How Much Does A New Roof Cost in Ireland?
Updated: Aug 3
A roof is one of the most essential parts of your home – it keeps you safe, warm and protected from the weather. An old, tired roof costs hundreds, if not thousands, of euros in repair and maintenance costs over the years.
A roof is one of the most essential parts of your home – it keeps you safe, warm and protected from the weather. An old, tired roof costs 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 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.
The New Roof Checklist
If your roof is ticking one or more of these points, it’s time to consider installing a new one.
It constantly gets new leaks that need fixing
Your roof is older than 20-25 years
Your slates look curled, or they’re losing granules (keep an eye out for dark patches as a sign of lost granules)
Your slates are falling apart/missing near the roof valleys
Moisture or daylight is 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 D Hennessy Roofing, we have over 25 years of experience in re-roofing Dublin homes, and these are the steps we find to produce the best results:
Erect scaffold and prepare the 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 the property clean and tidy.
For some roofs, hidden issues can only be 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 rotted. This can’t be seen from an initial roof inspection, and it can be an urgent issue to fix. It's essential that any rotten timber is replaced, and you should always make sure your roofing company have done this.
For many Dublin properties, there is no access to the roof area outside of the re-roofing process to insulate. Our expert roofers will also protect your roof for free when you purchase a new roof from us.
During the roof’s first inspection, our roofing team will take extensive drone footage to understand the scope of work needed during the project. This will include a complete 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 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
Waste/skip hire (We include this for free with all of our new roof projects)
Labour costs (this can vary around the county and between roofing companies)
Company costs: This covers things like insurance for the workers, sick pay, administrative costs, vehicles, etc.
This cost covers anything that could be replaced but doesnít have to be. This can include:
Replacing pipe sleeves and other leadwork
Repointing the chimney
Replacing fascia, soffits and rainwater guttering
Installing roof tile vents or rigid eaves felt
Replacing soil pipe sleeves
Replacing your roof is not a simple, straightforward job, but it is well worth the effort in the long run.
Roof replacement is not always more expensive than roof repairs because extensive, repeat repairs could easily add to the roof replacement cost.
The thought of re-roofing your property might cause heart palpitations, but it doesn’t need to.
It is challenging to estimate the exact cost of a new roof, but as a guideline starting price, you’ll want a budget of at least €2,700.