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The Roofing Repair Big Six

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February 8, 2023


Know These Before You Begin...

Step 1. Do you need repairs or a replacment?

Well you'll need to have professional advice on that but some things to remember, it's important to always be more proactive when it comes to your roof as earlier action and will alway save you money in that the longer the damage goes on, the more it will usually cost you. Now unless your roof has significant holes in it and you are using a lot of buckets to keep the water out, the chances are it can be repaired, but keep in mind the age of the roof and will you save but having it replaced and has it done its time with regard to its age and state of repair?  Get advice if it's cheaper to repair or replace.

Step 2. Where to find a good roofing contractor

You can refer to our information above “How to find a roof repair specialist” sources of information. Remember some checks on your choice should be carried out however you find them. Let us help you if you need a free quote and consultation, go here for quote

Step 3. Are they just minor repairs and will repairing be enough?

Get the contractor to evaluate the roof, before getting an evaluation some things you can consider:
  • How old is the roof? A very old roof may have done its time and any repairs will be more short term? However some older roofs just require cleaning and maintenance and have more life in them, you will probably have an idea yourself.
  • Does the roof leak regularly? Repeated leaks can be a sign of ware and tare on the roof but also it can be a sign of poor workmanship. 
  • Do you have heating and insulating issues? 
  • Step 4. How long is it taking for your home to heat up?

    Does your home take a long time to heat up and get cold fast after the heating off? If so you may need to consider some renovation.  Renovation may involve insulating your home as well as repairing the roof.  You may need to consider something more thorough to reduce your long-term costs and increase your comfort.  You can consider retrofit grants as an option.  

    Step 5: Which Materials?

    After identifying the job and selecting the roofer, choosing the most suitable materials will be the first step. Now the materials already on the roof depending on their success will be a guide to anyway. Cost will also be a factor as better and more durable materials will give you more time usually. Again the type of home you live in such as contemporary, traditional etc will also predetermine the type of materials you should use such as slate, tile, flat roof etc.: Clay and concrete tiles, slate, Metal Roofing, Composition Slate, Flat Roofing (rubber, fibreglass & asphalt).

    Step 6: Job Cost & Length of time to complete

    How Long Does The Job Take? Professionally installed roof is an obvious added cost but also knowing that it's done right can be a great relief. It also minimises the risk of knowing you can expect no problems from it in the future. Depending on the size of the roofing company, large firms can replace a roof in a few days, smaller firms can take longer

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