How to find a good roofer?

10 Oct 2012
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United Kingdom
My parents house has a kitchen extension and a few years back they got a pitched rood put on it (it was flat before) and in my opinion the roofers have done a crap job. One skylight is higher than the other, i also believe the rafters used are not correct for the span (it looks like its bowing) and also the tiles may not be suitable for the pitch. It is a low pitch roof. I need to help them get this sorted out. How do you go about finding a competent roofer who will use the correct insulation in the kitchen ceiling, will correctly lay the underlay and do a good job? Basically strip it all back and do it again properly

Any tips would be appreciated. Are there associations that roofs should be part of? is this necessary etc

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yes i believe so. i wasn't well at the time otherwise i wouldnt have employed them . they didnt pay them all the money so thats one saving grace.
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Pay cheap - buy twice.

The best thing to do is ask friends or family for recommendations or find 3 local roofing companies and get 3 quotes and ask to speak to past customers.

This might flag you as a nightmare customer but at least you should get a good job done.

Good work is not cheap!


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