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Guide to Re-Roofing Costs: How Much Does it Cost to Re-Roof a House

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Sometimes your roof’s condition might be that bad that persistent leaks cannot be solved by a simple patchwork or tile replacement job. When this is the case, it might be necessary to have your roof replaced as soon as possible to prevent further damages. Replacing your roof is not an easy job and it can actually sound daunting, but it is probably the only way to deal with this situation effectively.

How Much to Reroof a House?

The cost of re-roofing a house will vary depending on a number of factors including which roofing professional you hire, how big your roof is and what materials you use. The cost of re-tiling a large roof with slate tiles, for example, will cost more than replacing a small flat garage roof with felt. The cost of re-roofing a terraced house and the cost of re-roofing a bungalow, as well as how much it is to re-roof a semi-detached roof are all common re-roofing needs. The following table lists some average reroofing costs, depending on the type of house you have and the size of your roof:

 Roof Job Particulars Price Variation Common Quoted Price Length of Time to Finish Job
Repair leaking roof on a 2-bed bungalow This depends on the severity of the leak. However, in most cases, approximately 6 roofing tiles are used and it should be a fairly quick fix. £80 to £190 £120 1 to 3 hours
Repair leaking roof on 3-bed, semi-detached house with 2 storeys Again, the severity of the leak is a factor. However, generally 6 roofing tiles are used and it won’t be more than a morning’s work. £88 to £200 £150 1 to 3 hours
Replace lead chimney flashing This should be a relatively simple job for any competent roofer. It will usually be completed within one day. £300 to £450 £340 1 day
Install flat roof on average single garage Installation of a flat roof on a single garage using rubber membrane. £840 to £1150 £900 1 day
Install flat roof on conservatory A job to erect a flat roof on a conservatory that measures roughly 3m by 3m. £850 to £1150 £1000 2 to 3 days
Replace soffits and fascias on an average 3-bed detached bungalow This job usually involves taking off the old wooden soffits and fascias and replacing them with uPVC equivalents. Labour and parts are included in the cost. £1250 to £2225 £1900 2 to 5 days
Replace soffits and fascias on an average 3-bed detached house with 2 storeys Again, this job consists of takig off the wooden soffits and fascias and putting in new uPVC versions. Labour and parts are included in the price, as well as scaffolding. £1625 to £3000 £2425 2 to 5 days
Renovate entire roof on a 2-bed bungalow using plain tiles A job consisting of stripping all the old tiles from the roof and replacing them with new, plain tiles. Prices are to include all labour and scaffolding costs. £3850 to £5875 £4500 4 to 6 days
Renovate entire roof on a three-bed, semi-detached, two-storey house – plain tiles The removal of all old tiles from the roof and replacing them with plain, new tiles. Prices include the costs of materials and labour. £4500 to £7000 £5600 6 to 10 days
Renovate entire roof on a 4-bed, detached, 2-storey house with plain tiles The removal of all old tiles from the roof and replacing them with plain, new tiles. Prices include the costs of materials and labour. £5500 to £8750 £6750 10 days to 2 weeks
Renovate entire roof on a 2-bed bungalow using slate A job consisting of stripping all the old slate from the bungalow roof and replacing it with new slate. Prices are to include all labour and materials. £4000 to £6000 £4800 5 to 10 days
Renovate entire roof on a 3-bed, semi-detached, 2-storey house using slate Again, this job requires the stripping of all old slate from the roof and replacing it with brand new slate. The price will include labour, materials and scaffolding. £5000 to £7500 £6250 8 to 12 days
Renovate entire roof on a 4-bed, detached, 2-storey house using slate Replacement of all old slate from the roof with brand new slate. The price will include labour, materials and scaffolding. £6500 to £12000 £8250 10 to 20 days

The prices listed above include scaffolding, the stripping of external tiles, supply and fixing of a new underlay, any required lead work, ridging and verge work, and, of course, tiling. The cost to reroof a house may all look a bit much, however, you can always get in touch with your council, as you may be eligible for a grant from your Local Authority; especially if you are obliged to opt for a more expensive design in keeping with the neighbourhood aesthetic.

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Reasons for Re-Roofing

There are many reasons that homeowners should choose to reroof their house. The most common reasons are:

1)      Bad roof condition or damaged roof from the weather.

2)      Roof begun to deteriorate due mostly to typical wear and tear.

3)      Selling your home.

4)      Saving Money.

All the above mentioned factors are very important and contribute significantly to the decision to reroof a house. The first two factors do not require further clarification as they make it very obvious. When it comes to selling you home, having a new roof can help put your home into category above a lot of other homes in your price range, as one of the most important factors that people pay attention when looking to purchase a new home is the condition of the roof. No one wants to buy a house and end up after a year or two spending thousands of pounds to install a new roof.

A new roof is great investment that always pays off. Reroofing will help raise your selling price and sell your house faster. For people living in high rain areas, it is very important to realise that a damaged roof can cause many problems because of loose tiles and holes in the roof. The sooner they deal with these problems the more money they are going to save.

Having an expert to inspect your roof regularly and do minor repairs can help prevent further damages and also save you a lot of money.  If you need to know the cost of reroofing, take a look at the table above to get an understanding of the average re-roofing prices. If you are wondering how much it costs to retile a roof, it is best to contact local roofing companies to ensure you are getting the most accurate estimates.

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 Please also make sure to read the following articles to help you get a better understanding:

You might also want to check out our new roofing cost guide here 

 

The following video is particularly useful if you are having trouble estimating the size of your roof .

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