The roof of a building plays a double role of protection and insulation. That is why it is an important part of the structure of a house. Keeping the roof in an optimal condition is necessary for the comfort of living in the house, in particular to maintain the rooms at a good temperature and thus avoid high energy bills. In addition, it is also essential to prevent leaks that can appear and lead to problems of moisture in the frame and the whole house. What is a roofing company? A roofing company specializes in everything that concerns the roof of a building. It takes care of minor renovation work: repairing leaks in the roof and in the water collection and drainage system. It can also take care of maintenance, which includes cleaning the roof and solar panels, removing moss, applying products such as anti-moss or water repellent, and cleaning the gutters. A roofing company should also be called in to treat the roof structure in the event of moisture and to renovate it if necessary. Finally, this type of company is qualified to renovate the entire roof and change the roofing. It can also make the necessary arrangements to integrate a new window in the roof. Why call a roofing company? Some maintenance and renovation work in the house are simple and enjoyable to do yourself, for some people, it is even a hobby. However, there are different types of work that are not within the reach of individuals and that they cannot handle. Either because of their complexity, the cost of the necessary material, or the danger of their realization. The vast majority of roofing work is one of these. Indeed, to climb on a roof in order to clean it, replace tiles, or to carry out any other task, it is necessary to be trained, because the exercise is not without danger. A roofing company provides the help of professionals who are experts in their field and can safely access the roof to perform services.How much does a roofing job cost? The cost of a roofing job depends on its size, the complexity of the case as well as the hourly rate of your service provider combined with his travel expenses. All these costs are variable. The price that remains relatively fixed is the material you choose to cover your roof. The price will be higher or lower depending on the type of tile, all have advantages and disadvantages.Artificial slate roofing is possible from as little as €20 per m2Steel roofing costs at least €35 per m2Terracotta tile roofing costs around €65 per m2Zinc roofing costs around €80 per m2 Thatch roofing costs €110 per m2Do you need permission to renovate your roof?Depending on your renovation project, you may need a permit to undertake your roof renovation work. Indeed, for the Walloon Region, a permit is required in all the following cases: the renovations exceed a quarter of the total surface area of the building, the new materials have a different external appearance to the previous ones, the total thickness exceeds 30 cm. For roof windows, the conditions are as follows: the work is on several levels, the length of the opening exceeds a quarter of the total length of the roof, the materials used to modify the opening are different from those of the roof. For the Brussels-Capital Region, the Brussels code of spatial planning indicates that a permit must be requested to undertake work that modifies the shape or colour of the roof. A permit is also required for new chimneys that will be visible from the public space, as well as for work that includes solar panels, windows or windows that cover more than 20% of the roof surface. The same applies if these elements are located near a listed property. The difference depends on whether you are located in the Walloon Region or in the Brussels-Capital Region. In the Walloon Region:Residents of the Walloon Region have the following options:Housing premiums for insulating your roof or attic calculated on the basis of the savings in kWh achieved, at a rate of €0.15/kWh as a starting amount. To benefit from this, here is a non-exhaustive list of the prerequisites that must be met. The building, located in the Walloon Region, was built at least 15 years ago. The work is carried out after the visit of the housing auditor by a contractor registered with the Crossroads Bank of Enterprises and this in the order indicated by the audit report. The premium granted does not exceed 70% of the total cost of the work. In the Brussels-Capital Region:If your home is located in the Brussels-Capital Region, the following premiums are available: Premiums for the renovation or modification of the roof to be applied for from Brussels Urbanism and Heritage. They include, among other things, roofing in another material, the demolition of external chimney stacks, but also roof accessories such as downpipes, cornices, gutters, roof windows and dormer windows. Energy grants that include only insulation, to be applied for through Brussels Environment.Regardless of the region in which your home is located, you should also contact your local authority, which may have provided for aid for roof renovation that is relevant to you. Solving problems with your roof as soon as they arise reduces the risk that they will lead to further damage to your home. If you want to improve your roof insulation, if your roof is leaking, needs cleaning or renovation, contact a roofing company right away. Ask them your questions, tell them about your project and ask for a quote;
The town of Seraing, in Belgium, is part of the Province of Liege.
It was the summer residence of the prince-bishops of Liege,
before becoming an industrial city in the 19th century.
The municipality of Seraing has a total of 64,000 inhabitants.
The town of Seraing has known the golden age of coal and steel industry, and then the decline, as for many towns in the surroundings. The municipality of Seraing used to have 13 collieries, 9 of which were in Seraing itself. The Cockerill brothers opened the very first coke blast furnace. Around 1850, the Cockerill company was the most important factory in the world and the company enabled Belgium to become the second economic power in the world.
The abbey of Val-Saint-Lambert is an abbey founded in the 13th century
of a Prince-Bishop. In 1826, the abbey became a crystal factory, the Val-Saint-Lambert crystal factory. In 1880, the Val produced nearly 120,000 pieces per day. Nowadays, the Val-Saint-Lambert still has a prestigious production of high artistic quality, but the economic power is in decline. It produces stained glass windows for public and ecclesiastical buildings.