Garage Roof Replacement Edinburgh
Garage roof replacement is required when the roof of your garage has been cracked or is leaking and repair is not an option.
During your free survey, we will advise on the extent of the damage and if you require a full roof replacement as repairs often don’t last and will end up costing you more time, money and stress.
On this page of our website we will walk you through the process of garage roof replacement and showcase a some of our amazing transformations installed in Edinburgh and across Central Scotland.
Hopefully the information provided will make it easier for you to make an informed decision on what to do with your garage roof. Without further ado, let’s begin!
Types Of Garage Roof
There are many types of garage roofs you can choose from, and the material range, style and colour varies. Here are the most common types of garage roofs you can choose from.
Asbestos used to be a common garage roof material across the United Kingdom. Though its use was banned in the 90s, asbestos used to be the standard when it came to garage roofing materials. It was popular because of its longevity and strength.
However, you cannot really get new asbestos garage roofs anymore due to the health implications. Unless your home is fairly new, chances are like most people with a garage in Edinburgh, your roof is an asbestos one. If that is the case, you should keep an eye out for the signs of it falling apart, such as flaking, splits, cracks, leakage, etc. The roof will not be safe anymore if even one of these signs shows up.
Pitched / Apex
‘Pitched’ or ‘Apex’ refers to slanted garage roofs. There are mono-pitched roofs that are slanted to one side. They are not as common as flat garage roofs. Because there is a slope to one side, rainfall naturally rolls off of these roofs. This means you do
not need a guttering system.
Pitched roofs are far more popular on double or dual garages. Unlike single garages, double garages with pitched roofs tend to have a guttering system.
Tiled roofs are another very popular style of roofing for garages. They are mostly found on pitched roofs. You can find various different types of tiles for garage roofing, such as concrete, plastic, clay, wood, asphalt, metal, etc. Each of these materials comes with its own set of pros and cons.
Concrete tiles are great if you want durability and strength. Plastic ones are good for insulation, durability, and affordability. Clay is known for being weather resistant, but they are quite heavy. Asphalt is long lasting and affordable. Wooden tiles are great for aesthetics.
When we are talking rubber roofs, we always mean EPDM Firestone rubber roofing. Rubber is great for flat garage roofing and other flat roof surfaces. EPDM Firestone rubber needs careful installation, as it is a bit different from other garage roofing products. However, rubber provides excellent longevity in extreme weather conditions, which makes it desirable especially in Edinburgh!
Firestone rubber comes with a minimum 20 year manufacturers warranty making for a long term durable garage roof replacement.
The only slight drawback is we need dry weather to complete the installation which can be tricky during the winter time.
Lastly, we have the most classic material used for garage roofing. They are the
most seen in attached garages, as well as garages with flat roofing. A felt roof
would be a good choice, provided that it is installed and taken care of well. This
material is affordable, easy to install, and easy to repair.
However, felt itself is not very strong and needs a strong base. This material is
also prone to get damaged from the weather as well as any impacts. If you live
in an area with extreme temperatures (either hot or cold), felt would not be a
Garage Roof Replacement Options
When it comes to garage roof replacement, there are a few different options available to you. The cost of replacing your garage roof varies by the type of roof you choose. The
Full Garage Roof Replacement
Generally, a full garage roof replacement is needed when you have an old garage roof made of asbestos. For example, if you have an old felt roofing with a wooden base, you may only need to remove and replace the felt, given that the wooden structure is in perfect condition.
Some roof problems can also be fixed without the need for a full replacement. It really does come down to a case by case basis to establish what your best option is.
Asbestos Removal & Roof Replacement
Removing old asbestos and replacing it with a brand new roof can be quite a costly affair. This is because asbestos has health hazards, so you need to pay for proper removal and disposal of the sheets as well as the roof replacement. Make sure you ask the company how they will be disposing of your asbestos roof, it should be done responsibly obtaining a SEPA code and without harming the environment in any way. These are the reasons why asbestos roof replacement can be a little more expensive.
EPDM Firestone Rubber
Nowadays, EPDM Firestone rubber roofing is getting very popular because it ensures an airtight seal. EPDM is lightweight, flexible (as rubber should be), and hard- wearing. Typically, EPDM is installed as a single sheet of rubber, eliminating the need to make any joints. This is what greatly enhances the waterproofing. The rubber membranes are also very easy to install, which is another reason for their popularity. The installation does not need any heat. Instead, it utilises water- based adhesives. Moreover, EPDM is compatible with a wide range of roofing bases.
The cherry on top? They can last well over 50 years!
About Garage Roofs Edinburgh Ltd.
Although only recently formed, the company has worked alongside Collins Roofing & Solar Solutions for many years and our owner has 18 years experience working as a roofer.
We have a strong background in all aspects of roofing, however, we are specialists in garage roofing and flat roofing installing literally thousands of these types of roofs across Scotland over the last 15 years.
As stated above our areas of expertise includes garage roof replacement and repair, asbestos garage roof overcladding & replacement and all aspects of flat roofing including EPDM Firestone rubber roof application.
FREE Quote, NO HARD SELL!
All of our quotes are completed by the company owner. We pride ourselves on offering transparent, honest pricing with no hard sales. Our quality of workmanship, strong track record and competitive rates mean we do not have to use such tactics.
Garage Roof Replacement Benefits
Simply put, the more days it needs to get the job done, the higher your costs will be. When using Garage Roofs Edinburgh Ltd you do not have to worry about this, our cost is agreed at the start of the job. We also guarantee to replace your garage roof in no more than two days. On over 90% of jobs we will replace your roof in one day, however, depending on the size of your garage and wether the joists are rotten and need replaced it can take two days.
Many roofing companies charge on a daily basis. So, if you can get the replacement done within 1 day, it will be the most cost effective for everyone. Try not to let it take more than 2-3 days as this should never be the case unless there are specific circumstances.
Long Term Solutions With Warranty
All of our garage roofs come with minimum of 20 years warranty. The Firestone rubber roofing product comes with a minimum of 20 years manufacturers warranty and an expected lifespan of 50 years.
All relevant paperwork and documents will be provided on completion of the job.
Garage Roof Replacement Cost Edinburgh
The cost for a roof replacement depends on the type of roof you have now as well as the kind of replacement you select. Replacing flat roofs generally costs less than replacing pitched roofs. Again all quotes vary depending on the amount of work needed and the type of roof you are getting, a single garage roof replacement in Edinburgh can cost anywhere between £1200 to £3500.
A standard garage roof replacement costs FROM £1200, an asbestos removal and roof replacement starts FROM £1600 and a Firestone rubber roof again starts FROM around £1600.
By now, you should have a clear picture of what to expect when looking for garage roof replacement in Edinburgh. Be sure to choose one of the well established roofing companies, and get a few different quotes to compare them. Often people have told us our quote was at least £1000 cheaper or in some cases an even greater margin!
Remember, cracked or leaking roofs should not be neglected because they can get serious real quick. We hope this blog was informative and helped you make your decision.
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