Homeowners warned against Rogue Roofing Traders

Many elderly people in the UK are being pressurised into agreeing to unnecessary roof repair work, warned a roof manufacturing company.

Relands Roofs (Bristol) is advising all homeowners to be vigilant against rogue traders after it was discovered that thousands of pensioners are forking out pointless funds on restoration for their roof which is not required. 

Complaints have been made to trading standards in York about a gang carrying out roofing repair and it is reported that many residents, most of whom are in their 80s, are being forced into agreeing to needless work.  The homeowners are being led to believe their roofs are in poor condition and in some cases; the pensioner has been persuaded to let the tradesperson clean the gutter and has then been informed a problem has occurred.  Further complaints highlight rascal traders coaxing the elderly into allowing them to inspect the loft and then being told the insulation is waterlogged due to leaks. Also, some traders are not leaving paperwork which is required by law.

Relands Roofs (Bristol)’s Marketing Manager, said: “This incident shows how vitally important it is to choose a trustworthy tradesman, when having any kind of home improvement work done, and to have it done to a high quality.

“To operate in the roofing industry and offer a reputable service, you need vast experience, qualifications and specialist knowledge. As an established roof manufacturing firm, we strongly advise all homeowners to use a reputable roofing company that is accredited with at least one of the following trade associations: Trustmark, NFRC, Competent Roofer and the FMB.  “Never hand cash over before getting a proper quote and always ensure you get at least 3 quotes.”

Relands Roofs (Bristol) specialists offer top tips and advice on spotting the signs of a damaged roof and what to do in order to get it fixed. Download free information at the website or get in touch with the friendly professionals for complete peace of mind.

If you are worried about a local roofer, phone Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice consumer helpline or alternatively, find a qualified reputable tradesperson on the website.

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