What is the Cost of a Roof Replacement?

Replacing an old roof can refresh your home like nothing else. It’s one of the first (and biggest) parts of the home that people see, meaning a new roof can add major curb appeal. Even if you’re not going to sell your home in the near future, a roof replacement can be a wonderful investment to improve the insulation, ventilation and visual appeal of your home.

But how much does a standard roof replacement cost? Read on to find out more.

Standard cost for roof replacement

If you’ve decided to replace your old roof, the next step is deciding exactly how you want it to look. Hiring a qualified team of experts like Brastin Roofing is the best starting point to get some ideas. You’ll need to consider the roofing material you’d prefer, and also the colour options. But above all, it’s likely that you have a specific budget in mind for your roof replacement. So, what can you expect it to cost?

Ultimately, the material you chose will have a large bearing on the cost. Bearing in mind that each roof is different, there are a few different ways to go. For this exercise, we’ll look at the cost of Colorbond® metal roofing because it’s by far the most popular modern choice.

  • Replacing old metal roofing with Colorbond®: Between $6,000 -$10,000
  • Removal of an asbestos roof in favour of Colorbond®: $15,000 – $20,000
  • Removing a tiled roof and adding Colorbond® roofing: Approx $20,000

The size and shape are two other contributing factors, but we’ll go more into the pricing by size a little later on. It’s important to remember that the pitch and design of your roof will play a part in determining the overall cost. The more complex your roof, the more labour is required to complete the job.

Choosing the right materials

There is really no right or wrong choice when it comes to roofing materials. However, it’s important to remember that the cost will vary depending on the material you choose. It’s a very personal preference, however, your roofing expert will be able to offer some advice as to which would look the best on your home.

The most popular roofing material is Colorbond® metal roofing. There are several different colours and styles to choose from, and many experts believe it offers the best value for money. It won’t chip, crack or fade and is extremely durable – another reason many people favour it. The cost: $19 – $38 per m2.

Other materials are more expensive, but they do offer benefits such as aesthetic appeal and strength. Some popular options include:

  • Concrete and asphalt tiles: $40 – $60 per m2
  • Terracotta tiles: $80 – $120 per m2
  • Slate tiles: $200 – $500 per m2

Structural works

Another aspect of roof replacement that can affect the pricing is whether structural works are needed. The major difficulty in this area is the fact that you won’t really know until the old roof is removed. Experienced roofing contractors may have a rough idea based on the age and type of existing roof, but nothing is certain until the roof is removed. Structural changes may be needed due to rotting timber or otherwise damaged battens.

Other expenses you might incur

Finally, there are a few smaller expenses that you might need to budget before other than materials and labour. Some of these include:

  • Removal of the existing roof
  • Disposal of old roofing materials
  • Installation of ventilation products
  • Guttering and insulation
  • Removal and re-installation of solar panels

These expenses will be different for every home, so it pays to ask your roofing experts for an accurate quote that covers all aspects they will work on. If you have solar panels, you may need to contact a solar installer, but it’s worth asking the roofing team if they can take care of that for you too.

Looking for expert roof replacement near you?

Brastin Roofing are your local experts for roof replacement on the Sunshine Coast and throughout South East Queensland. We’ll give you an accurate quote, fast service and the very best advice every time. For us, it’s not just about installing roofing. It’s about adding value, style and liveability to your home. Plus, you always get honest advice and roofing design ideas when you team up with Brastin Roofing. Contact us today and find out how we can bring your home to life with a professional roof replacement.

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