If you are looking for a new roof you should be aware that the prices will vary, based on numerous factors. You should take into consideration the type of material used, the size of your roof, and the roof installation company in order to get a clear idea of how much you will have to spend. Beyond those factors, you should also consider the cost of scaffolding for any necessary fascia or chimney work. Pricing out all of these things will then allow you to have a rough idea of how much you will be spending for your new roof.
Flat Roof Pricing
If you have decided to install a new flat roof instead of a pitched roof you should keep in mind that the cost will vary, depending on the materials used. In the past, flat roofs were typically comprised of felt. However, in recent years waterproof materials such as rubber and uPVC have been used. Permaroof is one type of rubber that is a popular choice for homeowners in the UK. While the costs may vary depending on which outfit you buy the material from, below you will find information on the average cost of a permaroof rubber flat roof:
£8.25 per metre when 1.52mm thick Permaroof
£6.95 per metre for 1.14mm thick Permaroof
A 10ft x10ft flat roof would cost between £1,040 and £2,010 to buy and install. The more expensive price includes insulation and new fascias and soffits.
Garage Roof Pricing
Garage roofs are another popular choice in the UK. They are usually flat and comprised of layers of felt or other waterproof materials. While the costs will vary, here is an idea of how much you will be spending:
Buying and installing a new garage roof 9ft x 18ft in size will cost between £1,460 and £2,890
Slate Roof Pricing
Slate roofing is yet another popular choice, largely because it is a natural, weather resistant material that is extremely durable. Another bonus to installing slate roof tiles is that they can last a lifetime and are available in different shades of grey, black, and blue, allowing you to choose the best option for your home. However, it is important to keep in mind that slate is more expensive than other materials.
Slate tiles cost between £1.25 and £5.39 per tile, including VAT
Roof Trusses Pricing
Roof trusses are designed to give you added space to your home. They work best if installed in attic rooms rather than kitchens or extensions. There are four common types of roof tresses to choose from, and the pricing will vary depending on which you choose and the size. However, the average cost is as follows:
The price of roof trusses ranges from £14,200 to £32,700, including materials and labour
Roof Lanterns Pricing
Roof lanterns are another option when you are in need of more space. They also provide additional lighting and are typically rectangular in shape. The price of a roof lantern will vary, depending on the size and if you are in the market for any extras, such as sash windows or decorative finials.
A 3X3ft roof lantern will cost £1,040
A 6x6ft roof lantern will cost £2,506
Tips for Hiring a Roofer
Once you have decided upon the type of roof you would like to have installed, you must now look for a roofer or roofing company. Because there are likely numerous options for local roofers in your area, it is important to do your research before deciding. In addition to being thorough and getting quotes from several different outfits, you should take into consideration the following tips when hiring a roofer:
- Make sure to check the roofers qualifications, as most should have carried out a roofing apprenticeship as well as training courses through the Construction Skills Certification Scheme.
- Ask the roofer for references. Look for recent references and be sure to follow up with them.
- While not necessarily required, most roofs should belong to a trade association, such as National Federation of Roofing. Contractors, the Single Ply Roofing Association, the Confederation of Roofing Contractors, or the Competent Roofers Scheme.
- It is also important to make sure the roofer you hire has valid public liability insurance, as this will protect you if anything goes wrong during the installation process.
- Check to see if your roofer offers a guarantee for their work and materials, this is always an added bonus.
- Make sure you go over the contract in detail with your roofer and that you have a solid understanding (and information in writing) of all the project details, costs, and time schedules.