Roof Repair frequently asked questions from BPS Facilities

BPS Facilities Ltd offer Commercial Roof Repair, Maintenance and Installation anywhere in the UK. We are the go-to Facility Management & Maintenance Company and we offer Specialist Roofing Services for businesses and commercial property owners.

Is commercial, industrial or warehouse roof repair expensive?

It really depends on what repairs are needed and your roof structure as to how much it will cost to repair your commercial roof. You should always use a reputable roofing company which specialises in commercial roofing, maintenance, repairs and installation as they will have the experience, qualifications, required resources and equipment to repair your roof quickly, safely and to a high building regulation standard.

Is a roof repair covered by commercial buildings insurance?

Roof repairs can sometimes be covered by buildings insurance but it depends on your insurer and the policy you have with them. Always give them a call to ask them what is covered on your policy before you ask for quotes from roofing repair companies. Some insurance policies will cover water damage or the cost of replacing or repairing your roof and if the repairs needed are from damage caused by weather then there are some insurance policies that will cover these scenarios. always check with them carefully at the time you take your policy out to check what is and isn’t covered.

Are you responsible for your commercial roof repair as part of your leasehold?

Every lease contract is different so its important to check your contract and get a specialist solicitor to check it before you sign. Your lease will set out who is responsible for carrying out repairs on your leased property and for any shared facilities. In most normal cases the freeholder is responsible for arranging repairs to the building’s structure to maintain it to the standard it was when they took the property over, and this would normally include the roof and guttering.

Is a roof repair classed as leasehold improvement?

Any improvements you do to your leasehold that change its use, increase its value or extend its leasehold value are seen as improvements. Repairs would normally be a requirement that forms part of your lease, however, installing a new roof could be considered an improvement. In these situations always check your lease contract and speak to your landlord before you make arrangements for any work to be done.

Can a roof repair be done in winter?

Most repairs can be done in winter as long as there is no risk to the roofers from heavy rain or icy conditions. Roof installations can also be carried out in winter although the temperature can limit this on certain roof types. As an example, the best temperature to install an asphalt shingle roof is between 40 and 85 degrees. If a shingle roof is installed below these temperatures the shingles can become brittle and be more prone to breaking and cracking.

Can roof repairs be carried out in the rain?

There are two things to consider when repairing a roof in the rain, the first is the safety of the roofers who are carrying out the repairs as a roof will be extremely slippery and dangerous when wet. In addition to this, the repairs may not always be as effective or last as long if the roof is wet. Most professional roofing companies will still carry out the repairs for you in wet weather as they will have the safety equipment to make sure their team are safe, as well as understanding that not carrying out the repairs quickly will likely cause more damage to the property in the short and long term.

Is commercial roof repair classed as leasehold improvement?Can a roof repair be done without scaffolding?

Some roofing repairs can be done without scaffolding, however, it depends on the building, its location, roofing systems, proximity to other buildings and the type of repair that is needed. Larger repairs will likely need scaffolding as it is designed to keep the team of roofers safe, as well as anyone on the ground, as tools and materials falling from a roof height can be extremely dangerous.

Is it difficult to do a roof repair with solar panels fitted?

When solar panels are fitted it can be difficult to access damaged tiles underneath the panels. Solar panels are usually fixed by tile mounts and are screwed directly into the roof. This is the recommended fixing method compared to being nailed as it is likely that more tiles will be damaged if they need to be removed. A good and reputable roofing company who has a team of expert roof repair specialists will come out and assess your roof and be able to let you know what they need to do to carry out a roof repair service if there are solar panels fitted, and they will have the knowledge and experience to do this.

Is commercial flat roofing difficult to repair?

Commercial flat roofing is not always difficult to repair as long as you use a reputable commercial roofing installation contractor who is an expert in flat roofs. A damaged roof will need to be assessed for safety reasons and to check if it can be repaired or if it needs to be completely replaced. Sometimes the Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM roofing) which is used a lot for commercial flat roofing will need to be completely replaced as its very difficult to effectively repair.

Roof repair versus replacement?

Repairs and installation costs are based on square footage as well as the materials, resource and equipment needed, therefore a large warehouse roof is likely to cost a huge amount more to replace compared to repairing it. If scaffolding is needed for safe roof repair then it will cost more for the repair to be done. Many roofing companies have their own scaffolding so this reduces the cost for you as scaffolding is expensive to hire. If your roof is extensively damaged or worn then its always a good idea to ask for a quote for the repair as well as a new roof so you can compare the costs and make your decision based on how long the repair will likely last as roofing installations can sometimes be the better option. Always remember that repairing a roof takes a lot less time than replacing a whole roof so it is normally a cheaper option but this will depend on the type of roof you have. A commercial roof leak is normally easily repaired by a roof specialist.

BPS Roof Repair, Maintenance and Installation

At BPS we have extensive experience and offer all types of roofing services, our team can repair, maintain and install new roofs easily and efficiently with minimal disruption to your business or commercial building.

We offer a roof repair service which is second to none and as a specialist commercial roofing contractor, we offer a roof repair service for all types of roofs, including, warehouse roofs, industrial unit roofs, office roofs, retail and leisure complex roofs and many more.

Our commercial roofing services include flat roof repair, tile replacement, roof damage repair, commercial roof leaks, storm damage and much more.

Our skilled team of experienced roofers can be with you quickly if you have an emergency roof repair as we understand the damage it can cause to your property and stock if it isn’t repaired quickly.

We are recognised in the roofing industry as one of the best industrial roofing contractors and we take on and manage all scales of roofing projects, whatever the type of roof or type of commercial property.

We have exemplary health and safety record with controlled measures and protocols in place and we commit to working alongside you and your business to ensure all required procedures and guidelines are followed. 

Our Services Include:

  • Planned and Reactive Maintenance Services
  • Comprehensive Call Out Service Contract
  • 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week and 365 Days a Year Emergency Call Out Service
  • Free No Obligation Quotes
  • Reliable and Professional Service every time

Our Commercial Roofing Services Maintenance

Minor defects are normally the cause of most leaking roofs so regular maintenance and inspections from a reliable Commercial Maintenance and Repair Company will highlight issues that may cause you problems later down the line. This ensures you have the ability to be proactive in repairing before it becomes an issue which could cause damage to the rest of your property. Planned inspection visits, gutter cleaning, roof outlet and flashing maintenance can help prevent unnecessary building fabric damage & leaks.

BPS offer repair and maintenance for Commercial Roof types including:

  • SLATE & TILED ROOFING – Welsh Slate, Tiled Roofing, Verges, Flashings
  • FLAT ROOFING – Single Ply Membrane, Mineral Felt, Fibreglass
  • PROFILED SHEET METAL CLADDING – Plastisol Smooth or Leathergrain, Bespoke Profiles
  • SKYLIGHTS – Bespoke all types, GRP Profile

BPS Facilities Ltd. is an independent company whose excellent reputation has been built on providing high quality and building compliant services every time. Our professional, polite and proficient staff offer a complete engineering service for commercial and industrial companies, 24-hours a day.

At BPS we hold the values of trust and honesty in high regard and these are reflected in everything we do. We deliver our high-quality service by empowering our employees to deliver exceptional service every time.

BPS Facilities roofing experts offer Commercial Roof Repairs, Maintenance and New Roof Installation in South Wales as well as the whole of the UK at competitive prices. Contact us today for small, medium and large commercial properties on 029 20 484114 and one of our expert team will be able to help.