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Hiring a tradesman to replace or repair a pitched roof
Working on roofs can be dangerous, so if you need to replace or repair a pitched roof you should consider hiring a specialist. Plentific can generate a bespoke contact list of tradesmen in your local area that offer the skills you need, from a growing list of over 75,000 tradesmen nationwide. You will also have quick access to customer reviews and ratings to help you compare your options and make your final hire confidently.
What do you need to know about replacing or repairing a pitched roof?
Replacing a roof requires attention to safety measures. Your tradesmen may need scaffolding, depending on the height of your roof, as well as the appropriate safety gear. After removing your tiles the roofer will inspect your rafters and joists to make sure they are still suitable. If so, they will start the replacing, but of course if not you will need replacements, and this will add to your quote. If insulation needs to be added to your rafters, this is the last job your tradesman will do.
Some of the best roofers belong to national organisations like the National Federation of Roofing Contractors Ltd (NFRC). Such groups enforce high standard for workmanship and professionalism for members. They can also answer any questions you might have, and can even point out members in your local area.
It is important that your tradesmen are fully covered against accidental damage and liabilities. If you are having your roof assessed before repairs or replacements begin, this tradesman should have public liability insurance, in case they miss anything that costs you later on.
The cost of pitched roof repairs depend on the extent of the problem. Replacing a few tiles or repairing damaged gutters could only be a £50 job, while a repair lasting half a day could cost up to £200. You may be offered a free assessment of your roof, so take advantage of this if you can. Try to collect as many quotes to compare so that you can get a competitive price. The cost of a pitched roof replacement will depend on the size of the roof and the condition of the rafters and joists. A tradesman's quote will be based on the size of your roof, and by extension the amount of materials you will need, and the labour that will be involved in the job. Ask for a price breakdown in case there are any jobs you can do yourself to save money, such as disposing of waste material.