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Reroofing quote, water protection.

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Agile, 12 Sep 2014.

  1. Agile

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    Friend has quote for whole roof renewal on 1900s medium size end of terrace with double pitched roof.

    The quote specifically excludes water ingress during the works although says they will use their best endeavours to prevent it. I presume they will use tarpaulin sheets.

    The work might be done during October when heavy showers are quite common!

    Is this usual and how risky is it?

    Presumably the alternative is a scaffold supported roof at another £1000 ?

    Tony
     
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    Let them worry about it its there job to make sure water does not get into your property and cause damage.
     
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    As catlad says it is their job to make sure water ingress does not occur but, if you accept the quote and it states they will do their best to prevent it then you have accepted their disclaimer and you'll have trouble making a claim against them if there is.

    A roof should be almost 100% water tight pre tiling/slating anyway, if done correctly.
     
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    This is the reason felt was invented in the first place.

    The guys will strip, clear, re-batten and felt a manageable amount in one day.
    However, if it starts to rain whilst the roof is open then there will inevitably be some water ingress, even if they have tarp's handy.

    My advice to homeowners is clear the loft of anything valuable or leave it there at your peril.

    Roofers are human beings not magicians.
     
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    They have quoted an extra £2200 to waterproof. That's about 33% !

    They exclude ALL liability for water ingress.

    But say they will do their best and expect to have the felt in place on the first day.

    What do others do?

    Tony
     
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    The quote doesn't seem logical, IMHO.

    Depending on size of roof and how many are working on it you just strip and felt it in one hit, one area at a time. It takes a hell of a lot of water before internal damage occurs.

    The cost(to the customer) of reroofing should not vary on time of year, that's the roofers choice as when he carries out the work, if he chooses a week that turns out to be wet he postpones or carries on, his choice, he'll just have to adapt and work around it.
     
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