A roof is your property’s first line of defence, so it can be stressful if there’s an issue or you think it may have incurred some damage. Many homeowners are hesitant to examine the cause let alone invest in any roof repairs, believing that the work will be long and costly, causing them stress and disruption.
These misconceptions prove why it’s important to talk to an expert and find out the truth about the condition of your roof and whether it needs repairing.
Here’s our guide to some of the myths about roof repairs.
Myth 1: “Roof repairs always cost the earth”
When thinking about roof repairs, the first thought that comes to many people’s minds is how much it’s going to cost. However, those who ignore issues will often end up paying more later on. By asking a professional to inspect your roof and give a free quote, you may find it’s only a few tiles that need replacing or your gutters need clearing.
Myth 2: “Roof repairs take a long time”
How long roof repairs take depends on the work required, with a larger job such as installing new fascias and soffits taking longer than replacing a few tiles, for example. Most repairs will take anything from a few hours to a couple of days to complete. When a professional roofer makes their assessment, they will let you know how long a project will take, and you may be pleasantly surprised by how quickly roof repairs can be fixed.
Myth 3: “Roof repairs are too much hassle”
Experiencing issues with your roof is always going to be stressful, but that doesn’t mean the work has to be. Many repairs can be carried out easily if there’s access to the roof space internally or via a cherry picker. Scaffolding will only need erecting if it’s difficult to reach the area which needs work. However, once access has been established, disruptions are kept to a minimum, and even full roof replacements can take days rather than weeks. Living with an inferior or damaged roof is only going to lead to more stress further down the line, so ask an expert to help fix any issues as soon as possible.
Myth 4: “Roof maintenance isn’t necessary”
Many homeowners think their roof doesn’t need care and attention unless they’ve spotted a problem such as a leak or missing tiles. Prevention is better than cure, and roof maintenance is the key to its long-term condition. Having your roof inspected on a regular basis will stop minor issues from becoming an expensive nightmare in the future.
Myth 5: “It’s better to carry out repairs yourself”
It can be tempting to try DIY roof repairs, especially if you’ve identified where the source of the issue lies. However, without professional knowledge, you may just be creating a temporary fix for a long-term problem, as well as putting yourself at risk if you’re not following the right safety precautions. Professional roofers can assess issues accurately, recommend the best solutions and carry out the work safely and effectively without causing any further damage.
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Here at South Thames Roofing, we cover a wide range of Surrey and South London areas, including Morden, Richmond and Fulham. Our in-house specialists help will all aspects of roof repairs, replacements and maintenance, offering honest pricing and clear scheduling so that you know exactly what’s involved in any project.
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