FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
These are some of the questions that prospective clients often ask roof repairs Johannesburg –
I am a keen DIY enthusiast – would I have problems tackling my own roof repairs?
We would definitely advise strongly against it, first and foremost because working on a roof can be extremely dangerous. Without professional experience and equipment, you could lose your footing and fall – roof peaks are steep, and even single-storey buildings are higher than they appear from the ground. A fall could result in serious injury. Also, trained roof technicians know how to walk on a roof without further damaging tiles and other structures, where the layman might cause even more damage to the roof with a simple misplaced step. Call on our experienced technicians, and put your own safety first.
If I am installing a completely new roof, can I leave the old roof underneath it?
It is preferable to completely remove the existing roof, if a new roof is required, and begin again with a clean slate. Old tiles that may have algae or moss infestations will only cause problems later. Also, the combined weight of the new roof on top of the residue of the old one might well be too heavy for the walls of your house to support, potentially leading to other structural problems later on. A brand-new roof is not cheap, but is cost-effective in the long run because it gives your house a new lease on life extending many years into the future.
How do I go about choosing the best roofing material for my new roof?
A reputable roofing company such as ours will be able to offer you a wide variety of different options to choose from, as well as advice on making the best decision for your home, based on the age of the building, the size of the roof, the particular climatic conditions your area has to deal with, and, of course, your financial concerns. Natural slate tiles are expensive but extremely durable, while pitched tiles, the most commonly used roof tiles, are more affordable but do require waterproofing and insulation when they are installed. Allow us to give you the benefit of our expert advice, tailored to your specific needs.
Call roof repairs Johannesburg to discuss these and any other queries that you may have about your roofing needs.