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5 Reasons You Should Use an Experienced Flat Roofer

Here at Merlin GRP, we’re always happy to share our expertise with anyone who might be new to fibreglass roofing. However, when it comes to overall quality of service, we believe in there being more than just expertise. We are trusted roofers in our region, which means thousands of people rely on us year after year for the best flat roofing in the cross-county areas. When you’re looking for help with your roof, there are plenty of reasons why you should look carefully for an experienced flat roofer.

Here’s our quick guide to just five of these reasons, which we think you should use to shape your decision-making.

Applying fibreglass onto a roofExperience Equals Quality

When you hire an experienced roofer, you’re getting help from a dab hand. This means that, the more years of experience a roofer has behind them, the better they know their craft. This means they will be able to produce better quality roofing for you, more efficiently. They know all the best techniques, the best materials, and how to check for true quality. Hiring a roofer without much experience could put you at risk of poor quality results.

Greater Efficiency

As mentioned, efficiency comes into experience a lot. The more experienced a flat roofer is, the more confident they are likely to be in their decisions. It’s true that all roofing takes time, especially if you are going to get it looking great and performing well. However, an experienced roofer will know all the answers to the most complex questions. This means they will spend less time fiddling around with questions and queries that will perplex newer tradespeople.

If you want a job doing well, on top of it being of high quality, you will shop for experience. Without experience, you get a lot of guesswork, and a lot of time wasted. Therefore, make sure to find someone who really knows what they’re doing.

They Can Handle Complex Tasks

Flat roofing is more complex than it appears. Getting a perfect flat roof designed and installed takes more than a few days of scribbling and manufacture. It requires in-depth knowledge of what makes a flat roof work so well from property to property. Flat roofers know that getting the best results means taking on lots of tests and trials. Therefore, anyone taking on a flat roof should be au fait with complex designs and requirements. If not, again, you could end up with a product that simply doesn’t do what it should.

They Know the Industry

An experienced flat roofer will have experience of what works and what doesn’t. This means that they will not only help you find the best resources and looks for your roof but will also know how to remedy common faults and issues. They know shoddy workmanship when they see it, and what’s more, they know what other roofers are doing to breed the best results.

For example, experienced roofers in the region will know to look for fibreglass as standard. This is because fibreglass roofing has slowly become the leading standard in roof manufacture and design over the past few decades. Any flat roofer still working in rubber and felt must have a very good reason to – otherwise, you can expect an experienced hand to swing straight to fibreglass as standard. Ask the roofer if he has experience in different types of roof design from solid roofing on conservatories to porches, garden rooms, and home extensions.

Fibreglass roofingThey Are Friendly and Approachable

With years of experience and confidence comes a friendly demeanour – most of the time! The best experienced flat roofers will have built up solid reputations not only for their expertise, but also for their manner. Experienced roofers should be happy to help you with any bespoke projects or queries you may have. Therefore, you shouldn’t ever feel scared or unsure about raising a query with someone who has plenty of experience.

Not all experienced roofers wake up on the right side of bed, but that doesn’t make them unapproachable! You will more likely get the answers you need from an experienced roofer willing to help, than a learner roofer who’s still getting to grips with what they’re doing.

Hire an Experienced Flat Roofer

If you are looking for a flat roofer, you should always look for experience first and check their online reviews. This will give you your best shot at friendly, flexible and knowledgeable service. Otherwise, you could risk poor quality, poor value for money, and a project that goes on forever.

Take it from us – you need help from an experienced flat roofer!


Ian Chrichlow

Ian Chrichlow is a seasoned roofing expert serving Mansfield and Nottinghamshire. Specialising on GRP Fibreglass Roofing, Flashing, and Flooring. With a 20-year guarantee on all projects, Ian builds trust and quality into every job. He's got the know-how for both domestic and commercial spaces