Roofing Services Wakefield

Basic Roof Practices


We see it as our role to not only provide excellent service to all our clients, but to also educate them on proper practices. Often we have found that clients from all over Yorkshire ring us with very little clue on what is actually going on, or even how best to describe the issues they are having. So we thought we would jot down a few things that might help you understand your roof.

1.       Inspect your roof when it is safe. If you notice a small leak during a storm, absolutely do not attempt to inspect it during the storm. The weather will make it treacherous and massively increase the risk of you falling. You should also wait a good amount of time after the storm has passed to allow the roof to dry. Also, you should also only ever get on your roof if you understand basic health and safety principles. Never attempt anything you are unsure of.

2.       There are no good short term fixes. Avoid cheaper, unprofessional roofers. A lot of people have some understand of basic building work, so can avoid rogue cowboy builders, but do not seem to carry that knowledge over into roofers. But trust your instincts, ask about accreditations, testimonials, insurance etc. look at their staff and equipment, if it is old and shoddy, why is that?

3.       Use a professional. We love the DIY spirit at DPR, however sometimes it is recommended that people swallow their pride and call a professional, especially when working with roofs. Too much is at stake, and when working at heights the risk to the individual is too great.

DPR roofing are based near Huddersfield. We have been repairing and installing roofs in this area for 28 years. Few roofers can match this type of longevity. To learn more about best practice for your roof, or to find out how DPR roofing can help you with any issues you may be having then just call us on 0113 335 0043.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How soon will I get my quote?
A. faqOnce we have carried out a full survey of your property we will send you a detailed quote within 48 hours.faq
Q. Are you insured?
A. faqYes. DPR Roofing Leeds are fully covered for public and employers liability.faq
Q. Is your work guaranteed?
A. faqAll work is guaranteed. The guarantee length is dependent on the type of work being undertaken and range from 1 year to 10 years. Please ask for more details.faq
Q. Can we buy equipment from you?
A. faqWhilst we provide the roofing materials for work we carry out, we are not a stockists of roofing materials and thus you cannot buy roofing supplies from ourselves and do it yourself.faq
Q. Do you sub contract your work out?
A. faqNo all of DPR's team are professionally qualified in all areas of roofing work and therefore we have no need to sub contract. We only sub contract when any additional work requires a specialist professional e.g. electrician etc.faq
Q. What if the weather is bad on the date of my works?
A. faqThe safety of our staff and your property is extremely important to DPR and therefore we would postpone any work until a more suitable day.faq
Q. Do I need to take time off work?
A. faqFor your initial survey it may be necessary for us to have access to the inside of your property e.g. to look at leak areas. However any external works where access is not required would not need you to be present.faq
Q. How long will the job take?
A. faqRepairs are usually completed within a day and renewals can be a number of days. DPR will provide you with an accurate works completion date after the survey is undertaken.faq
Q. Can we pay by credit or debit card over the phone?
A. faqYes. We take all forms of paymentfaq
Q. When are you open for business?
A. faqWe are open from 6am to 5pm Monday-Thursday (6am to 4pm on Fridays) for office enquiries and 7 days a week for emergency works. We offer 24 hour emergency assistance.faq
Q. Do you carry out insurance works?
A. faqYes we carry out insurance works for all the major providers.faq
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