There are many underlying reasons why property owners decide to have the roof of their buildings to be replaced with a new one. A new roof is the most reliable protection you can get against weather-related issues. The roofing system plays an essential role to keep you warm, dry, and safe day and night. Even a slight leak on the roof will bother you and will compel you to make necessary measures to keep yourself from the hazards of the weather.
Uncompromised roofs will spare you from extra bills and will add up to the value of your property in case you want to resell it. The question is how much is a new roof?
Knowing the price tag
The price of a new roof is contingent on the types of materials used for that roof. A brand new roof in the UK averages £5,000. This will vary for additional expenses, such as the use of scaffolding, type of your roof (if a pitch or flat), and types of tiles (for residential and pitch-roof buildings), labour, chimney works, fascia, soffit, gutter, downspout, underlayment, gutter guards, etc.
Majority of homes have tiled roofs, and from there you could make a list of your expenses whether you prefer slate over clay or composite tiles. The variety is wide-ranging. You can integrate your personal choice while the suggestion of your roofing contractor will give you insight on the availability of materials and what materials would best fit your home. (Refer to our previous blog on different roofing materials).
Since the costing in your new roof is not a matter to be shrugged off and involves some of your savings, investing in a roof replacement from reliable builders will spare you from wasted investment. Remember that your roof’s longevity will depend on how you prefer to maintain it given the current weather conditions in your location. Your roof’s health is as important as your life’s health because fixing it the sooner you expect, are a real pain in the head and bank account. If your roof is left unmaintained and check for a longer period, there’s nobody to blame but your misaligned decision when disaster hits your home hard and that your roof can no longer protect you. Repairs and maintenance are matters not to be ignored when it comes to keeping the stability of your roof. This should be addressed immediately, for you know, it might me spare you more on costly repairs when damage is profound.
Slate tile is the most expensive roof tile material in the UK market. It goes around £2 per tile. Concrete tiles go for the second-most expensive, ranging from £0.40 to £1, followed by clay tiles that go just below £0.40 per tile or equivalent. For metal roofs, they are sold in sheets or per metre, depending on the seller. And their price vary if you prefer PVC, galvanized copper or zinc.
When replacing a roof, you also need to consider working permits and building codes along with labour fees. You can seek guidance with your building engineer and contractor with regards to insurance (working insurance and roof insurance), because these fees will be added up to your bill.
Other considerables include:
- Location of your property
- Height of roof from the ground
- Home design (based on number of floors or if your home is a bungalow type)
- Home extensions (depending on the extent or number of extensions in your home, roof size will be accounted for)
The Benefits of Roof Replacement
The number of reasons for roof replacement is many. Most homeowners prefer a re-roof than roof repair to keep their property at par fit for resale value. The following conditions may compel you to change your roof.
- Damaged roof from bad weather
- Deteriorating roof members
- Too many repairs tire you up in spending
- A new roof offers more benefits
Make your roof last by removing the old one. Roofs that are more than 50 years old are near their end. Assess your condition whether you like a roof installation or keep the one you have. For smarter informed decision, Roofers in Birmingham offer their insights and free quotes for any roofing situation. Call us now, and one of our staff will be glad to hear your queries!