New Roof vs Roofing Repairs: Which One Do I Need?

Roofing in Nottinghamshire

This is a situation that many people find themselves in. For some of you reading this article, you may find that you do not have a choice. However, some of you may find yourselves in the awkward situation of whether to dodge any further problems in the near future and just bite the bullet, or wait until a new roof is absolutely necessary. Today’s guide is here to help those people who find themselves in this kind of turmoil over roofing in Nottinghamshire.

When Do I Need a New Roof?

This is the question that causes so many homeowners and property owners so much stress. Here at East Midlands Roofing, we have been working across a wide variety of buildings and industries for over two decades. In our time, here are some of the most common signs that we’ve seen that indicate you could need a new roof:

  • Damp or Water Damage
  • Moss Growth
  • Loose Tiles
  • Sagging

Damp or Water Damage

If you start to notice any signs of either of these issues, it could be a problem with your roof that’s causing them. Whilst it could be caused by other factors, if it’s happening on the upper floors of your home it’s likely that you may need a new roof. This is because if attributed to your roof, you could be dealing with holes or problems with the guttering fascias or soffits. In these cases, this should be treated to avoid any illness in the residents of the building.

Moss Growth

Whilst this isn’t a definite indicator that you have a problem, it can be something that leads to one. This is because when moss grows between tiles, it can force them apart. If this happens, water can get into your property and start to cause damp and damage.

Loose Tiles

If this applies to your roof, the severity very much relates to the level of damage. A couple of loose tiles may only lead to repairs needing to be done. However, if there are significant gaps, it can sometimes work out more cost-effective to replace the whole roof rather than to continue with repairs.


This can often be seen as the most severe problem of the four that we’ve mentioned because of the structural issues that it suggests. Sagging tends to be caused by large amounts of water entering the roof space. This can either be from blocked guttering, damaged soffits and fascias or a variety of other factors. If you spot this, you should immediately contact an expert like ourselves to ensure that your property is safe.

Should I Just Get a New Roof?

If the above doesn’t apply but you’ve experienced a couple of repair jobs that make you wonder what’s around the corner, you may be considering just taking the plunge. The truth is, if it’s not required for your safety, it’s mostly down to personal preference. There are a variety of benefits that come with investing in a new roof that may be worth considering as a part of your decision. For example, a new roof can be a fantastic investment if you’re planning on moving out. This is because a new roof on your property can yield up to 70% return on investment in some cases.

Not only can it help those moving out, but it can also benefit those staying put. If your new high quality roof system is installed correctly by a professional like ourselves, it should last for up to 20 years or more. Therefore, you can expect to not have many, if any worries about your roof in the near future. Finally, some homeowners or commercial property owners simply choose to invest in a new roof to make it more aesthetically pleasing. If any of these benefits appeal to you and you have the budget set aside to go ahead with the project, we can help.

Need Roofing Repairs Advice in Nottinghamshire? Get a Free Quote Today

If you feel like any of the issues mentioned above apply to your roof, please contact us today. Here at East Midlands Roofing Solutions, we offer free no obligation quotations for our clients to ensure that you have the time and advice to make your decision. If you have any questions, our team would love to hear from you. Thanks to our specialists in every type of roofing, you can count on us for a variety of services, from domestic new roofs to commercial flat roofing. In order to provide our customers with the best possible service, we will also work around your budgets and schedule to ensure that we cause the minimum disruption possible.

We also take great pride in being a CompetentRoofer Certified Organisation. CompetentRoofer is a government authorised scheme which recognises the skills and competencies of professional roofing contractors just like us. In order to achieve such status, our services have been rigorously audited and inspected to ensure that:

  • The work will be carried out to a high standard
  • Your legal obligations are met
  • All work complies with Building Regulations in England & Wales
  • You will receive a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate (BRCC) and insurance backed guarantee

As a roofer that you can trust to put your best interests at heart, get in touch and let us help you out today.