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There are lots of things to consider when thinking about getting a new roof fitted to your house. If you are just starting to think about this then this short ‘new roof – top tips’ guide will help you to make some good decisions. It will also be of great help to your service provider. If you have a clearer idea of what you want then that assists them in making decisions about what is best for your project. It will also help you both to control the cost and get the roof that you want and need.
1. what kind of new roof do you want? Is it flat, slanted, house, garage etc. Can you describe the kind of roof you want: the kind of tiles, covering, colour. The more detail you have the better.
2. A new roof can many other possible features like Velux windows (if you want light coming in) additional leading and flashwork, guttering and fascias. Think about how you want these to look.
3. Why do you want a new roof in any case? Some people think they need a completely new roof when all is required is a renovation. A good service provider will advise on this and make recommendations based on your budget
4. Think ahead. Is your roof on top of a loft that you might convert one day? This might make a difference as to what you decide.
5. There are roof coatings and coverings to think about. You don’t need to know the details as your roofer will recommend for you. But make sure they explain the advantages of one kind over another before you spend
6. Plan your budget carefully and how much you can afford to spend. It’s generally true that when getting a new roof the better quality you can afford the longer it will last.
7. A new roof like any building project takes time and needs project planning. Agree start and finish times with your provider and how they will carry out the work
8. Get a few quotes before you decide which provider to use. Don’t just go for the cheapest or even what seems to be the most detailed – both can be unintentionally deceptive.
9. Obviously you need to agree a price for your new roof before they start – get it in writing.
10. As the work progresses try to get a verbal report from your provider as to what they are doing at each stage and how long it will take. This will build a relationship with them, show that you are monitoring the process, and indicate that you are keen to get the job done.
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