Thatched Roof Repairs Leicester

Emergency Thatch Repairs

Here at Heart of England Master Thatchers, we offer thatched roof repairs Leicester, as well as emergency thatch repairs and general thatched roof repairs for most common roofing damage.  General repairs can be straightforward and quick. Finding out that you have a damaged roof can be worrying, especially if you are unsure of the cause or how to fix it.


Causes of a damaged roof:

There are many different factors that can cause a damaged thatched roof including:

Birds – It’s not just people that enjoy high-quality thatched roofs; they are a ‘great’ nesting area for birds, which isn’t so great for you as the owner. To prevent any damage to your roof a narrow mesh-net can be used.

Vermin infestation – Just like birds, any other small animals can find their way through a lovely thatched roof causing the same issue.

Fire damage – If you have a faulty chimney this can cause a fire which can cause a lot of damage to your roof, if the damage is severe then you may need a roof re-thatch.

Leaking – Having a leak can cause widespread damage depending on the cause, the quicker you can find the source of the leak the less damage it will cause.

Moss growth – When moss grows it is normal due to a rise in moisture on your roof, such as having a leak. If the moss is left untreated, then repairs will need to be made.

The Environment – Even simple things such as trees or the weather can cause harsh destruction on your thatched roof.


Repair Services

Hole damage – If a small hole appears and can be isolated, it can be fixed quickly.

Dressing up – The process of loosening the good straw and fixing it back up to give it a fresh look.

Brushing down – Brushing off all of the loose material that might need replacing.


Thatch Repairs across Leicestershire

One of the most common instances is leaking; we work as quickly as possible to locate the cause of the leak if this hasn’t already been located. When fixing any roof, we make sure that the entire roof has been investigated for any further damage or whether there are any other problems that could arise in the future that could cause problems later down the line. For example, if you have a leak this will double the chances of moss growth on your thatched roof due to the amount of moisture created by the water. Luckily moss removal is a service that we provide here at Heart of England. Having moss removed from your thatched roof is highly important to preserve your thatched roof.

Unfortunately the longer you leave a problem you have with your thatched roof more problems could arise and worsen; it could even get to a point where a re-thatch is needed. Maintenance is extremely important in preventing damage and keeping your thatched roof in tip-top condition. Tree maintenance is also essential in making sure damage can be prevented.

No job is too big or too small, so get in touch with Heart of England Master Thatchers today if you need an emergency thatch repair. Accelerated quoting is available in an emergency situation. We also provide thatched repairs in Nottingham and Derby.