We were called by a customer in Whittlesey that had recently had their roof fibreglassed, but they weren’t very happy with the quality. So, upon arrival, the Synergy Roofing team made a detailed examination of the roof to try and identify why the roof was leaking. we soon realised that the roof covering was poorly installed by a builder not a roofer.
The roof had been left with bubbles, and not completely joined up around the whole of the roof. which would definitely explain the leaks the customer was experiencing. Our first step we would take would remove the initial top coat, doing this would enable us add more fibreglass to the roof, after we had done this, it was time to fibreglass the gaps and missed parts of the roof back together again. Once we applied the fibreglass, we then applied the top coat, and allowed the designated time for it to dry. Once hardened, we gave it another once over, just to make sure the roof was at a high quality that Synergy are constantly aiming for.
Here at Synergy Roofing, due to to the professionalism and the high quality of work we provide, we receive many calls from people who have been targeted by either cowboy roofers or just poor roofers in general. Choosing the wrong roofer can have a devastating effect not only on a financial front, but potentially affect your lifestyle.
Some of the basic procedures to ensure you don’t get ripped off by cowboy builder:
Make sure the company is a members of CITB – this is a legal requirements for ALL construction companies and individuals. Ask for their CITB number.
Ask to see public liability insurance – again, a legal requirement, if they don’t have one or cant produce one, tell them to leave.
Ask for references.
Never pay money up front for work, not a deposit, not for materials, nothing. Only pay when the work is completed, all reputable companies work this way.
Anyway, back to this project. As you can see the weather was fantastic if a little cold, we replaced the dormer roof covering, removing the existing felt that was starting to leak and replacing with a far sturdier GRP roof covering.