Let’s take a look at the price of repairing a roof and some likely costs for doing so.
When you only need to replace one or two tiles on your roof, or re-do some lead flashing, or adjust the guttering, then the cost of repairing your roof will be at its lowest. A straightforward repair like this one might only set you back between £100 and £200.
The most costly kind of roof repairs are typically those in which the entire roof and all of its components need to be replaced. Depending on the size of the roof, the cost could range anywhere from a few hundred pounds for a small flat roof on a porch or extension to several thousand pounds if it is a larger and more complicated roof on a house.
For an accurate quote please call us and we can book you in to get you a price.
You might be asking yourself if there a standard lifespan for roofs?
The roof is a crucial part of your home. They provide protection from the weather, and their appearance can enhance or detract from the overall appeal of the home.
There is no predetermined lifespan that can be used to estimate how long a roof that is already in place might last. It all depends on how well they are maintained and how much weather they are exposed to.
If you are wondering how often your roof needs to be fixed because it seems that you have to keep getting it repaired then it might be time to consider looking at a roof replacement. With a new roof you can secure a guarantee that it will last for 20 to 30 years from installation.
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What about a roof replacement?
If you are wondering if you need to get a new roof then be sure to understand the options involved, whether a full new roof is needed and actually how much is a new roof with our tips below.
Why you might need a new roof
Tiles, mortar and underlay
Your roof’s age will affect the materials used, how it was originally constructed and how it may have been maintained. You might consider replacing it if it is older than 20 years and there is obvious damage to the underlay underneath or indeed no underlay at all.
Older roofs such as traditional terraces that were built with mortar as a bedding material may experience breaking and cracking mortars. This could indicate that the roof has reached the end of its lifespan. Remember that mortar should be replaced, not just repaired.
Your roof is made up of the tiles and underlay that work together to keep water out. We may be able to repair a small tear in the underlay. However, if there are multiple tears, water can seep through and then it will be necessary to replace the underlay if it has become rotten or worn. Rotted underlay can cause your roof structure to weaken over time and a new roof would be required in this instance, since it is impossible to replace the whole roof’s underlay without taking all the tiles off.
Leaks, which can cause significant damage to a building, can be common with flat roofs. The following are some indications that a flat roof either needs to be repaired or replaced:
Several areas of the roof have begun to sag.
Water has clearly damaged the structure of the roofing felt edge and is visible from outside or inside leaks have stained or broke through ceilings or walls inside the home.
On the surface of the roof, there is a growth of mould, mildew or fungus.
Several areas of the roof have developed buckles or sags.
Weeds and vegetation are growing in cracks or gaps on the roof surface.
Quickly Fixing the Leak is a Priority So Call us Today
As a homeowner or tenant you don’t want to neglect one crucial part of your home – the roof. Roofing repairs are essential to get carried out quickly, in fact as soon as you notice that a problem might have occurred with your tiled roof.
One leak could ruin your ceiling and other structural parts of your home, and if left too long, because you are worried about how much it might cost, then it could get worse and more expensive in the long run.
If you have water running in call us for expert help
It’s important to occasionally check the condition of the roof and to know how to spot roof leaks so you can get them fixed in a timely manner. That said, do you have a checklist when looking for reliable roof repair services? Make sure you know these tips first..
Get the help of an experienced roofer
We can give you an approximate cost of a roof repair based on some photographs of your roof. Some pictures of your loft or ceiling as well as outside shots to see what tiles you have and roughly where you think the leak may be coming in should be enough for us to give you an idea of how much it costs to repair your roof. These can be emailed or Whatsapped to us.
Easy access to the roof is important and the use of scaffolding may increase the costs of your job depending on what part of the roof needs to be repaired, but it may just be a slipped or loose tile that needs putting back in place, which is a quick and inexpensive fix for your problem.
UPVC guttering is constructed out of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and is an alternative to gutters made of aluminium, zinc, and cast-iron that is both long-lasting and economical.
Their only minor drawback is that they can sometimes crack if a branch or a lot of rain or snow hits it but other than that, it is an excellent choice.
Regarding fascias it is much less maintenance to keep UPVC soffits and fascias looking like new, compared to the alternative in wood, and they are less inexpensive too.
Wood fascia boards require annual priming and painting to keep in top shape but UPVC can stay looking good just with an occasional clean with a jetwasher.
Clogged gutters are one of the most common causes of a dripping gutter system. Leaves, twigs, branches, and other debris can accumulate in your gutters, clogging them and preventing rainwater from flowing freely. This can cause water to back up and overflow, resulting in water leaks. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to keep your gutters clear of debris to stop them from overflowing.
Loose joints can be another major cause of why your gutters might be dripping. If the joints are not properly sealed, water can leak out of the seams and drip down the side of the house. The joints should be checked and re-sealed as needed to prevent water from getting in. If the joint is completely broken, it may be necessary to replace your guttering. It is important to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when repairing or replacing gutters to ensure that the gutters are properly installed and sealed. If you’re not a DIY expert get us to install your gutters and fascias properly for you.