How much is a new roof?
A new roof might see like a daunting expense that starts out as what you think is a small repair job; but nobody needs to tell you that you have no home without a roof, it’s obvious! But it doesn’t have to be as scary as you first think. NES are here to help you understand how much it costs for a new roof.
Before you just repair the problem (again); think, because the cost of continuous repairs and the energy loss it’s causing can outweigh the investment made to install a new roof. A new roof brings many benefits to your home; added value, improved energy efficiency, improved durability, water integrity and enhanced aesthetics.
What causes a roof to ‘fail’?
There are 3 main things that can lead your roof to need replacing.
- Roof covering degradation. Roofs are mainly covered in concrete, clay or slate. If you have a concrete tiled roof, this covering will degrade over time (usually they have a 40-60 year lifespan) becoming porous, so water will begin to leak in.
- The nails, holding your covering in place, have become rusty and broken down. This means the tile or slate could slip and lose its place.
- Rotting roof frame underneath the covering. This shouldn’t get wet, therefore if it is rotting there will be other problems as well.
The price of roof repairs or a new roof all depends on a number of factors – for example, scaffolding (usually a big percentage of the cost), covering materials, chimney works, guttering, verges and trims and the intricacy of your roof.
Smaller budgets can work with manmade coverings like concrete which can be priced at less than £1 per tile. Bigger budgets can go for clay or slate tiles, the latter being a natural material and so can cost between £1 per tile (imported slate) and £8 per tile (Welsh). Although, importantly, slate tiles have a longer lifespan of up to 100 years.
With all this in mind, a new roof could cost as little as £3,500, and for bigger properties and budgets up to £50,000. As a broad guide, a semi-detached tiled roof would cost from £8,000-£10,000.
If you want to replace your roof, why not consider the unique offering by NES of a re-roof with our bespoke inbuilt solar. You will enjoy further benefits of reduced energy bills and reduced CO2 emissions. Further, this provides a great investment opportunity (overtime the solar panels will pay for themselves and more!), and a move towards energy independence and a greener future for the planet.
NES have 25 years of roofing experience in all coverings and with flat and pitched roofs. We also offer a minimum of a 10 year insurance back warranty on all of our re-roof work which can be upgraded to 20 years. And, don’t forget that we are licenced by the Financial Conduct Authority to provide finance to help spread the cost of your new roof.
Remember… every home needs a solid roof! Call us today on 0151 632 3027 for a free, no obligation quote.