ROOF REPLACEMENT ADELAIDE

Professional roof replacement for Adelaide homes and residential property. Specialists in conversion from tile to Insulated Colourbond roofing.

OZ-ROOF ARE THE EXPERTS IN ADELAIDE ROOF REPLACEMENTS

When your Concrete Tile, Terracotta Tile or metal roof is beyond repair it may be time for a roof replacement. At some point the original roof on a house may have run its usable life and be beyond the point of roof restoration. The original concrete or Terracotta roof tiles may have become brittle or started fretting or the original metal roof may be showing signs of rust. When a roof reaches this point it’s best to stop spending good money on short term fixes and invest a little more in the appearance and performance of your roof by undertaking a full roof replacement.

CONCRETE TILE ROOF REPLACEMENT CONVERSION

The ultimate and best type of roof replacement is a Tile to Iron or (Colourbond) conversion. This type of roof conversion is becoming more popular all over Adelaide. As many roofs get older it can be a longer lasting and better value roof renovation especially over the long term.

The Benefits of Roof Replacement


The benefits of replacing a tiled roof with Colourbond are many especially viewed over many years. Other than the obvious points of increased property value and piece of mind of a 15 year leak free warranty the key benefits are:

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Roof Insulation

The original tiled roof on a house carries a lot of thermal mass, meaning it can stay warm in summer for many hours after the sun has gone down. Tiled roofs also give very little insulative benefits to the roof space. When we carry out a tile to iron conversion, we highly recommend our clients to pay a little extra and have an Insulation blanket lining the new roof sheeting. The 60mm foil backed glasswool Insulation blanket makes a huge difference to heat transference in both summer and winter. With the product being installed directly against the inside surface of the roof sheeting it is highly efficient at blocking out the heat before it enters the roof space. Its installation is quite neat on an original tiled roof as the foil backed Insulation blanket is supported by the original timber tile battens that are left in place during the conversion.

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Weight reduction

Did you know that the weight difference of a tiled roof compared to a metal roof is 10 to 1? Consider that a medium sized home has a tiled roof weight of around 12 Tonne. This same roof converted to Iron roofing will have a weight of around 1.2 Tonne. This includes all the Insulation and new framing members and sheeting. This drastic weight reduction certainly helps with preventing further cracking in the house structure and sagging in the roof members. We often need to straighten and repair trusses and roof members during the process of the Tile conversion. We have found from experience that once straightened the roof structure usually experiences no further sagging as the weight reduction and bracing effect of the new iron roof sheeting prevents this.

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Appearance

We have all seen the Advertisement of the guy picking up the newspaper from the front lawn and looking back in admiration of his roof. You can do the same after a tile conversion. The before and after effect of converting from old dirty tiled roof to shiny new Colourbond is very significant. We only use top quality deep corrugated roof sheeting on all our tile roof replacements. We set our new tile battens nice and close at 900mm spacings to ensure a nice flat roof surface for the new sheeting. Our screw lines are always super straight and flashings installed neatly to give the roof the best finished appearance.

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Noise Suppression

Some people are worried that a new Colourbond roof will be too noisy especially during heavy rain events however this is not true with an Insulated roof. With the foil blanket being installed directly in contact with the underside of the roof sheeting the noise reduction is significant. Rain can still be heard but the noise is heavily reduced by the muffling effect of the Insulation blanket. This also practically eliminates the “creaking” sounds that can often be heard from an iron roof as it expands and contracts with the heat of the sun. The potential noise of pesky possums entering the roof space is practically eliminated following a conversion from tiled to Colourbond roofing. There are almost no entry points for vermin following a quality Colourbond roof installation. The same cannot be said for most old tiled roofs in Adelaide.

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Dust and bushfire risk

In bushfire zones it really makes sense to replace a tiled roof with Colourbond. Tile roofs always catch leaves, twigs and debris that can easily catch on fire during an ember attack. When we do a tile to Colourbond conversion in a bushfire zone we always scribe all the ridge and cap flashings which means the roof is completely sealed off to the outside. In areas with a lot of trees or in bushfire zones we recommend installing ember gutter mesh. The Ember mesh is designed to have a smaller aperture than an Ember and therefore not allow embers to enter the gutter space. The dust in a roof space is also practically eliminated when converting to an Iron roof. None of the dust and pollen that makes its way in through the original tile gaps will be able to get in anymore making for a cleaner roof space. We also offer roof space vacuum cleaning and re-insulating of the roof space with a partner company.

