The market is awash with roof coating products. A lot of roofing companies have also branched into offering roof tile coating as a services. With the growth in demand for this service, the number of roof coating products on the market has also rocketed. Despite the claims every manufacturer makes, not all coating products are created equal. This article will bring your awareness to the properties you should expect from a tile coating product.
Try performing a search for a roof coating company and you are faced with multiple options to choose from. Choosing a company using a certified coating product is a great place to start.
The top performing concrete roof tile coating products are tested to stringent European and UK standards including DIN, EN and ISO. The coating product should also have quality certification for each of the performance characteristics below:
Elongation at Break (Tensile strength) – tests for the flexibility of the product and its ability to withstand pulling forces once applied to the tiles.
Water permeability – ensures that the tiles are allowed to breathe, which prevents moisture from becoming trapped within the tiles which could cause premature failure.
Water repellant property – a good roof tile coating product will repel water to protect the tiles and the timber structure supporting the tiles, from the long term effects of water penetration.
Adhesion – this is the ability of the tile coating substrate to form a strong bond with the concrete tile surface ensuring that if offers protection throughout the duration of its rated lifespan without coming off. This characteristic alone is what the 10-year product guarantee is built on.
Couple a roof coating product certified to European standards with a professional company such as Easy Coat Ltd offering peace of mind guarantees and industry expertise and you’ got a great deal. The right product applied in the correct manner with professional integrity means you never have to worry about your roof for years to come. Visit www.easycoatltd.co.uk to find out more about the roof coating process.
Homeowners fall victim to different scams every single year. This short article will make you aware of five of the most common roofing scams you should be aware of. Choosing a roofing contractor carefully will help you avoid falling for these scams.
The disappearing upfront payment
Be careful of the roofing contractor who asks for a huge upfront payment before starting work. Many homeowners find out the hard way. Often, after making the upfront payment, the roofer disappears and their phone goes unanswered. A reputable roofing contractor should be able to cover the cost of materials before they request payment from you.
Fluctuating job price
In this scam, a roofing contractor will quote an initial lower bid just to get their foot in the door. Once the job starts, the contractor will begin asking for more money for additional material or unforeseen expenses start cropping up. It should never be the homeowner’s position to meet increases in material once a price has been agreed. Always ensure you receive a fixed price quote before the job begins.
High pressure sales techniques
Not all cold calling salespeople are dishonest. However, some companies will pull out all the stops just to make a sale. Anything from making false promises to telling outright lies just to get you into a binding contract. If you feel pressured in any way, ask them to leave your home or if it’s on the phone, just put the phone down.
Easy Coat Ltd are a professional roofing company specializing in all roofing aspects, including tile roof coating. They are members of the Approved Trades Register and offer an independent insurance backed guarantee for all the work they do. If you are looking for a professional roofing company to help get your roof sorted, get in touch.
Concrete and clay roof tiles have a considerable lifespan. The UK weather and climate wreaks havoc on the roofing structure and as the roof ages, the tiles will eventually require more attention. Intervening long before natural wear and tear begins to take its toll is one way of lengthening the life. Tile roof coating products offer several advantages but it’s vital to remember not all of them are created equal. Below are some of the advantages you will enjoy if you choose a certified and high quality roof coating product such as Renotec.
Restore the protective coating that comes with new tiles
A high quality and professionally applied tile roof coating solution with restore the protective barrier that keeps moisture and the elements at bay. This will help lengthen the life of your roof.
Extend your roof’s lifespan
Natural clay or concrete tiles have pretty impressive lifespans. A tile roof coating applied following a good clean and any necessary repairs will help extend the roof’s lifespan. You will not only get an amazing looking roof, but one that will last a few years longer through.
Transform your roof’s look
Never judge a book by its cover but certainly you can judge a home by its roof. Available in a variety of colours, you can transform the look of your home by having a professional contractor apply a roof tile coating solution. The coating process includes cleaning, removal of moss and lichen which improves the aesthetic appearance of your home.
Enjoy potential savings against a reroofing project
More often than not, a reroofing project is not necessary. Many contractors will recommend a roof replacement because it will earn them more. Engaging a professional roofing company to apply a tile roof coat will cost considerably less than replacing the roof.
Easy Coat Ltd specialise in roof repairs and general property maintenance, including roof tile coating. They use certified products, including Renotec. In addition to their in-house guarantee, they also operate an independent insurance guarantee scheme.