We see pitched roofs up and down the length of the UK, but sometimes homeowners forget how their roofing can define the look of their home. Tired, damaged or weathered roofs can start to look outdated over the years, leaving a property in need of a much-needed makeover to update its look. You’ve probably heard of installing replacement windows and doors to freshen up the appearance of a home, but your pitched roof should also have some TLC.

Here are some of the best ways to overhaul your pitched roofing and give the exterior of your home the care and attention it needs to get back to looking its best.

Pitched roofing makeovers - how to update the look of your roof & home


One of the easiest ways to give your roof an injection of character and update its appearance is to re-tile or slate your roof, choosing designs which will complement the look of the rest of your property. You’ll find a wide range of options available in colours such as brick red, anthracite and brown, as well as various styles, including plain, roman and pantiles which have a distinctive ‘s’ shaped profile. Slate roofing is also an attractive choice, with grey or blueish-purple options providing a beautiful, stylish effect, and the slates come in a range of thicknesses.

Complete Roof Replacement

You may be surprised to see having your entire roof replaced on a list of ‘easy’ ways to give your roof a makeover, but pitched roof replacements can actually be constructed in minimal time, proving a viable option for anyone looking to completely update the exterior of their home. It can also be one of the most enjoyable roofing improvement projects to undertake, choosing a design which adds character and style to the look of your property. There are a number of high-quality materials to choose from as well as the type of designs to consider such as how many sloping panes you want.

Roof Repairs

Sometimes a property starts to look tired and outdated if there are multiple repairs which haven’t been addressed from missing or broken tiles to a build-up of moss and debris on your roofing. Not only can some of these problems affect the aesthetics of the building but put your safety (and bank balance!) at risk too, especially if hazards such as a crumbling chimney or loose slates are left to get worse. Tackling these issues as soon as possible stops significant issues from occurring later on and can also give your roof a spruce up without having to do a lot of work to it.

Here at South Thames Roofing, we’re committed to bringing professional, reliable roofing services to Surrey and South London homes and businesses, helping property owners to update the look of their roofing and perform any repairs required quickly and efficiently. Among our full range of services, we also specialise in pitched roofing, and our qualified in-house team will help with all your needs from the installation of a new roof to providing an expert repair service.  So, whether you’re based in Beckenham, Carshalton, Epsom, Kensington or further afield, get in touch with our team to see how we can give your pitched roof a makeover.