Roof valleys and gullies are an integral part of your roof. These are channels running up and down the angles and “folds” of your roof. Unless you have a very simple roof design, you’re likely to have at least one roof gully or valley on your roof. Unfortunately, these areas are particularly vulnerable to damage, which can compromise the water tightness of your roof and put your home at risk of water damage. Here, we’ll explore some of the common reasons why your home may need roof gullies and valley repair.
Properly flashed roof valleys should always have an ice and water shield. This should be installed with the roofing felt secured over it. If your shield is missing, it can allow water to infiltrate your home and cause damage. You can check if your roof has a shield by looking in your attic. Look through the spaces in the roof boards to see where the valley is located. If you have multiple valleys in your roof and all are missing shields, this can be a significant problem. Installing new shields will involve removing the tiles on both sides of the valley and replacing them after the shields have been installed. If you have an older roof or there are other areas of damage, you may need to consider a new roof. However, our recommended experts can advise you if a repair is feasible.
Tiles do not have an unlimited lifespan, and as they start to age, cracks and fissures can be created that allow moisture to pass through. When new or well-maintained tiles create a water barrier, bit exposure to wind, snow, rain, and sun can allow the tiles to shrink, expand and break apart. Eventually, pieces of tile can be blown off or washed off your roof. When this occurs, the underlying roof materials are exposed, creating a real possibility of leaks and very costly problems. Since valleys and gullies are particularly vulnerable to weather damage, when your tiles are getting old, it is likely that you’ll need professional repair services.
During installation, if nails are improperly placed, it can accelerate the aging process of tiles and other roofing materials. When roofing nails are left within the seam area of a roof valley, they can allow moisture to be drawn through. Additionally, if tiles or slates are nailed too close to the valley, tension is created, and this causes premature wear, cracking and tile failure. Roofing nails should be placed six to ten inches from the valley seam to reduce the pressure on all the roofing materials.
Roof gullies and valleys are prone to collecting leaves, twigs, tree branches, dirt, and even ice or snow. This accumulation of debris interrupts the natural downward water flow, and water will start to become trapped and pool. This leads to seepage and can encourage the valley or gulley materials to start to deteriorate. Removing the debris regularly will allow proper drainage and protect your roofing materials.
If you are unsure if you need roof gullies or valley repair, you can rely on us. Our recommended expert roofing professionals have a great deal of expertise in roof gully and valley repair. The team would be delighted to assess your roof to determine if your home would benefit from our repair services.
Michael was there when I needed my roof fixed, he came round in short notice gave me a price and was there fixing the leak whilst I was sleeping after my nightshift, when I awoke the job was done, I hope Michael will be there for me again if I need him in the future. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. He is a good and reliable honest tradesman.
Cannot fault the work done on the roof. The men who carried out our roof repair and maintenance did so to a very high standard.
Warren did a super job for me, sorting out my broken tile and gutters quickly and without fuss. Wouldn't hesitate to use again, thank you.
Warren responded very quickly, was able to come the same day to take a look at and eventually repair a leaky roof. Very knowledgable and professional. And the leak is fixed!
Paul Williams got in touch when he said he would, gave the quote and did the job within reasonable time, somewhat set back by the weather. He was very easy to deal with and responded immediately to my emails. Full marks for that! I will use him again if I have a problem.
Thoroughly recommend Paul. Contacted Paul after another roofer left us with a leaking flat roof and was unable to resolve the issue. Paul replaced the flat roof and no more leak. Would definitely use him again
5 tiles replaced and gutter work including facias and gutter cleaning. Michael from MK maintenance carried out some work on my mum’s house done a great job and would highly recommend very clean and tidy and we would definitely use for further work and to recommend to family and friends thanks.
Mike did a great job cleaned up well after and disposed of all the rubbish. Will use again and would recommend him to anyone.
We had worked carried out last year that was excellent by Micheal. He was very polite, tidy and reliable. Had a small problem and he came straight out and corrected it. Would definitely recommend.
Michael was quick to investigate and identify the source of my leak and resolved the issue promptly for a very fair price. He was really easy to talk to and I'd highly recommend him to others looking to get roofing work completed!
RFR made the time to come out and inspect the bay roof which had leaked in the previous night following a heavy storm. He explained that it needed a repair not a replacement and set to work straight away. They explained very clearly what needed doing and the the cost involved, which was very reasonable. We were very relieved to say the least, having assumed the roof might need a very costly replacement. We would have been none the wiser had someone confirmed our worse fears. RFR were very honest and helpful and even troubled to advise us on how to make good the damage to the inside decoration. We would not hesitate to use RFR again and can recommend him without reservation.
Saved me from a real emergency. Great care from start to finish. Would highly recommend.
Paul and his team did a first class job after we had been let down by other people. Someone who turns up and does what he says he’ll do. I have no hesitation in recommending this company for any roof repairs.
Michael is very knowledgeable and his advice was invaluable in deciding the best option to repair my ridge tiles on my roof. His quote was very competitive and the standard of his work was very high, moreover he ensured that any mess was tidied up and taken away for disposal. I have not hesitation in recomending MK Maintenance.
Good service kept us informed from start to finish roofers on time and polite
Warren was so professional and helpful. Warren put right our guttering that was done so poorly by a different company. We are extremely happy with the service and wouldn't hesitate to employ him again for future roofing work. Thank you.
Mrs sharon m Brown
Paul Williams responded immediately and visited to survey the job and explained what was required - very friendly chap. A week later I received a quote. My inclination is to take up Paul’s quote but I am ‘still’ waiting for other quotes from other companies before committing myself.
Called on Monday afternoon, Toby came out the next morning and my roof leak was sorted in the afternoon by Mark and Shaun, Thankyou guys for such great service and the price was good too.
Michael did a fantastic job repairing my roof and replacing guttering. Friendly, reliable and advised me on any further work that needed to be done. He will be coming back to repair my chimney. He also worked neatly and cleaned up any debris from the work. Would absolutely recommend Michael to friends and colleagues.