Planning a Roofing Project For Your Home? Here’s What You Need to Know

Prior to carrying out any construction work, you first need to draw up a plan (or your roofing contractor does), which details the stages of work, design, and amount of materials needed. When planning a roofing project of a house or building, getting the right roof design is one of the most important tasks. The quality of the roof and its appearance should be in harmony with the structure of the house, depending on its correct compilation.

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Planning a Roofing Project. Credit: Pixabay

Preparing For Your Roofing Project

As a first step, it is important that you choose the right roofing contractor in your local area. You are most likely going to require professionals handling your roofing project who can liaise with other contractors such as architects and builders, to complete the project.

At LD Roofing Services Ltd, we ensure our roofers are well experienced and trained to coordinate with the relevant partners to get the project completed in a cost effective manner.

In any building project, the roof needs to be given priority as it the enclosing structure that prevents atmospheric moisture from penetrating the supporting structures. For instance, if the walls are built, and there is no roofing structure in place, the supporting structures will inevitably be affected in the event of adverse weather conditions such as rain or snowfall.

Selecting The Right Roofing Material

This step is extremely important as it determines the longevity of your roof. There are various benefits of each roofing material and it is important to carefully evaluate them all. Ask your roofing contractor which works best for your situation as they can depend on several factors such as the size of the building, its shape, the surrounding and many more. Furthermore, once fixed, it is almost impossible to change the slate for a flexible roof – demolishing the existing structure, disposing them and repurchasing new materials can be very costly.

There are various factors when it comes to choosing the correct material and you will need to consider whether you would like a pitched roof or flat roof.

Choosing A Roofing Contractor 

The choice of a company that will carry out the roof’s construction is also a crucial. You need to make sure that serious, qualified professionals will install the roof of your property. Indeed, the success of a successful roofing project largely depends on several external factors too. But it is most definitely possible to reduce/avert any potential risks that professional roofers can detect and thereby mitigate them successfully.

Technical Solutions

A modern roof is a rather complex system, which includes not only load-bearing and enclosing structures but also drainage, ventilation, and other engineering networks. Their installation also needs to be approached with all seriousness. The modern industry offers a huge number of technical solutions that can significantly simplify the installation of these systems and extend the life of your roof. For instance, if your building structure has an attic, you might consider installing skylights or velux windows.

Planning for Insulation

Just as for the entire property, one of the most important issues in constructing a roof is insulation. This issue becomes critical if you plan to use the attic space all year round. Roof insulation plays a huge role and its vapor barrier because the penetration of moisture into the roofing structure can cause a rapid failure if ignored.

Final Considerations for a Successful Roofing Project

  1. Before choosing and installing a roof, it is important to take into account the climatic features of the area, the environment, plantings, the wind rose, slope and height of the building.
  2. Strictly follow the instructions and recommendations for laying the roof to the smallest detail: the distance between the rafters, the angle at which the roof slope is, correctly distribute heat and waterproofing materials, transportation.
  3. It is impossible to use polyurethane foam to seal the space under the ridge; a special breathable seal would suffice.

The roof of a building or structure could get complicated especially during implementation. It is most definitely NOT a DIY project and you need to contract a roofing professional who will also give you insights on the local regulations. Moreover, according to the law, a house can be built exclusively based on a project drawn up and approved by specialists. If all of this seems overwhelming, simply get in touch with LD Roofing Services Ltd and we will provide a free consultation call.



LD Roofing Services Ltd is a highly rated and roofing company in Northampton with over 25 years experience offering all types of roofing services across Northamptonshire and NN postcodes.