How Much Does a New Roof Cost?

A guide to how much you can expect to pay for a new roof in Cumbria and how long it will take to install.  

Have you noticed signs of wear on the roof of your home? Do you think it’s time to invest in a new roof, but dread finding out the cost? You’re not alone. But while the price of a new roof might seem daunting, a roof replacement can be one of the most important steps you can take toward safeguarding the structural integrity of your home. And as the main form of protection against the elements, having a functional and well fitted roof is essential - especially in our unpredictable Cumbrian climate.
In this blog, we discuss the main factors that affect new roof cost, as well as give you a guide to how much you can expect to pay for a new roof and how long it will take to install.
Lakeland Roofing Services will make things as easy as possible for you during a roof replacement project. We understand that it’s a big commitment for homeowners, but one that will certainly be worth it in the long run. So whether you’re moving into a new home or renovating your current one, you can count on our roofing specialists to provide you with a prompt and first class re-roofing service in Cumbria.  

New Roof vs Roof Repairs

Roof leaks, loose tiles or cracked flashing are all common signs that a new roof may be on the cards. So, what would make us recommend a new roof over roof repairs?  

Installing a completely new roof is something that we only suggest when we think that this is the most practical and cost-effective solution. Depending on the age of the roof and the severity of the problems, it may be possible to carry out roof repairs rather than replacing the full roof. However, if the roof is very old and would probably need restoring in the next few years, or if expensive repairs are cropping up regularly - replacing the entire roof is likely to be more cost effective. On the other hand, if a roof is relatively new and hasn’t encountered many issues before, it makes financial sense to just repair the problematic areas.

Considering how much a roof is exposed to the elements, maintenance is necessary to keeping it functional and secure.

How much does a new roof cost? 

Installing a new roof isn’t something you as a homeowner must do very often - it could be 50+ years before a well fitted slate roof needs to be replaced. This brings us to the question, how much is a new roof these days?

New Roof Cost: The Factors

As you can imagine, the cost of a new roof in Cumbria will depend on a range of different factors, from the type roofing material that are used to the cost of labour. A few other factors to consider would be:

1. How big is your home?
2. The roof design - a steeper roof is more difficult to work on than a flat or shallow roof, and thus costs more in time and labour.
3. What is your current roof made from? If you have a roof lined with heavy asphalted felt, it will take longer to replace than a roof lined with synthetic underlayment. 
4. The damage to your current roof.
5. What season is it and what is the weather like?  

All these factors will impact the cost of a new roof in Cumbria and how long our roofing specialists could be working on your home.
New Roof Cost: Pricing Guide

When a member of our team visits you to carry out a free quote before discussing the new roof cost, we will inspect your current roof, take measurements, and search for any visible damage or potential setbacks. Our findings will be discussed with you during the estimation phase and we will happy to answer any questions that you might have regarding roof replacement cost.

You will then be given a quotation, which includes all materials, the use of scaffolding, labour and waste removal. What’s more? We offer up to 20 year guarantee on our new roof installations meaning that we’re with you all the way if anything else needs addressing on your new roof.
As a guide from Lakeland Roofing, the average cost of a new roof on a terraced house are listed below. However, please bear in mind that prices can vary considerably depending upon your location, size of house, roof type, tile type ect.

We understand that every homeowner will have different needs, but we can’t stress how important it is to not only think of the cost when researching roof replacements costs - but also the standard of workmanship, the company reputation and the quality of materials that will be used.

Type of MaterialRoof DesignAverage Cost (*estimation)Average Installation Time
Tiled Roof2 - 3 Bed Terraced / Semi-Detached£3,000 - £3,8003 - 4 Days
Tiled Roof3 - 4 Bed Detached£3,500 - £5,0004 - 5 Days
Slate Roof
2 - 3 Bed Terraced / Semi-Detached£4,000 - £5,5004 - 5 Days
Slate Roof
3 - 4 Bed Detached£5,500 - £7,5005 - 7 Days
Flat GRP Roof
Standard Size Garage£1,000 - £1,5001 - 2 Days
Flat GRP Roof
Double Garage Size£1,500 - £2,5002 - 3 Days
Flat Torch on FeltStandard Size Garage£900 - £1,2001 - 2 Days
Flat Torch on FeltDouble Garage Size£1,400 - £2,3002 - 3 Days

Components that affect the price of a new roof in Cumbria

We’ve already given a rough estimation on re roofing costs - mentioning how factors such as size and design can affect the price of a new roof - but the choice of roofing components can also affect the average cost of a new roof. These include: 

1. Underlayment
2. Insulation
3. Flashing / Lead
4. Scaffolding
5. Waste Removal
6. Slates / Tiles

We will advise and discuss which materials we think would be best suited to the needs of your home when we provide you with your free quotation.

The benefits of re-roofing

Replacing an existing roof with a new one is a significant project that involves scaffolding, multiple materials and requires skilled labour. But what benefits would replace a roof in the UK bring to your property? Below, we’ve listed the primary benefits :

Increase property value - estate agents estimate that as much as 40 percent of your home’s curb appeal is directly linked to your roof.

Energy Efficiency - it’s likely that your old roof is leaking cool air, therefore your heating and ventilation systems needs to work harder to achieve your desired indoor temperature.

Home safety - the longer you wait to replace an old, dilapidated roof, the more dangerous the situation becomes. In some cases, an old roof may collapse or cause part of the home to become unstable.

Health - a new roofs can help to prevent health hazards like mould and bacteria, which can affect the health of your family.

Visually appealing - the roof often ranks among the most visible components of a home’s exterior

You won’t require planning permission for repairs or roof replacements. However, if you need to make significant structural modifications, such as a loft conversion, consider consulting a member of Cumbria County Council.

Get in touch today! 

We hope that after reading this blog, you have a better idea of what to expect when enquiring about the cost of a new roof of the price of roof repair in Cumbria. The estimates listed above act as a guide price which includes: the cost of scaffolding, the removal and installation of a new tiled or flat roof - as well up to 20 years guarantee. The cost of reusing existing slate plus the addition of new slate is incorporated into the price of slate roofing.

While it is very difficult to estimate the price of a new roof due to the varying factors, Lakeland Roofing will make it our priority to make things as easy as possible for you. Our specialists work all year round to install new roofs and repair damaged ones, guaranteeing the same standard of work regardless of the season.

So, whether you’d like to know the cost of a new roof in Workington, Whitehaven, Cockermouth, Maryport, Keswick, Penrith or any of the surrounding areas - we’ll send out experienced and highly recommended craftsmen to inspect your roof, give you a free quote and discuss the best way forward.

Have questions or looking for a quote? 

Call us to discuss your needs.
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