Most houses have pitched (raised) roofs covered in tiles or slate.
Many outbuildings and garages, and some extensions, have flat roofs. Felt is the most common covering but newer materials such as fibreglass and PVC are now used.
What you should look for
Spotting these early warning signs can prevent more expensive problems.
Stand back and check your flat roof from the ground periodically. If you spot uneven lumps, repairs may be needed.
An experienced DIYer may be able to fix small problems on one-storey buildings.
Cleaning out gutters at lower levels will allow water to flow away, but most jobs are best left to professionals.
If you do go up a ladder, have someone with you and make sure the ladder is secure.
How much you should pay
A property's height shouldn’t affect price much. If scaffolding is needed, it costs more.
Get advice from at least three roofing contractors on what needs doing and what it might cost.
This is what you should expect to pay for some of the most common jobs:
|Small roofing jobs||Typical cost|
|Clean gutters – front and back||£40-£75|
|Replace one to six broken or missing tiles||£50-£95|
|Replace a ridge tile (along top)||£40-£50|
|Replace about six ridge tiles||£100-£150|
Replacing a whole roof is only necessary when tiles have deteriorated beyond repair – if they’re crumbly or porous they won’t keep water out.
|New roofs||Typical cost|
|These guide prices include labour and materials.|
|New tiled roof on an average three-bed house||£8,500-£12,000|
|New flat roof on a typical 5m x 3m||£1,240-£1,750|
Annual roof surveys
It's a good idea to have your roof and gutters inspected each year. We charge £60 and we clean the gutter at the same time. Photos can be done on request.
Remove a stack that was leaking the customer had uesd other roofers to repair the leak. Stacks that are unused are best removed as it's impossible to keep the water from getting through as most stacks do not have a damp proof installed as the last photo shows.
Carry out slate repairs on factory mill in stalybridge. We fixed back all the slates that had slipped out of place. No slates were broken as they only slipped into the gully.
A scaffold was needed to replace the barge boards on the gable. This was above a extension so we build the scaffold ontop of the roof. The repairs were carried out in Ashton Tameside. We have our own scaffold and prefer to use our own so when it comes down we can inspect for any damage to the roof so repairs can be completed before we leave.
Ladders are tied to wall and then a cat ladder is put on the roof and tied into place. We then can carry out the roof repair in a safe manner.
Lower the chimney and install new Pots and gas cowl we use clay as they look much better than the aluminium ones.
Emergency roof repairs carried out across Tameside.
- damaged slates damaged slates
- slipped slate slipped slate
- Damaged Roofing Felt Damaged Roofing Felt
- Slipped roof tile replace Slipped roof tile replace
- Replace Damaged Tile Replace Damaged Tile
- Loose Cement roof verge Loose Cement roof verge
- Replace missing ridge tile Replace missing ridge tile
- Missing tiles after storm Missing tiles after storm
- Replace roofing tiles Replace roofing tiles
- Broken tile repairs Broken tile repairs
- damaged felt repair damaged felt repair
- loose chimney pots loose chimney pots