Roofing Repairs and Maintenance, In The South East Of Essex

Weathering on your roof is something you may not notice, or even care about. But the fact is that your roof is under plenty of stress every single day, from heavy rain, wind, frost (winter times), glaring sunshine in the summer months.

Over a long period of time, you’ll notice that the tiles will loosen and the roofing materials can degrade to a point where the underlying timbers are exposed to the elements in some form or another.

Dawsons Builders provides our existing customers with full roof maintenance, servicing that’s aimed to identify problems on your roof before they become more serious and then professionally act to reduce the risk before the damaged, or exposed areas become a more serious issue.

Felted Roof
Repaired Roof

Not all damaged roofs will require a full re-roofing to solve your roofing problem, especially when our professional roofing repair services can be undertaken and prove to be a viable solution. Exposed areas that take the brunt of the majority of most weathering, such as, gutters, valley channels, ridges, hips, chimney flashings and roof verges can usually be refurbished without the requirement of fully fitting a new roof.

One of our service engineers will examine and assess the current state of your roof in Essex and then be able to provide the solutions which are most appropriate to the needs of the house.

It is important to bear in mind that making sure that your roof is regularly maintained will protect the roof for the long term and preventing the possibility of re-roofing entirely. An ongoing roofing repair service will prolong the lifespan of your roof and make sure it stays over your house, watertight while you remain in your home.

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Common Issues That Lead To A Roof Examination

  • Missing slates, tiles can lead to damaged roof felt, plastic ceilings and timbers.
  • After a windy Autumn, you might notice roof debris on the ground. This can mean that there are effects on your roof and it needs to be examined
  • Look at your gutters, do you see moss, leaves and debris blocking the rainwater flow? If so, this can lead to damp penetration through the external walls
  • Has the life of the lead and zinc on your roof hit their limits and are now splitting? If so, they will need replacing
  • Are there any cracks in the concrete flashings, this will allow rainwater to penetrate the loft?
  • Do you have a chimney, can you see smoke emanating from the wall? This can mean there are issues with cracks in the wall
  • If you have any cracked felt, this will permit rainwater to damage the flat roof wooden frame if left, which will eventually cause the timber to possibly rot. Likewise, felt roofing does have a lifespan and if you notice bubbles in the felt, then it is likely that the felt has lived its lifespan.
  • During stormy weather, it is not uncommon for hips, ridges and flashings become detached. Signs of this will be in the guttering with mortar droppings
  • Non maintained wooden soffits and fascias are hazardous as they can become rotten, leaving guttering fixings unsafe and dangerous. We would advise that there is a switch to UPVC rooflines.

If You Need Any Of The Following In The Southend Area – Then Call 01702 460079 or 07974 366001

Complete roof renovations, or re-roofs
Maintaining chimneys, through re-pointing and rendering
Repair existing gutters, soffits and fascias when needed, if not, then a complete new install will be recommended.
Any missing pointing to the hip tiles and ridges can be replaced
Damaged lead roofing and concrete flashing can be replaced/repaired
Repair or replace any damaged felt roofing
Repairing damaged roof valleys, or install new ones.
Finding and fixing any leaks, cracks and missing tiles

"We would like to thank Dawsons for the work they performed at our home for our flat roof. 

Your employees were well-mannered, efficient and are a credit to your company"

Kevin Robertson

From Westcliff on Sea

"Dear Mr Dawson,

We thought we must write to say thank you very much for the wonderful job your company did in converting our garage into a room.

It is now fully decorated and looks fantastic.

Please pass on our thanks to your builders for the excellent and efficient job they did and we will definitely recommend your company to friends and family who might be looking for a competent building contractor."



Cori & Richard Gingell

From Great Wakering

"I hereby confirm that we (Althorn Properties) have employed the above-named firm on two contracts to date. Both have involved the total refurbishment of semi-derelict buildings and total contract value was approximately £150,000

Work has been completed satisfactorily and we would re-employ this firm in the future."

Athlone Properties Limited

Southend on Sea

"Just a short letter of thanks, to you and your staff, for carrying out the refurbishment of my house.

The refurbishment has been completed to a very high standard and I am extremely pleased with the outcome of the project.

The site was kept in a clean and tidy condition, your staff were very polite and trustworthy.

I would have no hesitation in recommending your company for future works."

Ms R Doubleday

From Shoeburyness

"Would quite happily use for any further building work that we might require"

Mrs Dunstan


About Us

Dawsons Builders and roofing specialists offer a wide variety of building and roofing services for those in Southend and the Surrounding areas. We are a family business that has over 40 years experience in the industry.

We are more than happy to liase directly with architects, project managers to help you complete your project.

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Office:  01702 460079
Mobile: 07974 366001
2nd Mobile: 07974 366002


Dawsons Builders
97 Rutland Avenue,
Southend on Sea,