When the question of getting a flat roof done arises in your mind the next question probably would be to know how much money would go out of my pocket to get it done. If you are going for a DIY (do it yourself) method it may not cost you much, but it will not last much longer for sure. Instead, if you get a new one installed or get the old one repaired, make sure to lend the services of a professional roofer.
The flat roof is a felted roof, which can often be seen on the top of the garages, flats or home extensions. There are mainly two kinds of services involved in roofing. The roofing service its self and the scaffolding service. The cost of all these services depends on different factors such as the area where you are located, the size of the company contracted to do the job and more.
We may now look at all these factors in detail.
1) Accessibility: This factor plays a vital role in raising the cost of the price for getting the roof done. An installation on the 3rd or the 5th floor may not be the same cost as installations on lower floors because the roofer has to climb up a little more to get the work done. Higher form the ground then scaffolding may also be required to ensure the safety of the roofers or the workers. This is often an additional charge for the house owner.
2) Location: If you live in London the cost of roofing will be potentially high because of the posh living standards there. On the flip side, if you need specialist work done on your roof it could be cheaper in the capital as the workmen will not have to travel as far. If the contractors work in London and have to travel outside the city to reach your home then the total cost to get the work done may rise. As a general rule the cost of roofing services tend to vary in line with the cost of living for any given area. To put it simply it will likely be somewhere close to 1000 pounds if it is in London or in the neighbourhood. If it is the South and Midlands it is nearly 900 pounds(average price). Elsewhere in the country it will likely be less. It always benefits you to choose a local contractor, for example, if you live in south Wales you’ll benefit from a flat roofing Cardiff company
3) The difference in the specification: Whether you are going to put a new flat roof or get the old one repaired the difference in the specification makes you pay a different rate. Sometimes it requires some extra effort to be put in to get away the hindrances in the work. If there are some internal drainages or pipes which make the work difficult, then the cost may differ.
4) The difference in the skill or professionalism: If a particular roofer has an expert on board that you need for a specialist job, you may find it difficult to get work done by his people because he is likely to be busy. On the contrary, if he is a novice you may get his services at much lesser cost but quality may suffer. Ultimately, the main aim of doing a business is to reap profit out of it. I agree with you if you say they should not reap a huge profit from your savings. But they charge a little high for the unparalleled service they provide you.