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New Roofs in Bromley |  Should I Have my Roof Repaired or Replaced?

Our latest blog page looks at one of the most important considerations a client will have when they discover an issue with their roof. Would they need to book in for roofing repairs if the problem is only minor, or would dilapidation mean that the situation has got so bad, one of our new roofs would be the only answer? DM & Son Ltd can repair or replace pitched and flat roofs for domestic and commercial customers in Bromley and the surrounding areas.

Repairs are usually sufficient for isolated issues, such as dislodged slates and tiles or damage to lead flashing. If slates and tiles have started to buckle or curl, if you can see visible signs of sunlight through the roof, or if there is a noticeable sag in the structure, you could well be in need of a replacement.

To avoid the expense of new roofs, you should have your current installation inspected annually and any routine problems addressed. Key considerations include:

  • How old is the roof?

  • How bad is the damage?

  • Do you have other plans for a Bromley home?

How old is the roof?

New roofs in Bromley, once installed and based on the material used, should last for somewhere between 25 and 30 years. The more vigilant you are with annual inspections and repairs, the longer the lifespan you can expect. If the cost of repair work seems to be rising each year, there will come a point where you have to decide if replacement is the most economical decision.

DM & Son Ltd offers free roofing inspections and obligation-free quotations.

How bad is the damage?

It wouldn’t take a roofing contractor long to fix the odd slate or tile back into place after a bout of strong wind. Even if you are a keen DIY enthusiast, you might not have the experience to see what a professional roofer sees when undertaking an inspection in Bromley. If you don’t spot underlying damage when fixing a roof, you could still face potential problems with water ingress. 

Partial replacements are an alternative to complete new roofs, and this type of work might be best suited to intermediate levels of damage.

Do you have other plans for a Bromley home?

If a property in Bromley is already in dilapidation and you have plans to either renovate or refurbish, we would urge you to consider one of our new roofs. A full replacement would allow you to properly insulate the structure with modern materials before replacing the roofing surface. Keep in mind that most renovations and refurbishments focus heavily on energy efficiency.

Replacing everything as part of a single project may cost more initially but, with careful maintenance and the odd bit of repair work, you won’t need to worry about another replacement for what could potentially be decades.

Call the roofing contractors at DM & Son Ltd on 01959 702 085, 0800 046 1240 or 07754 651 795. We fit new roofs in Bromley and the surrounding areas.


TELEPHONE: Office: 01959 702 085 | Sue Mason: 07754 651 795 | Freephone: 0800 046 1240

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