We are leader in residential roof and gutter replacement. We offer the service of a strong local company with a solid history of installing quality roofs at competitive prices to all our clients. We have had many repeat clients and have strong relationships with all of them.
If your roof has incurred damage from weather related storms or other reasons, give us a call today and get your free roof evaluation and quote! There is no obligation and it will remain on record for insurance purposes in case you need it at a later date!
As you search for a roofing contractor there are many factors to consider. It is important to be properly prepared and educated before you begin that search. The more you know the more likely you are to choose Dublin City Guttering for your roofing project.
When selecting a contractor it’s important to select one that will offer the best services and protect your roofing investment. This is why it’s necessary to check the reputation of the company and contractor as well as the stability and the workmanship.
According to the Wall Street Journal there were over one million complaints and lawsuits filed against contractors last year. That is an astronomical amount. This is why it’s so important to choose a company you are comfortable with and trust.
Before choosing a company follow these guidelines to insure that you are not part of the 62% that file complaints against their contractors.
You definitely want to make sure that your contractor carries general liability insurance for both commercial and residential projects. A sizable contractor will carry no less than €500,000, but more closely around €1,000,000 in coverage. It is important that they are not “self-insured” there are a good amount of companies that do not carry proper coverage to protect you against any losses.
If a contractor asks for money upfront, there may be something a little fishy going on. There are only two reasons that a contractor would ask for the funds before beginning work. The first reason is if a special order non-returnable roofing material is ordered. This way the contractor is not out the money if you decide you don’t want it, or decide not to finish the project. The other reason is if your insurance is not covering your roof repair and your credit is questionable. Other than these reasons payment should not be accepted up front. There are a lot of frauds and scams out there so it is good to be wary of such things.
A company that belongs to a trade association offers quality work and has ethical integrity. Associations like the National Roofing Contractor Association and the Better Business Bureau are common associations.
These are just some factors to consider when choosing a roofing company. We at Dublin Roofing Consultants hope that you will give us a call today; we are a step above other roofing companies and offer quality and professional service at competitive prices! Call today for a free evaluation and quote!
How to tell if your gutters need replacement/Repair
Gutters keep your home dry and weather proof, guttering face the worst of Dublin’s harsh winter storms.
Your gutters diverts excess water away from your home’s exterior walls and foundation, helping to reduce any building maintenance work you need to do. Everyone knows guttering needs cleaning out every few months, but what are the signs it needs repairing or replacing?
With over 25 years of experience of roofing in Dublin, we’ve seen plenty of guttering in our time! Our expert roofers in Dublin know exactly what to look out for with guttering problems, so we’ve created this handy guide to common signs your guttering needs repairing or replacing.
Gaps and cracked gutters
Gutters need to be fully waterproof to be able to transport all that excess water away from your home and into the nearest drain. If you can see any obvious gaps, cracks or breaks in your gutters, they need to be addressed immediately. It’s surprising how quickly a hairline crack can develop into a gaping hole and let water flood down your fascia boards. Depending on where the gap develops, water damage to your home can also spread to the foundation of your home or the shingles above the gutter.
Random nails, screws and other fittings appearing around your foundations
If you’re lucky, this can be a quick fix by simply re-screwing your guttering to its fittings. If there’s been a heavy downpour recently, you may find the gutters around your home have worked themselves loose. If a section looks to be beyond a quick fix-me-up, it might be best to replace the section that’s damaged.
Peeling paint/orange flecks
If you notice your paint job looking worse for wear, it could be due to exposure to constant moisture from a leaky gutter. If you’ve only recently painted and see the beginning of rust appearing (orange flecks around the guttering), it’s best to inspect further and sort out any leaks now.
Standing water in the gutters
If your gutters look like they’re constantly full of water or overflowing, you might have a blockage somewhere along the line. If you see the downspouts of your gutters spurting water where they really shouldn’t, they could be blocked and the water’s now forced its way out of a weakness in the guttering. If you find your gutters acting like this, they need a clean out and an inspection to see if they need a repair or weren’t installed properly.
Sagging, pulling gutters and broken brackets
One of the most important things to remember is your your gutters need repairs. Gutters that are fitted properly and are working as they should be should be flush (no space between the roof) to your home and not sag. There’s a number of reasons for a gutter to start hanging low, including: guttering the wrong size for your home, improper drainage, blockages from debris/birds etc, loose bracketing or excess standing water stuck in the guttering. Having sagging gutters not only makes your home look unsightly, but it also can be expensive to fix in the long run. As soon as you notice a problem with your gutters, get it fixed as soon as possible.
Water marks beneath the gutters
If there’s water marks or damage on the wall surrounding your gutters, they will probably need a bit to be repaired to any leaks or damaged areas.