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Roof Replacement in Kenilworth and the Surrounding Warwickshire Areas
Roofing Tips From Our Company for First-Time Homeowners

If you’ve purchased your first home then, no doubt, you’re full of excitement. But do you understand the ins and outs of the building and how each component works? We advise new homeowners in Kenilworth to get to know their property and understand how important it is to maintain each major part in order to avoid repairs, renovations, or roof replacements. 

Sheridan Roofing & Building Services Ltd is a professional roofing company with clients throughout Kenilworth and Warwickshire. We construct loft conversions and also carry out roof replacements and other roofing services. Specialists in flat roofs and rubber roofs, we’re your go-to family-run business for home improvements and property maintenance. 

What is the Purpose of a Roof?

Firstly, think of it as a form of umbrella. In this role, the roof keeps the elements out and protects the interior of your home from the likes of rain, ice and snow. In extreme conditions, it works in tandem with the rest of your property’s structure to protect you and your possessions from harm.

Firmly keeping the walls in place, our roofing company’s loft conversions specialists explain that the roof also secures the position of your Kenilworth home and provides support for the external walls. This is the same for all pitched and flat roofs, fibreglass and rubber roofs etc.

Parts of the Roofing Structure

Knowing each section, and its specific job, can be beneficial if you need to arrange repairs. But also, understanding the workings of each component will certainly make you appreciate your property more, and encourage you to work towards keeping it in good condition. And remember, our team at Sheridan Roofing & Building Services is only a phone call away if you have any queries.

  • Eaves

  • Gable

  • Flashings

  • Hip

  • Ridge

  • Roofline

  • Downpipes

  • Rafters

  • Battens

Eaves

The edges of the roof that hang over the tops of each vertical side. Their job is to keep rainwater away from the walls.

Gable

The triangular section at the top of a wall where the eaves eventually join together.

Flashings

This material is fixed around the joints of the roofing components to prevent leakages from occurring.

Hip

Hipped roofs don’t have gables. Instead each side slopes towards the middle where they form a ridge.

Ridge

The top of the roofing system where the hips or gable unites. Ridges will run the length of the installation.

Roofline

This consists of the fascia, soffit and guttering. Each part works together to prevent damp whilst shielding the roof edge.

Downpipes

Connected to the guttering, downpipes will guide excess rainwater into the nearest drains, away from your property.

Rafters

Internally, and in conjunction with the purlins and joists, these make up the framework onto which the roof is fixed.

Battens

The fixing points for the positioning of roof tiles, usually timber strips, which act as an anchor for fixings.

Have we helped? If you have any queries, please do contact our roofing company. Serving Kenilworth and the surrounding areas, Sheridan Roofing & Building Services are your one-stop shop for roof replacements, flat roofs, rubber roofs, various repairs and loft conversions. 

Contact us on 01455 234 877 and find out more about our roofing company’s replacement services in Kenilworth.
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