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Old 13-01-2023, 18:39   #1
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Long shot - Any roofers on here ?

Looking for advice . Had two roofers out , totally different solutions
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Old 13-01-2023, 19:05   #2
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Re: Long shot Any roofers on here ?

What's the problem?

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Re: Long shot Any roofers on here ?

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Good luck with roofers. Struggled to get any to come out for me. Really hard to get them to put a quote in writing. Even harder to get them to come out and actually do the job. When they do, they dismantle your roof then clear off for a few days ! Last time I use Checkatrade....
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Have found two , the problem is first gave two options , but said one was nowhere as good as the other . The second one said the opposite! It's not the cost that matters , first said the one was a temporary fix and may only last a couple of years. No comment from the other
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Re: Long shot Any roofers on here ?

If you have a supplier of roof tiles/building supplies in your area you could give them a call and ask them if they have anyone that you haven't tried ... they are a good source for of information. If you can I would go in person as you are more likely to get some help.

You could also check on TrustATrader which has a slightly higher reputation with trustpilot

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Re: Long shot Any roofers on here ?

So what's the problem? Even if there are no roofers here, someone might have had a similar problem, say what was done to fix it, and whether they were happy with it.
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So what's the problem? Even if there are no roofers here, someone might have had a similar problem, say what was done to fix it, and whether they were happy with it.
Didn't want to bore everyone . Have had rain coming into the cavity, because of direction with wind blowing under the roof . House is old didn't even know it had a cavity, guess the back was added at a later date , front definitely does not ! So told that 1) lift slates by gutter and put a ? Under to guide water to gutter. 1st says it not a permanent solution, not sure why , would do it but not at all happy about doing it , said a job is a job. 2)His answer is re-roof
the side as it would then have felt , batons and new slates creating a path to the gutter. Difference in work is about 2000 .
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Re: Long shot Any roofers on here ?

We've actually had a similar problem, but for us the rain was coming into the cavity via the windows. It's a modern (1999) stone-built house. They diagnosed the drip trays under the windows were either not fitted correctly or cracked. They ended up taking the front leaf off the house to replace the trays. Every stone is unique, so they all had to be laid out on the lawn to keep them in the right order. It was a massive job. This was all done under the NHBC warranty, so cost us nothing but inconvenience.

It wasn't entirely fixed at first attempt, but we've since had the windows resealed and so far so good. It's south-facing so only leaked in the rare combination of prolonged rain and a southerly wind.

Sounds like the proposed solution for you is a similar tray under the roof. I can see how that would work, but I think I'd get a third professional opinion.
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Re: Long shot Any roofers on here ?

One of my late uncles was a roofer who worked on a row of terraced houses in the Valleys. All had flat roof extensions added to the back (kitchen and bathroom). The houses were of stone construction, so the extensions were brick-built, leaving a narrow cavity between the main house and extension.

The last few rows of slates were slightly lifted so that the rain ran down to new guttering that was just further out from the old position to ensure that it could not run into the cavity, which was lead-capped (basically wider flashing).

A few years later he was employed to fit proper cantered and slated roofs over most of the extensions. He wasn't shocked to find that a lot of the lead flashing had disappeared, allowing wind-blown rain into the top of the cavities.
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Sounds like the proposed solution for you is a similar tray under the roof. I can see how that would work, but I think I'd get a third professional opinion.
Wise I could hard enough to get two !!!
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Re: Long shot Any roofers on here ?

Found another one , worrying he came up with the same problem , but yet another solution , however showed what he would use which seems fine , really concerning first quote 15,000 new roof advised . 2 3,500 . He quoted 300 !!!! And about 15mins to do it !main cost is scaffolding
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