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THE COST OF ROOF REPLACEMENT IN ADELAIDE

At Oz-Roof we really don’t use square metre rates to price our roof replacements. We attend each job and inspect the roof and the whole site for access before giving a formal quote. Some of the bigger factors that affect price are the pitch of the roof and the access to the roof edge. These two factors alone influence price more than the out right size of the roof. A low pitch roof comes with reduced difficulty and therefore reduces labour. The opposite is true for a steep pitch roof. When looking at access we try to find the most efficient way of removing the 12 – 20 Tonnes of old roof tiles from the roof and getting them in a skip and off site as efficiently as possible.

As a rough price guide:

A roof replacement on a smaller roof with good access and simple roof design could be $18,000 – $20,000 + GST

A roof replacement on a moderately sized roof with reasonable access and typical design could be $20,000 – $25,000 + GST

If you would like a ballpark figure on a roof replacement for your property then give as a call. We are more than happy to give information over the phone and for most straight forward jobs we can make a reasonably accurate estimate from online imagery. If you are happy with the online estimate figure we can then arrange to come out and inspect the site, discuss the roof replacement process in detail with the home owner and issue a formal quote.

Metal roof replacement

If your property has an original metal roof that is showing signs of rust or is old enough to be fixed with nails it may be time for a metal roof replacement. This type of job is cheaper and less labour intensive than the tile to Iron conversion. We do recommend however to install a roof insulation blanket under the new roof sheeting. Most original roofs do not have this and we have found it’s a great investment when paying for a roof to be replaced anyway.

As part of our roof replacement process we inspect the structure and timbers when the original roof has been removed. If there are problems needing fixing or if the roof is better to be reframed with metal battens we will make that recommendation to you at the time. Just as with our tile to iron conversions we use True Oak Deep 21mm roof sheeting on each and every project for the same reasons. Oz-Roof are also capable of replacing commercial and industrial property with all roofing profile types.

TILE ROOF REPLACEMENT

Probably half of all our tile to iron roof replacements are from Terracotta roof tiles. Terracotta has some benefits in that it never fades but certainly has its downsides too. It is very common for a Terracotta roof to start fretting at a point of age somewhere between 40 and 80 years. Fretting simply means that the tile begins to start crumbling away and is really progressively turning back into the very clay soil from which it was made. Once they start fretting there is no way of stopping it and therefore the best thing to do is to convert the roof to an Iron roof before the problem gets too bad.

Roof replacement with solar panels

These days most roofs have solar panels installed. We are often asked what can be done when it comes to roof replacement when a roof already has solar panels installed. We work with several solar electricians in Adelaide on a very regular basis. It is as simple as one phone call for us to have a solar system of any size removed and reinstalled after our roof replacement is completed.

For Tile roof replacements and conversion to Colourbond roofing we need to use all new mounting components and solar panel rails. This is because the mounting components are specific to either Colourbond or Tile roofing. We generally arrange to have the solar panels removed in the week prior to us commencing the roof replacement work. We try to get them back on as soon as their respective piece of roof has been re-installed, often going back on before we have even left the site.

The solar electrician always checks the integrity of the solar panels themselves, making sure there has been no water damage or cell failure before going back on. If they find any problems, you will be notified and have the option of replacing components if need be.

WHY USE OZ-ROOF OVER OTHER ROOF REPLACEMENT COMPANIES?

We are Not a franchise!

We are a locally owned and operated roofing business servicing the local area. When you make a phone call to us it won’t go through to a national call centre. The person that inspects your roof will issue the quote and then manage the job to completion.

No Money down!

We have a no money upfront policy. While other companies charge a hefty deposit and often ask for a percentage of the job upfront to lock you in, we don’t play any of those games. We just ask for a $100 deposit and don’t ask for a cent more until your Roof replacement is fully complete and you are 100% happy with your new roof. No risk, No pressure. No BS.

Competitively priced!

Because we aren’t a big company with huge overheads or part of a national franchise system we are able to be very competitively priced. From years of feedback, we have found that we are generally 30% – 40% cheaper than the big name brands and franchises – This is while delivering a quality of work that exceeds our competitors.

