Re-roofing Questions

 

22 Questions to ask yourself before you re-roof your home

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RE-ROOF VS. REPAIR

• Is a new roof the best option?
• Is the old roof beyond repair?
• What was the cause of the old roofs deterioration?
• How long has the old roof lasted?
• What is the expected life of the new roof?

SUITABLE PRODUCT CHOICE

• Does the roofing company have a good rang of products suitable for your environmental conditions?
• What warranty does the supplier offer on the roofing product?
• Will the new roof meet all the building requirements and codes?
• What size flashings are needed for the NZ building regulations?
• Will the new roof be nailed or screwed down?

EXPERIENCE AND SIZE OF COMPANY

• How long has the roofing company been in business and do they have the manpower to get the job done when they say they can?
• What training has the companies staff undertaken?
• What jobs have they done in the past?
• Does the company guarantee their workmanship and will they come back if required?

QUOTE CONDITIONS

• Does it include removal of any rubbish from the site?
• Do I need to pay a deposit?
• What underlay do I require?
• Is scaffolding included in the quote?
• What time frame does the quote allow for?
• Does the quote allow for new flashings, scaffolding, spouting or waterproofing?
• What thickness gauge is the iron?
• What coating finish has been allowed for?


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