We pride ourselves that any new roofs we install are made to last. We have installed both flat roofs and tiled roofs across Kent for years and our customer satisfaction is assured.
However, some properties have decades-old roofs, or ones that were installed by a less discerning roofing company. Still others have perfectly good roofs installed that nevertheless have suffered damage from some external force.
Our customers across Kent will be delighted to know that we handle roof repairs as well as installations. Whatever is wrong with your roof – be it in Petts Wood, Orpington, Bromley, Sevenoaks, Chislehurst, or beyond – we can help.
As the foremost roofing company in Kent, you should make us your first port of call for roof repairs. Here are some of the ways we can help you…
or Slipped Tiles
By far the most common roof repairs we are called to handle involve damaged or misaligned tiles. Assuming the rest of the roof, including the felt and any adjoining leadwork, is intact, it’s an easy job. Sometimes we need to remove and replace several of the surrounding tiles to ensure a tight and waterproof fit.
Damaged or Slipped
Ridge tiles are specially shaped to fit over the join where two planes of your roof connect. Sometimes they suffer direct damage from overhanging trees. More commonly, they slip when the mortar holding them is worn away by the elements. It’s a simple enough job to clean them off, apply new mortar, and replace.
If your roof uses concrete tiles rather than ceramics, it can easily be colonised by moss. While this is unlikely to cause major damage, it can make your roof look unappealing. It can also make it an unsafe working environment for more major repairs. Removing it is easy enough, usually requiring only a pressure washer and hard work.
If your guttering is damaged, your house is at risk from major water damage. Instead of being harmlessly drained off, rainwater will cascade down your brickwork, resulting in damp and other damage. As roofline experts, we can repair or replace damaged guttering for you, depending on how bad it is. This will prevent further damage to your home.
Following extreme weather conditions, you may find that your roof has been punctured. This may be thanks to heavy hail, a falling tree branch, or some other mishap. Whatever the reason, it’s essential that you get it fixed immediately. A punctured roof allows water to pass directly into your loft or attic space.
Most roofs have an underlay of roofing felt. This is a breathable, waterproof membrane that acts as an additional layer of protection between your home and your roof. If the damage is only localised to a small patch of roof, it’s easy enough to patch it up. For more extensive damage, the entire felt may have to be replaced.
With the new roof installed, there is still work to be done. We need to install a roofline to protect the eaves and underside of the roof from damp and water ingress. This requires cut-to-measure fascia boards, soffits, and a guttering system. We also apply lead flashing to the roof’s joins to divert water away from these vulnerable areas.
Roof Repair Specialists
You can find the main Cousin Roofing & Building Ltd office in Sidcup. We are a local firm, with a long history in Kent. We have a team of professional roofers, all of whom know the area well. Between them, they travel across the county, installing quality new roofs. This includes Petts Wood, Orpington, Bromley, Sevenoaks, Chislehurst, and beyond.
Get in touch
For high quality roof repairs available across Kent, call Cousins Roofing & Building Ltd on 0208 309 0200. A member of our team will be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.