Published On: Wed, Apr 6th, 2016

A new roof for country cottage

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2016-02-26 13.57.50A country cottage situated in a beautiful location in the Wye Valley, now has a long awaited new roof thanks to Roof Assured by Sarnafil.

After years of patching up leaks and carrying out temporary repairs on the existing old, leaking felt roof, the owners decided to search for a new roof solution and commissioned Alex Manousos, Managing Director, South Wales Single Ply Roofing, a member of the Roof Assured by Sarnafil approved installer network.

Alex said: “We met with the owners and discussed the features and benefits of the Sarnafil single ply membrane roofing solution, explained the installation process and showed them samples of the membrane.  A new roof is a once in a lifetime purchase and the Sarnafil strong heritage and brand credentials are very reassuring for anyone considering the investment. By the end of our meeting we were all in agreement that the Sarnafil solution would be the perfect replacement for the old felt roof” . 

As the installation progressed, Alex and the owners discussed the best way to blend the new Sarnafil roof with the rear of the existing, pitched, slate roof. It made sense to remove the slates from the back of the pitch and extend the single ply membrane all the way up to the roof ridge. This created a strong, uniform (with no breaks or joins) roof across the entire rear of the cottage.  The lead grey membrane was also finished with batten rolls to create a heritage lead roof effect.

Using the Sarnafil self adhered membrane for the first time, Alex said : “We were absolutely blown away by the new self adhered membrane.  It’s easy to work with, is faster to install and gives a great finish.  Going forward I can see that we are going to be using this for more and more installations”.

The owners were delighted to see the end of a long awaited project: “Now we can start decorating because we now don’t have to worry about leaks. The new roof looks so good that it has flagged up all the other areas of the cottage that need doing!  We’ve waited a long time to have a roof we can rely on.  Alex was fantastic and we couldn’t be more pleased.”

If you are a home improvement company interested in joining the Roof Assured by Sarnafil installer network please visit roofassured/ 

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