re-roofs

 The average domestic roof in the UK lasts for 50 years before it is needed to be replaced. This can vary depending on how exposed the roof is to severe weather and the materials used on the roof. A new roof can really help to sell a property and can add value as well as reduce energy bills whilst you are still living in the property.

The average domestic roof in the UK lasts for 50 years before it is needed to be replaced. This can vary depending on how exposed the roof is to severe weather and the materials used on the roof. A new roof can really help to sell a property and can add value as well as reduce energy bills whilst you are still living in the property.


Concrete or Slate Tiles

  Concrete Pan Tile Roof   The majority of houses in the UK are built with a concrete pan tile roof which have a cheaper material cost than slate roofs and take less time to install which of course makes them the most affordable option. Some houses such as listed building, those in a conservation area and generally older houses can sometimes only use specific materials such as Welsh slate. Always check before deciding on a new roof and do not be fooled by a cheaper quote if it does not match the property's needs.

Concrete Pan Tile Roof

The majority of houses in the UK are built with a concrete pan tile roof which have a cheaper material cost than slate roofs and take less time to install which of course makes them the most affordable option. Some houses such as listed building, those in a conservation area and generally older houses can sometimes only use specific materials such as Welsh slate. Always check before deciding on a new roof and do not be fooled by a cheaper quote if it does not match the property's needs.

  Slate Tile Roof

Slate Tile Roof

How is a roof replaced?

Safety is paramount when replacing a new roof so scaffolding should always be installed to the height of the roof edge before any work is carried out. The old tiles then need to removed from the roof as well as any existing cement, timber, felt and batons and disposed of in a skip. The conditions of the rafters can then be replaced if necessary. Old felt is then replaced with a breathable membrane and a eaves felt tray. New timber batons are then fixed on top of the membrane. Tiling can now begin starting with cementing ridge tiles into place. PVCu fascia boards and guttering and downpipes can now be installed to finish the job.

How long does it take to replace a roof? 

The length of time taken to replace a roof varies on a number of factors such as weather, the size and complexity of the roof and the size of the time working on it. It is easier to determine the length of time it would take after obtaining a survey from an installer. A 3 bedroom semi-detached house with a concrete tiled roof on average should take around 4 full days to complete where as some roofs can take over a week.

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