Roof Restoration Costs Explained
Your roof restoration is certainly an investment in your home. If done correctly, it will add great value while looking great for 10 years or longer! As with any investment, we all want to know:
How much does a roof restoration cost?
A straight forward roof restoration on an average sized home (200 m² – 300 m²) will cost anywhere between $3,500 – $5,500, priced at between $17 – $25/m². I cannot stress enough to be very wary of low priced roof restorations. A roof restoration is really one of those things where you get what you pay for.
If you buy a car for $300 you can’t expect it to run like a Ferrari
The cost of a roof restoration has many factors, with the main factors being:
1. The current condition of your roof
If your roof is only in need of maintenance on your ridges, this is included in the lower end of the square meter rate.
If the roof paint is peeling from a poor job done in the past the team will need to sit on the turbo head blasting the peeling paint off inch by inch in order for your new paint to adhere to the tile correctly and last. This takes hours upon hours to do and is very labor intensive. We generally see paint lift when the original job was not cleaned properly, poor products were used or when the tiles were not sealed correctly before the membrane was applied.
If you have a two story home you will require guardrail to comply with OH&S laws. This will affect your roof restoration cost.
You get what you pay for in the product department, and not all products are created equal. Of course, cheaper products will lower your quote price for your roof restoration, but may cost you more in the long run when in a couple years all the peeling paint needs to be removed.
4. Broken Tiles
We pay from $3 – $5 per tile. The number of broken tiles that need changing will also affect the cost of your roof restoration.
Generally, in a roof restoration the ridges only need to be rebedded where required. If a roof is needing a full rebed of all ridges this will take a lot more time and labor.
7. Size of your roof
The average sized roof is between 200 m² – 300 m². Keep in mind your roof size will be bigger than your house due to overhang and pitch.
It is important not to let price be the determining factor when deciding which company to go with for your roof restoration.
Do a background check on every Company you are considering. Google makes this very simple these days!
Ensure you are comparing apples with apples, quality products will be used on your roof along with great workmanship. We want to see the end of peeling roofs and empty warranties!