roof is prepared for winter:
  • When your rooftop is covered with snow and ice, finding annoying roof leaks is close to impossible. That’s why it’s a good idea to take the time to check ceilings and interior walls for signs of leaks, such as stains, and seal all roof leaks possible before the weather gets bad. Late summer and early fall is the ideal time to check exterior walls for leaks, stains, cracks in bricks and any missing mortar. Sealing these will keep the cold air out and your valuable heat in.
  • Cold weather has a tremendous effect on loose mortar and composite building materials. Cold temperatures can cause already loose materials to contract, leaving gaps for damaging water and winds to enter your building. This is why checking any roof deck and fascia/coping for signs of deterioration before the first snow or ice storm hits is crucial. Look for any deteriorated caulking around loose metal work, thin sections of membrane, signs of excessive movement and splits at expansion joints. You will also want to check all penetrations on your roof such as pipe boots, pitch pockets, and vent pipes, in addition to regrets areas for flashings, deteriorated caulking, and voids in the caulking, chimney flashings, and brick and mortar joints. To prevent contamination, any point of air or water infiltration should be checked and immediately restored to a properly sealed condition.
  • Another cause of roof failure during winter months is drainage problems. This is why checking and clearing all gutters, downspouts, and scuppers is imperative. All drains should be cleaned out so drainage water can move freely. Strainers and clamping rings should also be checked. Water weight in a dysfunctional gutter system can loosen the attachment of the guttering to the structure, causing further damage to your building.
  • A roof can leak if snow accumulates on the roof and over flashings. This is why you’ll want to check all attachments of base flashing and counter flashing. An experienced roofing contractor should be called in to survey the field of the roof membrane and redistribute all ballast across any bare spots. If there are any tears or holes in the membrane, these should be repaired immediately.
  • Every winter is different with more snowfall some years than others. This is why it’s a good idea to have several thick brush brooms ready in the event you need to remove ice or snow from around roof top units. Wind-driven snow can pile up against curbs and walls and if the snow is higher than the flashing it can create a real problem when it starts to melt.  If there is a major snow event, then it is best to contact a roofing professional to remove snow and ice in these critical areas.


  • Finally, call a professional for help. It’s dangerous to scale heights and attempt to access a roof when you know there’s an issue with leaking water or damp. Thermal Roof employ the best in the industry when it comes to professional roof repairs. Be safe and rest assured you are in good hands – Send a message via the Contact Formor call 01934 824005

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Stroud Flat Roof Repair by Thermal Roof


Thermal Roof are very proud to be a Which Trusted Trader awarded company so you can be assured of outstanding service and the highest quality materials used. All of our work is guaranteed for 25 years. Weston-super-Mare based, we cover all South West regions.


We offer a wide range of professional roofing services to Bristol, Bath, Berkshire, Herefordshire, The Midlands, Taunton, South Wales, Gloucestershire, Weston-super-Mare, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Dorset, Somerset and Devon regions. Send a message via the Contact Form or call 01934 824005

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Flat Roof Repairs Weston super Mare EPDM Rubber Roofing

Flat Roof Repairs Weston super Mare EPDM Rubber Roofing

South Wales, Midlands and South West UK Roofing Services

Thermal Roof are based in Banwell, close to
Weston-super-Mare in Somerset and manage a wide client base from
Birmingham to Plymouth, from the M25 across to Swansea in Wales.

Friday, 21 November 2014

November 2014 - News

November 2014 - News

We are finally getting involved in Social Media so welcome to our first blog.

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Thermal Roof Ltd. are based in Weston-super-Mare and cover all areas of Somerset including Bristol and Bath and everywhere in between.

We will transform your old flat roof into an asset for your property. Strong enough to walk on, a Thermal Roof will last well in excess of 50 years, with no maintenance requirements whatsoever. Whether you have an extension, dormer, garage or any other flat roof, Thermal Roof can install their unique fleece backed EPDM Rubber roofing solution and you will never need to worry again.

Thermal Roof are Experts in the use and Installation of Flat Roof Membranes.

Our Flat membrane consists of a fleece-backed EPDM rubber that is designed and proven to outlast conventional felt flat roofs and flat roofing materials by many decades. Our system has a proven life expectancy in excess of 50 years and comes with a 25 Year Guarantee. Additionally an optional 10 year insurance backed guarantee provides total peace of mind on all domestic flat roof installations.

Warm Roof Construction

The Thermal flat roof system provides a flat roof that is guaranteed not to Leak no matter what the weather has in store. Included in our price is a Flat Roof insulation layer that adds warmth and comfort to your home and of course reduces heating costs and your carbon footprint from Thermal Roof Insulated properties.