How Much Does A New Roof Cost in Dublin?
A roof is one of the most important parts of your home – it keeps you safe, warm and protected from the weather. An old, tired roof ends up costing hundreds, if not thousands, of euros in repair and maintenance costs over the years.
A roof is one of the most important parts of your home – it keeps you safe, warm and protected from the weather. An old, tired roof ends up costing hundreds, if not thousands, of euros in repair and maintenance costs over the years. Eventually, every house needs re-roofing. Your reasons for re-roofing your home might be to increase its value or simply to keep your property waterproof.
When Should I Re-Roof My home?
Generally speaking, re-roofing is done when the current roof is damaged beyond repair or the repair would be too costly.
Roof needs Checklist
It constantly gets new leaks that need fixing
Your roof is older than 20-25 years
Your shingles look curled or they’re losing granules (keep an eye out for dark patches as a sign of lost granules)
Your shingles are falling apart/missing near the roof valleys
There’s moisture or daylight coming through the roof board
There’s interior water damage or water stains on your ceilings or walls
The Benefits of a New Roof Installation
There are many benefits to fitting a new roof on your property, including:
Having a weather-proof home
Increased property value
Re-roofing costs can be cheaper than constant roofing repairs
Modern roofs are more secure
What Happens During A Re-Roofing Project?
Not all roofers follow the same procedures, but here at Atha Cliath Roof Repair, we have over 30 years of experience in re-roofing homes and these are the steps we find produce the best results:
- Erect scaffold and prepare site
- Remove ridge tiles, slates and battens
- Clean off the rafters
- Replace wall plates
- Treat existing rafters if required
- Fix new breathable membrane
- Re-bed ridge tiles
- Remove rubble and scaffolding to leave property clean and tidy
For some roofs, there can be hidden issues that are only discovered during step 2 of the re-roofing process. When the old tiles, slates and battens are removed, the underlying ridge ports or gable could have rot. This can’t be seen from an initial roof inspection and it can be an urgent issue to fix. Its essential that any rotten timber is replaced and you should always make sure your roofing company have done this.
For a lot of Dublin properties, there is no access to the roof area outside of the re-roofing process to insulate. Our expert roofers will also insulate your roof for free when you purchase a new roof from us.
Our team will try to understand the scope of work needed during the project. This will include a full chimney inspection to check for any damage or cracks to the cement, flashing and flue.
After the new roof is fully installed, we complete another full drone inspection to ensure everything is 100% as it should be. We provide both the before and after footage for the property owner to keep.
Things That Can Influence the Cost Of A New Roof In Dublin
Size and type of materials: i.e. smaller tiles take more tile to install and therefore increase labour fees and natural slate tiles cost significantly more than man made tiles
Company costs things like insurance for the workers, sick pay, administrative costs, vehicles, etc.
Replacing your roof is not a simple, easy job but it is well worth the effort over time.
Roof replacement is not always more expensive than roof repairs because extensive, repeat repairs could easily add up to the cost of roof replacement.