Can my roof be repaired?
Not all roofs will need completely replacing and it’s worth doing an annual check to repair damage early.
You might need a repair if your home is experiencing leaks caused by a damaged or missing tiles that may have blown off in the wind. You can also replace soffits and fascias without a complete re-roofing project.
However, for homes that experience extensive leaking to the point where their roof is failing to keep out water and is evidently damaged beyond repair, replacing the entire roof might be necessary. In these situations, re-roofing will be a better long-term investment than continual repairs to the existing roof.
What would make a roof repair more expensive?
There are a few factors that will make installing a new roof more expensive. If scaffolding is required to carry out extensive work on a property of over one storey, more budget will be required given the time it takes to assemble. Total Roofing Solutions have their own scaffolding and is included in the initial quote.
Other aspects that will ramp up the quote will be the choice of the material, how easy it is to access the roof, the size and the current state of the roof. Of course, there are also the costs for labouring hours and removal of waste.
If a roofer experiences any unseen problems during the project, the cost of the time it takes to sort them out could also drive up the price of the repair.
What are there common reasons for a roof repair?
There are a few reasons why you might need a repair. Loose, damaged or missing tiles may need replacing to avoid any leaks into your home.
Your gutters will also age and get filled with dirt and debris that will need removing. The mounts which support the gutters will need resecuring if the weight of the debris has caused the gutter to sag. In some cases, the entire gutter may need replacing.
Other aspects of the roof like the soffits and fascias, the underside of the roof and the cornicing around the edges, are also prone to ageing and wear and tear from weather.
The same goes for the metal flashing around chimneys, vents and skylights. All of these roof parts can be repaired or replaced.
Do I need my guttering repaired too?
Your gutters channel rainwater, allowing it to run away from your homes walls and prevent weather damage. They are an integral part of your roof.
Gutters will age and get filled with dirt and debris that will need removing. The mounts which support the gutters will need resecuring if the weight of the debris has caused the gutter to sag.
Can I claim for a damaged roof on my house insurance?
All policies are different and the best way to understand if your roof is covered by your insurer is to ask them directly.
Many homeowner insurance policies cover roof damage but cover will depend on the age of your roof, where you live and the circumstances it was under when the damage occurred.
How to find a roofing company?
We recommend Total Roofing Solutions for roof repair in Preston. If you’re not local contact them and they’ll be happy to give you a quote depending on location.