Just as with repairing more obvious damage, finding the source of a leak and promptly fixing whatever is causing the problem will go a long way towards preventing water damaging your property, avoiding a larger scale damage at a relatively low cost.
Tracing the source of a leak is not always completely straightforward. Sometimes a “roof leak” turns out to be a problem with gutters, or vice versa. Often the solution is simple and straightforward, and a couple of missing slates are the culprit.
On other occasions, more complex investigations might be needed. It’s always best to see to any roof issues as soon as they appear, to minimise later damage.
Our experienced roofing team specialises in slate work and tile work, providing reliable and long-lasting solutions to ensure that your property stays safe and dry in unforgiving Scottish weather.
Whether your roof has suffered from storm damage, general wear and tear, or a bit of neglect, we understand the disruption and stress that roof problems and water ingress cause, and we will do everything we can to provide the best solution for your needs: long-lasting, safe, and fairly priced.
Lead work is an essential part of traditional Scottish roofing skillset. Extremely durable, long-lasting and weather-resistant, lead elements provide a much needed protection to vital parts of roofing structures, and particularly all kinds of joins.
Lead is malleable and fairly easy to work with without using very high temperatures, and will not crack in the cold. This means that wherever there is a join between two surfaces, whether flat or especially, at an angle, lead can provide an excellent seal.
That is why lead is commonly used in flashings (e.g. chimney flashing, and other flashings), for the construction of watergates, and similar applications.
Flat roofs have their important place among the roofing services we offer, including traditional built-up felt roofing solutions and the more modern single-ply membrane systems.
Despite appearing deceptively simple, proper installation and maintenance of flat roofs in Scottish weather conditions includes dealing with issues such as water pooling and general susceptibility to weather damage. Felt work requires specialised skills and experience, just as other types of roofing, and HiSolution teams have those in abundance.
Prevent costly repairs down the line, protect your roof and prolong its life. Our Roof Maintenance Package is an affordable service that ensures that any damage to your roof will be caught early, and that the gutters and downpipes are working at their best to keep the water draining away efficiently.
Consisting of a thorough visual inspection, gutter cleaning and fixing of small damage e.g. individual slipped slates, the package is your key to experiencing the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your property is well-protected.
We recommend the service is performed twice a year, and annually at the minimum.
They worked hard, got on with the job and finished earlier than expected.
Excellent work on our roof and gutters by a reliable and skilled contractor.who have worked n ur roof for 10+ years.
Very prompt and professional, a pleasure to deal with.
Excellent! Professional! Pleasant! Efficient Tradesmen!
Professional, reliable and does exactly what they say they will do. 100% Recommend
Very prompt and professional, a pleasure to deal with. Have done a few jobs on my roof with slate replacement and gutter cleaning. Always left the site clean and tidy. Recommended
Tradespeople of this quality are too rare!
The work was done so efficiently and professionally that my neighbours were pleased to have him return and tackle a bigger job of roof and gutter repair.
We highly recommend them for both speed, quality and aftercare on all their roof works. Owning an A listed 199 year old building we feel very glad to have them as our roofing maintenance contractor.
Workers were reliable, thorough, pro-active, and helpful.
Quoted quicly (with pictures of what needed doing), and carried out the work as they said they would. Highly recommended.
Excellent work from HiSolution on our slate roof repairs
The job was performed quickly and without the need of scaffolding, which is great for keeping the cost down.
Repairs & replacement of tiles, and clearing of gutters on an Edinburgh New Town tenement roof.
Efficient professional service and competitively priced. Arrived on time and as arranged. Good savings as no scaffolding needed. Would recommend
they turned up on time and finished the job safely and on schedule.
HI SOLUTION have given us excellent service for several years.
We got about 4 quotes and they were the most competitive.
Some of the best levels of service I have received, friendly and attentive.
They completed a week long job on our property which we were very happy with.
HiSolution has its roots in the rope access industry. Our founder and several techs are IRATA certified and we were among the pioneers of using this access method for roofing jobs in Edinburgh. And we still do, when it makes sense for the job at hand.
We aim to provide the best solution for our customers’ problems.
A solution that will be durable, and which we believe to be the best value for money long term. We are not wedded to a specific method of access.We do understand that people have different priorities, and that sometimes the budget is a major constraint, and will always try to accommodate such limitations if it’s possible without compromising safety or quality.
We recommend that a roof is given a thorough visual check at least once a year, ideally twice a year. Such an inspection, together with gutter cleaning and basic repairs of small issues such as slipped slates, forms an essential part of our Roof Maintenance Package.
Regardless of the regular checks, a heavy storm or extremely heavy rain should also trigger a check of the roof to make sure its integrity and protective role have not been compromised. The actual frequency of required inspections will depend on specific factors, such as the age of the roof, the building materials, and the aspect and exposure to extreme weather.
The most important step in helping your roof do its job is keeping your gutters clean and free of debris to ensure proper water drainage.Trimming overhanging tree branches that could cause damage during heavy storms might be helpful too. Regular checks play an important role, as does checking for leaks in your attic and on the ceiling after heavy rain or snow.
Maintaining proper ventilation of the roofspace helps prevent damp, mould and rotting of the wooden elements of the structure of the roof as well as sarking boards. And finally, prompt repairs of small-scale damage will go a long way in preventing severe issues.
Slate is recognised for its durability and a well built slate roof can last for up to 100 years or even longer. This will, to some extent, depend on the location (exposed sites or ones in regions with particularly heavy weather or pollution fare less well), the type and origin of slates used and the maintenance over the years.
The most common types of slate used for roofing projects in Scotland are Welsh slate, Scottish slate and Spanish slate.
The Welsh slate is often thought to be the best, with the Scottish slate (particularly the excellent Ballachulish slate) a close second. As slate quarrying is all but non-existent in Scotland now, reuse is the only realistic option for obtaining that material.
Spanish slate has become more and more popular recently, and is typically the most affordable option, though a less durable one with a lifespan of up to 50 years. Regular maintenance, including inspections and repairs will ensure that your slate roof lasts as long as it can.
Our goal is to fix your roof the first time, and we manage this more than 9 times out of 10. If, for any reason, the repair cannot be completed as planned we will return as many times as necessary until the job is done, with no extra charge. T&C apply.