A roof is something many people take for granted and very rarely think about – but when you own your home, maintaining and caring for your roof means you’re suddenly introduced to a whole new vocabulary. If you need some repairs or work done it’s important that you understand what is what, so you can get the best result from the project and be sure you know what work has been completed where.

There is a point we all reach, and some dread, as homeowners; the point where our roof is aged and damaged and needs to be replaced. Over time weather, aging and visiting nature like nesting birds can impact our roof – with damaged or missing shingles, leaks and weak areas, and general wear and tear taking the roof to a position in which it simply no longer protects our home.

Unconfirmed reports of a spate of damaged roofs across the UK might answer an age-old question; has the big man in red been visiting the good boys and girls?

As one of just three approved contractors in the UK for the application of Prokol roofing surfaces we take enormous pride in being able to offer such a unique and specialised solution for challenging and unique roofing.

The days in which we create roofing from local slate and rely on nailing them in place are far behind us – these days we aren’t limited by what materials are produced close to home, nor by what tradition dictates. Thatched roofs and slate roofs might have stood the test of time, but modern architecture is looking for ever more exciting alternatives.

One of the options we offer here at MJO roofing is a green roof – and this comes in many forms, which we can talk through with you if you’re looking to head down this route; just call us today on 020 8953 2306 to discuss your goals.

We take pride in the high quality of work and materials we provide for all of our clients, and are always looking for the best way to maintain modern practice and open up what we can deliver to a wider scale. Looking for eco-friendly products which suit any budget, led us to look beyond traditional roofing materials.

More than 215,000 new houses were built last year in the UK, to house an ever-expanding population. But what happens to old listed buildings? If they’re not looked after with the right care and attention, they deteriorate - and can quickly become beyond repair, meaning the UK loses yet another piece of its heritage.