Roofing is an integral part of your home. It protects your property from the elements, whilst also providing insulation and thermal efficiency. Therefore, if you need repairs, or a new roof entirely, it’s important to use a contractor you can rely on.
We’ve put together a brief overview of roofing and the qualities you should look for in your builder, to ensure peace of mind during repairs and replacements
Different Types Of Roofing
In the UK, roofing is carried out using slate or ceramic tiles. Other materials are becoming more popular, such as solar, enviro, and metal, and there are some classic options like timber, reserved for heritage buildings mostly. However, slate is by far the most popular.
The application of these materials come in two styles:
Flat roofs are often seen on extensions. However, with the rising popularity of contemporary architecture, its becoming more and more common as the years go by. This style can be very effective, and cheap, but it’s important to seal it with high quality damp proof membranes and effective roofing systems.
Almost all properties around the UK will feature a ridge style roofing system. It’s so common because its so effective. The design of layering solid, impermeable slate to filter all water into a guttering and drainage system is cost effective and easy to install. With competent lead flashing and an efficient contractor such as Rees Brothers you could see a replacement roof installed in weeks using this traditional method.
Qualities of Reliable Roofing
Confidence is obtained through experience. However, if you haven’t had a roofing company work on your property before, it’s difficult to navigate the many contractors you have to choose from. This is why knowing the right qualities to look for is so important when hiring a roofer.
We’ve made a list of all the characteristics needed to make an educated choice for your home:
At Rees Brothers, we pride ourselves on having all these qualities and more. We’ve been in business for over 35 years, ensure a high-quality service with free, prompt quotes and surveys.
Contact Rees Brothers for All Your Swansea Roofing Needs
As a family run business, we can offer you a range of services at a competitive price. All our expert staff are qualified and trained to give you confidence in our work. If that’s not enough, the Federation of Master Builders accredits us as trustworthy tradesman to give you peace of mind.
Get in touch today for all your roofing repairs and replacements.