Today we shall discuss the various tips that can help home owners when it comes to roofing. Many home owners and business owners will need to do some kind of renovation or re-roof the premises at some stage.

Keeping a roof over your head.

It may sound like a corny old saying, but keeping a roof over ones head is one of the most important things in life. A roof is associated with protection and comfort. There is a hidden elements about a roof that is extremely important and may affect the structure of the roof.

Getting a roof inspection.

Getting a professional roof inspection should be the first priority for anybody that thinks they may need some roofing work done on their property. A drone roof inspection is the easiest way to have a good look at the roof from all angles.


 This photograph taken using a drone displays the area of the roof that was damaged during a storm. The owners are no able to give an accurate assessment to the insurance company for the repairs.

 

The process of inspecting a roof will usually involve the following steps:

  • Drone footage of roof
  • Psychical roof inspection
  • Internal roof inspection
  • Inspection report
  • Quote to carry out the repairs

Cost of repairing the roof

The cost of roofing repairs will be based on the following factors:

  • Size of roof
  • Type of roofing
  • Age of the materials
  • Structural damages
  • Access to the roof
  • Weather

As you can see there are quite a few considerations that come into play in order for the roofing contractor to come up with a plan that suits everybody’s plans and budget. The main types of things or updates to a roof can be summarized into two groups:

  1. Roof Replacement or re-roofing
  2. Roof Restoration

Obviously domestic roof construction is not going to be as expensive as say a warehouse or factory.

To Roof or Not to Re-Roof?

This is the question that many large commercial properties have to deal with. Commercial roofing is by way of volume a very expensive exercise. Many corporations may choose to renovate the roof of the building and cut costs by keeping the most preserved portions of the roof. By “recycling” some of the materials salvaged from the deconstruction phase, will also cut costs.

Qualified Trades People

Roofers are a highly specialist trade group. They will have a trade license and will have complete training to a standard that complies with local government regulations.

Always check the qualification of your roofing trades person.

Some less scrupulous operators will not have the relevant trade license to carry out the task. Always make sure that your “Roofy” has comprehensive insurance including public liability.

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