What to Consider When Replacing Your Roof
Replacing the roof on your home is a big investment, and one that you will need to get right to ensure that your new roofing system is suitable for your property, so we’ve listed some of the considerations you should bear in mind when replacing your roof.
A good contractor will be able to advise you on the best roofing solution for your home, and we would always advocate discussing your options with a professional.
Your budget will massively affect every aspect of your roof, from the pitch to the material, so you will need to consider how much money you can afford and prioritise which aspects of your new roof are the most important to you to ensure you get the best quality for your money. Whilst there are many affordable roofing options available, bear in mind that you get what you pay for, and the more you can budget for your new roof, the more durable and long-lasting it will be.
When deciding on the appearance of your new roof, try and match it to your property so that your new roof looks seamlessly part of the house. Choosing the wrong material or pitch for your house can greatly negate from your property’s appearance, and therefore decrease kerb-appeal. Different materials have distinctive appearances, so endeavour to choose one that suits your home, and your neighbourhood. This is especially important in older houses, where the authenticity of the building needs to be maintained.
The location of your home will bear a massive impact on the type of roofing you will need, with weather conditions such as excessive rain or strong winds massively impacting the pitch and material you should choose; your roof will need to be fit for the purpose to ensure its longevity, so ensure to tell your contractor about the conditions around your house.
How long will you be at your home?
If you intend to reside at your property for the foreseeable future, you would be best to invest more upfront on your roof to reduce the chance of needing frequent repairs, whilst if you’re looking for a short term fix, you can opt for a cheaper roofing solution to last out the period you require.
Choosing the right contractor
Finally, when replacing your roof, you will need to ensure you have chose the right contractor. This can be a minefield to navigate, with so many under-par contractors on the market offering cut rate prices to tempt you in. Always look for fully qualified and recommended contractors who can offer proof of their work quality.
Here at Abbey Roofing, we’re a CompetentRoofer approved company, which offers many benefits to our customers that you may not be aware of; we’ve outlined the benefits here for you to take a look at. Another good indicator of quality is to look for case studies or testimonials that demonstrate the contractor’s abilities.
Abbey Roofing are specialists in the installation and maintenance of domestic roofing and are one of the leading roof contractors in the Hemel Hempstead, Watford, St. Albans, Hertfordshire and North- North West London areas. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and professional manner, offering a smooth service from start to finish. For more information on our services, get in contact with one of our friendly advisors and we’ll be happy to discuss your enquiry.