SIG Roofing Blogs

Keeping Training High on the Agenda

As the demand for skilled workers in the construction industry continues to rise, Richard Kendrick, Marketing Manager at SIG Roofing, looks at the training opportunities available that could help to close the existing skills gap and bring more people into the industry.

Smart Marketing

Being a roofing contractor isn’t just about getting the job done, it’s about how you portray yourself to your customers, too. With such a competitive industry, it’s key to be smart with your marketing to achieve the best for your business. Here, Stuart Base, Marketing Director at SIG Roofing, outlines how you can do just that.

Taking on Staff

Bringing new members into your team is a big yet exciting step for your business. However, in order to be successful, it’s key to make sure you’re choosing the right people. Here, Richard Kendrick, Marketing Manager at SIG Roofing, details the ins and outs of the process.

Achieving better health – One roof at a time!


House Doctor


We all know and understand the key importance that Health and Safety plays within our business, however do we know how to protect ourselves from unexpected illnesses?

A BS5534: 2014 solution that can offer time saving benefits



In 2014, the British Standard Code of Practice for Slating and Tiling, BS 5534, went through a major overhaul requiring roofers to completely change how they work on pitched roofs. 

Natural Slate – defying the ages

Raasay House


We all know that natural slate is one of the world’s oldest roofing materials; indeed many of our historic buildings are adorned with slate roofs.

How to be at ONE with your warranty



A good warranty will give you a great safety net, as well as peace of mind. 



5 reasons for choosing a one-stop roofing supplier



Your choice of roofing supplier can make a real difference to your business and to your customers.

Top five tips for choosing clay roofing tiles



When your customer decides to invest in a clay tiled roof, naturally they will need to consult you regarding which tiles will best suit their home, their tastes, and their budget.

Natural Slate – does size really matter?



When it comes to specifying building materials, it’s good to know that some products such as bricks, thermal blocks, wall ties, and even kitchen counter tops and plug holes, all come in one standard size. As well as making it easier to specify and install, it eases production too.

Why Clay tiles offer lifelong luxury



When it comes to selecting roof tiles, we all want the very best, don’t we? However, our options are often restricted. As well as being affected by the style of the building and local planning regulations, our budget often dictates our choice of roofing material.

Top five tips for installing EPDM on flat roofs



Flat roofs have come a long way since the 1960’s. Gone are the leaky roofs that were expensive and troublesome to maintain; today, flat roofs are low-maintenance and can enjoy a trouble-free life expectancy of up to 15 years.

How to solve the problem of extinct Scottish roofing slates



As we all know, natural slate is revered for its ability to preserve the architectural integrity of a building.

Roofing maintenance – a great way to boost business



As John F. Kennedy once famously said, “The best time to repair your roof is when the sun is shining.” Wise words indeed. After all, who wants to get caught up a ladder in in the midst of an icy winter blast?

Why copper-wire is the solution for a moss free roof!



For most, the thoughts of moss-covered roofs create visions ofcharming ivy-clad country cottages and it’s not always easy to shatter someone’s illusions. However, we know that, left untreated, moss can cause a variety of problems – not to mention serious damage to the homeowner’s pocket.

How can you maximise daylight and space in loft conversions and extensions?



Homeowners tell us time and time again that the most important considerations for them when embarking on a loft conversion or extension are daylight and creating a sense of space. 

How to grow your roofing business


Hopefully, your roofing business is flourishing with orders flooding in. Looking after the ‘here and now’ is vital, but so are future plans. Can you keep up with demand?

Don’t get left out in the cold, get the SIGnature of approval



Britain is well known for grinding to halt as soon as the country falls into an icy grip. From school and airport closures, to road and railway chaos, the disruption can be endless.

Want to stay faithful to your stone roof?



Of course, we all know that stone makes for a wonderful roofing option. Valued for its charming aesthetics, durability, weather resistance, and ability to preserve the architectural integrity of a building, it can give most other roofing materials a run for their money.

Whose warranty do you trust?



It’s human nature to battle between cost and quality when it comes to buying anything. Do you go for the coat that costs £250 that will last, keep you warm and look great, or do you go for the £30 coat which will probably be looking a bit disheveled within a couple of months and offers no real protection against the cold?

When is a ‘handmade’ tile not a handmade tile?



Nothing compares to the beauty of a true handmade clay tile. Indeed, the demand for authentic handmade tiles continues to flourish, in spite of the industry’s quest to achieve volume machine production of clay roofing tiles. Of course, it’s easy to see why.

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