How to Save Money on Roofing as a Landlord

Roofing is a bit of a necessary evil as a landlord. It’s your responsibility to keep your property’s roof in good repair. While it might cost money, it does protect the rest of the property that you’ve invested in.

Want to reduce the amount of money you’re spending on roofers? Read on for our tips…

Communicate with tenants

While you’re responsible for the cost of roof repairs, tenants have a responsibility to report any issues to you. That’s why it’s important to maintain a good relationship with your tenants and encourage them to keep their side of the bargain.

You don’t have to give them your personal contact details to do so. Estate agents can act as a middleman to filter out anything you don’t need to worry about.

Don’t put it off!

Roofing problems don’t go away. If your tenant reports a leak, it’s important to get it seen to as soon as possible. If left ignored, small roofing issues can develop into bigger problems. That could be worse damage to your roof or water damage inside the property.

As well as damaging your reputation and relationship with tenants, it will cost more to repair when you do get round to it.

Book regular inspections

Not all roof damage results in a visible leak. A professional inspection is recommended once a year to check the condition of your roof. Problems can be nipped in the bud before costly repairs are needed, saving you plenty of money over time. It’s also a good opportunity to have your gutters cleared, which is required on a yearly basis too.

Bite the replacement bullet if needed

If a professional roofer recommends that you need a new roof, it’s best to take their word for it. Old roofs require so much maintenance to keep them working. That means paying out to have things patched up every year (at least). Eventually, it becomes more cost-effective to pay for a replacement.

Find a roofer you can trust

Having a reliable roofer on your side is vital to most of the tips above. Admittedly, not all roofers can be trusted when they recommend a replacement. There’s also the risk of disreputable roofers trying to bump up the price for landlords that aren’t there to inspect the damage themselves.

A trusted local contractor can take care of your property’s roof on your behalf. They won’t rip you off or recommend anything you don’t need. The result is maximum cost-efficiency, peace of mind and a good roof over your investment.

Wakefield’s go-to roofers

DPR Roofing has been working with landlords throughout Wakefield for over 30 years. From inspections and small repairs to long-lasting replacements, we provide reliable, cost-effective roofing services that are tailored to your requirements.

To find out more or arrange an inspection for your property, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01924 255 677. You can also email [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.