McGregor Roofing Limited
The Old Timber Yard
The Green
Denbigh
Denbighshire
LL16 5TW

 

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Fax: 01745 815943

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These are the most common questions we get asked.  Click on a question to see the answer.

 

How much does a roof cost?

Do I need a new roof or will repair/maintenance work be sufficient?

How long will a roof last?

What's the cheapest option?

What type of slate/tile should I choose?

What work does a McGregor Roofing quote usually cover?

Are there any 'hidden extras'?

Is your work guaranteed?

How long will the job take?

What does your insurance clause mean?

Should I choose the cheapest quote?

How much does a roof cost?

There is no simple answer to this question – it all depends on the size of the roof, the type of tile, the number of complex areas, ie leadwork to pediment, chimney stacks, hips, etc. When asked for a roofing quotation we give you a range of possible options.

Do I need a new roof or will repair/maintenance work be sufficient?

We will always suggest repair or maintenance when appropriate – most good roofing companies are busy enough without needing to ‘create’ work!  A roof has reached the end of its useful life when the maintenance becomes so frequent that paying for the entire roof to be stripped and renewed will be a cheaper option in the long run.

How long will a roof last?

A good quality Welsh slate roof can last for generations to come, which can be hundreds of years.  It is often the type of roofing covering that will determine the length of life, but most manufacturers give long guarantees on their products.

What's the cheapest option?

The flat concrete roof tile (a Marley Modern or Russell Grampian, for instance) tends to be the most economical type of roof covering around.

What type of slate/tile should I choose?

The type of roof coverings available to you may be restricted to your site and the roof design, but we will happily propose a number of alternatives for you to consider, one of which may simply be to repair the current roof you have.

What work does a McGregor Roofing quote usually cover?

If you are building a new property entirely from scratch, McGregor Roofing will be the contractors who undertake the work from the trusses up – felt, battening, fixing the roof covering entirely, and undertaking any leadwork.

 

We regularly convert flat-roofed garages/extensions to pitched and bring in other trades to complete any internal alterations (plasterers, electricians, joiners, bricklayers, etc)

Are there any 'hidden extras'?

The only hidden extras are those which could be genuinely hidden from all of us.  In the case of old buildings where the plasterboards are attached to the underside of the rafters, it is difficult it determine the state of the rafters beneath them. Often it is not expensive to replace a few of the structural timbers that have rotted, but it is something that you do need bear in mind as a possible additional cost.

 

Generally speaking, if a roof has not been leaking, the timbers do tend to be in a good state.  Other possible problems are infestation of beetle or woodworm but this is something we can treat and, in most cases the roof requires very little or no additional work.

Is your work guaranteed?

Yes – a ten-year insurance-backed guarantee is given on all re-roofing jobs as a member of the Trustmark Scheme.  This guarantees the work AND the company – so your guarantee continues over the ten-year period should the company itself cease to trade. This guarantee is included as standard for all our re-roofing works.  Most manufacturers give long guarantees on their products – even the most economical option of a large flat concrete roof tile carry a guarantee of 50 years, so there is an expectation that they will last much longer than that.

How long will the job take?

Generally speaking, a re-roofing job takes a couple of weeks.  If you are asking us to replace the guttering and fascia boards as well, you need to add on about another week.  We can give you an accurate indication of timescale once we have costed the job.

What does your insurance clause mean?

McGregor Roofing does carry insurance which covers any damage to the exterior and interior of the building.  However, in the unlikely event that damage is caused to the interior of the property, we ask that you move furniture and valuables away from an outside wall and we always advise customers to contact their own insurance company to let them know that works are taking place at the property and that you may need extra cover for the duration.

Should I choose the cheapest quote?

Not necessarily. Always check exactly what the service you are buying covers.  Many small roofing companies are able to offer their work at very low prices because they do not have insurances – including public liability insurance – in place.  Sometimes they have only been in business a short time and are not able to offer the guarantee of work that more established companies can offer – and who will cover their guarantee if they are no longer in business?

 

Take care that everyone is quoting for the same roofing materials – particularly when you want a slate roof.  It is easy enough for someone to pass off an inferior slate as something of quality if all you see is one sample.  Make sure they confirm the name of the slate (and if possible its quarry) in their quote.

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