If the condition of your roof is poor, persistent leaks cannot be solved by a simple patchwork or tile replacement job and a re-roof is the best option.
A new roof can mean all new roof tiles or slates or it may involve replacing those tiles which are damaged. Clay tiles and slates can last for 100 years or more and concrete tiles 50 years plus. If the majority of the tiles are still usable then the ones that are damaged can be replaced with reclaimed tiles. Alternatively an all new tile roof can be constructed.
The cost of re-roofing a house will vary depending on a number of factors including:
- The area of the roof in square meters.
- The material used for the roof covering.
- Ease of access to the roof – bungalows will cost less as the scaffolding costs will be much lower.
- The complexity of the roof – how many valleys, hips and chimneys are there.
- The amount of roof tiles that are to be reused – depending on the state of the tiles often 60-80% of the clay tiles on a roof can be reused. A roof with 100% new tiles will cost more.
Our work is covered by a 10 year insurance backed guarantee.
Our re-roofing service includes:
- Removing old tiles including ridge tiles and hip tiles along with mortar from ridges / verges.
- Removing old wooden battens, removing any lead from valleys and old roof felt or torching.
- Checking wooden rafters and joists are sound and replacing any that are rotten.
- padding new breathable membrane and new pressure treated wooden battens.
- Installing new tiles or slates or re-using old ones.
- Creating new valleys (joins between roofs) with new code 4 lead or GRP.
- Bedding down any ridge tiles with mortar and bed down tiles on verges.