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Things to Know Before a Roof Replacement

A full roof replacement is not a decision that you should jump into blindly. After all, it is a time-consuming commitment and it is important that you recognise the importance of the investment that you are about to undertake. Here at Valent Roofing, we like to work closely with our clients that are considering a replacement in order to ensure that they are completely prepared. In fact, we have put together a brief article on some of the most important things you should know before work begins…

Contractor Research

Before you part with your hard-earned cash it is highly advised that you do some preparation. After all, the roofing industry is filled with cowboy builders and conmen looking to make quick money. Unfortunately, these people will not hesitate to dupe trusting property owners, so you should always carry out research to validate the accountability of a company.

Layering or Stripping Shingles

With a shingles roof, there are two options in terms of a replacement. For example, you can have a new layer placed on top of the existing layer or you can have the existing layer stripped away and the new layer installed in its place. Whilst layering your shingles can be a great way to save money in terms of installation costs, it can only be carried out once. With this said, you should always be given the option during your roofing replacement.

Time Frame

A roof replacement is not a simple task which means that you should be prepared for contractors to be on your property for one to three days. In fact, the estimated time frame for a roof replacement depends on several factors such as the size of the roof, the complexity of the materials and the weather. After all, strong winds make it impossible to safely construct a roof. Before work gets underway, you should speak with your contractor about how long the job is expected to take.

When it comes to the health of your roof, it is important that you take the necessary steps in order to promote longevity. After all, sometimes a full roof replacement is the best option for a heavily neglected roof. If you are considering going down this roofing route, the team here at Valent Roofing are the professionals to call. After all, we have over 70 years combined experience in the field, making us the most qualified industrial roofing experts around. Get in contact with a member of the Valent team today to find out more information!


Valent Roofing, 500 King’s Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JT
Telephone: 0161 864 3311
Fax: 0161 864 3322

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