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Are you in the market for a new roof, but not sure what to expect when it comes to cost? As the leading roofing experts in Surrey and Hampshire, we’ve got you covered with this comprehensive guide to roof replacement cost. From factors that impact the price, to tips for saving money, we’ve got everything you need to know to help you make an informed decision. It’s also worth considering that a roof replacement is usually much more expensive than a roof repair, so this may be an option to consider instead

What affects the cost of a roof replacement?

The cost of a new roof depends on a variety of factors, including:

1. Roof Size and Pitch

The size and pitch of your roof will affect the amount of materials and labor required, and therefore the overall cost. Our team at Banks Roofing can provide an accurate estimate for your specific roof based on these factors.

2. Type of Roofing Material

There are a range of roofing materials available, and the type you choose will impact the cost. At Banks Roofing, we offer a range of options to suit any budget and style preference, including popular choices like slate, tile, and asphalt.

3. Removal of Old Roof

Removing your old roof is an essential step in the replacement process, but it can add to the overall cost. Our team will assess the work required and provide a competitive quote.

4. Underlayment and Ventilation

Proper underlayment and ventilation are crucial for the longevity and safety of your new roof. We will ensure that these components are included in our quote and installation.

5. Regulations and Permits

At Banks Roofing, we’re well-versed in local building regulations and permit requirements, and will ensure that all necessary permits are obtained and the work is carried out to the highest standard.

6. Your Location

Depending on where you’re based in the UK, the costs for both labour, materials and even waste disposal can vary significantly. If you live in a remote location, then travel is going to take longer, materials will have to be transported further and it’s unlikely that the roofers live nearby. On the contrary, if you’re in a busy city, this can add travel time and space can be very limited to place materials and park vehicles.

Roof Replacement Cost Estimates

The cost of a new roof can vary greatly, depending on the factors listed above. On average, you can expect to pay between £3,000 and £20,000 for a standard-sized home. To get an accurate estimate for your specific roof, contact Banks Roofing today for a free quote.

Tips for Minimising Roof Replacement Cost

At Banks Roofing, we’re committed to providing quality service and value for money. Here are some of our top tips for minimising roof replacement cost:

1. Schedule Your Replacement Out of Season

As roofing contractors are generally less busy during the winter months so you may be able to negotiate a better price. Carl Banks, our Managing Director at Banks Roofing Ascot, advises getting an initial quote during peak season as you can then use this as a comparable. It’s also worth considering planning well ahead as lead times can often be several months, depending on demand.

2. Choose the Right Material

Choosing a durable and long-lasting roofing material, such as slate or tile, can save you money in the long run by reducing the need for repairs and replacement vs. a thatched roof which requires significant ongoing maintenance to protect it and keep it water tight.

3. Keep up with Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance, such as clearing gutters and inspecting for damage, can extend the life of your roof and prevent costly repairs.

4. Trust the Experts

Hiring a reputable roofing contractor with a proven track record, like Banks Roofing, can save you money in the long run by ensuring that the job is done right the first time.


At Banks Roofing, we understand that a new roof is a significant investment, and we’re here to help you make the best decision for your budget and needs. There is a lot of jargon and many different options to consider which can quickly become overwhelming. By understanding the factors that impact cost, obtaining an accurate quote, and following our tips for minimising expenses, you can enjoy a safe, attractive, and long-lasting roof for years to come. Get in touch with us today to discuss your roofing needs.