How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Roof Tile?

Replacing a roof tile is not a difficult task for a roofing company to complete but gaining safe access to the roof via a scaffold can add substantial cost to the project.

So how much does it cost to replace a roof tile?

For the purposes of health and safety regulations, we will assume that a scaffold access tower is erected up to the height of the guttering, this allows for safe access to the roof.

The total cost of the work will depend on the type of tiles on the roof, rare tiles can cost a lot more than the average-run-of-the-mill-type. Where the tile is located is also a factor, a tile that is embedded in roof cement will cost more to replace as the cement will need to be replaced too. Find out how much it costs to replace cement on a roof here.

Typical Example

Below you find a series of photos detailing how a typical roof tile is replaced, it’s surprisingly simple:

Cost to replace broken roof tile

Broken roof tile

The three tiles above the broken one are pushed up

The three tiles above the broken one are pushed up

Remove broken tile, use a claw hammer to remove any nails (if any)

Remove broken tile, use a claw hammer to remove any nails (if any)

Insert new tile, ensure nibs on back of tile are resting over timber batten. Secure with nail if required.

Insert new tile, ensure nibs on back of tile are resting over timber batten. Secure with nail if required.

 

Pull Down Three Tiles - Job Done.

Pull down three tiles – Job done

 

How Much Did it Cost to Replace This Roof Tile?

The example above is very simple, there is no cement to remove and the tiles are easily available.

Cost: £85.00 for one tile, additional £10 per tile, further discounts (per tile) depending on how many tiles need replacing.

How Much Does the Cost Increase by if Cement Needs to be Replaced Too?

If the tile is located underneath cement, then this cement must be cut out and replaced, this will add extra cost and there is a possibility that additional tiles will be damaged trying to cut/remove the cement.

Here are some examples of roof cement, as you can see replacing a tile under or adjacent to such cement is a much more difficult task!

Roof cement to ridge tiles

Roof cement to ridge tiles

Cement to roof valley

Cement to roof valley

This will cost upwards of £145.00 to replace a roof tile in a valley or under a cement ridge tile.

A Note About These Figures

The costs I have provided are based on a sole trader operating below the VAT threshold, who is carrying out this work in the south of the UK.

If you live in London expect to pay much more, if you live in Scotland you will possibly find the costs lower.

Choosing a larger company will obviously result in more cost (employee wages. VAT, profit etc)

Get a FREE Quote Today

The best way to get a cost for to replace a roof tile is to get three quotes and compare them. Most companies will want to see the roof before sending you a written quote, but if the work is simple and the broken tiles can be viewed from street level, you may not need to be at home when they arrive too assess They may not even need access to the roof to see the problem.

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