Here at Roofspec SW we get asked a lot if it’s possible to fix part of a roof rather than the whole thing and most of the time that’s a question driven by cost. 

But in a way it’s wrong to base it on budget alone, the starting point should always be whether or not it needs repairing or replacing … you should pay for what needs to be done and no more than that.

Roof structures tend to age and wear at different rates. Prevailing winds, weather, proximity to other buildings and even specific damage, all play a part in why certain sections of roof need replacing before other do. The point is, if a section of roof has plenty of life left in it, then we wouldn’t suggest replacing it, there’s little point.

What we do at Roofspec SW in that instance, is to make sure that whatever section we do replace, matches as best we can, the original slates or tiles that are already there. What’s more, this can always be neatly done by working along ridges and guttering sections where we have natural breaks in the pattern, creating an almost seamless finish. Over time they all wear in and you probably won’t be able to tell the difference. We might.

The key to this is knowing what to look for and it’s only experienced roofing contractors like us at Roofspec SW that can do that effectively. It also helped that our experience is matched by a bit of modern technology … our aerial drone. 

Our fully licensed and insured drone inspection service can help us identify exactly where the issues are and once we have that information, it can make the difference between replacing a full roof and only part of it. In fact, anyone that instantly says ‘replace the full roof’ without having a proper look, probably rode up to your house on a horse, wearing a Stetson hat and cowboy boots.     

But if we are discussing budget, it’s important to bear in mind that on some projects it might be easier to balance the books by having just half of a roof done this year and half next. The only word of warning is that additional costs on things like two sets of scaffolding may make it less cost effective than you think. The trick is knowing which half to start with and that’s where we can help at Roofspec SW.

We cover Plymouth and the wider South-West region including Devon and Cornwall and our team has years of experience in dealing with roofing issues. In fact, there’s very little on a roof that can surprise us here at Roofspec SW. 

If you would like to talk to us about any roofing work in Plymouth and the wider South-West region, then please get in contact with us via this website or give us a call on 01752 914217 and remember, as we say at Roofspec SW… ‘the proof is in the roof’.

All the best.

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