A roof is a vital part of any property, and they are also one part of a home or any building that is most susceptible to weather damage.
It is essential to keep your roof in good condition and in good structural and aesthetic order. If your roof develops major damage over time, it can be very expensive, stressful and time-consuming to repair or replace.
If you think your home may need roof repairs, perhaps a few tiles have fallen off and you are not sure how much these could cost to repair or you may need some roofing work carried out, it is important you have the necessary information so that you can choose the best roofing professional and materials to get the job done.
Re-roofing is the term for a complete roof replacement when your building needs an entirely new roof. This is often required if past repair work has not been able to fix issues such as structural damage or water leaks. The cost of re-roofing can vary greatly depending on the size and type of the building, the quality of the materials that will be used, and which roofing professional or company you hire. Any structural repair work that needs to be done to the building will also increase the cost.
Roof restoration can provide a good solution if your roof only has minor damage. It could help to restore damage to your roof from weather and wear and tear. The roof is not completely removed but it is checked thoroughly for signs of damage. Any damage found is repaired to improve the structural safety of the roof and improve the outward appearance. Roof restoration requires less work and fewer materials are involved; therefore, it will cost far less than re-roofing.
To replace a tile that has fallen off your roof, you will be looking to pay around £70 to £100 to have a replacement fitted. Replacing an entire roof will cost between £4000 and £7000, again these estimates will depend on the type of roof and if there are one or two valleys on your roof. A roof replacement can be expensive and time-consuming, but in some cases replacing your roof could be less expensive over the long term than carrying out several small repair jobs over the years.
In some cases, a roof can be damaged to the point where simple repair or restoration work will not be enough to prevent serious damage and leakage and a full roof replacement would be the best solution. The signs to watch out for that indicate you may need a new roof include water damage, that has stained your interior walls and ceilings and f you can spot any daylight coming in through the roof of your attic, it is probable your roof will need to be replaced. Another indication is the age of your rood. If your roof hasn’t been replaced in over 25 years, or it has been a long time since any repair work has been carried out, it would be wise to contact a professional to carry out a full roof inspection to see if you need a new rood fitted.