Roofs: you can’t live with ‘em, you can’t live without ‘em…
OK, so nobody says that. You absolutely, definitely need to live with a roof over your head. And when your roof starts getting a little shabby, it’s time you consider a roof restoration. Restoring your roof ensures you’ll be protected from extreme weather like torrential rain and punishing heat. It also means you’ll keep out animals, birds and other pests from getting into your home. But before you book in, there are 5 things you need to consider before getting a roof restoration.
1. Research, research, research
Let’s say you’re shopping for Kiwi fruit. You go to the Kiwi fruit section of the supermarket. You wouldn’t just pick the first Kiwi fruit that you see: you would check a few out, and select the best one. Looking for a roofing company is no different – it’s always best to read reviews, get recommendations, and go with a team of experts.
2. Inspect, inspect, inspect
Once you’ve sussed out the best roofing company, (did somebody say Royce Roofing?) you should always get them to do an inspection of your roof. This way, they can tell you exactly what needs to be done and give you an accurate quote without any nasty surprises. Broken or cracked tiles, holes that need sealing, and any other areas of interest will be pointed out during the inspection.
3. Get a quote, get a quote, get a quote – in writing
After the inspection, your trusty roofing company will be able to give you a quote. This will state exactly what tasks need to be carried out and, very importantly, how much it will cost. Don’t let some other tradies give you a verbal quote, and then use that to their advantage later. Royce Roofing will always give you a written quote when asked.
4. Consult the council
Typically, there aren’t any issues with council regulations and roof restorations. But in the off-chance that there’s some minor problem with the work about to be done, it’s always best to check with your local council. You wouldn’t be too chipper if you were 90% finished with your roof restoration and the council started to kick up a fuss.
(Common problems around heritage listed homes etc)
Unlike shopping for Kiwi fruit, which requires minimal communication, getting a roof restoration requires a fair bit of it. Yes, you’ve got a written quote with a list of services to be done, but it helps to double check everything with your tradies before they get to work. The experts at Royce Roofing are happy to give you a run down so that you’re with them, every step of the way.
That’s how easy it is to get everything in line before going ahead with a roof restoration. Remember: a stitch in time saves nine! So following these 5 steps (before you come to the obvious decision of booking in with Royce Roofing) will save you a heap of money, time and stress.