Home Roofing

We give you the expert point of view

Homeowners know that home ownership comes with responsibilities and that includes the roof.  Whether your roof is brand new or over 100 years old maintenance is key to ensuring you roof lasts.  The good news is that Advanced Roofing have over 60 years worth of experience in maintaining roofs across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders.  We provide annual maintenance checks free of charge, get in touch to arrange an appointment.

The initial maintenance inspection is carried out by Alan Dall, who will consult with the homeowner on the findings.  Any work required on the roof is carried out by the Advanced Roofing team as per the clients requirements.  We strive to complete roofing work to our clients satisfaction.  As a result we receive many referrals and work with many of our clients year after year.  Over on our testimonials page our clients share their experiences of Advanced Roofing, see what Our Customers have to say.

Some Roofing Basics

We appreciate that roofing is not something homeowners tend to think about until something goes wrong.  We explain some roofing basics to help you understand your roof and why maintenance is important.

Roof Types

Design, use, materials and costs have brought a diverse range of roofing over the years.  Let’s start with the 3 categories of roof slope: flat, pitched and vertical.  These roofing types tend to have different materials used and advantages.

Pitched Roofs

The most common roofing type across Edinburgh is the pitched roof seen on Georgian and Victorian housing.  These pitched roofs are clad in traditional slate with leadwork to junctions and valley gutters.  Conservation orders mean that these roofs need to be maintained with these traditional materials.

Typically in modern building tiles are used, which is a manufactured roofing product.

Flat Roofs

Flat roofs can be found on several homes, tenement blocksand garages across Edinburgh and Scotland. Many flat roofs are made with felt but new technology has brought other options including Sarnafil and Bauder products. Felt roofs are laid in strips, while Sarnafil and Bauder systems are a single-ply application.

Vertical Roofs

Vertical roofs and dorma windows benefit from a range of options including lead cladding, Sarnafil, Slating and tiling.

Fixings and Fittings

Whichever style of roof you have on your home there will be fixings and fittings that keep it in place. Over time these fixings and fittings can wear, become damaged and if these give way they can cause roofing problems.


Gutters are pivotal to roofs as they carry excess water away. If gutters become damaged or blocked this can lead to roofing problems.

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How often should I check my roof?

First and foremost, only a qualified roofer with appropriate safety equipment should venture onto a roof. We advise that individuals carry out regular ground roof checks:
  • Are there any tiles, slates, fixings or fittings on the ground?
  • Can you see any visible damage to the roof?
  • Is there any visible vegetation on the roof or in the guttering?
We recommend an annual roof check to identify problems early. Advanced Roofing offer a free annual roof check to identify any roofing issues.

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    Our customers satisfaction is of the upmost importance to us. Who’s best to tell you about our customers and their experience using Advanced Roofing? We believe that it is the customers themselves. We have worked with Advanced Roofing for many years. They would be our default go-to contractor for all types of roofing projects. Advanced

    Nigel Somner

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