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Roofing FAQs: 7 common roofing questions

 

1. What are the most important things to consider when replacing or choosing a new roof?
There are 3 key things to consider when choosing a new roof: pitch, planning and weight.
You need to determine the pitch of your roof to know which products you can use.

The new product you choose must meet planning requirements.

Depending on the material you choose, you may need structural support for your roof.

Noting the weight of your chosen roof covering can help save time and money before you make your final decision.

For more information about your new roof, give us a call on 07956 677 678.

2. If my roof is damaged, can I carry out work by myself?
Most roof repair work requires the help of a professional. It can be risky to attempt a repair yourself. Improper techniques can result in injuries as well as damage to your roof.

If you do need to assess your roof yourself, then ensure that your ladder is braced with rubber safety feet. Having someone foot the ladder and help is essential to ensuring your safety. Also, wear sensible shoes so that you do not slip on the ladder.

3. How much are gutter repairs?
The cost of gutter repairs are cheaper than roof repairs, however price will depend on your individual requirements and situation.
Book an assessment by calling us today on 07956 677 678.

4. How do I know my roof needs to be replaced?
There are a few signs that you can look out for:

  1. Your roof has not been replaced in over 20 years
  2. Your tiles or roof shingles are curling upwards
  3. There are cracks in your tiles
  4. There are entire tiles or shingles missing from your roof
  5. There are roof granules collecting in your gutter
  6. There are gaps in your roof which are letting in the light
  7. An area of your roof is sagging

 

5. How much does roof repair cost?
Depending on the severity of your roof damage, the product you choose, the size and complexity of your roof, the price of your job will vary.

An entire roof replacement can cost anything between £5,000 and £12,000.

Contact us today for a free estimation.

6. How much does a roofer charge per hour?
The typical hourly rate for a roofer is between £18-25 per hour. The daily labour cost is therefore around £200.

7. Can you claim roof repair on insurance?
Part of your roof can be covered by insurance, but it is rare to get full coverage.

Full coverage is only given in the event that the roof was previously in very good condition before it became damaged.

The cause of damage must also be included in the insurance policy to give full coverage.

Why choose Cambridge Roofers?

Our company is made up of local and friendly roofing specialists and we have been successfully installing new roofs and carrying out roof repairs for many years.
Our expertise and experience means that we can help with any renovation or repair work.
We provide services in Cambridge, Ely, Peterborough, Huntingdon and St Ives with an excellent, high quality, speedy and efficient roofing service.
Wherever you are in CB1, our team can help you with all your roofing needs.

Get in touch today.

 

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