The placers of roofs install, repair, maintain and make cleaning roofs.
The roof is one of the most important structural elements of the house, so it is essential that its installation or remodelling be given to this professional who has experience and qualifications for this purpose.
These specialists are tasked with the following tasks:
It is obviously a very demanding job in physical terms. Roofers work at high points, carry heavy materials and need to get up and down constantly. To practice the profession, they use specific tools and machinery and often cooperate with professionals from other fields, such as carpenters, who build the wooden structures that support the weight of the roof.
For the sake of safety, it is unthinkable for an inexperienced person to carry out such work, nor to climb to the top of a building without the necessary protective equipment.
Before installing a roof, there are a few factors to consider that can, of course, be considered together with the professional responsible for the work.
The style: the colour, the material of the tiles and the slope of the roof should match the style of the house. Modern homes, for example, tend to have flat roofs or low roofs. On the other hand, traditional houses have higher and sloping roofs, typically ceramic tile. If you are going to build or remodel your home, then an architect can help you make those decisions. However, a roofer, by experience, can also guide you accordingly.
Local architecture: Classified, or in the process of classification, properties have architectural features that must be preserved. The law requires it to be so. However, even if it is not a building in a historic or classified area, it is important to consider the style of the houses surrounding yours. Make a wise choice that does not disturb the uniformity of the landscape.
The color: the choice of color is not just about aesthetics. Lighter and / or tiled roofs that reflect sunlight keep houses cooler during warm seasons. On the contrary, dark roofs attract and retain heat. Take into account the climate of the region where you live and choose a color that will energetically optimise your home.
The material: We strongly suggest choosing a durable material. The roof acts as a barrier between your home and the exterior and is the surface that is most exposed to weather aggression, which is increasingly unstable. A poor quality roof will require constant maintenance and repairs, which will eventually be more expensive in the medium to long term. Depending on your budget, choose the best material possible. If you are building or remodelling a house and have financial constraints, consider saving on more shallow elements to invest in the structural strength of the house. Your comfort and safety are above all.
Roofs should be inspected with some regularity, but do not do it yourself. Hire a roofer to evaluate the structure and determine whether to repair the roof, replace tiles, or install a new roof.
Remember that the problems that start on the roof quickly manifest themselves in the rest of the house. If there are leaks, their walls will soon be stained with moisture which, in addition to being unsightly, is harmful to health. If the insulation is poor, you will lose about a quarter of the warm air generated inside the house and spend a lot more money at the end of the month.
The main damage is caused by the weather. Wind, rain, snowfall and hail will compromise the integrity of a roof, especially if it is not of quality. The roof of a house that is under one or more trees will also suffer more aggression from falling branches and twigs.
The age of the roof must also be taken into account. A quality roof, when well maintained, can last about 20 years. Still, it is important to be aware of the condition of the tiles that compose it, as they may show signs of wear. If the roof is not completely remodeled, make sure that the replaced tiles do not give it a patched air . New tiles should be as similar as possible to existing ones.