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Reroofs and New Roof Installations in Leeds | Our Roofing Contractors Explain Some Material Options

When undertaking new roof installations, whether reroofs or new-build roofs, various decisions need to be made. One of the main ones is the material to use on the roof. Customers of Smith and Willsher can choose from a wide range of options for pitched and flat roofs as well as gutters, fascias and soffits. Below, we look at some of the most common materials to help you find the perfect option for your home.

Our roofing contractors provide expert services in Leeds and all the surrounding areas, from small roofing repairs to full reroofing. No matter your requirements, we do everything we can to deliver an honest, stress-free service.

Please contact us for the following:

  • Pitched Roofing Services

  • Flat Roofing Services

  • New Roofs

  • Full Reroofing

  • GRP Fibreglass Roofs

  • Torch-On Felt Roofs

  • EPDM Roofs

  • Tile Matching

  • Roof Damage Inspections

  • Roof Repairs

  • uPVC Gutters, Fascias and Soffits

  • Aluminium Gutter, Fascia and Soffit Installation


Roof Tiles and Slates

Tiles are the most popular roofing option for domestic buildings. They provide a traditional look and feel and blend in with any neighbourhood. Reds and browns are the most common tile colours seen around Leeds, but roof tiles do come in a wide range of colours, including green, blue and grey.

Tiles are made from various materials, with options to suit every budget and new roof installation, from lightweight synthetic tiles to natural clay tiles and concrete tiles.

Slate tiles are also traditional and are ideal for reroofs on period properties. However, slates are heavy and expensive, so it’s important to assess project requirements. Slate comes in natural colour variations.

When choosing tiles or slates for your home, it is worth considering future roofing repairs and tile matching. If you go with a hard-to-source material, it may be difficult to find replacement tiles in the future.

Flat Roofing Materials

As specialist roofing contractors, our flat roofing services cover various systems, including:

  • EPDM  – A type of rubber that comes in a roll

  • Liquid Rubber  – Rubber applied in a liquid form

  • GRP Fibreglass  – Fibre-reinforced plastic that comes in a sheet

  • Torch-On Felt  – Special roofing felt that is rolled out and applied with heat

Budget and preference are the main factors to consider when choosing a flat roofing material. Felt is generally the cheapest option but has a shorter lifespan.

It is possible to change the material of existing roofs when carrying out reroofs.


Gutters, Fascias and Soffits

Our customers in Leeds and the surrounding areas can choose from uPVC or aluminium gutters, fascias and soffits. If you want something affordable and easy to clean that comes in a wide range of colours, uPVC is the perfect option. This material is cost-effective and will last for many years with minimal maintenance. You can also choose a colour to match your window frames or enhance your new roof installation.

Aluminium is a more expensive choice, but it provides a high-end finish and sleek appearance for any property. Aluminium is incredibly durable and much more sustainable than uPVC because aluminium can be recycled over and over again. Consequently, our roofing contractors recommend aluminium fascia and soffit installation to eco-conscious customers.

As part of roofing repairs, Smith and Willsher can replace existing guttering systems with your preferred material.

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Smith and Willsher
Please call 07394 394161 (Lewis) or 07546 529630 (Adam) for new roof installations, reroofs and other professional services in the Leeds area.
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