With any type of work which needs completing to your roof, it’s essential to resolve issues as soon as they’re found, preventing them from becoming a costly nightmare later on. If your roof needs maintenance, it can be unnerving if you feel unsure about how serious (and expensive) a problem is. The question on many property owners’ minds is whether it’s simple repairs required or if their entire roof needs to be replaced.

To give you more insight into the differences between full roof installations, replacements and repairs, we’ve outlined some of the key facts for you to know.

Roof Installations vs Repairs: your guide to knowing what your roof needsWhen Should You Repair Your Roof?

Repairs are often the best choice wherever possible, especially if your roof isn’t too old or heavily damaged by the elements. Common repairs we come across include missing or slipped tiles, broken slates, crumbling chimney stacks, cracks or even damage to guttering, fascia or soffits. Perhaps you’ve noticed an issue during your Summer roof maintenance checks, or you’ve got a leak in your loft area. Your roof may also need some remedial work if a storm or heavy rainfall has highlighted a lack of weather-resistance or insulation in your roof. Whatever the issue, ask a professional roofer to inspect the area so that you can make the best plan to rectify the problem before it gets worse. They will be able to advise on the best course of action. Always ensure they are a reputable company with the right accreditations and ask for a free written quotation.

When Should You Install a Replacement Roof?

There are a few reasons you may decide a roof replacement is the best option. One is that your roofing has been damaged beyond repair or the benefits of a new roof outweigh the cost of expensive remedial work. In older properties, a roof may have come to the end of its lifespan. You may also choose to replace your pitched roof if you’re tired of constant repairs or you’re starting to think it looks outdated compared with the rest of your property. If you do decide a new roof is the right option, it can transform the appearance of your home while eliminating the stress and cost of having to repair your old roof. You can also select high quality materials which have more longevity than your existing roofing, providing a worthwhile investment.

What Does Your Roof Need?

It can be stressful not knowing what type of repairs your roof requires or whether the damage is so severe a full replacement is needed. Here at South Thames Roofing, we will take you through the process step by step, starting with a free initial consultation and quotation to give you a better idea of the work that needs doing. If there are several options available to you, we have the knowledge and experience to advise, letting you know the pros and cons of each. We offer professional roofing services to homes and businesses across Surrey and South London, including Esher, Southfields and Worcester Park.

Ask for a competitive quotation now.