You might think that fitting a new roof is a simple task but not all buildings require the same type of roofing materials or installation methods. If you want to make the task of installing a new roof simpler and faster, it’s best to give your supplier as much information as possible.
1. Get the specs right:
It’s important that you, your architect, or contractor give your truss manufacturer sufficient information about the roof design and materials required. As much detail as possible should be provided about specific designs, including the positioning of load bearing walls and wall plate levels, or exposed trusses so that the correct materials can be prepared. Remember, a roof is more than just the shingles you see on top!
2. Reputable suppliers only, please:
Your roofing contractor should only work with a reputable truss manufacturer, registered with the ITC (Institute for Timber Construction). This way you will enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a safely constructed and erected roof structure.
3. Take some time:
Roofing projects should be completed on time but cannot be rushed. Besides the actual time it takes to install a roof, you need to allow sufficient lead time for the manufacture of elements such as laminated beams and exposed trusses. Speak to your roofing contractor about the expected timetable and deadlines. Working with the Dezzo team? If your roof isn’t completed on time, it’s on us!
4. Cover it with colour:
When selecting roof tiles, there is a wide range of colour choices. Just remember that ordering certain colours might mean a longer lead time. This should be factored into your roofing plan to prevent any unnecessary delays.
5. Ready, set, go:
Before your roofing project can begin, the site needs to be ready to receive the trusses and roof coverings. This means a flat, clean surface, and protective covering for all wooden components. Time this correctly to avoid delivered materials lying around and delays in getting started.
6. Work with professionals:
A great design and good quality materials will only take your roof so far. It’s important to work with an accredited roofing contractor who will treat your home with respect and care, and who will put in place a safe and reliable structure within the agreed upon time frame. Take care when choosing a roofing contractor – they should be professionals with the correct qualifications and a stellar reputation.
You might think you only need to replace a roof once it starts leaking and sagging. But that will probably be too late as structural damage might have occurred. Check out these signs that it’s time to replace your roof.
If you’re looking for professional roof installation, look no further. Get in touch with us today for more information.