If you need a new flat roof, your first consideration is probably going to be cost.
There are lots of different factors that will contribute to the price of a replacement flat roof, so read on to find out everything you need to know about how much it could cost.
New flat roof cost factors
There are a few things that will cause the cost of a new flat roof to vary, but once you have considered these factors you can get a good idea about how much money you’ll need to put aside.
- Location: If you live in a big city, you’ll probably have to pay more. And if you live in the middle of nowhere a new roof will cost more too.
- Specification: The quality of the materials used and the finish will all have an impact on the cost. Be wary of a super-cheap quote if you’re not sure about the quality of materials being used.
- Roofer’s costs: Every local roofing company will quote based on their running costs, so this can have an effect on the price.
- Size: A very small roof will cost more per square metre than a large roof because of the costs of the materials and man power.
Flat roof materials
There are different materials that your flat roof can be made from, and each material has a different cost.
A felt roof is also known as a torch-on flat roof. You should expect to pay something in the region of £45 per square metre if the boards underneath are intact, but if they are damaged then it could cost an extra £40 per board.
EDPM is a modern rubber material. It can cost about £80 per square metre to fit if the boards aren’t damaged. Also ask your roofer what kind of trim system they will be using, as this may affect the price.
You may expect to pay around £90 per square metre for a fibreglass roof. Ensure that your quote includes overboarding and good quality trims and lead flashings.
A lead roof is difficult to give an average price for, because the cost of lead varies. Expect to be charged a fee for the laying of the roof along with the current cost of lead.
To get an accurate idea of how much it will cost you to get a new flat roof, you should get a range of quotes from reliable roofing companies and compare them. Use our service to get up to 4 quotes from local roofers.