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msfreud Thu 06-Nov-14 12:05:05

What are you supposed to do when your roof is leaking every time it rains and it seems impossible to get a roofer who is actually available to do the work?

I've had one roofer look at it and say it is the lead flashings that are not completely meeting the tiles and so the leak is from that gap. But they are now busy and can't book the job in for ages. Meanwhile the plaster in the ceiling is getting damaged more and more and I'm worried it will reach the light fitting or that a part of the ceiling will collapse. And who knows what is going on in the loft space with the timbers and insulation.

Is there such a thing as a reliable emergency roofer who could actually fix it this week, not in 2 months time?! Feeling completely frustrated about this.

ilovepowerhoop Thu 06-Nov-14 12:50:06

could you go through your home insurance and get them to organise a tradesman?

msfreud Thu 06-Nov-14 13:10:30

Buildings or contents insurance?

I've always been under the impression that routine repairs are not covered by insurance but do you think they would still help?

HelpCozINeedSomebody Thu 06-Nov-14 14:13:52

Where in the country are you? We managed to get someone out last minute from Checkatrade in a similar situation after lots of ringing around. We had a ceiling collapse in our first house so I never leave roofing issues anymore.

theowlwhowasafraidofthedark Thu 06-Nov-14 14:16:46

Could you contact a specialist leadwork company. Will the job need scaffolding?

HelpCozINeedSomebody Thu 06-Nov-14 14:17:57

It is worth approaching your insurance company but if consider it to be wear and tear they won't pay out. Do you know what caused the lead flashing to fail? If it was storm you might have a hope.

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