What Roofers Do
A roofer, or roof repair specialist, is an experienced tradesperson who deals exclusively with roofing construction. Roofers repair, replace, install and replace the roofs of commercial buildings, with a wide range of materials, such as asphalt, shingle, bitumen and metal, from which to choose. They can also provide advice on how best to avoid future problems with your roof, and also advice on what to do if your roof starts to leak, or has buckled and sagged.
Roofs are usually made of wood, concrete or sheet metal and therefore require extensive roof maintenance. This is because wood rot and warps over time. Sheet metal roofs also tend to warp and rust if they are not properly maintained and are exposed to the elements. This is why it’s important to hire a good and reliable roofer who will offer you the best quality materials for your roof.
Roofing repairs are sometimes complicated, which is where roofers come into the picture. They have a wide range of equipment at their disposal, including cranes, bulldozers, rollers, skid trucks, and large equipment like dumpers. However, these are just a small part of the equipment that is necessary for an efficient roofing service, as there is much more that these professionals can do. Some roofers even have specialised skills and knowledge in certain areas of roof maintenance, while others specialise in all aspects of roof maintenance and repair.
One of the main functions of roofers is to inspect and repair any damaged or broken shingles or tiles on your roof. Whether they’re a specialist or general roofing professional, roofers can assess the damage and determine the best solution to repair it or replace it. The roof can be damaged by many things, such as hail, wind, extreme temperatures and ice.
Roofers can also inspect for any cracks in the roof and repair any of these as required. These can often be repaired, if the damage is not too severe. They also have the skills to repair leaks and cracks that occur due to water infiltration into the roof.
Roofing contractors also carry out routine roof inspections of commercial buildings and make sure that the roof has been installed properly and meets building regulations. They can also check that the roof has been fixed properly, following a fire safety survey, to ensure that it is safe for occupancy. They are also trained to inspect and repair any structural deficiencies, such as missing shingles and roof tiles, and other roof problems.