How much does a new roof cost?

Having a fully functioning roof will protect your home from the weather and the elements, reduce energy bills and increase the value of you home.
We have  provided a roofing guide to help guide you with the question "How much does a new roof cost?"

What Is the Average Price of a New Roof?

The Price of a new roof will depend on different parameters such as, the type of material used, whether the installation requires scaffolding and the size of the roof. As a guideline, the average cost of a new tiled roof is £4,952.

The roofs on the majority of homes are made from either tile or slate and are normally raised or pitched. Cement tile roofs are cheaper than slate which tends to last longer but requires more of the material to cover an entire roof.

How Much Do Roof Tiles Cost?

The most common type of roof tiles are made from cement or clay and are a popular choice for modern homes. Cement tiles are cheaper, costing around 70p compared to a clay tile which costs around £1.20.

The difference in price reflects the durability. Cement tiles normally last between 40-50 years and clay are longer lasting with 50-100 years of wear and tear

The table below shows average costs to re-roof with plain tiles. These prices include labour but are exclusive of VAT.

How Much Does a slate Roof Cost?

Slate is often found on period or traditional homes. It’s grey colour and texture created by layering provides an attractive aesthetic. Compared to tile roofs, natural slate has a longer lifespan, lasting 120 years or more. It is also more expensive, requiring more slates to fill the roof.

The table below shows average costs to re-roof with slates. These prices include labour but are exclusive of VAT.

Cost to replace a flat roof?

External buildings like garages and extensions with flat roofs will not use tile or slate but other materials. The most traditional material for flat roofs is felt but there are other materials on the market which offer longevity and durability such as fibreglass Roofing and EPDM Rubber Roofs

The table below shows average costs to re-roof different types of small flat roofs. These prices include labour but are exclusive of VAT.

Single garage roof

£850 - £1360

Average time to complete

1-2 Days

Conservatory roof

£980 - £1540

Average time to complete

1-2 Days

Do i need a new roof or just repairs?

It’s a good idea to have your roof and gutters checked once a year to assess whether any repairs need doing or, for more serious cases, to determine if you need to replace the entire roof.

Common repair situations might be when a household is experiencing leaks caused by a damaged or missing tile that may have blown off in the wind. In these cases, replacing your entire roof is not necessary and will only require a repair job to replace the tile. Learn more about roof repair costs.

For homes that experience extensive leaking to the point where their roof is failing to keep out water and is evidently damaged beyond repair, this is when you will need to consider a complete replacement.

At this point, it might also be worth investing in new technology to make your home more eco-friendly for the future. Solar panels could be a good way to soften the blow of the cost by making a return on the new roof through lower energy bills.