Restoration roofing – Choosing your contractor
Any type of restoration roofing needs a specialist company behind the project. Whether you are looking for restoration work for your home or you are in charge of a large restoration project for such as stately home you want a contractor who can offer you a quality service every step of the way. There is more to roofing than just putting tiles up on the roof. Tiles have to be matched to the existing materials of the roof and these can vary greatly depending on the type of roof and the style of your home or the property.
When looking for a quality contractor for roof restoration you could ensure that they are a member of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, also known as the NFRC. This is the largest roofing trade organisation in the UK and you would have guaranteed protection and quality of work.
Any restoration roofing contractor you are considering taking on should be able to provide you with a written quote for the work they will undertake. This should be given after an inspection of the work but a little leeway should be given due to things beyond control. They should also be able to provide you with advice on the materials they are going to be using and should be able to work with a wide variety of different materials and be able to match them to your specific needs. Guarantees for work and materials should also be talked about.
Ask the contractor about their work ethics, they should be able to provide the same assurance that they give for quality work for while they are on site during the work and when cleaning up after the work has been completed. Safety of the workers and everyone around should also be taken into account during the project and the company should be able to produce a health and safety policy upon request.
Finding a roofing contractor is all well and good but how do you know that your roof needs restoration work on it? If you have lost roof tiles or they have become damaged then you could find that you have damp patches on your walls.
The first signs of damaged or lost tiles will show up in the attic and if you do not seek the help and advice of a specialist restoration company as soon as possible the problem will only get worse. You could end up with damp in the walls, beams and flooring of the loft which could possibly extend into your home and end up ruining your belongings.
You could also have problems with roofing and need to employ a restoration roofing contractor if you see any signs of cracked or bubbled paintwork. Leaving any roof in disrepair would only lead to more serious problems and more expense than it might have cost had you taken steps to have repairs made in the first instance. A good contractor is well worth paying out for as the work would be guaranteed to last.