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4 Important Roofing Decisions

As with all important home investment decisions, you should thoroughly weigh up your options before making any major decisions. This also applies to your roof, so here are some drawbacks to avoid when making decisions about your roofing:


DIY Major Roof Repair Vs. Flat Roof Installers

Roofing is dangerous and difficult work, and unless you have extensive professional roofing knowledge, it’s probably better to leave it to the professionals. Often homeowners begin their own DIY roofing reparation project in an effort to save money, however this can cause more damage and cost more in the long run. With the proper safety equipment, knowledge, skills, and accreditations – a certified roofing contractor is the way to go.


Buying Your Own Fibreglass Roofing Materials:

Everybody loves a bargain, but when it comes to having a roof system installed it definitely pays to allow a qualified contractor purchase the roofing materials on your behalf. Not only does this mean you avoid the risk of having incorrect products or inappropriate quantities, but the contractor may also have access to better quality, more competitive pricing due to long-established relationships with direct suppliers. Roof installation work tends to be a package deal and a good contractor will be able to provide a workmanship and manufacturer’s warranty with your system.


Installing Products That Do Damage Over Time:

Contrary to popular belief, products such as rain diverters can actually cause more damage than good by forcing water back up shingles, resulting in expensive damage. Flush mounted skylights can also cause problems as they typically don’t have a very wide flange and tend to be unable to support high volumes of water.  Under heavy rain, water can go beyond the flange and penetrate beneath the roof, resulting in leaks. Remember that not all products are beneficial for your roof, so rely on a qualified contractor to help you decide what products will perform best for your roof.


Hiring a Cowboy Tradesman:

Before allowing any tradesmen into your home, make sure you thoroughly do your homework to find a reputable contractor to perform work on your roof. Sometimes the price isn’t the only factor to consider when it comes to the service you are receiving.  Ask friends, family and co-workers about roofing companies in your area that have a good name in the community, as well as competitive pricing and a track record of quality work. Some roofers, including ourselves, are members of the Confederation of Roofing Contractors which ensures that all materials and methods used on a roofing contract are of the highest possible quality.



You can choose Canova with confidence and peace of mind for all of your flat or conservatory roof needs. We provide a quality, guaranteed service with an emphasis on customer satisfaction and excellent communication. Contact us for a free no obligation quote.

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