How to improve your home with a new roof

Your roof is there to protect you and your home, but for most of the year it’s probably neglected. It’ll only be when a problem strikes that you really start to take notice. That’s where your attitude needs to change and by doing so, you can save a wealth of money.

With a better approach to your rooftop, you’ll likely reduce the amount you’ll need to pay out on repairs later down the line. This is because damp and water damage can be costly to repair.

In order to avoid these kinds of issues, a full roof replacement is often a superb idea. There are so many benefits to doing so, such as adding value to your home, reducing energy bills and keeping you better protected.

Now what you’ll be keen to know is the price. It’s worth knowing there are many different roof types available and of course, different companies will charge a different rate.

That’s why it’s always recommended to compare quotes in order to get a better deal. From a rough guideline though, a replacement roof will likely set you back between £10,000 and £20,000.

It’s often difficult to spot problems with your old roof, because there are often hidden issues that need dealing with. That’s why having your roof checked over every few years is very worthwhile. If you do need a roof replacement, then there are no two ways about it, it’s a massive improvement for your home.

If this is the route you’re going down, then make sure to ask all the right questions:

  • Is there a warranty?
  • Does the roofing company have public liability insurance?
  • Are they registered with an industry body such as the NFRC?
  • Can you view a portfolio of their work or speak with references?
  • Are the roofing materials of high quality?
  • Does the quote include everything, including labour and clean-up?

Tom Crosswell

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