The COVID-19 lockdown has changed the way we live our lives. Current social distancing rules mean that we can’t meet up with others indoors like we used to. Those of us lucky enough to have a garden will probably spend a lot more time in it this summer. Weather permitting we can use it as a safe place to catch up with friends and family. However, an old garage that is neglected and leaking can become a bit of an eyesore in our precious outside space. If this is the case you have several options.
If you suspect that your leaking garage roof contains asbestos you may be worried about the cost and hassle of repairing or replacing it. However, this is not an unusual problem as asbestos garage roofs are very common in Scotland. Asbestos was a very popular building material in the 1960s and 1970s and was still used in cement roofing panels right up until the 1990s. Many garages built around this time will have an asbestos roof. An experienced garage roof replacement company such as Garage Roof Scotland is very used to dealing with this type of hazardous material.
Replacing the garage roof is something many of us put off until it becomes an absolute necessity. We are worried about the cost and extra hassle. However it is not usually as big a job as people think. A good garage roof company should be able to remove and replace most types of garage roof in just one day. Here are some good reasons for replacing your garage roof sooner rather than leaving it till much later!
Many people believe that flat garage roofs are bad news and never a good idea. However as a garage roof expert most of the problems that I come across are not due to the roof being flat. They are caused by poor workmanship when the roof was installed, sub-standard or very old roofing materials or poor maintenance by the owner of the property.
The full force of storm Hector hit Scotland on 14th June 2018 with gusts of wind reaching up to 100mph in exposed areas. Several roads and rail routes were blocked by fallen branches and worse still, a woman in Edinburgh was left hurt by a loose slate that had been blown from a tenement roof. High winds are extremely dangerous which is why it is always worth taking the time to check that your garage roof is securely fasten down and is not rattling around. If screws have come loose or are missing, the wind can get beneath loose panels and quickly rip them off turning them into lethal flying objects.
This slide presentation showcases the range of services offered by Garage Roof Scotland to customers throughout the country.
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.
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.
Paul Mclean has 14 years as an agent for LidgetCompton selling and building garages. Now offering a garage roof replacement service.