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Covering Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk
& the whole of East Anglia

Whether your porch roof is flat, almost so or pitched, our roofing contractors can add felt to small porches and construct new porch roofs.

Even though the porch may be one of the smallest rooms in the house (even if considered a room at all), it is often a space that has the most impact on how the finished look of your home looks.

As it is the first welcoming spot to your property, and mostly the first detail people notice when arriving at your home, getting the aesthetics right as well as the practical function is important.

Practical roofing materials for porch roofs

There are several considerations to take when selecting the right roofing material for your porch.

  1. What protection can the material offer the space in extreme weather conditions?
  2. What appearance and material already fit with the rest of your home and other homes on the street
  3. What direction does your home face? This needs to be taken into consideration to the amount of sunlight being received daily.

Therefore, what are the best materials to consider for the on? Basic materials like wood shingles, concrete, thatch, metal and slate are the most common, however, there are newer, stronger materials like EPDM and GRP.

Traditional materials:

  • Concrete tiles
  • Tiled porch roof with lead flashing
  • Thatch
  • Slate

Wooden shingles are one of the oldest roofing materials, but in recent generations, it has fallen a little bit out of favour for not only practical reasons but for aesthetic ones too, however, it can still be considered for porches.

Various woods can be used to make shingles, cedar being the most popular.

Generally speaking, wooden shingles can be classed as the more expensive option however, there are a few homes where it would blend perfectly.

New, modern materials:

  • EPDM (flat roofs)
  • GRP (flat porch roof)

Cedar Cladding is a very popular choice for cart lodges and porch roofs as it can be kept natural or painted.

Our showroom provides samples of all sorts of materials, we invite you to come in and take a look at our address in Sudbury Suffolk: Unit 7 Woodhall Business Park, Drury Drive, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1WH.

Our teams have worked on new builds, listed properties, stately homes, halls, manors, churches, schools, holiday homes, cottages and work for private property owners, landlords, and contractors whether the job is a new build, rebuild, repair work, insurance work or emergency work.

ELC Roofing is based in Sudbury and Ipswich but covers the whole of Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

These are some of the main areas we work but we cover the whole of East Anglia. We are available to provide a free quote, view any projects and give our best advice to restoring properties.

Why ELC?

  • Highly-rated roofing services
  • Estimates, surveys and risk assessments at no extra cost
  • Established in 2012
  • Our roofing contractors hold a valid CSCS card and have public liability insurance
  • 1,500+ happy customers
  • Guarantees & warranties across all our services
  • We tidy up and dispose of all materials and debris after constructing
  • Competitive prices
  • Free, no-obligation quotes

Porches in the East of England

We have offices and roofers based across the UK, that’s what makes us one of the largest, leading roofing companies in the south-east.

Our main offices are based in Cambridge, Ipswich, Saffron Walden, SuffolkChelmsford, and we have roofers available in locations like Essex, Peterborough, Milton Keynes and many more areas near you!

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