Do I need a new roof?
You may have been told by another roofing contractor that you need a new roof, or you may just think that your roof is getting old and needs a roof replacement.
A new roof will cost more than a roof repair, but it may work out better long term to get a new roof than keep repairing.
It’s a tricky decision: Repair your roof now at a low cost and risk more constant roof repairs or invest in a new roof installation costing more but guaranteed to last for decades.
We promise to never recommend you need a new roof unless you really need it. We’ve been in the roofing business for many years so can give you honest friendly advice on your roof problems.
If you definitely don’t need a new roof we’ll tell you! If we think you’ll be forever repairing and replacing tiles, we’ll tell you that too.
We can give you a free no obligation new roof quote so you can make your own informed decision.
Signs that your roof needs to be replaced
It’s always better if we can pop round get up to your roof and give it a free proper roof inspection. We’re local and can fit in a time that suits you (depending on access you may not even have to be in for us to access the roof)
But here are a few signs you could be due a replacement roof:
- Damp patches on the ceiling or water pools in your loft
- Light beams coming through the roof in your loft
- Broken tiles on the floor under the roof or visible from the ground
- A sagging or uneven roof
- Heavy moss on the roof
- Neighbours getting new roofs (it sounds silly but if yours is the last on the street to be repaired it’s probably due)
- Several cracked or damaged tiles. We can replace roof tiles but if they are all degraded then it may be more cost effective to have a new roof than be replacing tiles every fortnight and risk a more serious roof failure.
How much does a new roof cost? (UK 2017)
This does, of course, vary depending on the size of the roof, the type of roof covering and roof tiles. We also will need to get scaffolding in many cases which will increase the price.
Despite this we are very competitive, we encourage you to give us a call and let us give you a free roof survey and quote. Then do shop around and make sure you are comfortable with the roofing company and the price.
We’re always here to give you any advice or guidance you need.
- 2 Bed Terrace – £4,000 – £6,000
- 3 Bed Semi – £5,500 – £8,500
- 4 Bed Detached – £5,000 – £7,500
These roof repair cost guides are of course very rough, but generally, the total cost of a new roof is calculated using:
- Square metres of the roof
- Roof tiles, and ridge tiles
- Skip & Scaffolding needed
- Lead roof flashing
- Roof battens
- Sundries like nails and fixings