Frequently Asked Questions..

top part of a roofWhat Is The Top Part Of A Roof Called?

The top part of a roof is known as a ridge. This part of the roof is important of course because it’s where the roof joins and gets its rigidity from. Other components of a roof include shingles, flashings, underlayment, the frame. These are the essential components of your roof. The experts here at Locktight Building & Roofing Torquay are able to repair single components of your roof or if need be strip the whole roof and lay down a new one.

What Is A Parapet Gutter?

A parapet gutter or P-gutters are a type of box gutter. They are used to drain rain water from a sloping roof. The top edges of the gutter will be parallel to the wall and the roof. The design of these gutters is very important as guttering is a vital part of a roof and protection against the elements. If a gutter isn’t built correctly it could cause damage to roofs and walls of your house that could lead to serious problems.

Can I Tuck Point Myself?

chimneyA handy, capable hands on person might be able to tuck point as part of a DIY project but it’s a very hard job to get right and the experts at Locktight Building & Roofing Torquay would always recommend looking at getting this work done by a professional before going right ahead and making a potential mess of it.

With our free no obligation quotes you can call us out and we’ll be able to advise you on whether we think the job could be done by yourself or whether the repointing is too big or important a job to be done by an amateur. Call today and speak to one of our team and we’ll be happy to answer any questions regarding this service.