DPR Roofing Wakefield recently completed a complete new roofing project in Horbury. The property was an old terraced house where the roof was suffering from general wear and tear due to its age.

DPR’s roofers initially stripped off all external roof coverings, ridge tiles, old flashings and roof lattes. They then cleaned down all of the structural roof timbers and de-nailed the rafters. It is at this point that any deficiencies in old roof timbers can be identified and any issues remedied.

To complete the new roof DPR fit new quality BNS747 breathable undertile felt. This negates the requirement for fixed and aesthetically unappealing roof vents which can detract from the overall appearance of a new roof covering. Then fit new pre-treated timber battens (lattes). These are horizontal timbers required to ‘hang’ and fix the new roof material to. It is important that these are treated to remove the possibility of de-fibre taking place of roof lattes as is a common case on un-treated timber lattes.

A new vertical valley joint was fit with adjoining property. This is a purpose made fibre glass valley trough that allows the perfect mating of two different roof coverings between two or more properties. This was followed by the fitting of new quality concrete interlocking roof tiles of Marley Modern type.

To finish the roof new Code 4 leadwork was used to chimneystack abutments. These are sheet lead flashings that are bespoke and made on the roof site by our roofer to fit perfectly the masonry abutments that they are protecting from water ingress. Flashings are traditionally plugged (fixed) and pointed off with a lead mate compound which is a material sealant that has the same thermal movement as sheet lead and therefore does not split or crack like mortar pointing does in a short period of time. Finally new ridge tiles were fit to new mortar bedding and pointed flush. The ridge tiles were colour matched as near as possible to the new roof finish.