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GP Damp Proofing & Roof Repairs - Pretoria

GP Roof Repairs and Damp Proofing attempts to give you the supreme solution for roof repair and waterproofing. With a team of expert roofing contractors and water damage restoration specialists,...


Leaky Roof

Services ✔ roofing contractors


Mosselbay Roofing

Services ✔ roofing contractors


Ross and Son Roofing & Waterproofing

Roof repairs Cape Town is a brand name of Ross and Son Roofing & Waterproofing ( Pty ) Ltd. The company has been owner-operated for the past 15 years. We...


DRI DOC Coatings

DRI DOC Coatings provides roofing services in Edenvale, Gauteng and surrounding suburbs.


Blue Train Investment Pty

Bethal MP
building contractions , maintenance , new operations , all trades and scaffolding hire note : we operate in mpumalanga , limpopo and gauteng




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What do roofing specialists do?

A roofer is the construction specialist who installs and repairs the sloped roofs on new and existing construction projects, both residential and commercial. It is the roofer who is responsible for ensuring that the roof is able to withstand the elements outside and provide protection to those inside the structure. A roof must be completely waterproof and wind-proof in order to serve the purpose for which it is intended. Typically, roofing companies will also provide waterproofing services.

What can a roofing expert help with?

Any building requires a roof in order for it to be weatherproof. The roof must therefore be able to withstand rain, hail, snow, sleet, high winds and sun. Roofs are constructed of various materials, including interlocking slate tiles and aluminium and zinc corrugated sheeting. In buildings with sloped roofs, it is the roofer’s responsibility to erect the “A”-shaped wooden (see our articles on Carpenters for more information) or steel roof trusses, provide waterproofing for them with a covering of thick black plastic sheeting, then expertly lay the tiles or corrugated sheeting over everything. In properties which are situated very close to the coast and are more susceptible to rust from corrosive salt air, the roofer is responsible for ensuring that an aluminium roof has a lower zinc content than those used inland in order to make it more durable. Regardless of the type of roof covering, any spot on the roof which has a joint, chimney, pipe or skylight which has the potential to leak, has to have additional material called ‘flashing’ to seal and waterproof the area. Your roofer is the expert at placing this flashing, and this should not be left to an unskilled contractor.

It must be noted that a roofer is not responsible for preparing and laying thatched roofing, which is a specialised field of its own. Similarly, a roofer will not be tasked with the roofing of flat-roofed structures, where the roofs are strengthened and covered with concrete, and fall within the builder’s responsibilities.

The gutters and downpipes which line the edges of a roof and carry water from the roof into specific areas, do not fall within the responsibilities of the roofer. The builder will attend to this (see builders section).

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A roofer must, first and foremost, be able to cope with heights as his job places him at the highest point of any construction project. A roofer’s job is potentially dangerous due to the heights at which he works, and there is always the possibility of slipping, tripping or falling, so he should take the necessary safety precautions such as wearing a safety harness. He must be physically strong and have plenty of stamina, as his job involves working with heavy tiles or large aluminium sheets, bending, stooping and kneeling on the roof surfaces. He needs to have a good sense of balance as he is working on sloping surfaces, and be able to work in both extreme heat and very cold conditions. His job places him outside in all kinds of weather, and there is no shelter for him on an exposed roof.

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Always use a qualified and experienced roofer for your needs. Builders will usually work with roofers they know and have worked with before, and they will arrange for the services of their preferred roofer. However, if you are looking for a roofer to repair a leaking roof or have a small project you are overseeing yourself, make sure that you ask for recommendations before appointing a roofer. An unskilled or inexperienced roofer will probably not be able to carry out the job satisfactorily, and you might well find yourself having to engage another roofer to re-do the job. Always check their online reviews through Uptasker before choosing a roofer yourself, to be sure that you will be getting the services of an experienced and skilled worker who will work efficiently and carefully. In addition, make sure that all costs are covered in the initial quotation, to avoid further expenses as the project progresses.




Top roofing tips

Top roofing tips

A well constructed roof will ensure that the interior of the building it covers will be impervious to weather conditions outside, and therefore be warm in winter, dry during wet weather and cool during the hot summer months, with no unwanted leaks, draughts or damp patches appearing on the top of walls or ceilings from an imperfectly sealed roof. Always choose wisely when employing these specialists and appreciate their worth. For more tips, see our roofer articles.


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Clad-All Roofing

Established in 1987 in the Eastern Cape city of Port Elizabeth in Nelson Mandela Bay, Clad-All Roofing is a leading roofing specialist and ranks among the top ten roofing companies...


Lezant Building Contractors

Services ✔ roofing contractors ✔ builder contractors


Biggarsberg Thatchers

Our thatching and timber construction teams are highly skilled, competent and experienced and operate under management’s supervision on all contracts. John’s personal interest lies within the intricacies and creativity of...


AJ Group Projects

*Asbestos removal* Roofing Contractor in Umgeni Business Park We are registered asbestos removal contractors that are very competitive with our pricing for each project. We also specialize in demolition works!


Wetlock Roofing

Wetlock Roofing specialises in Industrial and Commercial Roofing Replacement, Maintenance, Repair and associated services. Our mission is to professionally and ethically service our customers with excellent quality specialised roof repairs...


Selati Group

At Selati Roof Trusses we are one of the happy customers and consumers of De Hoek Sawmill’s SABS construction timber. With a highly reliable timber supplier, which produces and delivers...


Jovco Roofing & Waterproofing

Paarl WC
Services ✔ roofing contractors


Ropace Roofing

As one of the leading roofing specialists in South Africa, we are able to offer you a variety of roofing services and products that are unmatched. All our services are...


Africon Rooftiles

January 2003 Africon Rooftiles added quality roof trusses to expand our operations offering you a one-stop roofing solution from designing, manufacturing, transporting and fitting of trusses and roof tiles. We...


Eco Proof Africa

Services ✔ gutters & downpipes


Clad-all Roofing

Services ✔ roofing contractors ✔ commercial waterproofing


Border Roofing

Border Roofing was started in 1996 by Shane Roberts. It has grown considerably since then, employing eleven permanent people and offering high quality roof repairs, maintenance and roofing services. Co-owner...