Taking care of your roof is important for a host of different reasons, without a solid roof over your head, you leave you, your family and your home open to major problems. Roofing specialists in Bristol often get asked a variety of different questions concerning domestic and commercial roofs. We’ve listed 3 of the most common and provided answers to each of these questions.

  1. Can I replace it by myself?

The answer is yes, you can. But replacing a roof by yourself can lead to all kinds of problems. Thousands of UK residents carry out DIY projects on their homes every year, some install driveways, while others fit fences. Installing, maintaining or repairing a roof isn’t the same as most of your usual home improvement tasks. Here are some of the main reasons to call a professional roofer and avoid a DIY job.

  • Professionals have the right equipment & experience
  • DIY roofing can be extremely hazardous
  • Without the right equipment you can damage the structure
  • Skilled Roofers offer first-class workmanship
  1. How do I know I need a new roof?

The only way to really know whether you need repairs, or a new roof is to call a trusted, fully qualified roofer to assess the structure.

  1. How often should I replace it?

This answer depends on a number of variables, such as the environment you live in, the materials and other factors. Normally, a professionally installed roof will last between 12 and 15 years. There is no exact number because of all the elements involved.