Roof replacement costs never were cheap, so let's take a look at why it costs so much for a new roof in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Slate Roof or Tiled Roof
Choosing your roof style has the most important decision you make about a roof replacement project. Clearly, if your home is a traditional period property then undoubtedly the old roof is slate, and you have to be careful if you are considering replacing with a tiled roof.
The best way forward here is to have a look at some of the other roofs. If there are quite a few tiled roofs then, by all means, plough ahead with a tiled roof and save some money. If you don't see any tiled roofs in your neighbourhood, then the best option is to play safe and stay with slates.
Most replacement slate roofs in Yorkshire are done with a man-made slate called eternity and represent excellent value for money. If budget is severely strained, then the cheapest roof you are likely to get is with a Redland 49 tiled roof but don't forget that you have to increase the strength of the roof to carry the extra weight.
What About The New Roof Costs
Well, you already know that a tiled roof with Redland 49's is the cheapest type of roof but lets breakdown the costs a little to see how much it would cost for a replacement slate roof to a Victorian mid-terrace property.
Slate Roof Replacement Costs Leeds Breakdown:
• Scaffold hire front & back £800;
• You need two skips to clear away the old roof £450;
• About 1,700 Eternit slates £1,600;
• Lead flashings £350;
• Skylight £100;
• Valleys £150;
• Baton, felt, nails £350;
• Sub Total £3,800;
• Labour £3,500;
• Vat £1,277;
• Total £ 8,577 inc.
You would expect to knock off 10% to 15% of the costs if you went with Redland 49 roof tiles. You don't just save money on the materials but also on the labour as tiles are much quicker than slates to install.
Roof replacement doesn't come cheap but still represents excellent value for money when you consider that the average lifespan on a new roof is 30 to 40 years and it works out at a little over £200 per year.
One final point is that before you undertake a roof replacement projects take the time to have a FREE Solar Panel survey to see if you could benefit from a solar panel installation while the scaffolding is on site, and the roofers are there to provide additional strengthening to the roof if required. To compare costs for any kind of roofing repairs or replacement project have a look at our website www.leedsreliableroofers.co.uk.
Leeds Reliable Roofers
66c, 33 Great George St,
0113 320 6123