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Is your garage damp, leaky and full of junk items that you have not bothered to throw away? Why waste all that garage space? If your garage was watertight you could convert it into a useful space for you and your family. By replacing your old garage roof with good quality roofing materials you could create a really useful extra room while at the same time increase the attractiveness of your property for when the time comes to sell and move on. Below are a few ideas for people who may want to tailor that extra garage space in line with their own unique personalities.
Many people love making things which is why all types of crafting is very popular in the UK. Sewing, knitting, dressmaking, embroidery, paper crafts are some of the most popular at the moment. Why not convert all/part of your garage into a hobby/craft room. This can give you an extra space for you to enjoy your hobby in peace and have somewhere safe for your materials and latest unfinished projects to lie undisturbed until you have time to go back to work on them again.
Unused garage space can be a blessing for the person that likes to build and tinker with tools. The neglected area in the garage can be converted into a workshop, which is perfect for someone that enjoys DIY. All the essential tools can be stored in the garage and projects can be developed in an appropriate environment. The garage space is a perfect area for a creative person to work on their ideas e.g. wood work, metal work, building cars or even inventing the next scientific invention that is set to change the world.
You may agree that a garage is an ideal place to store cold drinks, but why stop there when the whole garage space could be converted into your own bar? Just think about it, stock the fridge with your favourite beverages and enjoy the company of friends without having to worry about missing the last train. You can have a nice flat screen TV on your wall and the sport enthusiasts can enjoy the latest big football match or cheer on Andy Murray in the next tennis Grand Slam.
Extra garage space can also be converted into a home office, which is ideal for people who need a quiet space away from the main living room where the TV is likely a noisy distraction for many. Having an area just dedicated to a work space will no doubt help the productivity of people who need their own area for concentration. A home office space can be used for many different types of people such as, the small business owner, a freelancer or even a person that just needs a study to undertake their tasks
If any of the garage conversion ideas sound interesting but your garage roof is in need of repair due to damp, mould or leaks then please do not hesitate to contact us. We replace all types of garage roof using top quality materials from Lidget Compton. We can usually remove your old roof and replace it with a brand new one in just one day. We even dispose of all the old roofing materials too. All our new garage roofs come with a 10 year guarantee so give Paul a call on 07932637646 to find out more.
At this time of year it is good to know that your garage roof is secure and watertight. If it is not, find out how our garage roof replacement service can help.
When you first discover that your garage roof has a small leak or damp patch it is easy to ignore. Replacing or repairing a garage roof takes time, effort and money. However this may cost you more in the long run as most people now use their garage to store (along with the car) stuff they can’t fit in the house. However a recent article in the paper from Good Housekeeping, ‘Don't keep your clutter in the garage’, pointed out that this is far from ideal. Damp garages can cause wood furniture to swell or contract, make paper in books and photo albums curl and electrical items to end up broken and rusty. So in the end, it may be more cost effective to sort a leaking garage roof sooner, rather than later.
So how do you know whether your garage roof needs repaired or replaced?
If the garage roof is relatively new then it is unlikely that it will need to be replaced. We would expect a new garage roof to last for at least 10 years and if it has been fitted correctly with a good quality roofing material then usually much longer than that. If the garage roof is less than 10 years old check to see if it is still under guarantee. A reputable garage roof company should provide this kind of guarantee with a new garage roof and will be happy to repair any problems that occur during this time. If you have been unlucky enough to not have a guarantee then you will need to start by accessing the damage yourself.
How to access the damage to your garage roof
The first thing to do is to take a close look inside the garage to try and determine which area(s) the damp/leaks are affecting. Then walk around the outside of the garage concentrating on these areas to see if one of the tiles or panels has come loose. A lot of problems can be caused by just one loose roof clip/screw. Replace the missing clip and the problem can be easily solved. If you cannot find the source of the leak, the garage roof is leaking in many different areas or you think that you may have an asbestos garage roof, you will need to call in the experts to access what is causing the problem and what can be done.
Repair or Replace?
The age together with the extent of damage to a garage roof will determine the best course of action and a good garage roof company will be able to advice you. For a one off small problem, then a repair will probably suffice. However for garage roofs over a certain age, a series of repairs may well end up costing you more in the long run. It is also good to have peace of mind that the roof on your garage is secure and watertight, particularly as winter approaches.
How much will it cost to replace or repair a garage roof?
The cost of a new garage roof will depend on various factors including the type of garage (Apex or Pent), the size of garage and the type of roofing material. If you give us a call or contact us with the type and dimensions of your garage we can provide you with a free no obligation quote.
Also, if your garage roof is damaged due to stormy weather, the cost of repairs or replacement may be covered by your home insurance policy. Over the years we have dealt with many households affected by storm damage. We can get a free quote out to you very quickly to start the process of claiming for damage.
Asbestos Garage Roof
Asbestos is a very hazardous substance and is often found in many older garage roofs. An asbestos garage roof is completely safe if in good condition but once the cement roofing panels start to decay the asbestos fibres can be released into the air. If these fibres are breathed in, they cause fatal lung diseases. If you think you may have an asbestos garage roof it is better to leave all repairs and replacement to the experts. Garage Roof Scotland is SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency) licensed to remove and dispose of asbestos safely.
If you are thinking about repairing or replacing your garage roof and would like some advice, we would love to hear from you. Please give us a call on 07932637646 or get in touch.
A new garage can be a very useful addition to your home as well as adding extra value to your property. However there are many factors to take into consideration when choosing a new garage: type (apex or pent), size, available space, exterior finish, detached or attached, what it will be used for etc.
Type of Garage
It is important that your new garage does not detract from your home and in fact the right garage should add kerb appeal. The type of garage that is right for you will depend on the space you have available and its proximity to your home.
Pent garages are currently the most popular choice of concrete garage as they are offer good value for money and can easily be butted up against your home when space is tight.
Apex garages are also a great choice and come in a range of different sizes and roof styles to blend in with your home. Lidget Compton’s range come with a choice of roof tile colours and roof pitch e.g. 12.5 º, 15° or the 25°
Size of Garage
The size of garage obviously depends on the space available and the planning permission rules in your area. An experienced new garage contractor will be able to advice you on this. It is also worth thinking about what you are planning on using your garage for and making sure that it is big enough to cater for any future use plans.
Paul Mclean has 14 years as an agent for LidgetCompton selling and building garages. Now offering a garage roof replacement service.