Garage Roof Replacement

Garage Roof Replacement in Leeds

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Garage Roof Replacement in Leeds

Garage Roof Replacement in Leeds - THe Family Roofing Company

A garage is a necessary addition to any residential property – creating a safe space for you to park your car and store your tools or any other materials. The roof of the garage is just as important as the roof of your house because it protects your valuables from exposure to the elements and keeps them safe. But why and when do you need your garage roof replaced?

Well, most garages have a flat roof. This is because the garage isn’t really constructed for humans to live in and flat roofs are cheaper and easier to replace. 

There are a lot of reasons that can compromise the longevity of your garage roofs such as water pooling, leaks or moisture, cracks, buckles in the membrane, and problems with flashing. However, the age of your roof might also be a reason you need to get it replaced. Many of these factors can have a long-term effect on your roof and you might need to get your whole roof replaced at some point in time.

If you are thinking about getting a garage roof replacement in Leeds, then here are some roofs that might suit your needs better. Don’t forget to check out our flat roofing projects in Leeds also.

EPDM GARAGE ROOFING IN LEEDS​

These types of roofs are also very popular for garage roof replacement in Leeds. Firestone rubber roofs are high-performing roofs and they are ideal in the long term because they can last for up to 50 years and often longer! Firestone is not only durable but also works with a wide range of substrates and is well suited for roof replacements.

This type of roof needs little to no maintenance and is sustainable because it lasts for a long time and best of all, it is easy to install since there is no heat required to complete the installation process!

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Garage flat roof in Leeds having work done to it

ASBESTOS REMOVAL IN LEEDS

Some roofs in the past had asbestos fibres inside them to increase the durability of the roof. But over the years as the medical industry evolved, we came to realise how hazardous asbestos is to human health. If the asbestos is in a stable condition which means if it is not breaking or crumbling, then it is still okay to be used. Once it starts crumbling, you need to call the experts at The Family Roofing Company which specialises in house and garage roof replacement in Leeds, so they can safely remove the asbestos roof and replace it with a new and safer roof. 

FELT ROOFING IN LEEDS​

When considering a garage roof replacement, you may be looking at getting a felt roof. This option is in fact a great idea and very popular for garages and flat roofing in Leeds. They are extremely versatile and flexible, and can fit in most roofing structures no matter the shape or size, especially for garage roofs. On top of that, you can choose from various different colours to fit the garage and its environment.
Another great reason to consider a felt roof for your garage is that they are inexpensive, when compared to other roofing membranes like rubber, asphalt, fiberglass and PVC. The installation is not only cheaper, but they are also cheaper to repair or maintain for years to come.
Lastly, a great reason to consider this option for your garage roof replacement is that they are easily repairable. Should there be any wear and tear, this can be easily patched up.

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GRP GARAGE ROOFING IN LEEDS

Fibreglass roofing has long been considered one of the best options to consider in the UK, and especially as a garage roof replacement. Although lightweight, it is flexible, extremely durable and substantially more affordable than a metal roof option. This is generally why GRP, or fibreglass roofing has become the most commonly used on commercial, industrial or even domestic roofs.
Like the felt option, fibreglass is incredibly versatile and resilient, and can last for many years under all weathering and environment impact. It is also extremely affordable compared to other roofing options, although still somewhat higher in price than felt. However the flip side is you can expect a longer lasting structure for your garage roof.

You can contact us here at The Family Roofing Company and get a free quote today for all these options!

Garage Roof Replacement

The cost of a garage roof replacement ultimately depends on what materials the new roof is made of and the size of your garage. Here is a potential estimate of the price per square meter.
For medium-sized garages measuring 2.7 m by 5.5 m: a felt roof will cost £50 per square meter, a fibreglass roof will cost £100 per square meter and a firestone rubber roof will cost £90 per square meter.

EPDM or firestone rubber roofs are the best option for your garage roof since they can be laid on any substrate and are extremely durable and long-lasting. Plus it is easy to install and there is little to no upkeep required.
If you are looking for a more affordable option, then perhaps metal garage roofs will be better since they are long-lasting and affordable. You could also choose asphalt roofs if you are looking for an even cheaper option, but they don’t last long and can break down with sun and water exposure.

Yes, it is possible to clad over or cover an asbestos roof. Technically, you have two options: either you could coat the roof using a special coating system and it will seal all the fibres, or you could over clad using steel.
There are flaws and advantages of both options. The coating cannot be done on a broken and damaged roof but if the roof is in okay condition, then the coating can be applied and it will be cheaper and low risk.

Over cladding is not only more expensive but you also have to drill holes in the previous roof which can cause the asbestos particles to be released into the air. Moreover, over-cladding an asbestos roof might buckle the foundation since it was not constructed to be strong enough to sustain steal. But it is long-lasting, durable once done properly, and is more weather resistant.

Your options will depend on the condition of your roof, as one customer stated, “I have recently had the garage roof replaced on my managed property. It was an old asbestos roof that was leaking in a number of places and was advised due to the material and age to replace rather than repair [1].”

References
1. https://community.hmrc.gov.uk/forums/customerforums/ifp/590c4a16-6eca-e911-b3b9-00155d9c6b78

The longevity of your roof depends on the materials that are used to make it. Flat roofs made of asphalt shingles last a short time because flat roofs don’t have natural drainage and asphalt is weak to water and sun, while roofs that are constructed of EPDM and metal can last a long time because they are made of rubber and steel.