01 Apr The quality of roofing work is just as important as the quality of materials
When it comes to renovations or repairs to your roof, choosing high-quality materials is paramount.
Not only do they last a long time and won’t need replacing for many years to come, high-quality materials also provide impenetrable protection against the elements, such as heavy rain and strong winds.
However, there is little to no point in choosing high-quality materials if you don’t use a professional for your roofing requirements as well. Here’s why.
Roofing is a lot more complex than you might realise, as the smallest oversight or error can lead to serious problems in the future. What’s more, only a professional roofer will know where to look for the route of the problem instead of simply performing a quick-fix job.
By enlisting the services of a professional roofer, you will benefit from years of training, practice, and experience. Along with using high-quality materials, they will also know what tools are needed to complete the job correctly.
Time and money
You might think that you can save time and money by hiring a cheap handyman or performing the work yourself. However, this is hardly ever the case.
Roofing professionals with a glowing industry reputation can buy materials at a discounted rate and will already have the right tools in their possession. There is every chance you will also incur more costs from improper materials and installation mistakes caused by poor workmanship.
Working at height presents numerous dangers and falls from roofs are a common occurrence. However, professional roofers are trained in the proper way to move materials and will also use the necessary equipment to ensure safety at all times.
In terms of workmanship, a poor job can mean materials coming loose and falling down during bad weather. This worst-case scenario can cause serious or fatal injuries to you or passers by, which doesn’t bear thinking about.
If you want to sell your property or premises in the future, roofing work carried out to a high standard will enable you to command a higher price, as potential buyers can rest assured that no renovations or repairs are required.
Poor workmanship will be noticed by a surveyor or estate agent and can have a detrimental impact on your asking price.
For these reasons, the quality of roofing work really is just as important as the quality of materials.