You probably have a roof that you noticed may need some repair. If this is the case, then you’ll want to know what roof repair cost is like so you could budget accordingly.
This article will briefly cover the various costs of getting your roof repaired, so that you can make an informed decision on what needs to be done and how much it’s going to cost.
The roof repair cost can vary based on the supplies needed, the length of your roof, and the time it takes for a contractor to replace damaged shingles or chimneys. It’s important to keep in mind that everything takes time and you should plan ahead so you don’t immediately panic when something goes wrong with your home.
So, how much does a roof repair cost on average?
Labour prices can range between £150 – £250 per day per worker depending on the site location. According to the type of repair required, the overall prices including supply costs can amount to around £1,000 – £12,000. For instance, repairing a standard flat roof garage would cost between £1,000 – £2,000 whereas repairing an entire sagging roof can cost anywhere between £5,000 – £12,000.
Let’s look at each in more detail.
Tile replacement repair cost
A missing or damaged roof tile may be causing your roof to leak, which can be dangerous for you and your family. A roofer can replace the damaged or missing tiles for around £200, and it can be done fairly quickly, usually in a few hours. Fixing your roof will help prevent water damage inside your home as well as out. The cost of repairing the roof felt beneath the tiles will be factored into the overall tiling repair expenses.
Flat roof repair cost
Flat roof repairs can cost within the range from £50 per square metre to £90 per square metre, As such, it can also vary based on the size of the roof and the type of materials used. When replacing your conventional garage roof with a new one, you should expect to pay between £1,000 and £2,000.
For more details on flat roofing costs, you can read our guide as well.
Sagging roof repair cost
The cost of repairs to a sagging roof can vary depending on what is causing the problem. A leaking roof, for example, can cost anywhere between £750 and £2,500 to fix. Additional joists or rafters can be added to shore up the increased weight, costing between £1,000 and £2,000 depending on how many are required to restore a sagging roof. A roof can sag if it becomes waterlogged, causing irreversible damage to the internal structure. If this is the case, the entire roof would need to be replaced, which may cost anywhere between £5,000 and £12,000, depending on the size of the home.
Flashing repair cost
The roof flashing is the edge of your roof that meets the masonry of your chimney or skylights. It’s important to protect it because if it’s damaged or missing, water can get into your home and cause problems like missing tiles and damage to your home and belongings. A roof flashing repair costs between £100 and £250 for a metre of flashing.
Supply costs of roof repair
Roof repair costs depend on the extent of the damage and materials needed. Supply costs can sometimes be the most expensive part of your roof repair, as the materials needed can sometimes be expensive. If you want to save some money and complete your roof repair DIY, you will know what to expect here: Roof treatment materials are subject to the same price estimation.
Roof leak repair supplies may cost you anywhere in between £20 to £400 depending on the type of roofing material required. For instance, clay can cost between £35 and £40. Thatched roofs will cost between £30 and £32, whereas EPDM rubber can range from £15 and £25. Metal costs between £25 and £30, while slate costs between £28 and £30. Finally, concrete ranges in price from £13 and £15.
The table outlines the various supply costs of roof repair.
|Leak repair||£10 – £100|
|Clay||£35 – £40|
|Thatched||£30 – £32|
|EPDM rubber||£15 – £25|
|Metal||£25 – £30|
|Slate||£28 – £30|
|Concrete||£13 – £15|
Additional roof repair cost
Tile repair cost
As a general rule, tile repairs for fallen or damaged tiles will range from £170 to £500. This only covers simple fixes though – if you’re looking at new installations or major work then you should budget between £150 and £600.
The cost can vary depending on things like whether you need new tiles or just want to repair existing ones and how much rubble there is after the tiles have been removed.
You’ll also need to think about additional costs like disposal services and skip hire charges which can work out around £60 per load or up to £300 if you get a full skip load taken away.
Roofers tend to charge between £15-25 per hour plus materials with prices ranging between £150-£400 depending on what’s being fixed.
The labour cost for installing gutters is similar to the average daily rate charged by most guttering installers. The approximate cost of installing guttering on a property is between £200 and £300 for houses, bungalows and agricultural buildings. This will vary slightly depending on factors such as location.
The hourly rate that an experienced skylight installer charges ranges from £18 to £25 and if the contractor takes one day to complete their work, this could result in a final cost of approximately £300 or £400.
In many cases, old guttering can be removed and replaced with new guttering. The cost of labour to remove the outdated gutters is between £100 and £150, depending on the size of your house. Waste and old guttering can be disposed of in a skip or by using a ‘man and van service.
Soffits & Fascias
Fascias and soffits are important, but they’re probably the most-neglected areas of your home. They can get damaged and start to collapse after years of wear, causing problems for your roof.
The cost to replace fascia and soffits depends on the size of your home and can range from £1,000 to £4,600.
In terms of labour costs, replacing fascias and soffits on a terraced house is likely to cost around £230 to £300.
The cost of a new roof can differ depending on two factors: the size of your home and the kind of roof covering you wish to have put on. For example, an average-sized house with felt covering would cost about £6,000; whereas a house with a metal roof covering would cost about £15,000.
For garages, it’s about £500 for those under 600 sq. ft., and approximately £1,600 for those between 1,200 and 2,000 sq. ft.
Roofing contractors normally charge between £1,250 and £7,250 to install such a roof. Again, this depends on how long it takes for the roof to be replaced.
The time it takes to install a roof can vary, depending on the materials you choose, the materials from which your house is made, and the skill set of the contractor that install your roof.
Scaffolding Hire Costs
In a typical UK home improvement project, it can cost between £200 and £300 to erect a scaffold tower. Scaffolding a chimney would set you back between £800 and £2000, depending on whether it’s a semi-detached house or a detached cottage.
Scaffolding costs will be influenced by a number of factors, including the duration of hire, the size and type of scaffold, and how easily contractors can access your property.
Renting scaffolding is a great way to save money when you need it for a single job. However, if you can use the scaffolding more than once, there is an option of purchasing.
Keep in mind that if you are renting and there are several pieces, you may want to do some comparison to ensure that you are getting a good deal.
Number of contractors
The cost of roof repairs will vary depending on how many tradespeople are required to complete the work. The labour cost will be much lower if only one tradesperson is required than if two or more are employed. You need also ensure that proper guidelines are followed in terms of health and safety of these contractors.
How long does it take to repair a roof?
There are a number of variables that affect the amount of time it takes to fix your roof. The type and size of the repair, the difficulty of accessing your roof, and even the weather conditions can all factor in.
Longer projects cost you more money. While hiring periods vary, your budget remains the same. At the end of the day, longer means fewer days it takes to complete your roof repair.
What determines the duration of roofing repair? Below are some factors:
- Weather: No roofers want to stop working in the cold. It’s not because roofers don’t want to work but it’s because of the damage that could happen to your roof.
- Size: A standard sized modern home’s roof may normally be repaired in two or three days. A comparatively larger house, it may take up to two weeks or slightly longer.
- Materials used: Corrugated iron sheets are easy to install, and they cover a large area quickly. They require less framework and so can be repaired much faster. Tiles and wood slates, on the other hand, are small and, due to their larger weight, require a stronger framework. It can therefore take longer.
- Type of roof repair: For instance, due to the size and shape, mansard and gambrel roofs require more forethought, effort, and time than other roofs.
Looking for a roof repair contractor?
If you have a need to repair your roof, do get in touch with our roofing experts at Premier Roofing Solutions. We will provide you with a no obligation quotation for free while also providing you with the best approach to solving the problem. If you need more information on any specific roof repair cost, we will be more than happy to help with that too.