Is your old roof starting to show its age? If so, it may be time for metal roof replacement.
Re-roofing gives your tired, worn roof the roofing equivalent of a complete facelift.
In addition to eliminating leaks, dents and wear that may accumulate over the years however, metal roof replacement can also leave you with a roof that:
- Looks fantastic
- Will last for decades to come
- Avoids the issues of tiled roofs (weight, mould, loose tiles)
If you’re tired of endless patchwork repairs, metal roof replacement in Melbourne might be just what you need.
Of course, just like any major renovation project, there’s a lot of prep work that goes into your new metal roofing.
Why consider metal roof replacement?
Your roof is showing its age
Old, aged roofs are no fun to deal with.
As any homeowner knows, appearance is a big deal – especially if you live in Melbourne’s exclusive Bayside suburbs (where Watermaster Roofing does most of its work).
Keep your home looking its best by replacing your worn, old roof with a shiny new metal roof installation.
Unlike metal roofs of old, COLORBOND (which is our preferred metal roofing material) comes in a variety of colours and finishes – there’s a metal roof for every type of house!
Leaking, sagging and damaged roofs
Tired of catching water drops from leaking roofs? If so, it might be time to say goodbye to patchwork solutions and get your roof replaced.
It isn’t just leaks, either – a sagging ceiling is a sure sign that your roof leaks have progressed to the point where it’s damaging your home’s structure.
Needless to say, this is a really bad sign!
You want a more thermally efficient house
Contrary to popular belief, metal roofing is actually more thermally efficient than traditional tile!
That’s because metal reflects sunlight away, helping you stay cool in summer – what’s more, since metal roofing is thinner, it cools down quicker compared to thick tiles.
Need metal roof replacement? Follow our checklist
Maybe you decided to re-roof with metal roofing because of one of the reasons listed above – alternatively, you might have your own reason.
Whatever it is, you’ve decided metal roofing is the way to go for your roof replacement.
Now we get to the next step: planning your re-roofing project.
1) Call a metal roofing expert
Once everything is said and done, it’s time to start the final phase and contact a metal roofing expert to give your home a new lease on life.
With metal roof installation and metal roof replacement projects, property owners should take care to choose qualified and professional roofing contractors for their homes.
It’s your roof we’re talking about, after all – choose a dodgy contractor for your metal roof replacement, and you might be left with a roof that:
- Uses substandard materials
- Doesn’t last as long
- Is installed poorly
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: your roof is one of the most important parts of your house.
It keeps the elements away, and helps regulate temperature – as such, it should be entrusted only to the best!
Furthermore, engaging a professional early on ensures that all the following steps are carried out by a Master.
2) Roofing budget
Before starting a re-roofing project, make sure you consider the cost of the roofing materials as well as the installation costs.
Doing so will enable you to prepare a roofing budget, and select a roofing quote that you can comfortably afford.
Luckily for you, metal roofing installation is more cost effective than tiles.
More importantly however, metal roofing is also much quicker to install – instead of being installed tile-by-tile, metal roofing is installed by the sheet, which dramatically cuts down on installation time and costs.
3) What type of roofing material is best-suited for your roof?
Case in point: the old houses you tend to find in the Bayside suburbs.
In particular, California Bungalow-style houses are almost all made using shingled roofs.
This material is considerably lighter than tile – as such, there’s no guarantee that these old houses will be able to support the weight of a heavy, tiled roof.
That only leaves shingles… or if you’re looking for something that’ll last much longer, metal roofing!
Metal roofing is the lightest roofing material around – it can be installed in just about every structure. What’s more, since it’s installed in sheets, we won’t need to extend your rafters.
4) Get the right permits
So you’re mind’s made up: you’re going with metal for your roofing replacement project.
Now it’s time to talk permits.
As we’ve discussed before, re-roofing in Melbourne will usually require both a planning permit and a building permit:
- Planning permit: determines whether your plan is appropriate for the area
- Building permit: certifies that work is carried out properly
That’s a high-level, basic summary of when you’ll need a permit.
The reality is, the only way to know for sure is to use your expert roof replacement team’s knowledge of building and planning permits.
Once permits are in order, the next step is to schedule your metal roofing replacement!
Planning metal roof replacement in Melbourne?
Get in touch with our Masterful roofing experts!
When it comes to metal roofing, Watermaster Roofing is the best in the business.
In addition to ensuring your roofing project is completed with industry-leading workmanship, we also work hard to ensure that your experience with us is the best one possible.
From the very beginning, you’re the one in charge – it’s your house, after all.
We look after all the paperwork and permits, and provide qualified advice to ensure you’re getting the best roof possible.
Finally, we make it our mission to provide the best customer service possible. We turn up when we say we will, won’t make a mess of your home and provide clear, up-front quotes and complete transparency.