Any homeowner knows that the cost of a new roof can be quite high and as a result they may procrastinate or try to have their current roof patched and repaired. If there is any question as to whether or not a new roof is needed, and the new roof cost is an issue, always get three quotes from Trustmark Approved installers before making a final decision. There may be times when a new roof may not be needed and the old can be repaired nicely. However, don’t leave that to chance and certainly don’t trust a roofer that isn’t qualified by national organisations.
Some things you may want to consider when weighing your options for a new roof is where saving a few pounds can be beneficial and where those few pounds may make a huge difference in the quality of the roof. For example, mortar fixings are less expensive but mortar is prone to drying and cracking, sometimes even within the very first year or so. Dry-fix will invariably be a bit more costly but there will be no question as to the integrity of the structure. Year after year those verge tiles will stay in place in order to keep your home free from infiltration from rain and snow.
Another area to explore, as suggested by myredlandroof, would be in terms of the contractors doing the work. Make absolutely certain that the roofer you contract with will be doing the installation and not sub-contracting the job out. Any roofer using Redland products should offer a warranty that is a full 10 years long so make sure to look closely at the warranty you are offered. Of course a roof can be expected to last decades longer than 10 years, but you will want to know that your roof is warranted for at least that long. This adds that extra peace of mind that you will not be heaping repair bills on top of the new roof cost any time in the near future.