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08 Sep, 2021

10 steps to consider when renovating a roof

A roof renovation is a project that can’t be decided and acted on within a day. It’s a process that requires several steps to achieve but fear not, there’s nothing to be afraid of. With our quick 10 step guide and access to our Daylight Experts, you’ll know exactly what to do and who to call.

Step 1 - Do you need a renovation?

First of all, is it a good idea to work out the specifics of what you need? Are you looking for a small repair or a complete renovation? Even if it’s just the former, you may want to consider a renovation to enlighten and breathe new life into your home.

Step 2 - Upgrades to consider

To rejuvenate your home, reinventing your roof is one of the most striking ways to achieve it. An impressive upgrade idea is to consider installing a rooflight as part of your project. This is because rooflights can transform a home beyond what you thought was possible. They allow natural daylight to become part of your design plan and elevate areas of your home to a new level by creating a stunningly natural and ever-present aesthetic to your property that can’t be recreated artificially.

Step 3 - Planning

Once you’ve decided on your project ideas, it’s now time to consider the planning phase and cement what you want to include? Make sure you’ve considered everything, from repairs to a change in roof style and upgrading to rooflights, once you’ve done that, you’re ready to move onto the next step.

Step 4 - Considering the materials

What materials do you want to use? Which ones fit into your design philosophy and will blend with your existing home? Perhaps you want to transform the look of your entire home. Different materials will create different looks and provide various benefits, make sure you fully understand what each material will bring to your property.

Step 5 - Cost and duration

Time and money, always important, especially when it comes to a roof renovation project. Do you have the available budget to upgrade your home to the level you want or will you need to cut back on more expensive material to include the beautiful sleek rooflights you’ve got your eyes on for the kitchen? In addition, how long do you want the project to take, or perhaps more importantly, how long will it take? It’s time to ask ...

Step 6 - Finding a trusted professional

Talking to an expert about the plan that you have for a roof renovation will allow you to understand the possibilities of what you want to achieve. A professional, like one of our Daylight Experts, will open your eyes to other possibilities and areas which you may wish to consider. Why not ask us today for more information and personalised answers to your roof renovation project?

Step 7 - Getting a quote + Q & A

After talking to a trusted professional about your roof renovation and rooflight options, you should then request a full and personalised quote. It’s at this point where it’s a good idea to ask questions about not just the process but also the material and work involved so that you understand the process.

Step 8 - Project plan and agreement

Once you’ve discussed your options in full with your trusted tradesman and asked the questions you need to, you should be clear in your mind on what’s required. It’s now that you can agree on the project plan with your professional contractor and move forward.

Step 9 - Implementation and work commencement

Sit back and relax, work is about to commence on your roof renovation project. Depending on your requirements and availability, the work will take place on your agreed timescale and throughout the project, you’ll see your home transform before your eyes.

Step 10 - Final review

Once work has been completed, you’ll have a chance to inspect the outcome and agree to sign off with the professional contractor. After the final review, you can now enjoy your completed roof renovation, and if you installed a rooflight, you can now enjoy natural light and ventilation being filtered through into your home, giving you and your family a fresh and aesthetically pleasing home like never before.

Daylight experts who are here to help you

If you want more personalised information on your roof renovation project, get in touch with our Daylight Experts. At Vario by VELUX, one of our trained and accredited professionals will be more than happy to help you with any questions you may have about a roof renovation but also coordinate the entire project, allowing you to enjoy your day-to-day life while we take care of everything else. Contact us today for more information and to arrange a site visit. 

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