What to Consider When Purchasing a New Roof?

Some climates are extremely hot and some climates are really cold. In the UK we get a bit of both of these weathers along with a lot of rain. It is important that when choosing your new roof this is one of the many things you take into account so you get a roof that is right for you and your environment. These are a few tips of things to look out for when purchasing a new roof.

Pick The Right Material

There are so many different options available when purchasing a new roof including a variety of material options. Each material possesses its own unique qualities making each one great for different situations. It is important to look into their individual properties in more detail before purchasing such as their durability, lifespan, appearance and price etc. This will help you decide on the material which fits your home best.

Choosing The Right Company

Many people have got a little too adventurous with their DIY projects where they try and put the roof up themselves. This can be a dangerous project that could end up in a disaster, instead, you should get a reliable contractor who you can trust to put up your roof in a safe and correct way so it also complies with building regulations.

Questions You Should Be Asking

Once you have found a roofing contractor that you think you want to work with, it is important to ask them some questions. Here are a few examples of what you should ask.

  • What will happen if for whatever reason you cannot continue the work
  • What would happen if there was a long period of time with bad weather conditions
  • What hours will the traders work, is it during the week or weekends?
  • Is the work guaranteed if something was to go wrong after they left?
  • How will rubbish be disposed of when the job is done and will it be included in the cost?
  • Is the scaffolding they are using included in the overall cost?
  • What happens if the work does not meet satisfactory standards?

Consider Your Budget

Of course, when getting a new roof it isn’t going to be cheap and budget is definitely something you should consider. You need to remember that the more expensive materials are usually more expensive for a reason. Rather than getting a roof which is cheap and won’t last you very long, you may want to see if your budget allows you to get a material which has a much longer lifespan which in the long run helps you get a good return on investment.

If you are looking for a reliable company to supply and install your roof then feel free to get in touch with us today on 01865 704 031 and we will be able to give you a free no-obligation quote.