Roof refurbishment made easier with YBS BreatherQuilt

A roofing company active across East Anglia has switched to using BreatherQuilt from the range of YBS, finding it more cost-effective to install while offering superior performance compared to rival products on the market.

R. G. Leverett Ltd is a family run business with a well established reputation serving the owners of commercial as well as private property while also being ready to embrace new technologies which can help both its business and its clients. The first project where R. G. Leverett trialled YBS BreatherQuilt was a 1950s bungalow in Norwich whose original roof covering of concrete tiles was at the end of its life, leaking in several places and offering poor thermal performance. Having fully scaffolded the single storey property and carried out risk assessments, including checking for the presence of asbestos, the firm’s operatives stripped off the tiles, across the main pitch and wing.

The BreatherQuilt was then rolled out in the manner of a conventional felt. The multi-layer product is easy to cut around areas such as the bungalow’s valleys and chimney structure, but well able to resist tearing or other accidental damage. It was then secured in place using treated tiling battens and tape where required.

The roofing specialist’s owner, Rob Leverett, commented:

“We carry out a lot of work like this for the owners of older properties and decided to try YBS BreatherQuilt because it is not only cheaper than the other products we were using, but it offers a better insulation value as well.”

“It is straightforward to install – we had absolutely no problems with it – and I am sure we will be purchasing BreatherQuilt for more projects in the future.”

YBS BreatherQuilt is a BDA, LABC and NHBC certified for pitched roof insulation material for use in new-build and refurbishment applications. Lightweight and thin, it is the equivalent of 65mm of mineral wool insulation, while also providing a breathable underlayment.