Specialists in roofing

We just do roof replacements and do it really well. We won’t try to sell you Roller shutters or Solar panels or steak knives or pizzas! Roofing in Adelaide is what we know and love and the only thing we do. Don’t go with a company that sells everything under the sun, they can’t possibly take their roofing as seriously as we do.

Backing of the big name manufactures!

We might be a small company but through a proven history of quality work, we have the backing of some of the big name suppliers in the Roofing Industry. We use top quality roof sheeting from Blue Scope Colourbond and Revolution Roofing on all our roof replacement projects. These products are the best that money can buy and have the longest and strongest warranties to back them up.

Tradesmen not salesmen

The person that comes to your house is a tradesman of many years experience that really knows roofing. We are not a company that sends you a high pressure sales person with no real industry experience who will probably be selling Indoor blinds at his next appointment. We don’t play sales games either.

We generally give you a fixed price quote verbally at our roof inspection and then follow it up with a formal quote by email.

No “for a limited time only” No, “If you sign up today we will give you a fake discount” No, “Free plasma TV for this week only” We just give up front discussion and quote with no games.

Fully Licensed Professionals

We are a fully licensed Building Work Contractor. BLD 313622

WHY OUR CLIENTS LOVE US!

With over a decade of experience, servicing hundreds of Australian homes and roofs, we always recognise the importance of delivering the right services for our clients. That is why no matter what solution or service your roof may require, our team is always determined to ensure your satisfaction.
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Russell Morgan

Justin and his team were a pleasure to deal with. The job ran like clockwork, everything that was promised was delivered on time. Price was extremely competitive.

Alexandra Lockwood

Value for money work done on my roof. Old tiles for Colourbond. Has given the house a fresh, modern look. Is much admired by all. Work done …

Philip Carrington

The job was done very well and professionally. They could not have done enough for me. The quality of workmanship was excellent. They finished on time. They …

Michelle Baccinello

Our roof looks like new!

Jane Kelly

Justin and the crew from Oz-Roof did an amazing job with repointing and painting my roof, it looks brand new! Fantastic value for money compared to their …

Roof Replacement Products

At Oz-Roof we’re focused on bringing you the best solutions that suit your project and budget.

That’s why we partner with NexteelTM, the next generation colourfast steel option to bring you a better pre-painted steel option with 27 brand new colours to select from and even the COLORBOND® yesterday’s heroes.

The NextSTARTM range lasts 10 years longer, due to its advanced paint technology. That’s a better colour result for longer, better protection of the steel for longer.

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Insulation

When doing a roof replacement, we highly recommend lining the new roof with an Insulation blanket. It’s a great way of increasing the energy efficiency of old homes that were built prior to the 6 star energy rating system. With Insulation blanket and a couple of whirlybirds installed the house can.

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FAQs

Yes the owners of the house can stay during the works, we often need to use the driveway for skip bins and will make some noise during working hours 7.30am – 4pm.

Yes Oz-Roof carries public liability Insurance covered up to 20 million. Oz-Roof is a fully licensed building work contractor and can be looked up on the OCBA database.

No. Oz-Roof has experience in performing hundred of roof replacements. We never take chances. During the winter months the rate of daily progress on a job often slows as we usually re-roof smaller sections of a house roof at a time.

Yes. This is often a perfect time to do it. Just ask us to add this to your quote if interested.

Each and every property is different but in general a tile conversion will take around 7 working days while a metal re-roof will take around 4 days.
Yes, there is a significant weight reduction, usually in the ratio of around 10 to 1. This being for every 10 tonne of roof tiles that are removed 1 tonne of roofing iron and flashings is put back in place.

This is very difficult to give a meaningful figure. The smallest of roof replacements are usually around the $15,000 mark while a large and more difficult roof replacement may be more than $30,000. We can usually give an approximate figure over the phone based on online imagery.

The simple answer to this is yes, there will always be more noise transferred through an iron roof than a tiled however, this is significantly reduced when the new roof sheeting is lined with an insulating blanket.

Oz-Roof offers a 15 year warranty on all workmanship. We also use Revolution Roofing for all our roof sheeting and they issue very strong and long warranties.

Yes, we have many of our past projects on our website. We also have a roof replacement / re-roofing case studies. See our case studies here.

Yes, this is a very common scenario. We will arrange for our solar electrician to remove and refit the solar panels as needed. He will also install new mounting hardware when converting from a tiled to Iron or Colourbond roof. For more detailed information read our blog on Roof painting and Roof restoration with solar panels.

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