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You may require roof repairs as part of a home renovation. Or, you could be in sudden need of emergency roof leak repairs. Tell Bark what you’re looking for, and we’ll find you the best roofers in London.

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Once we know your requirements, we'll provide you with free quotes from local professionals across London. You can either be notified when you receive a new quote, or go through them in your own time.

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Each professional will have a profile with reviews and customer ratings. You can also contact them directly with any queries. We provide all the details you need to choose the right roof repairs service for you.

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Keeping a roof over your head

You could be a landlord who needs flat roof repairs in London. Maybe you’re a homeowner looking to fix damage caused by wear and tear. No matter your specific needs, we can connect you with the best local professionals for the job.

All property repairs have an element of urgency. Work should be done fast, depending on how severe the damage is. Costs are also a factor, especially if repairs are part of a home renovation. That being said, speed should never come before quality. The best roof repair companies offer both fast and high quality service.

Guaranteeing a quality service

London property owners will want any roof repairs to be carried out by trusted specialists. Seller profiles give you access to a host of relevant information. You’ll want to check professionals for relevant qualifications such as an NVQ Construction Diploma. They should also belong to the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, or a similar association.

Experienced professionals know that thorough work guarantees long-term customer satisfaction. They can also offer a range of additional services if needed. These can include gutter installation or replacement, roofing leadwork, or garage conversions. Additional services can reduce future roofing costs and could even increase the value of your property.

Assessing the situation

A reliable tradesman will start by assessing the roof. This helps them plan repairs and identify potential issues. They'll consider the height of the building, in case scaffolding is required, as well as other elements which could affect repairs. These include roofing materials, chimneys, TV aerials, and solar panels.

A thorough assessment is vital for both quality and safety. For example, the materials on the roof may be so old or worn that professionals cannot safely stand on them. The roof should also be examined for the presence of asbestos.
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Pallet & Sons Roofing

Pallet & Sons Roofing is a family-run business, providing affordable and long-lasting roof repairs for homes and businesses across London.

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How did you get started in roof repairs?

I started out working in renovations. I enjoyed the variety of the work but was advised to find a specialist trade. I was doing a lot of roofing work at the time so I stuck to it. Over the years I learned how much was involved with roof repairs.

Do you specialise in a particular type of repairs?

We fill a gap in the market for industrial roof repairs in London. Companies would either work on houses or take on multi-million-pound contracts. We’ve found a lucrative middle ground with small commercial buildings. Although that’s not to say that we can’t tackle something on a larger scale, and we still work on a lot of smaller residential projects.

What skills and experience can you offer your customers?

One service that makes us stand out is solar panel installation. A few years ago the industry experienced what we call the ‘solar boom’. The demand soon outstripped supply, leading to a lot of poor quality work. We now spend a lot of time removing and reinstalling solar panels.

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Your expert roofer will be able to advise you on the full range of services available and will be able to help you select the best repair service for your needs. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Use Bark to get free quotes and find roof repair today.

Roofers offer a whole host of services and work on either flat or pitched (sloped) roofs and undertake the following types of repairs:

  • Slating and tiling, using traditional or synthetic slates or roof tiles, on sloped roofs.

  • Fitting felt sheets or spreading a waterproof bitumen layer (known as built-up felt roofing) on flat roofs.

  • Removing or repairing broken tiles or slates (stripping).

  • Checking the roof timbers are sound.

  • Measuring and cutting materials to the correct size and shape.

  • Recovering the roof by laying strips of felt onto timbers then refitting rows of tiles or slates.

  • Cutting and fitting lead flashings around chimney stacks and adjoining walls.

  • Sealing roof joints with mortar, for example on ridges and hips, to make them watertight.

  • Specialist roofing techniques such as leadwork, which involves covering a roof using lead rolls often seen on churches.

  • Thatching where you use natural materials to cover a roof.

It is a good idea to check these aspects before hiring a roofing company:

  • Real address - It is important to ask a contractor for a genuine address and check whether they have permanent staff members.

  • Multiple quotations - It is recommended to obtain at least three quotations from multiple contractors. Consider each quotation along with other things on your criteria such as communication, professionalism, insurance, reviews and more.

  • References - Ask the firm for references and photos of their finished work. Most contractors include portfolios on their websites. Ask the contractor for a list of references from clients they have worked with in the past and find out if they have been satisfied with the roofer’s workmanship.

  • Insurance - Make sure your roofer is licensed, offer contracts and have undergone formal training. Insurance does not only protect contractors from workplace injuries but also you as a homeowner. This means that if a roofer gets injured while working on your roof, their company will be the one to provide compensation and not you.

  • Reviews - Check out reviews of the company online and in particular pay attention to how a roofer handles negative complaints.

  • Experience - Find a contractor that has worked in the industry for several years and has performed yearly maintenance work on roofs they have previously installed.

  • Roofing warranty - One of the most important things you need to know is whether a prospective contractor provides a warranty. There are two separate warranties that should accompany a roofing installation: Workmanship warranty and manufacturer warranty. A workmanship warranty covers against installation mistakes. On the other hand, a manufacturer warranty covers against defects on a roofing material itself such as a roofing shingle.

  • Safety - Roofers must take precautions to prevent falling. Many roofers will be happy to carry out minor repairs to a roof using a ladder and a harness whereas others require scaffolding. Whether or not your roofing work requires scaffolding really depends on the nature of the job. If there is any risk of danger to a roofer and a ladder is not enough to guarantee safety, then scaffolding may be advised in line with health and safety regulations.

You could look for roofers with a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations or Level 2 Diploma in Roof Slating and Tiling.

Before you choose a roofer, you could read testimonials and read details of their services on their website.

You could also look at their profile page on Bark and check out their roofing reviews from past customers too. This might also help you get some ideas for the type of repairs you want to book.

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