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Finding a roofer

Roof work is something you should never attempt, even if you’re up for a bit of DIY. It can be extremely dangerous, which is why getting the right professional is so important. Plentific can help you find your ideal roofer by generating a bespoke list of the best options in your local area, each of which will have a website profile where you can inspect their reviews, qualifications and past jobs. You can also gain protection for the job form the Plentific Guarantee by hiring a verified Pro.

What do you need to know about hiring a roofer?

Before making a final choice it is a good idea to have a roofer assess your personal situation. This can give them an idea of the materials and skills required and help them with your quote. Gather a few quotes to compare, but make sure they cover the services you specifically need. You may need more specialist services in leadwork and thatching, and there could be potential complications that could affect your price breakdown. Be prepared to take advice as well; you may find there are ways for you to save money.

Roofing can be a dangerous job, so you want to be sure of your choice’s professionalism as well as their experience. They should definitely have a Construction Skills Certification Scheme card (CSCS), as this will not only speak for their skills but also means they have passed a CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test. Membership in an organisation like the Institute of Roofing is also a good sign, though you can also check the grade of someone’s membership. Ensure that your choices follow appropriate safety procedures. On-the-job injury as a result of safety negligence will benefit no-one. If you have been working with other tradespeople it is likely that they will know a roofer that they can recommend. Even so, be sure to look at the experience of your choices. Have they completed similar jobs in the past and, if so, can they provide customer reviews or photographic evidence?

After assessing the job your choices should be able to offer you an hourly, daily or fixed rate. Ask for a price breakdown, as this can help you avoid hidden fees or going over budget, and be sure that their quote covers the cost of materials. In the event that they need to bring in additional workers or materials, ask them if this will affect the quote they gave you.

Prior to signing, ensure that your choice has adequate insurance policies and guarantees against accidental damage. Roofing is a dangerous job, requiring specialised safety equipment. They should also have policies in place in case you are unsatisfied with their finished work. Will they pay for or return to fix any damage they do, and will this incur any additional costs?

An experienced professional should be able to provide all of this information. If they cannot, or are hesitant to do so, it would be wise to continue your search.

What does a roofer do?

A roofer is an expert in replacing, repairing and installing different types of roofing. Their role can include repairing or removing broken tiles, assessing the quality of and repairing roof timbers, cutting and fitting materials, thatching or other tasks, depending on the job. They are comfortable working heights, and will usually work with plumbers and joiners on more complex projects.

How much does it cost to hire a roofer?

There is not an established average rate for hiring a roofer as the price will depend on the nature of the job. The materials required, the height and accessibility of the roof, location of the property, scaffolding needs, length of the job and the number of labourers needed can all raise the price. Ask for a breakdown of the costs and be sure to gather several quotes to compare. Payment will usually be given after the project is completed and all parties are satisfied, but on larger or more complex jobs accept that you may be asked to pay a deposit. This should never be more than half of the total quote.

Latest Roofer Jobs

Predrag B.

On behalf of the customer: After the recent storm, damp and water coming through the ceiling on a side return extension with sloping roof. Possibly via the skylight. Want to organise assessment and fix ASAP. House number 16.

Bade in SE27

Construction work being carried out by neighbours. Roof has been damaged and want independent expert to come and inspect to assess whether caused by neighbours or not.

Nachong G. in HA2

Patio roof lead needs replacing, due to a leakage

Joseph K.

Hi. My property has pitched roofing at two different levels. On the roof above the 2nd floor, I would like to replace two timber-framed velux windows in my loft, and carry out some repairs on the pitched roof. I would also like to remove a satellite dish and re-site the television aerial (both currently on a chimney breast) to the lower pitched roof (above 1st floor). On the lower pitched roof, as well as the aerial, I would like the chimney breast to be inspected as there are signs that moisture is seeping into the walls in the first floor bedroom below. On the entire property, I would like the guttering to be inspected as there are a couple of areas in particular which are leaking. Finally, I would like to replace two upvc windows in a couple of bedrooms and re-plaster/redecorate these rooms - I know this is not related to the roofing, but would prefer if the contract could encompass this work as well. Thanks

Latest Roofer Reviews

by James J.
They are very fast and do a great job. I highly recommend them and will re-hire next time I need any work doing
by Aviava ..
Fantastic service, Lucas and Darota are an amazing professional team always reliable and our kitchen extension is to an exceptional standard. Darota offers an amazing interior design service. The builders have been punctual, worked really hard and when we have come home from work the house is always tidy so we don't even feel the house is being renovated. We offered LD Property services more work after our kitchen extension/complete refurbishment to include a complete renovation of all our home including garden and driveway. The project has been managed brilliantly as we work full time this has been really helpful.
by David H.
Pavel and Miroslaw reconfigured a cast iron drain stack to provide for an new toilet location. They had to revise the design whilst working as unexpected obstacles were uncovered as they were working. They still did a excellent job very quickly and left the work area clean and tidy. Good customer service and reasonable rates. I would have no hesitation in using them again.
by Stephen T.
Had guttering/fascists/soffits replaced.the price was £290 more expensive than any other quote,however I feel that this is offset by the 15 year guarantee on workmanship.felix came to price the job and had with him a small model to help explain exact ally what the fitter would be doing . The fitter who turned up to do the job was very well mannered and customer friendly and cleared away all the old bits plus swept the area after, the job was quoted as 1 day but took 2 .for me this was not a problem as the fitter explained why it was taking longer and to be honest I would rather that than get a rushed job.unfortunatley we have not had a large down poor but from what I can see it looks like a excellent job all round.