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Roofers Kildare – Your Questions Answered

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

Roofers Kildare

Kildare Roofing Contractors are one of Leinster's most experienced roofing companies. Our team of Kildare roofers have experience in everything from pitched roofs to flat roofs. By combining decades of experience with the latest equipment, we can complete repairs and installations to the highest standard and at a price that makes sense to domestic clients. Despite our low prices, we fully understand that installing a new roof or scheduling a roof repair represents a financial investment. Therefore, clients inevitably have questions about our roofing services. So, to make this information more accessible to our clients, we have compiled the most common questions below.

How much do roofers charge?

The cost of hiring a roofer in Ireland can vary depending on various factors. Firstly, the size of the job will play a significant role in determining the cost - obviously, a small repair job will be less expensive than a complete roof replacement. Additionally, the materials used can also impact the price - some roofing materials are more costly than others.

We provide full quotes on all our roofing services. Please get in touch with us today to discuss pricing.

My roof is leaking; what could be causing this leak?

There are several potential causes of a leaking roof. Here are a few of the most common culprits:

  1. Damaged or missing shingles: If your roof has shingles, any that are cracked, broken, or missing can allow water to seep through to the underlayment and potentially into your home.

  2. Damaged flashing: Flashing is the metal or plastic material that seals the edges and seams of your roof, such as around chimneys or vent pipes. If the flashing becomes damaged, water can penetrate through the seams.

  3. Clogged gutters: These are designed to carry rainwater away from your roof and home. If they become clogged with debris, water can back up and overflow onto your roof, potentially causing leaks.

  4. Improperly sealed skylights: If you have skylights in your roof, they can be a common source of leaks if they are not properly installed or sealed.

  5. Age of the roof: Over time, all roofs will break down and wear out. If your roof is old and needs to be properly maintained, it may be more susceptible to leaks.

  6. If you're experiencing a leak, addressing it as soon as possible is essential to prevent any further damage to your home. Consider hiring a professional roofer to inspect your roof and determine the cause of the leak.

What is the life expectancy of a new roof in Ireland?

The life expectancy of a new roof in Ireland can vary depending on a few different factors. The type of roofing material used, the quality of installation, and the level of maintenance all play a role in determining how long a roof will last.

Generally, a well-maintained asphalt shingle roof can last 15 to 25 years. Metal roofs can last longer, typically 40 to 70 years, while slate or tile roofs can last for over 100 years if properly maintained.

It's worth noting that environmental factors, such as harsh weather conditions, can also impact a roof's lifespan. In Ireland, where there can be a lot of rain and wind, ensuring your roof is properly installed and maintained to maximize its lifespan is especially important.

Regular roof inspections and maintenance can help extend the life of your roof, regardless of the roofing material used. Call our professional roofers today to schedule a repair or roof maintenance.

Are flat roofs more prone to leaking?

Flat roofs can be more prone to leaking in Ireland, mainly if they are not installed or maintained correctly. Because flat roofs do not have the same slope and drainage system as pitched roofs, water can accumulate on the roof and potentially seep through the roofing material.

Flat roofs can be more susceptible to leaks and other issues in Ireland, where there can be a lot of rain and moisture. Additionally, because flat roofs are often used for commercial buildings, they may be subjected to more foot traffic and potential damage.

That said, a well-designed and properly installed flat roof can be just as durable and long-lasting as a pitched roof. It's essential to work with an experienced roofer who can properly install the roof and ensure that it is designed to handle Ireland's unique climate and environmental factors.

Regular maintenance and inspections can also help prevent leaks and other issues with a flat roof. A professional roofer can identify potential problems early on and make necessary repairs to keep your flat roof in good condition.

We're sure you have more questions about your roof's needs. So please, call us today to discuss all your roofing needs with our Kildare roofers.


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