Owning your own home or property comes with many factors to think about, with elements outside of your control often affecting its cost and maintenance.
One important aspect of a property is the roof. A malfunctioning roof not only allows the weather to threaten the entire structure of the building but can also allow things like pests to enter the property and can cause serious damage to its thermal factor, therefore causing your energy bills to increase.
How much does a new roof cost?
An article by Household Quotes estimates that a new roof can cost you anything between £3,000 and £7,500. However, the exact price of your roof replacement will come down to many different factors, including size, design, and the materials you want to use.
For that reason, rather than being discouraged by what you read online, you should always reach out to your local specialised roofing contractor to get a personalised quote. The case may be that you don’t need an entire roof replacement and that only a certain area of your roof needs attention. You won’t know this without some insight from a trusted expert.
How is a house re-roofed?
The re-roofing process begins with the removal of the existing roof, and from here the process differs depending on the extent of the work that needs to be completed and what materials you have chosen for your roof replacement.
It’s imperative to always opt for a trusted, reputable contractor recognised by the National Confederation of Roofing Contractors. This is to avoid being scammed out of your money by a rogue trader, or left with an unsafe roof that isn’t up to standard and may mean that you run into problems when it comes to selling your property.
How can I tell if my house needs a new roof?
As a home or property owner, it’s useful to be aware of the signs that could mean your roof needs replacing. Regardless of the style, age, or materials used on your roof, the following signs are definitely not worth ignoring:
- Water damage and leaks
- Daylight visible in the attic
- Missing roof tiles or shingles
- Pieces of tile or shingle in your guttering
- Old, outdated flashing made from tar or cement
- Sagging or bowed rooflines
- Wind damage caused by shallow roof pitches
- Blockages in guttering caused by ice
Find your reliable roofing company in South London
Whether you need a trustworthy, reliable roofer in Weybridge or you’d like to get a quote for a roof refurbishment in Clapham, South Thames Roofing is on hand to provide expert advice across all of our roofing services.
Approved by Trading Standards, backed by the TrustMark scheme, and accredited by the Federation of Master Builders, you’ll enjoy complete peace of mind in our competency and the quality of our work. For a free, no-obligation quote, call us on 0208 397 2900 or email [email protected].