How Much Does a House Roof Cost?
Your roof is such an important part of your home. Without it, your home would be exposed to wind, rain, snow and other damaging weather conditions. So what happens when you have a problem with it? How much does it cost to repair or replace a roof?
Often, bricks and mortar are forgotten about and left to fall damage to harsh weather conditions. The roof on your property shouldn’t ever be neglected; as the saying goes “as long as you have a roof over your head”. Repairing and preventing damage results in you not having to fork out the extra cost of replacing your entire roof; however, if your roof does need replacing, or you’re completely rebuilding your home which includes adding a new roof, there are many aspects that need to be considered. These aspects will reflect in the overall cost.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at how much a new house roof can cost, and the factors that may affect your overall quote.
How Much Does an Average House Roof Cost?
The average house roof costs between £4,000 and £7,000.
With such a broad range, you can see how factors can affect your overall cost. Let’s take a look at these factors and how much they will affect the cost of your home’s new roof.
Factors that Affect Roofing Costs
- Roof size
- Roof style
- Roofing type
- Scope of work
- Other costs
This is probably a given, but the size of your roof affects the cost. If you require a small roof, this will cost significantly less than a large roof. A small roof will cost less because:
- Less man-hours are required.
- Less workers are required.
- Reduction in the amount of materials needed.
- Less time needed for the hire of scaffolding.
The style that you choose for your roof will affect your quote. If you want to keep the costs down a flat roof is the cheaper option. A pitched roof requires more construction and labour. A flat roof is likely to be completed within a quicker timeframe which reduces costs of man-hours and scaffolding hire, too.
Believe it or not, you can choose which type of material you’d like your roof to be fitted with. The types of materials are:
- Clay tiles
- Solar tiles
- Asphalt shingles
- Rubber slate
The most common types of material are slate and clay tiles. It’s worth looking into each material, along with their benefits and disadvantages to find the best one for your home. Each material comes at a cost, so we’d always recommend doing your research and finding the most suitable roof-type within your budget. Read our guide to choosing roof tiles for further information.
Scope of Work
By this, we’re referring to whether you need a roof replacement or having your roof fixed.
A roof replacement includes the tiling, insulation, and beams that hold it together, whereas having your roof fixed includes lead or flash band fixing where needed and the replacement of tiles that are broken or that have fallen off completely.
There is such a massive difference in the cost of fixing or replacing; this is why we’d always advise that you do some research and hire a well-established company to carry out the preliminary checks.
There are many costs that are associated with your roofing quote. A few things that many people overlook are the cost of hiring scaffolding and skips. Skips are pretty cheap, depending on the size that you need. You can get a decent-sized skip for a couple of hundred pounds. Scaffolding, however, can be pretty costly, especially if you need an entire roof replacing, resulting in the scaffolding being hired for a few weeks.
Does a New Roof Add Value?
So, how much value can a new roof add to a house? Obviously, we can’t put a price on this as a house is worth what the buyer is willing to pay; however, selling a home with an old roof, that is in great need of repair, will alter the amount that potential buyers are willing to pay.
If you sell your home with a new roof; one that is secure; one that doesn’t have any water damage, damp, and doesn’t leak; one that looks stylish and isn’t moss-ridden, you will most certainly add value to your property.
A lot of people carry out their own DIY tasks, roofing doesn’t fall into that category; there are many things that can go wrong very quickly. So selling a house with a fully-functioning roof means potential buyers won’t need to fork out the cash needed to hire roofing contractors – we’d definitely consider a new roof a good investment.
A roof is what keeps you warm and dry at night; It prevents harsh weather conditions battling your home; It keeps the warmth inside and stops it from escaping. If there’s one thing that you keep on top of when it comes to the exterior of your property, make sure it’s the roof. We’re sure you’d rather pay for roof repairs than an entire roof replacement, but whatever you need, we’re always here to help.