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Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in a roof replacement?

A roof replacement involves a number of different tasks. This may include removing old roofing materials, re-supporting the roof structure depending on the condition of the timber, installing new battens so sheets can be fixed in place, installation of insulation to keep the house energy efficient, fitting of new Colorbond or Zincalume roofing materials, making all flashing watertight and a thorough clean-up including the disposal of old roofing materials.

How much does it cost to replace a roof?

The cost of replacing a roof will vary depending on the size of the structure. Small garage roofs tend to start at about $2,000. While house roofs can start at $8,000 and based on the difficulty can cost upwards and over $50,000. We find the average price is about $18,000. Keep in mind that things like access need to be taken into account. You may also need to think about additional products and services relating to insulation, skylights, guttering, downpipes, fascia covers and more. These extras will increase the price but may end up saving you a lot of money in the long run.

Can I get my roof replaced for free?

Unfortunately, the answer to this question is no, and you will need to hire a professional for this service. The price to replace a roof includes labour, materials and other expenses like rubbish removal. There are also many other factors like having the right insurances and licensing in place to protect your property and the public. Therefore, there will always be a price to pay that takes into account such costs.

Do you need a permit to put a new roof on?

Always check with your council if you need a permit to put a new roof on. Doing so will save you from a world of trouble in the long run. If you have an overlay on your property, you may need to go through additional steps.

How much does it cost to tear off and replace a roof?

The average price in Melbourne for removing an old roof and replacing it with a new one is $18,000 + GST.

What do I need to know before I get a new roof?

It’s important to know that a roof should last for about 50 years. So, if you are only getting the job done every 50 years, then you might as well make sure that the work carried out is done to the highest possible standard. It’s also worth thinking about the energy rating of your home. With the right roof, you may save a small fortune on heating and cooling over this period of time. Depending on your ceiling, we can recommend the best insulation options using ceiling batts, blanket insulation and roof vents.


6 Year Warranty on workmanship


Up to $10m public liability


On materials


Licensed roof plumbers registered with the VBA

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