We’re all familiar with the tell-tale signs of a roof needing some extra attention, whether it be broken tiles, moss growth, sagging eaves, or a few leaks when it rains. The good news is that, with professional maintenance, you can avoid the worst of the wear and tear and extend the life of your roof. If you’ve decided that it’s time to invest in roof restoration, it’s crucial to know what to expect in terms of cost.
Unfortunately, finding the right contractor for the job isn’t always easy and opting for the cheapest option can lead to a host of disappointments. It’s often worth reviewing a few fundamentals, including complimentary warranty periods and the contractor’s testimonials. By proactively engaging in research, you can avoid nasty surprises down the line and be confident that you’re getting a top-quality roof restoration at a fair price. This article will equip you with the basic knowledge to understand roof restoration pricing in Adelaide. As with any home improvement project, the cost of roof restoration will vary depending on a range of factors. If you’re considering a roof restoration in Adelaide, this blog post is for you.
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Factors to consider when costing a Roof Restoration
Many homeowners believe that the first thing they need to consider when it comes to roof restorations is their roof’s dimensions. However, the size of your roof is not always indicative of the cost. At Oz-Roof, we don’t rely on square metre rates when pricing a roof restoration job. The most significant factors are the roof’s pitch and condition. From our experience, a difference of thirty square metres has little influence on the quoted price. Other factors, such as the roof’s maintenance history and the number of tiles that require replacement, have a far more significant bearing on the project’s total cost.
Online quotes for roof restoration
In recent years, the quality and resolution of online imagery have increased significantly. Free services such as Google’s Street View and Satellite View are fantastic for quickly evaluating a particular roof’s type, size, and site accessibility. However, advancements in online imagery have made inspecting and accurately measuring roofs incredibly efficient. At Oz-Roof, we maintain an active subscription to the latest software for high-definition aerial imagery from MetroMaps, an Adelaide-based Australian company. This technology allows us to view every roof in the country with unparalleled detail in just a few clicks. In fact, the image quality is so high that it even enables us to count the number of solar panels on a roof. With this technology, we can offer many customers detailed quotations without needing to visit the property. If you’re interested in obtaining an online roof restoration quote, please don’t hesitate to contact our team. In most situations, we are able to send you a formal quotation for roof replacement or roof restoration within minutes.
Ask about our Multiple house discount!
If you need a roof restoration, some of your neighbours might too. At Oz-Roof, we offer competitive discounts for roof restorations performed on multiple houses in one street or area. Oz-Roof provides a 10% discount for two homes and 15% for three houses or more. Completing several roof restorations in one area maximises our efficiency. As a result, we are happy to offer a discount on multiple roof restorations.
Understanding the industry
Throughout years of conducting roof restorations in Adelaide, our customers have been a valuable source of information regarding quotations and advice they received from contractors before approaching Oz-Roof. This feedback has helped us classify roof restoration and painting markets into three distinct categories with different price points.
The big guys
This article isn’t aimed at denouncing any individual or company, so we’ll refrain from divulging names. Nonetheless, it’s essential to understand that the roof restoration market is home to several large companies and national franchises with a strong media presence. Due to their marketing power, these franchises are usually the first port of call for many homeowners. We dub these companies “the Big Guys”.
“The Big Guys” all share a similar business model, a call centre, a team of salespeople and a fleet of subcontractors or franchisees that perform the actual labour. Now, we’re not saying that there’s anything wrong with relying on the services of these larger companies. Some of them do an excellent job. However, they are usually the most expensive option for roof restorations as their prices are heavily inflated to cover their substantial overheads.
Standard prices for roof restoration in Adelaide from “the Big Buys” generally range between $15,000 and $18000. These companies traditionally pay their roofing contractors and franchisees as little as possible to squeeze increased profits from each job. This results in the tradesperson undertaking the roof restoration cutting corners to get the job completed quickly rather than correctly.
The good guys
As a smaller, locally owned and operated business, Oz-Roof falls into the category titled “the Good Guys”. Because we don’t have the same high overheads as “the Big Guys”, we can pass on these savings to our customers in the form of affordable roof restoration services. A typical roof restoration from Oz-Roof is usually around $6000 – $8000, depending on the job. Our price beats “the Big Guys” by a significant margin and will guarantee you an expertly executed roof restoration backed by our 15 year Dulux Acratex warranty.
What’s more, our team of highly skilled and experienced onsite workers are paid a reliable wage which means they can take the time to do the job right. We rely on our reputation, not salespeople or marketing, which means that we strive to give you a top-quality service that will protect your home for years to come.
Avoid The Cheapies
As the title suggests, these businesses (or individuals) will hand out seemingly unbeatable quotes. We have all seen signs on the side of the road proclaiming, “roofs painted $1850!”. If you decide to hire one of “the Cheapies”, it’s essential to ask the following questions:
- What type of paint will you use?
- Will you clean and prime the roof properly?
- How many coats will you apply?
- Will you mix water into the coating to save money?
- Do you have liability Insurance?
- Do I receive a 15-year warranty backed up by the manufacturer covering my new roof restoration?
The answers to these questions will likely be evasive, and you’ll be left with a sub-standard job that requires revision in only a few years. Always remember that a roof restoration is an investment in your home. It should be approached with caution, and you should always get multiple quotes before deciding on a contractor. If a quote appears too good to be true, it probably is.
Choosing the right roof restoration company:
It’s best to consider several key factors when choosing a roof restoration company in Adelaide. These include:
- The price: Undoubtedly, you will want to find a fair price representing value for money. However, it’s important to remember that the cheapest quote isn’t always the best option.
- The contractor’s licence and insurance
- The quality of materials
- The experience of the contractor
- The reputation of the company
For more information on what to look for when selecting a roofing contractor, read our article, “9 Things to Consider When Selecting a Roofing Contractor”.
That's a wrap
We hope that this article has given you some insight into the cost of roof restorations in Adelaide. As you can see, size isn’t the only factor that determines the project’s price. The site’s accessibility, the pitch of the roof and the number of tiles that require replacement are also key considerations.
If you’re thinking of restoring your roof, get in touch with Oz-Roof for a free quote. We can usually provide an approximate estimate from online imagery. We also offer a multiple house discount, so let your neighbours know when you are having your quote done. We may be able to do several roof restorations in your street simultaneously and give everyone a discount. At Oz-Roof, we pride ourselves on our workmanship, quality products and competitive pricing, promising to “Beat the Big Guys on Quality and Price Every time.”
All the best
The Oz-Roof Team