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Structural Engineers
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Some projects may need a structural engineer to examine the buildings stability, strength and rigidity.

They will then explain what materials will be best on the roof and building to make it as safe as possible.

We work with some of the best structural engineers in East Anglia, who have experience on the most complex buildings.

Should your job require the advice of a structural engineer we are able to sort out site visits, be there every step of the way and help you make the best decision for your home or building.

Signs you need a roof repair/roof inspection:

Interior signs:

  • Dark streaks (which could present themselves in the form of mould and moisture)
  • Sagging roof (the most crucial and urgent sign that you need a new roof as it indicates structural issues)
  • Water damage or leaks (this can be caused by broken tiles or flashing)
  • Light entering the home from the outside (caused by cracked and holes in the roof)

Exterior signs:

  • Damaged tiles (rotting, torn, missing or loose tiles will need replacing)
  • The age of your roof (if over 20 years it will likely need replacing)
  • Present algae, moss and mould (this can cause damage to the roof and cause it to rot)
  • Granules in guttering (pieces of roof tiles found in guttering is a sign of roof deterioration)
  • Sitting, pooling water (indicates that the roof water is not being adequately drained leading to mould and sagging)
  • Loose flashing (causes leaks)

What you need to know about roof surveys:

Since 1992, it has been a legal requirement that a building regulations application is made for any roof re-covering project.

This means, from a structural perspective, if existing roof tiles are to be replaced with heavier material, then you would need a full structural appraisal.

In cases where a structured appraisal is not performed, your property could face serious and expensive repercussions in the future. This is because, without the facts checked and the structure looked at, a new roof structure could be distorted or weakened, which would cause the external roof to sag leading to possible damage to internal members.

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Our structural engineers have experience working 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.

Depending on the results, the structural engineer’s report will explain which materials will work for your roof.

Once determined we can show you your options in our new showroom, whether slate, tile or hard metals we know what works best.

Roofers in Suffolk near you!

ELC Roofing as based in Sudbury and Ipswich but cover the whole of Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. We are available to provide a free quote, view any projects and give our best advice to restoring properties.

Keep roof repair costs low

As experts in the trade, our roofing contractors can help you stay on budget and keep your repair costs low by advising the best, most durable roof materials that can save your home money in the future.

Talk to us about your project and we will provide you with a free quote with no obligation.

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

Wherever you are 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!

See Why So Many Homeowners Choose Us!

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