How Much Can I Expect To Pay
You care about your roof as your main line of protection between the elements and your family, possessions and your home itself. Of course, that doesn’t mean anyone looks forward to having to pay for roof work. Having a basic idea of the pricing for different types of work can take some of the uncertainty and concern about how the expense is going to impact your budget.
- Roof restoration cost depends on several factors, and size is one of the most important. That’s why many contractors charge according to square metre. However, if your roof is larger than average, don’t panic—the per-square-metre price often goes down the larger it is. The ballpark figure is that small-to-medium jobs cost around $22 to $30 per square metre, while larger ones run from $17 to $22. On average, Brisbane homeowners can expect to pay $2,000 to $4,000 in total.
- Roof repair cost, depending on the contractor, might be estimated either by labour hours or square footage. The going rate per hour for the most common roof repairs is about $40 to $90—a wide price range that reflects the variety out there in roofing material, roof pitch or difficulty of reaching the spot that needs repair, and the nature of the damage. If a contractor charges instead by the size of the area, repair cost tends to run from about $28 to $38 per square metre.
- Roof cleaning is one of the most basic options to improve the look and help maintain your roof. Accordingly, it’s also one of the least expensive, with estimates starting at around $1.70 per square metre for metal or concrete tiles or $4 per square metre for terracotta tiles.
- Roof replacement represents a major investment, with costs running from between $80 to $110 square metre but varying widely depending the materials you choose and whether you’re looking at a “tear off” or “lay over” approach. Laying new roofing over existing materials costs less and can be a good choice especially when installing metal sheets. However, in some cases a lay over approach can nullify the roof’s warranty or undermine its ability to “breathe” or ventilate properly, in which case tearing off the old tiles and starting over may be the better choice.
Of course, it’s always important to remember that cost should never be the final deciding factor either in choosing which type of service you require or which contractor you hire for the job. A good contractor will help you understand the pros and cons of each option. They will also come with good references, won’t try to sell you services you don’t need, and have the licensing and accreditation to back up the quality of their work.
We would be honoured to come to your home, assess your current roof, address your concerns and help you decide the best way to achieve what want out of the investment you’re making in your roof.