It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of our lives. And while we may not be thinking about our roofs very often, it’s important to note that the roofing industry has also been affected. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how roofing procedures have changed in light of COVID-19 and what homeowners need to know. Stay safe and informed!
Have you recently discovered an issue with your roof that requires a repair, or have you simply realised it’s that time of year to start thinking about maintaining the quality of your roof? Whatever situation you are in, it’s useful to stay updated with roofing trends and understand how you can get the most value for money.
Noticed rising prices? You aren’t wrong.
The truth is, if you have noticed prices have risen, it isn’t because your roofing contractor is trying to make a bit of extra cash, it’s because material prices have risen significantly in the last couple of years due to supply and demand issues, no thanks to Covid-19. Our priority will always be to provide a quality service with quality materials; however, it is certainly noticeable that what used to be the lower ranking materials are now nearing similar costs to the mid-high-ranking materials.
We advise you get in touch with us as soon as possible for an inspection so that we can examine your roof and provide you with an estimated cost.
What delays to expect?
If you are like most customers, you expect your order to arrive on time, every time. Unfortunately, there are some delays that are unavoidable. Please expect delays for the following:
- If you are looking for more expensive materials, please prepare for delays as they can be more difficult to get hold of.
- Colours or styles that aren’t in high demand
This is something Keay Roofing hopes we can navigate through with you on your projects, and assure you we are doing the best we can to provide you with a service that is as affordable as it can be.
What to do next ?
With that said and done, we recommend to all our clients if you have noticed a problem with your roof (as long as it is not an immediate threat to you or your families safety) to put money aside for the job immediately so that you are not left in a tricky situation when the issue urgently needs fixing. Furthermore, if you avoid issues for far too long, this will become more costly and problematic to fix. Pre-empting delays (such as sourcing materials) will allow you to be in complete control of the process.
And finally, if you are looking to start from scratch with a new roof or an entire roof replacement- PLAN, PLAN, PLAN. Research your costs, materials, labour, weather, and more. Seek professional advice if you are new to building projects. As we like to say… if you are going to do a job, make sure you do it properly!
Homeowners, please contact us if you have any questions or would like to book an inspection. Our team is more than happy to help with anything related to your roof. We also offer a wide range of services, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
At Keay Roofing, we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service. Our contact details are listed below so that you can easily get in touch with us for all your needs. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Telephone: 01753 358267
Address: 11 Larksfield, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0RB