Many now opt for a roof replacement over restoration when the roof has aged and is to far gone to be able to restore. If a roof is left in extremely poor condition further damage to your property is inevitable. Once leaks start to form through the old roof it could damage the electrical work, timbers and ceiling which will end up increasing the overall cost.
Stage 1 – Safety: Depending on the type of roof, we will install either perimeter safety rails or perimeter scaffolding. This is done to create a safe workspace and to comply with all Worksafe requirements. The scaffolding/rail is always installed by licensed tradesmen.
Stage 2 – Removal of old materials: We will remove the old materials from the roof, whether it is old tiles or rusted roof sheets we will strip the roof and load the old materials into a skip. This will also usually include the removal and disposal of the old roof battens.
Stage 3 – Installation of new battens: We will replace the old timber battens with 40mm steel battens. Steel battens are a tried and tested alternative to timber. Steel battens are strong, lightweight and won’t buckle or warp.
Stage 4 – Installation of underlay: Once the new battens have been installed, we will now install the chosen underlay. As a minimum, we will use sisalation paper to provide a layer of insulation under the roof sheets. We also offer an insulation blanket that has a R factor of 1.3 and will greatly increase the thermal efficiency of your home.
Stage 5 – Installation of Colorbond roof sheets: Once the structure has been prepped we will now lay your roof sheets. 99% of the time, your roof replacement will be completed using Colorbond roof sheets. Depending on the pitch of your roof will determine the profile of roof sheet. There are three main profiles that we use which include, corrugated, 5-rib and a klip-lok style. There is also a choice of thickness of the roof sheets depending on your requirements.
Stage 6 – Installation of flashings, ridge cappings and valleys: The roof sheets will need to be flashed correctly to seal each section of the roof. We will have the flashings custom ordered to size to ensure the perfect it. We also like to back-flash any penetrations just to make sure there are no possible weak points for water leaks in the future. There are a few styles of flashings and we will discuss them onsite prior to installation. It is also at this stage when we will install any rubber dektites and seal any sections required.
Stage 7 – Clean up site: Once we have completed the re-roof we will complete a thorough clean-up. We will meticulously clean the site from top to bottom to ensure it is in the same condition as it was on our arrival. At this stage, we will also remove any of the remaining rubbish from the site. Once we have completed the job, the safety rails or scaffolding will be dismantled a couple of days after completion.
Why COLORBOND Steel?
Aside from it being tried and tested in Australian conditions, there are 22 colours to choose from which offer a great look and long-life performance. When deciding on a colour be sure to factor in the overall colour scheme of your home to ensure your roof complements and matches the exterior. Be sure to mix and match your gutter, downpipe and fascia colours also using COLORBOND steel. In particular, you can 'mix and match' colours with your gutter, fascia and downpipes made from COLORBOND® steel. Furthermore, the range of thermally efficient light colours can help to keep your home cooler on hot, sunny days.
What are the benefits of replacing your roof?
There are quite a few benefits of replacing your roof. One of the biggest benefits bring the changes in technology over the last century, Modern roof tiles and metal roofing products have come a long way.
The cost of replacing your roof has many variables, some of which include:
How many roof sheets/what materials will you need?
Does your property have access issues therefore requires different types of machinery?
Is your property double story and will require safety guard rail?
Is there any structural work required prior to the roof being installed?
Are you planning on having new gutters/downpipes installed?
Are other trades required leading up to the day such as Electrician, Air Conditioning Services etc.
In summary, the cost to replace your tiled roof has many variables however generally starts from the $20k mark and usually goes upward from there.
You can read in further detail about Roof replacements by taking a look at the information listed on our Roof Replacements page and also by phoning us to speak with a qualified Roof Plumber. If you have any further questions, get in touch with one of our friendly team members by contacting us.