When you decide to have a new roof fitted to your home, there are many things to be considered with a new roof installation.
A new roof will of course enhance the aesthetic of your home but more importantly, help to protect your property from the wind, rain, ice and snow that Scotland is famous for.
While a new roof does cost money, it is a worthwhile investment. And if you are planning on staying at your current property for the long term, it will actually end up being a financially savvy move that will save you money on smaller short term repairs caused by annual deterioration from storm damage, nail rot and other issue.
A new roof will provide you with:
- Years of maintenance free worries
- Increase the value of your property if you are looking to sell in the short term
- Increase the thermal insulation of your home and cut down on energy bill costs
So what is involved in fitting a new roof?
It all starts with a property inspection and roof survey to inspect the existing roof and determine what materials need to be ordered and what can be salvaged/re-used (older welsh slate is still very valuable and worthy or retaining if in good condition).
From here, we can provide you with a bespoke quote for fitting a new roof for your home.
Upon acceptance of the quote, we can order the new materials required for your roof and have them delivered to your property.
We will arrange for a skip to be delivered so that we can begin disposing of waste from the existing roof.
Scaffolding will then be erected. The cost of scaffolding depends on the complexity of the roofing job. A standard terraced home for example will be less than a four sided, detached property. Extensions, sunroom and conservatories can increase the cost of scaffolding to help protect and span over these obstacles. Scaffolding is not just for the access to the roof, it is required to have a working space for our roofers.
Existing roofing material cannot simply be ripped up and discarded. We start at the top and work our way down. This exposes the roof timber structure. Any rotten, damaged or split roof joists can then be replaced.
When this is complete, the timbers of the roof joist are then covered with a layer of breathable felt. This is done in layers working from top to bottom. This felt allows any build up of moisture or rain that penetrates through loose roof slates to run down the angle of the roof and into the gutter. This felt acts as a second protective layer underneath the roofing slate or tiles which means that when this felt is fitted, your roof is watertight.
Tile battens are then fitted. These help to create the rows of tiles and are spaces out depending on whether you are going for a slate or tiled roof.
Any additional guttering is now fitted and covered over with additional tiles and any remaining lead work is completed to make your roof double layer protected.
Find out more
If you would like to know more about what is involved in fitting a new roof, please contact our team today. With nearly 40 years as a local Glasgow roofer, we have built up an almost unmatched level of experience working on roofing of all shapes and types.
How much does a new roof cost?
That is the big question. How much does a new roof cost?
At Balmore Roofing, we have been working on new roof fitting for over 35 years and in that time we have seen every type of roof. Yet despite this experience, we know that there are so many variations to each and every one that the only way to accurately quote for a new roof cost is to see the roof with our own eyes.
So if you want to know what a new roof cost is in Glasgow and the surrounding area, please call us today to arrange a site visit so that we can accurately quote you for your new roof fitting.
Our Managing Director, Victor MacKay, has been in the building and contracting industry for over 40 years and has worked on many prestigious and high-profile projects, from cathedral restoration to power station chimneys up to 750ft high. He was also responsible for the restoration of a major historic Glasgow building, an iconic Newcastle city centre landmark &, more recently, stonework repairs at Glasgow City Chambers.
Commenting on new technology, Victor explains,
“Balmore is a family owned business with roots in traditional steeplejack services. We have grown & evolved over the decades to not only maintain our long established values of hard work, quality services & excellent customer after care, but also embraced state of the art technology & rope access techniques to offer our customers effective asset solutions, along with time & cost savings on projects both large & small.”
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