One in ten householders in the South East burn logs and coal to help heat their homes. However, over recent years we have all become more aware of the issues of pollution and air quality, and the impacts that they have on the enviroment, and the young and elderly. Find out more about the benefits of seasoned logs here.
Fitting a chimney cowl can be a DIY job, providing you take care to understand what needs to be done before going ahead, and can be a relatively straightforward job. If you’ve decided you could benefit from fitting a chimney cowl to your home, read on to find out how you go about choosing a suitable cowl.
Whether installing a new roof or repairing your current one, making sure that your roof is correctly insulated is just good sense. Read our handy guide on insulating your roof.
In this roofing guide we offer advice on how to a fit a chimney pot on your roof. Chimney pots are made from clay, and are then fired in a kiln to make them resistant to the heat from the smoke and fumes that will travel through them when in use. Replacing a chimney pot requires a tall ladder, and a head for heights - if you are in any doubt at all, the you would be wise to pay a roofing contractor to carry out the work for you. Find out more here.
Ever wondered how long does it take Cromar Cromapol roof coating to dry? Cromar Cromapol Acrylic Waterproof Roof Coating is a fibre reinforced liquid acrylic resin dispersed in solvent, and is designed to prevent the ingress of water. Find out more
In this roofing guide we answer - How can I stop birds from nesting in my roof? Broadly, birds enter the roof in one of two areas: the chimney or underneath the roof tiles in the eaves: There are easily installed, economical solutions to both situations! Find out our easy install solutions here.
Which roof tiles are suitable for a low pitch roof? Low pitch roofs are generally considered to be those below 22.5 degrees, and above 10 degrees and we offer advice around the roof tiles suitable for this application.
We often get asked which roof shingles are the best? Our own brand felt shingles are manufactured in Russia, and we also supply the Dakota Felt Shingle range which is manufactured in Canada. Many people consider these two ranges of felt shingles as the best available in the UK - which is why we supply them!
In this guide, we offer you expert advice on where to shop for your roofing materials locally and online. With 20 years experience in the industry, About Roofing supplies stock a range of products onlien and in their branches across Surrey & Sussex.
There are various factors that play a part in which roof tiles and roof slates last the longest - find out in this helpful blog about the average lifespan of the different roof tiles and roof slates that we offer for sale at About Roofing Supplies, and online at aboutroofing.com
There are five main points that should be considered before bulk buying roofing materials - Read our handing guide offering you advice on what to consider before buying roofing materials in bulk.
Broadly there are three kinds of materials suitable for flat roofing: Roofing felt, Figreglass GRP and EPDM ('rubber roofing'). Find out more about these materials here.
In this blog, we discuss to how work out the area of your roof and quantity of felt shingles that will be required.
Read more to find out which material is better for your roof.
Read more to find out about porous qualities of roof tiles.
Read our handy guide for information on how to avoid your felt shingles from curling due the sun and strong winds.
About Roofing Supplies stock different types of roofing shingles. Read to find out more.
Read more to find out the waterproof properties of our felt shingles
Roofs constructed pre 1950 were usually laid without any felt or insulation underneath the rafters, meaning that the only layer is the tiles / slates themselves. This often leads to the loft space being unusable as dirt, dust and damp gets underneath the tiles / slates into the roof space ruining anything stored there.
At About Roofing Supplies we stock and supply a wide range of breathable membranes, each with different qualities. Read to find out more.
Choosing the right roofing materials for your home can be tricky. Various factors need to be taken into account when selecting which roofing products to use, in particular the intended look of the finished roof, the available budget, the roof pitch and planning authority restrictions. Find out more.