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Roofers can carry out a series of corrective work on your damaged roof, whether it be a roof replacement or repair, to help protect your home from potential long-lasting damage.


There are several reasons why it might be time to consider a roof replacement or roof repair. If your roof is no longer providing adequate protection to your home against the likes of rain, wind, and snow, roofing contractors can determine the best way forward.

Symptoms of roof damage include:

  • Leaks
  • Low temperature
  • Drainage issues
  • Gutter granules
  • Displaced shingles
  • Ceiling stains

Due to their shorter lifespan, flat roofs are more likely to experience roofing issues than pitched roofs. That’s why flat roof installers are professionally trained to recognise the signs that indicate a flat roof replacement or flat roof repair is needed to avoid further damage.

Roof repair

The average lifespan of a roof is around 20 to 30 years for most flat roofs and in excess of 50 years for tiled or slate roofs. If your roof is younger than this but has sustained damage, it may be preferable to seek a roof repair estimate rather than considering a full roof replacement.

A roof repair will enable you to fix any roof damage you may have at relatively little cost, preventing further damage to your home.

When calculating a roof repair cost, roofing contractors will take several factors into account, such as the materials used, the size of the roof, the extent of the existing damage and the urgency of the repair.

Roof repairs can take anywhere from half an hour to complete a simple job such as a slipped tile replacement, whereas a large roof repair can take up to a week.

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Roof replacement

If your roof has been damaged due to water leakage, high winds or general wear and tear, it may be time to get a roof replacement.

A new roof comes with many benefits such as making your home more energy-efficient, adding value and being extremely cost-effective. A roof replacement can save you a substantial amount of money on heating bills and maintenance costs every month.

Before considering a roof replacement, make sure to get several quotations from roofing contractors outlining the costs involved and the length of time it will take to complete.

Additional factors to consider include potential felt and insulation costs, along with the type of roof you want to install.

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Flat roof installers

A damaged flat roof can lead to some worrying issues arising, such as leaks, which if left unsolved can lead to more serious damage like structural issues and dampness. Other symptoms include water gathering on the roof’s surface and drainage issues.

However, a flat roof replacement can prevent further damage from occurring, while futureproofing your home for the next 20 years or more.

New flat roofs are more cost-effective than pitched roofs to install, due to the work needing less material, labour, and time to complete.

In some cases, flat roofs can also be converted to decking areas and balconies for extra space.

Speak to professional flat roof installers using My Local Toolbox to get an accurate quote on the cost of a new flat roof.

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Garage roof replacement

Replacing your garage roof will protect the interior from potential damage as a result of water ingress.

Before your garage roof replacement, decide if you would prefer a pitched or flat roof. Both types of roofs have their benefits, and which is best for you depends on the situation.

There are many types of roofing materials to choose from, the most popular of which are roofing felt and EPDM rubber due to their low cost.

If you happen to have asbestos in your garage, this will also need to be removed. Asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999 due to health concerns.

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Roofing FAQ

How often should my roof be checked?

Ideally you should have your roof inspected every two years, sooner if you notice potential issues.

What makes a good roofing contractor?

A good roofer is highly skilled at their profession. They hold themselves to the highest standards of professionalism. The characteristics that make a good roofer include:

  • Lots of experience tackling all manner of jobs on different types of roofs and housing.
  • Membership of a trade body, demonstrating their commitment to a high standard of work.
  • Good knowledge of local planning laws and building regulations.
  • A variety of good testimonials or reviews showing customer satisfaction.
  • Carrying valid insurance to undertake roof replacements and repairs.
  • Commands up to date knowledge of materials and installation best practices.
  • Offers a written guarantee on the quality of craftsmanship, showing confidence in their ability.

It’s important to look out for all these attributes when choosing a roofer to work on your home.

Why is it important to get the right roofer?

Replacing or repairing a roof is a skilled job. Hiring the right roofer will help to ensure the job is done properly and reduce the likelihood of problems occurring in the future. Good roofers will provide an accurate quote and complete the work within an agreed time frame.

If roofing work is not carried out to a good standard, then longer-term problems can be troublesome. Water damage or otherwise unsound roofing can cause serious problems such as structural issues or dampness which can be difficult and expensive to resolve.

How to find a good roofer?

The best way to find good roofers or flat roof installers is to use My Local Toolbox to compare local professional roofers in your area.

To get a quote, simply post a job and we’ll match you with local roofers who will be able to carry out the work to the highest standards. Then it’s up to you to choose which one you want to hire. You can do this by comparing the reviews of each roofer and choosing which one is right for you.

What accreditations should a roofer have?

One of the key things to look out for when choosing a roofer is if they hold any roofing accreditations. Accreditations give you confidence that the roofer has been vetted by a professional body for their quality of work.

Here’s a list of the most important roofing accreditations to look out for and what they mean:

Accreditation What does it mean?
BBA Certified The UK’s biggest approval body for construction workers and tradespeople, a BBA certificate is recognised throughout the UK and is awarded to installers who use official products.
RoofCERT The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) accreditation program. Roofers must complete a knowledge test to get certified and serve as proof of their skills.
TrustMark The government-endorsed scheme seeks to improve consumer confidence in tradespeople such as roofers by reassuring them of their quality and trustworthiness
FMB The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is the most established trade association in the UK. A strict vetting process is carried out before a tradesperson can join FMB, as well as signing up to the code of practice.

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