Roof planning and installation

Written by   |  Published June 7, 2013  |  Posted in: Advice

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The roof is one of the most important parts of any home, providing weather resistance and waterproofing. As a result it needs to be durable and hardwearing, whilst being manufactured from something that meets your taste.

There are a range of materials in the roof industry to meet these needs, including tile, slate, felt, fibreglass and metal.

Your first check should be on any regulations in your area. What’s permitted differs between regions and you’ll also have to make sure there are no regulations on your property, especially if you live in a conservation area or listed building.

For more information or if you’re unsure on regulations near you, always be sure to contact the local council who’ll be able to assist you further.

Once you know where you stand regarding a roof for your home, you will then have the option of bringing in a contractor to do the work or DIY instead. The wiser option is always to give the reins to an expert because any mistake can be costly.
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DIY roofing

Reroofing a property yourself is a big job, there’s no denying it. If you have the necessary skills and expertise then it could be the best option, saving you on the fees of using a roof contractor. The biggest problem though is making a mistake or causing damage. This could set you back thousands of pounds if damage needs to be repaired so you need to think carefully about how you choose to go forward.

Hiring a roofing professional

The recommended option for pretty much every homeowner around the country. Why risk causing damage to your roof or completing a poor job when you could bring in an expert to do the work for you. With the professional equipment often needed, combined with the great heights you’ll be at, it’s also the safest option because the last thing you want is to sustain injury.

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