MTS - Your Roofing Products and Services Specialist in Hereford, Gloucester and Monmouth
Natural Slate Roofing
A natural slate roof is one of the most aesthetically pleasing roof coverings. It’s also an ideal material for a more characterful looking roofline. Slate is remarkably durable and is naturally fire and water resistant. Throughout all stages of its life span, natural slate will remain environmentally friendly, and easily recyclable making it a sustainable choice for your home.
Clay Tile Roofing
Clay has been a very popular construction material for thousands of years. It is durable and has excellent insulation properties. One of the many benefits of clay roof tiles is that there is a wide variety of styles to choose from, giving your home a unique style. It’s worth noting that Clay Tiles are heaving than other roofing tiles, so we need to ensure that your wooden roof structure is strong enough to hold the weight of clay tile roof. Also, if damaged, a single slate is easier to replace then other roof covering options making it more cost effective to maintain.
Concrete Tile Roofing
Concrete tiles are a very popular choice because they are a low maintenance roof covering and are generally more cost effective than alternative roofing tiles. Because of concretes versatility, tiles come in a wide range of colours and styles.
Flat Roofing (GRP Fibreglass)
GRP Fibreglass Roofing is extremely versatile. It is one of the best solutions for your Flat Roof problems. It can be used on all Flat Roofs, Garages, Extensions, Balconies and even Valley/Box Gutters. MTS are an approved installer of Resin Fibreglass manufactured by Matrix which comes with a full 20-year guarantee, however the longevity of this product (if installed correctly) will far surpass 20 years. Matrix Fibreglass Resin also looks great with no seams and comes in a range of colours to suit the style of you home.
Fascias & Soffits
Fascia boards seal the roof and protect the interior of your home from exposure to the elements. They also support the roof tiles at eaves level and support the guttering. Fascia’s and Soffits are an essential part to your roof and often get forgotten about when thinking about protecting your home from water damage. Fascia’s also give a clean finish to your roof covering up the exposed rafters. Fascia boards can either be made out of Wood or uPVC. Wooden Fascia’s look far more in keeping on period properties however they do require regular maintenance and painting. Going for a uPVC Fascia & Soffit will provide the protection you need with very little maintenance; you can just wipe them clean and they do not rot unlike the wooden alternatives. uPVC Fascia’s & Soffits come in a wide variety of styles and colours and now come with vented systems allowing your roof to breathe whilst still protecting you from the elements.
Velux ® Windows
Roof windows are the ideal choice if you are looking for a full, open view of your skyline and wish to maximise the amount of natural daylight allowed into your room. We are an approved installer for Velux Windows and with the brand there is a vast variety of sizes and specifications, so you don’t have to compromise your vision to get the best solution - VELUX designs roof windows for flat roofs and sloped roofs. Create the perfect extension and then add the windows that best fit your vision.
Roof Lanterns (Roof Lantern Image)
A roof lantern is a contemporary rooflight designed for flat roofs. A lantern will provide a huge amount of daylight into a room as it acts rather like a prism of light making your room feel much brighter and bigger. There are a vast range of designs available as from a Slimline Lantern, Sliding Roof Lantern or Traditional Roof Lantern. A roof lantern also provides a really eye-catching feature as part of your room design. We install Roof Lanterns and Roof Lights from a wide range of manufacturers, just give us the details of the light space you want to create!
Chimneys need maintenance over time. Typical problems that occur with chimneys which allow damp to get into your home are –
Open Chimney Pots: Installing a correct chimney cowl over the top of chimney pots is always recommended whether a chimney flue is in use or not.
Damaged Chimney Capping: The capping of the chimney is the concrete covering the top. A strong concrete cap is probably the most important part of good chimney maintenance. Acting as a rain hat on the chimney it directs water off the top preventing it from getting inside the flue or masonry. Overtime the concrete becomes cracked or erodes away from the edge of the brickwork which means water can find its way inside the chimney or get into the pointing between the brickwork.
Weak or Missing Mortar Joints: The mortar joints and pointing between the bricks of a chimney holds the chimney together - acting as the glue. Weak or eroded pointing causes penetrating damp on the chimney and allows water to get inside the home. If the pointing or render on the chimney is allowed to erode away badly this runs the risk of a large amount of damp getting into your home or the chimney may collapse.
Lead Flashings: The Lead flashing around the bottom of the chimney stack seals the joint between the chimney’s brickwork and the roof. Over many years lead can crack and tear leaving gaps in the lead for water to penetrate. Lead can also be incorrectly installed causing water to be able to get in behind the leadwork leaving damp to be able to get into your home.
Whatever the problem with your chimney, MTS can survey your chimney identifying the cause of any damp and repair it quickly and efficiently offering a 10 year guarantee with any full repair we do.