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Do you need a Roofer? - When a Professional Roofing Contractor is Recommended or Required

Knowing when to call a roofer is essential for maintaining the integrity of your home or business. Here are some signs that indicate it’s time to enlist the services of a professional roofer:

  • Visible Damage: If you notice missing or damaged shingles, sagging areas, or water stains on your ceiling, it’s a clear indication that your roof needs attention.
  • Leaks and Water Intrusion: Any signs of water leaking into your property, whether through the roof or ceiling, require immediate attention to prevent further damage and mold growth.
  • Aging Roof: As roofs age, they become more susceptible to wear and tear. If your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, it’s wise to have it inspected by a professional roofer to assess its condition and recommend necessary repairs or replacement.
  • Storm Damage: Severe weather, such as high winds, hail, or heavy rain, can cause significant damage to your roof. After a storm, it’s essential to have your roof inspected for any signs of damage that may compromise its integrity.
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What to Look for in a Professional Roofer

When choosing a roofer, it’s essential to look for certain qualities to ensure you’re hiring a reputable and reliable contractor:

  • Experience: Look for a roofer with a proven track record of experience and expertise in the industry.
  • Licensing and Insurance: Ensure that the roofer is properly licensed and insured to protect yourself and your property in case of any accidents or damages.
  • References and Reviews: Ask for references from past clients and read online reviews to gauge the roofer’s reputation and quality of work.
  • Transparent Communication: Choose a roofer who communicates openly and clearly, addressing any concerns or questions you may have throughout the process.
  • Quality Materials: Opt for a roofer who uses high-quality materials from reputable manufacturers to ensure the longevity and durability of your roof.

At Craig Prosser Roofing Ltd, we embody all these qualities and more. With our commitment to excellence, unparalleled expertise, and dedication to customer satisfaction, you can trust us to deliver superior roofing solutions tailored to your needs.

When is a Roofer Required for Building Regulations?

You typically need a professional roofer to comply with building regulations when you’re undertaking significant roofing work, such as:

  1. New Roof Installation: When installing a completely new roof, whether on a new build property or as part of a major renovation project, building regulations will apply. This ensures that the new roof meets the necessary standards for structural integrity, weather resistance, and thermal performance.
  2. Reroofing: If you’re replacing an existing roof, particularly if you’re changing the material or structure significantly, building regulations may apply. This ensures that the replacement roof meets modern standards and regulations for safety and performance.
  3. Structural Alterations: Any structural alterations to the roof, such as adding roof lights, dormers, or extensions, may require approval under building regulations to ensure they meet safety and structural requirements.
  4. Insulation Upgrades: If you’re upgrading the insulation in your roof space or installing a new insulated roof, building regulations may apply to ensure the new insulation meets thermal performance standards.
  5. Roof Repairs: While minor roof repairs may not always require building regulation approval, significant repairs that involve structural elements or alterations to the roof’s design may require approval to ensure compliance with safety and structural standards.

In summary, whenever you’re undertaking roofing work that involves significant structural changes, alterations, or installations, it’s essential to consult a professional roofer who understands building regulations and can ensure that the work meets the necessary standards for compliance. They can guide you through the process, obtain any required approvals, and ensure that the work is completed to the required standards.

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Why Choose Craig Prosser Roofing Ltd?

When it comes to your roof, finding a reliable roofing contractor is crucial. Whether you’re in Burnley, Accrington, Clitheroe, or the Ribble Valley, Craig Prosser Roofing Ltd is your go-to expert for all your roofing needs. With a reputation built on trust, quality, and professionalism, here’s why you should choose us:

  1. Experience and Expertise: With over 20 years of experience, Craig Prosser Roofing Ltd brings a wealth of expertise to every project. As a second-generation roofer, our company director, Craig Prosser, leads a team of skilled professionals dedicated to delivering top-notch service.
  2. Comprehensive Services: From reroofing and rubber roofs to roof repairs and fascias and soffits, we offer a comprehensive range of roofing solutions to cater to both domestic and commercial clients. No matter the size or complexity of the job, we have the expertise to handle it with precision and care.
  3. Quality Workmanship: We take pride in our workmanship and strive for excellence in every project we undertake. Using high-quality materials and proven techniques, we ensure that every roof we work on is built to last. Plus, our commitment to quality extends to our customer service, ensuring a positive experience from start to finish.
  4. Local Expertise: Based in Burnley and serving the surrounding areas, including Accrington, Clitheroe, and the Ribble Valley, we understand the unique challenges posed by the local climate and architecture. Our knowledge of the area allows us to provide tailored solutions that meet the specific needs of our clients.
  5. Transparent Pricing: At Craig Prosser Roofing Ltd, we believe in transparency and honesty. We provide detailed, itemised quotes upfront, so you know exactly what to expect. There are no hidden fees or surprises – just clear, fair pricing for quality workmanship.
  6. Customer Satisfaction: Our priority is customer satisfaction. We go above and beyond to ensure that every client is happy with the results. From the initial consultation to the completion of the project, we communicate openly and listen to your needs, ensuring that we deliver results that exceed your expectations.

Contact us

If you’re looking for a reliable and experienced roofing contractor in Burnley, Accrington, Clitheroe, Ribble Valley or surrounding areas, look no further than Craig Prosser Roofing Ltd.

For all your roofing needs, contact us today by filling in the online form on our ‘Contact Us‘ page.

Alternatively you can email us at or call to speak to us direct on 07974 154536.

We look forward to hearing from you!