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  • Is it OK to paint roof over existing shingles?

    Maintaining and enhancing the longevity of your roof is a crucial aspect of homeownership. Among the various methods to protect and preserve your roof, painting over existing shingles often comes up as a question. While it may seem like a simple and cost-effective solution, there are several factors to consider before undertaking this project. In this blog, we will explore the pros and cons of painting a roof over existing shingles, the steps involved, the types of paints to use, and alternative options for roof maintenance. Pros and Cons of Painting a Roof Over Existing Shingles.
    Published at: 20-05-2024
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  • Steve's Steals | Week 6 | Stanley FatMax Xtreme 8M Tape Measure

    Will this week's Steve's Steal measure up to the five that have proceeded it...?

    Published at: 17-05-2024
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  • What shingles to use on an Outbuilding?

    Outbuildings are becoming increasingly popular throughout the UK. With this rise in popularity, more information is imperative. This post is formulated to help the homeowner make an intelligent, integral decision on the roof coverage of their outbuilding.
    Published at: 16-05-2024
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  • Should you put a new roof over old shingles?

    Maintaining outbuildings and sheds in the UK is a fundamental aspect of property ownership, ensuring these structures remain functional, durable, and aesthetically pleasing. Among the myriad considerations that property owners face when it comes to outbuilding maintenance is the question of whether to install a new roof over old felt shingles. These structures, often serving as storage spaces, workshops, or additional living quarters, are subjected to the rigours of the British climate, necessitating robust roofing solutions. In this comprehensive exploration, we delve into the nuances of this decision, dissecting the advantages and disadvantages of overlaying a new roof atop existing felt shingles on outbuildings and sheds in the UK.
    Published at: 14-05-2024
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  • Steve's Steals | Week 5 | Predator PRed Jet Gloves

    This week’s Steal will fit like a glove!

    Published at: 09-05-2024
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  • Are Roof Shingles Used In The UK?

    Roofing materials aren't just functional elements; they're architectural statements that define the character and aesthetic appeal of buildings. In the United Kingdom, where history and tradition intertwine with modernity, roofing choices are influenced by a myriad of factors, including climate, architectural heritage, availability, and evolving consumer preferences. While roof shingles have long been associated with certain architectural styles and regions, their presence in the UK has historically been less pronounced compared to other roofing materials. However, as the construction industry embraces innovation and sustainability, the landscape of roofing materials is gradually evolving. In this comprehensive exploration, we delve into the intricate tapestry of factors that shape the use of roof shingles in the UK, examining their historical context, contemporary applications, emerging trends, and the impact of technological advancements.
    Published at: 08-05-2024
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  • Steve's Steals | Week 4 | DeWALT TSTAK DAB Radio

    £99.99+VAT for a DeWALT TSTAK DAB Radio. Now That’s What We Call A Steal!

    Published at: 02-05-2024
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  • How to remove moss from a roof without damaging the shingles

    Moss, with its tenacious grip and ability to thrive in damp environments, presents more than just a cosmetic concern for your roof. As it takes root and spreads across the surface, moss acts like a sponge, absorbing moisture from rain and dew, which can seep into the underlying layers of your roofing material. Over time, this trapped moisture creates a breeding ground for rot, mould, and mildew, weakening the structural integrity of your roof and compromising its ability to provide adequate protection for your home.
    Published at: 01-05-2024
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  • Choosing the Right Felt Shingles for Your Project

    Felt shingles are a popular roofing material known for their durability, aesthetic appeal, and ease of installation. Whether you're embarking on a new construction project or renovating an existing structure, selecting the right felt shingles is crucial for achieving long-lasting and visually appealing results. In this guide, we'll explore the key factors to consider when choosing felt shingles for your project, helping you make an informed decision that meets your specific needs and preferences. Understanding Felt Shingles: Felt shingles, also known as asphalt shingles, are composed of a base material (usually fibreglass or organic felt) coated with asphalt and topped with mineral granules for added protection and aesthetic appeal. They come in various shapes, sizes, and colours, making them suitable for a wide range of architectural styles and design preferences.
    Published at: 29-04-2024
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  • Steve's Steals | Week 3 | UltraGrime Multiuse Pro 100 XXL+ Clothwipes

    You’ll clean up with this week’s Steve’s Steal ????.  £2+VAT per pack of UltraGrime Multiuse Pro 100 XXL+ Clothwipes. You’ll be hard pressed to find them anywhere near that price coz we’ve tried! 

    Published at: 26-04-2024
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  • 9 Types of Metal Roofing: How to Choose the Best for Your Home

    Choosing the right roofing material for your home is more than just about the visual curb appeal; it's also about durability, maintenance, and aligning with your home's overall style. Metal roofing, with its variety of options and impressive benefits, stands out as a reliable choice for many homeowners, so if you're in the process of selecting a new roof, understanding the different types of metal roofing available can significantly influence your decision. Let’s take a closer look.
    Published at: 25-04-2024
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  • Standing Seam vs Corrugated Metal Roofing

    When selecting the best roofing material for your home or commercial building, the choices can be overwhelming, with so many options it becomes almost impossible to choose the best one. Among the most popular options you'll find in today's market are standing seam and corrugated metal roofing, both of which offer unique benefits and challenges. But out of these two, which is the best? Let’s take a look.
    Published at: 24-04-2024
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