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Advanced Roofing & Renovations

Table View, Cape Town, WC (13.8km from Cape Town)
Advanced Roofing & Renovations is one of the top roofing companies in Cape Town. Established in 2007 and is based in Cape Town. We specialise in the replacement of metal roofs, conversion of tile, slate & asbestos roofs to metal, as well as new roof installations. Advanced Roofing Solutions is one of the top roofing companies in Cape Town. We provide only quality products, backed by manufacturers warranties. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE : • Asbestos roof removals & conversion to metal • Full metal roof replacements • Factory roof replacements • Residential homes roof replacement • Braai rooms • Carports •...
Craig and his team arrived on site daily, did the days work, left the site neat and clean. Everything runs like a well oiled machine . Good old school values. My new roof is great to look at and no leaks for 2 years now
 |  Posted 2 years ago
Our Business became synonymous with the manufacture steel roofing sheets, gutters and flashings and generally related products. John left the company around about 1992 to start a new business and would only return in 2011. The company whilst in Wetton increased its staff and operations considerably, installing Eccentric Presses and related equipment broadening our market and commencing with the mass production various industrial and domestic products. But of course the company is still involved in the field of roofing and sheet metal products to the construction industry whilst expanding their endeavours to include a wider product range.
Ultra Pro was established by Gerhard Hootsen in Cape Town in 2007. Gerhard’s vision was to create a company that took the stress out of roofing, waterproofing and painting for the client. To do this he set about training staff to the highest possible specification–using his many years of experience to build a team that is able to find effective solutions for any project. A highly trained and supervised staff means that clients are able to communicate their needs, and trust that their projects are in capable hands. This formula proved to be a winner. Through exceptional service, quality and...




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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).

Finding the right roofing specialist

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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