Val d'Isere & Courchevel Chalet Roof Replacement

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Val dd’Isere & Courchevel Chalet Roof Replacement

Chalet roofs in the Alps, in particular at the resort heights of Courchevel, Meribel, Ste Foy and Val d’Isere, should have a lifespan of 20 years or so.  Depending on the materials used a Courchevel chalet roof replacement need not be extortionate in itself.  However, if the the roof covering has been allowed to deteriorate over the years this can lead to damage to the waterproofing layer below and to the wooden covering – the lambris.  In severe cases the actual structure of the roof may need attention. Whilst copper guttering has a longer lifespan than tin it will invariably not last as long as the roof covering. Wooden snow stops (arret des neiges) can also fail & may need replacing.

Courchevel chalet roof replacement – replacement of a roof covering will still be of interest to the local Mairie even though it is not a matter that requires planning permission.  A declaration of works should, therefore, always be submitted prior to work commencing.  When replacing a roof covering it can often pay dividends to take the opportunity to increase roof insulation at the same time.  This will require planning permission as the roof height will be increased by 30cm or so.

Whilst the roofs in Ste Foy Tarentaise are all stone / slate / lauzes, there are more options available in the resorts of Val d’Isere, Meribel, Tignes, St Martin de Belleville and Courchevel chalet roof replacement.  The main roof coverings used are tin, wooden shingles or stone / slate.  A change in roof covering material will also be of interest to the planners and an application should be made in this case.  Different chalet roof coverings have different weights – a stone roof will be far heavier than one made of tin.  Before opting to replace a tin roof with a stone one it is essential that a structural engineer has carried out the calculations to ensure that the purlins are able to support the additional loading.

Simon Jones in experienced in all areas of roofing from repairs and replacement of roof coverings to new roofs and the whole replacement of roof structures.

Simon Jones undertakes construction, building, renovation and refurbishment projects in Meribel, Courchevel, St Martin de Belleville, Annecy, Megeve, Ste Foy Tarentaise, Val d’Isere and Tignes.  Our portfolio ranges from simple renovations to full scale rebuilds and new build chalets.



A traditional stone / slate (lauzes) roof covering with wooden snow stops