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Installing or repairing a roof is not a task for the inexperienced; a poorly done job will not only lead to more complications but can also waste a great deal of money. Instead, you can find the perfect professional tradesman for the job through Plentific. The Plentific website offers a service that can generate a bespoke contact list of the best tradesmen in your local area that offer the skills you need for your job. You will also get convenient access to reviews and customer ratings for each of your options to help you compare them and make your final hire with confidence.
What do you need to know about zinc/ metal roof installations or repairs?
There are a lot of advantages to choosing a metal roof. Generally speaking they are quite attractive, require little maintenance and have a long life. A zinc roof can go over 20 years without requiring any maintenance on your part. As a result, metal roof installations often come with warranties lasting several decades. They are also quite economical, absorbing heat in the summer and insulating a property in winter.
Installing a roof is a very skilled job; it should not be attempted as a DIY project if you do not have the appropriate experience. A good sign of of a tradesman’s expertise will be if they are registered with a national tradesmans’ group such as the Federation of Traditional Metal Roof Contractors, as such organisations typically enforce high standards and codes of conduct for members. Feel free to ask about a tradesman’s experience and qualifications; they should be able to provide pictures and reviews from previous jobs and clients.
The cost of installing or repairing a zinc or metal roof can vary widely. Important factors will be the size of the roof and your choice of metal. Zinc is very cost effective, and as zinc roofs are becoming more popular and the materials more widely available, theft is becoming less likely, compared to roofs made of lead, copper or stainless steel. Other costs to consider include removing the old roof, as well as hiring any necessary safety equipment like scaffolding. However, having a tradesman survey your property to get a bespoke quote is often free of charge, so collect several quotes to compare before making your final choice of who to hire.
It is important that your final hire be fully covered against liabilities and accidental damage. They should also be able to provide a warranty or guarantee for their work.