Of course, the costs above are simply for the metal roofing materials. The full cost of installing a new roof also includes labour. You’ll also find there are some other costs involved if you’re replacing an old roof, but we’ll touch on that later. Some roofing contractors charge by the hour, usually in the range of $50 – $80 per hour. Others charge per square metre, usually between $40 – $60 per m2.
Here are the standard total costs for Colorbond® roofing, including installation.
- 100 – 150m2: $5,300 – $14,550
- 150 – 200m2: $7,950 – $19,400
- 200 – 300m2: $10,600 – $29,100
- 300 – 400m2: $15,900 – $38,800
The scope for pricing may seem quite large, but each figure is based on the range between the cheapest and most expensive Colorbond® roofing. Before you start budgeting though, it’s important to remember that the complexity of the roof type will also make a difference in the labour cost. Also, access to the roof can also affect labour costs. Typical suburban properties are a lot easier to work on than inner-city properties.