Long Lasting Roofs From Experienced Roofers
We are the top roofing company with over 20 years’ experience serving customers across Dumfries & Galloway.
If you are in Gretna and need a local roof contractor, Sterling Roofing Services are the number one choice.
Whether you need a few tiles repaired on your home, or a complete new roof installation, we can help.
Our Approach to Roof Work in Gretna
We know that problems with your roof need to be looked at in a timely and professional manner, which is why all of our customers get the same treatment, regardless of the type of roof you have or the work that is required.
We have helped hundreds of happy customers get their roofing issues under control, and with our experienced team of specialist roofers, you know that you are in safe hands.
Whatever The Weather, Make Sure You Are Covered
The Gretna weather can be, at the best of times, dramatic and variable, which is why households need a roof that will outperform the elements.
Roofs in Gretna need to be resistant to high winds, driving rain, sleet and snow that batters households no matter what season it is, which is why we offer emergency roof repair.
If you know that your roof needs attention, do not wait until winter to find out that the problem has escalated further.
Check out our other locations if you require roof work outside of Gretna.
Gretna Roof Repair and Maintenance
In Gretna, we know how to build strong houses that are resistant to our climate, but in order for your home to withstand the elements, some maintenance is required, and your roof is no exception.
We can undertake all manner of roof work in Dumfries & Galloway, like slate replacement, gutter repair, repair to leadwork, as well as complete roof installations.
Preventative maintenance is always cheaper than waiting for a big storm to damage your roof and risk further damage to your property.
Contact us to find out more about roof surveys in Gretna and make sure your investment is protected.
If you’re in Gretna and in need of local roofers with experience, then call Sterling Roofing Services on:
Need a reliable and affordable roofer? Gretna property owners can take advantage of Sterling Albion’s trade expertise of 20+ years for reliable and cost-effective roof repairs of all types.
Our team of skilled roofers have experience working on all types of roofs. Whatever type of repair you need in Gretna, or if you’re a developer needing a new roof installation on an Gretna development site, Sterling Albion can assist.
Our Most Common Roofing Services for Gretna Properties Include:
The pointing work on roofs are traditionally a mortar mix. Given the high winds, storms and low winter temperatures in Gretna, the mortar mixes can crack. When they do, just the slightest of water ingress can freeze, then thaw, causing the crack the widen.
In cases of water leaks from damaged roofs, it’s often a slight crack in the mortar that expands in the winter months, exasperating the problem right when the worst of the weather is hitting.
Early indications of damaged mortar on your roof can be noticed in the attic/loft by inspecting the woodwork for slight wet areas. The amount of water ingress may be low enough that it only moistens the wood in your attic, rather than resulting in a constant drip. The drips are usually when there’s a wider crack and the repair can’t be left any longer.
It is advisable to inspect the roof from the inside on an annual basis to pinpoint any excess moisture that could be caused by roof damage. A missing slate or tile can be the culprit; however, this is easily spotted on the exterior. As the pointing is the mortar holding the roof ridges together, the cracks on this part of the roof aren’t noticeable from ground level. The inside of the property is where you’ll see early signs of failing mortar on your roof.
Repointing work is best done in preparation for the lower temperatures in winter to prevent a leaking roof. Should you find your property effected by water ingress, we can provide a roof survey in Gretna, identify the problem and let you know if your roof needs repointed or if there’s a smaller effective repair that would restore the integrity of your roof.
Gretna Roof Repairs and General Maintenance
Some types of roof repairs fall into the maintenance category as every roof will suffer from wear and tear. Pointing mortar tends to last for ten years, whereas tiles and slates can last for decades. Loose tiles are a common problem after storms though, as are sealing cracks in the pointing work.
More serious repair work such as roof replacements and roof restoration services can be prevented by taking care of the minor repairs as early as possible.
At Sterling Roofing Services Services, our team are experienced in all manner of roof repairs from replacing loose tiles, re-pointing, repairing flat roofs and replacing the soffit boards and UPVC fascia replacements right through to replacing damaged guttering.
Whatever type of roof repair you need, you can rest-assured of a quality finish that’s guaranteed to be long-lasting.
Gretna Chimney Inspections and Repairs
An often-neglected part of roof care is retired chimneys. Even disused chimneys need regular inspections because if the ventilation fails, moisture levels increase and that leads to spalling, which is the term used to describe the expansion and contraction of brickwork caused by the freeze-thaw cycle. Cracks in brickwork on chimneys can let some water into the cracks which then freeze, causing the crack to widen. Without repairing the brickwork, the flashing or the pointing around the chimney, it can start leaning which puts it at a higher risk of collapse.
Regular inspection of retired chimneys also ensures the capping remains in good condition. Caps need to be on chimneys to prevent rainwater and snow from entering. On chimneys, the cap prevents wildlife from nesting too and divert rainwater towards the roof, which then runs down to the guttering, eventually draining through the downpipe.
A damaged chimney stack, whether it’s the brickwork structure or restricted airflow, can cause interior damage to the property through higher moisture in the masonry, leading to problems with damp.
A large number of homes in Gretna have disused chimneys that will need maintained.
If your home has a chimney and you notice an increase in moisture levels within your property, we can provide a roof inspection to check the ventilation and structural integrity of your chimney and carry out any essential repairs required to prevent further damage to the exterior and/or interior of your property.