Roofing Installations

The roof over your head brings warmth, safety and comfort and having a good quality roof installed cement those ideals. A damaged roof can be extremely stressful for immediate comfort and security though long term if not fixed can create huge problems caused by water damage.

Roof restoration can often be a lower cost option if there is damage that is not too significant meaning the roof can be salvaged, this option will secure the property while giving it a fresh aesthetic. Re-roofing is usually done when there is existing damage to the roof that is so great it cannot be repaired.

Roofs come in many shapes and sizes, our highly skills tradesmen will consult with you about the right type of roofing materials and shape of installation for your property.

Different Types of Roofs

A Gable or peaked roof is extremely common throughout the UK and have more space in them for loft conversions.

They are easily recognisable by their triangular shape. A great benefit of a peaked roof is that water drains off them with ease, their simple design makes them simple to install in comparison to more complicated designs.

In areas that suffer extreme high winds, peaked and gable roofs can suffer from loose tiles though the weather in Scotland can often be extreme.

tile roofing with various attic windows

Hipped roofs are common in semi-detached properties around Glasgow and Edinburgh and have slopes on all four sides. They are more stable than peaked gable roofs and cope well with high winds.

Hipped roofs provide more space for adding dormer windows and offer more ventilation in the loft space. Hipped roofs are more complex than traditional gables and require more materials.

Before undertaking a re-roof, ensure you know exactly what you want.

For expert advice, regarding building regulations, when restoring or repairing part of your existing roof, permission is not usually needed.

We are committed to improving the comfort of your home and this can be achieved through improving the heat retention of your property. As a roof is defined as a thermal element, the work we undertake to re-cover a roof will also include improvements to the thermal insulation properties of the roof.

Roofing Installers

Most roofs have five basic components which will all be analysed at your consultation for roof restoration, or re-roofing by the Glasgow Roofing Service

  • Roof covering : shingles, tile, slate or metal that protect the sheathing from the weather.
  • Sheathing : boards or sheet material that are fastened to roof rafters to cover a house or building.
  • Roof structure : rafters and trusses constructed to support the sheathing.
  • Flashing : sheet metal or other material installed into a roof system's various joints to protect against water leakage
  • Drainage : a roof system's design features, slope and shape that affect its ability to shed water.

What should you look for in a new roof?

Roofing installers ready to take on any new projects.

It is especially important when it comes to selling your home, as a low-quality roof can radically decrease the value of your property. You can do a roof check easily by yourself; it’s recommended this is done twice a year. Take a torch and head to the attic and look out for:

  • Leaks
  • Sagging
  • Dark spots
  • Sunlight entering

Once you have done an internal inspection, it’s time to look for the possibility of any external roof damage, you’re looking for:

  • Wear and tear around the chimney
  • Shingle granules in the gutter
  • Cracks and missing shingles

If any of these are noticeable, you should contact the Glasgow Roofing Service immediately for an expert consultation. Quality maintenance and roof repair means it should not need to be replaced until completely necessary.

If your roof is relatively new and the problem of buckling problem occurs, our team will inspect your property to advise you.

Signs you need a new roof: The age of your roof might give an indication of whether it needs replacing, most shingle asphalt roofs last between 20-25 years.

When the shingles buckle and curl it means they’re not performing to their best and need to be replaced.

If your roof is relatively new and the problem of buckling problem occurs,  our team will inspect your property thoroughly.


When re-roofing or restoring your roof, alterations can be made at that point that improves your quality of life and the life of your roof. Light is something most households crave, but in modern homes we are short of space, and there isn’t always a wall suitable for a window if your home is dark and depressing adding a skylight or VELUX window can bring in some stunning natural light and ventilation.

No matter the pitch of your roof, a VELUX window will fit perfectly making it a popular choice with homes looking to add extra light. Ideal for cooler Scottish cities, skylights has even been proven to reduce heating costs in colder climates due with a skylight installed on a south facing roof. Not only can VELUX and skylights bring warmth from the sun in, but a household can reduce their bills by flooding your home with natural light. We specialise in:

  • New slate roofs
  • Flat Roofs
  • Tiled roofs
  • Felt roofs
  • Industrial roofs
  • Roofs with skylights
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