Why a Cheap Aerial Installation is Never Worth It

When compared to other home improvement works, aerial installation is one of the most reasonably priced services. Since the work is going to take place on top of your roof and the exterior of your property, it’s not an installation that you want to scrimp on and risk having your roof damaged by a dodgy trader.

So rather than going for cheap a cheap aerial installation quote, you should be looking for a detailed quote from a reputable installer. Read on to find out why it’s never worth having an aerial installed cheaply and what questions you should ask your installer.

A cheap aerial installation can cause damage to your roof

Cheap aerial installs can cause a lot of damage to your roof, chimney and walls. For example, if a cheap bracket is fixed too high on your chimney and it is too small for the job, you could end up needing serious repair work done to your chimney stack.

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Image via Bushey Aerials

The right materials might not be used

When an aerial installer gives you a quote, make sure you ask them:

  • What brand of aerial will be used
  • What type of cable they use: WF100 cable is ideal, as it won’t degrade quickly
  • What kind of brackets will be used: welded galvanised steel is best

If cheap and unsuitable products are used, it’s likely that they won’t be able to withstand weather conditions and will break easily, causing damage to your property.

Do your research

Find out a few things about the aerial installation company:

  • Do they have public liability insurance?
  • Do they have a permanent address, not a PO Box?
  • Do they offer a guarantee?

There are no laws stating that aerial installers require accreditations, so anyone can become an aerial installer. That’s why it’s vital that you get recommendations from friends and family or use a service like Quotatis, where you will be matched with up to 4 contractors who have ratings and reviews from previous customers so you can see what their service is like.

If you’re ready to get quotes from reputable traders, use our service now.

Emily Rivers

Emily Rivers is the Customer Experience Manager at Quotatis. She informs customers of the latest developments in a range of products so they can make the best choice for their homes and ensures they get the best out of our service.