Check out the best reasons to replace your existing roof and see how much the cost to replace a roof might set you back.
Why replace your Roof?
There are a number of different reasons why it might be beneficial and financially sensible to replace your roof entirely, despite the cost of roof replacement – including the following:
- There are more tiles to repair than there are that don’t need fixing or upgrading.
- The roof suffers from regular and frequent internal leaks that don’t stop for more than a few weeks after patchwork repair.
- The roof is old and becoming difficult to fix and maintain on a regular basis – a new roof would ultimately be less high-maintenance and give you more time for other things.
It will cost more to repair the existing (possibly antique) roof and tiling than it would to replace the roof altogether – making the replacement roof cost a sound financial investment in the future of your property.
- Your roof and home needs a new look – and the existing roof structure and tiling style simply doesn’t do it for you.
Budgeting for your Roof Replacement Cost
So you’ve settled on opting for a brand new roof rather than fixing up your old one – but how much is it all going to cost? Well, there are several things you should think about when formulating a preliminary budget, including the following:
- The style of your roof (flat, pitched, gable etc) and whether or not the roof replacement will involve structural re-working or a simple re-tiling job (although it is worth noting that a flat roof replacement cost or a garage roof replacement cost will be significantly less than the cost of re-tiling an ordinary household roof).
- The chosen tiles and/or materials for your replacement roof – slate and composite tiling being a fair bit more expensive than your ordinary clay or grey-stone units.
- Whether or not you are able to re-use or recycle any old tiles that are still in a good or fair condition from your existing roof – if you are on a tight budget this is a common and ideal way to save a bit of extra cash.
- The projected time-frame of your roof replacement project and how quickly you want the whole thing completed. If you only have a limited period to get the job finished, you will need a couple of extra pairs of hands to help race to the finish line – and if you don’t want to compromise on quality, you should expect to pay for the extra labour.
- If you need any ridging or verge work done on the roof along with basic flat roof installation or tiling. Sometimes this kind of intricate finishing work can take the skill of a separate specialist – and sometimes at an extra cost.
Cost to Replace a Roof
The cost of replacing a roof will ultimately vary depending on the size and style of roof you have and the kind of contractor you employ, but to help give you a basic overview of what you should expect to pay we sourced the following roof replacement figures online:
*All prices sourced from respective websites and rounded to the nearest pound. Accurate as of March 2016.
These figures generally scale upwards based on the property (rather than roof) type – the lower end signalling the cost for a terraced roof replacement; the higher end outlining the cost for a four-bed detached property roof replacement. If you want more specific quotes based on your personal renovation ideas, such as the cost of a flat roof replacement, then you should ring round as many local and national retailers as you can to see if you can find a deal that suits you.