Roof replacement is the complete removal of your current roof and replacing it with a fresh one. This process may include upgrades to the supporting structures of your home. If you’re wondering how much roof replacement cost, this guide will help you get a clearer idea of what it entails.
When the roof needs to have work done, the best and most affordable method is to get the roofing contractor over and they will go through with you all of the different methods they can apply to your specific situation.
What does roof replacement include?
Roof replacement offers a complete roofing solution for all your roofing needs and services, no matter how big or small.
Most roofs have a lifespan between 50 – 80 years. Over time, you will notice that your roof needs repairs like shingles breaking or tiles cracking as they tend to wear out. Eventually, the wear and tear on your roof will be so significant that restoring it to its former state will be necessary.
A roofing replacement will increase your home’s value and accommodate excess snowfall. It’s an easy way to protect your investment in your home.
Factors that determine roof replacement cost
Once you have an idea of what it would take to replace your roof, you will be able to determine how much you should expect to pay. That said, you need to be aware of the roof replacement cost factors as listed below:
- The complexity of the roof depends on a number of factors including the size of the home and the number of roof planes.
- The cost can vary based on the type of tiles you decide to replace it with. The choice would depend on the style that matches your home and interior. This allows you to increase the value of your property while preserving the historic value of the tiles.
- The size of the tiles also can also have an impact on the cost. The smaller tiles take longer to install and will increase labour hours.
- Whether the support structure needs renovating due to rot or it’s a complete tear-down.
- The height of the house and the consequent amount of scaffolding required to reach the roof determine the cost.
- How complex the roofing design is.
- Location of your property – whether it’s in central Nottingham or any other locations within Nottinghamshire.
Breaking down the roof replacement cost
The quotation can be broken into three parts: labour, materials, and equipment. Here is a basic breakdown of the different categories:
- A complete work description including a detailed list of all the roofing materials including your choice of roof covering, underlayment type and thickness, as well as flashing locations.
- Costs for sealants required.
- Costs to hire scaffolding and any other equipment required to complete the roof replacement job.
- Extended warranties to provide you with a peace of mind and when in need of professional roofing repair services.
Signs that you need your roof replaced
It is only when the property owner notices that normal wear and tear has now turned into more frequent repairs that they can consider whether to refurbish or refit the entire roof.
Replacing a worn out roof is not a cheap process. However, the work is not as extensive as you think and the finished product will increase your house value, giving you that extra bit of faith in your home and also looking fabulous.
Below are some visual signs that indicate the need for a roof replacement:
- Curling shingles.
- Some shingles are missing or need replacement.
- Chimney flashing has damaged or has been detached by the force of severe weather conditions.
- If you have noticed interior water damage or staining at the top of the walls in your home, this is a big indicator that your roof is no longer watertight and is in need of replacement.
- Significant weather damage, such as hail, ice or wind damage and storm events can leave your roof in need of replacement. At a minimum, water intrusion may occur causing rotting of your ceiling or walls, but with even more serious effects.
Roof replacement cost by type of house
The table below outlines various scenarios and the details of work to give you an estimate of how much roof replacement would cost.
- Semi-detached 3 bedroom house roof replacement using plain tiles – between £6,000 to £9,000 (including labour and materials).
- Detached 4 bed house roof replacement using plain tiles – between £8,000 to £12,000 (including labour and materials).
- 2 bed bungalow roof replacement and with new slate – between £4,500 to £7,500 (including labour and materials).
- Total roof replacement of a 2-storey, semi-detached 3 bedroom house using natural slate – between £7,000 to £10,000 (including labour and materials).
These roof replacement prices should only be used to give you a rough idea about the cost of replacing your own roof. We recommend contacting our team or a local roofer if you would like to request a custom quotation tailored for your individual requirements.
Choice of roofing tiles
The options available for your new roof can be confusing, but there are some basic things to consider when it comes to a repair or replacement. There are three primary choices: tile, shingle, and metal.
- Interlocking Roof Tiles: they are made of concrete and represent one of the most affordable options. They are great for flat roofs because they lay flat without a lot of overlapping. Perfect for simple roofs, they’re easy to install.
- Pantiles: For a traditional or contemporary look and be suitable for any period property our concrete or clay tiles can be used on both new and existing edging.
- Plain tiles: They have a timeless appeal. When properly installed and maintained, they make an enduring addition to the structure of any building, adding the beauty of tile to the building’s structure and enhancing the look of its surroundings.
- Slates: Slate roofs are one of the oldest roofing materials and have been used for centuries. Because of its quality and longevity, it’s also one of the more expensive roofing products in the market.
Benefits of roof replacement
There are considerable benefits to adding a new roof, including improving your home’s weatherproofing, insulation, and thermal regulation.
- When it comes to roofing, the right replacement can mean the difference between continual repairs and total assurance that your roof will last.
- It will fix every leak on your roof and you won’t have to worry about the condition of your roof again.
- A new roof will immediately increase your home’s value. Selling your property with a new roof is the easiest and quickest way to reduce the stress of moving.
- A new roof is the single most effective way to increase the value of your home. Studies show homeowners can get a return on investment of over 63% for every £1 invested in a new roof.
Other considerations when replacing a roof
When a roof sustains storm damage or is subject to freak weather, it is possible to claim for the replacement of tile coverings. They will probably send out an assessor or loss adjuster first to survey the site. The insurance company will then have to approve the funding before the job can commence. They may inspect the work as it progresses.
Even small roof changes, such as installing new tiles or slates, can affect your home, especially if it is a listed building or in a conservation area. You must check safety requirements and get all necessary approvals. In some cases you may need to take out planning permission before you start the work.
You should consider the impact on neighbouring or attached properties which your work may have. A new roof itself does not usually trigger the requirement for a Party Wall Agreement, but it is important to understand that any building works could affect your neighbours.
Tips to reduce roof replacement cost
- The more you understand the job, the more accurate quotations you can seek from contractors. If you do your research, this will help you make adjustments to help lower the cost.
- To get a really good idea for what a new roof installation will cost, you need to compare at least three estimates from local roofers. But do not be discouraged by the first few quotes you receive; low ball prices are common in this industry.
- Feel free to ask your contractor if there are ways that you can reduce the cost – many firms are happy to suggest alternative materials which can be used to get a quote within budget.
- Start planning for roof replacement in late winter or early spring when roofers are less busy. This can help you find a better deal and less rain will slow down the work.
- What is the best time of the year to replace the roof?
If you choose to re-roof in either the spring or autumn you will find using our replacement cost calculator much easier. This is down to the fact that working at height on a roof will be better as there are longer days available for working. Even though the weather may be a little wet and windy, during this time of year it is far from being extreme which makes the job a lot more pleasant.
- How long will my new roof last?
This will depend on the type of roofing you install and the guarantees your installer offers. Many companies now offer a full lifetime guarantee, so if you sell your house, you can pass this onto the new owner.
- How can I find a reputable roofing company?
Work with a qualified and experienced installer who can help you find the right solution. By choosing a reputable installer, you can be confident that you’re making an informed decision and that your replacement roof will be installed correctly and stand the test of time. Work with our roofing experts at Premier Roofing Solutions to get started.
Want A Free Roof Replacement Quote?
If you are interested in finding out more about the cost of replacing your roof, then please feel more than welcome to get in touch with our re-roofing specialists for a free roof replacement quote today. Our team of roofers will be more than happy to offer consultation to answer all of your questions!