You can’t underestimate the importance of your roof so you want to make sure you make the very best decisions regarding replacement or maintenance. Some of the questions you might be asking yourself include do I go with a less experienced contractor for a significantly lower price?  Can I save money by buying my own materials?  Should I try to repair the roof on my own?

You should really take time to weigh up all your options carefully when making decisions about your roof. Below are just a few of the potential pitfalls you’d do well to avoid.

Should it be a DIY job?

Unless you have some experience or a lot of knowledge about the work you’re intending to do on your roof, it’s probably best left to the professionals. Any work you undertake on your roof is difficult and potentially dangerous as well as costly. And, it will be even more costly if you ultimately need to hire someone to either put right what you’ve done wrong or rescue the situation before it gets any worse! Starting the job on your own in an attempt to save some money may soon show itself to be a false economy.

Sourcing materials

Again what starts out being a cost cutting exercise can often end up being exactly the opposite. An experienced contractor is likely to be better served at accurately identifying the exact materials you need for your work, as well as quantifying the amount you will need. Whatever you might think, they’re far more likely to be able to get a better deal too. It’s likely they’re able to buy materials either in bulk or through a discount system due to amounts they buy regularly. It’s also likely that they may be able to obtain some sort of guarantee on materials too, should it be required.

Choosing the right product or solution

The Internet is a wonderful resource for many things including advice and instruction. But, are you sure that the work you’re intending for your roof is exactly what is required? Are you sure that the information you have is completely correct? There are many products that proclaim to be all things to everything but can you believe the claims? A qualified contractor will be able to properly assess exactly what is needed and offer options where available as how to proceed. A square peg in a round hole might only serve to create more problems. Examples include rain diverters which can actually cause more damage than good if not installed properly, forcing water to back up under shingles, resulting in costly damage.

Choosing the right contractor

As well as doing your homework on the work your roof might require, it’s also worth investing some time on choosing the right contractor too. Word of mouth is always the best form of recommendation and it’s likely that someone local will know of a job that’s been completed well within your vicinity. There are many contractors out there with a good track record of quality work, competitively priced. For example, if you’re in the London area All Seasons Industrial Roofing will definitely do a fantastic, top quality job!


At All Seasons Industrial Roofing we have years of experience, superior quality control and a dedicated team offering excellent prices. We pride ourselves on being highly recommended by our customers for providing a quality and affordable service on all types of roofing.

If you’re looking for a Roofing Contractor in London for repairs or a new installation please call our friendly team at All Seasons Industrial Roofing on 020 8938 3498.