Professional Metal Roof Replacement
You work hard to keep a roof over everyone’s heads, but are you actually thinking about what *type* of roof you’re working for?
Roof materials can take a beating when it comes to Mother Nature, standing up to temperature swings, precipitation, and the blaring UV rays of the Queensland sun. Not to mention winds and the random tree branch or windswept item that can make a literal impact.
With all of this going on overhead, it’s understandable that roofs require replacement eventually. Even the most long-lasting materials can benefit from being swapped for the latest in roof technology – and it’s always nice to refresh a home’s curb appeal, too.
Metal roof replacement in particular isn’t the most frequent occurrence since it’s designed to last. But older homes and commercial buildings will eventually see too many signs of wear worth patching or repairing. With the right materials and installation professionals, you can get a new metal roof in Brisbane that can last another 60-70 years or more.
The key here is proper install and roofing – and that’s where Vincent Roofing stands out. We’re metal roofing experts with a reputation for high-quality installations for a roof that gives owners peace of mind. We also back our materials and workmanship with a best-in the industry 7-year warranty.
If you suspect that your metal roof is ready for replacement, don’t stress. Call the experts at Vincent Roofing on 0432 660 047 for a fast free quote. We can help you choose the right materials, colours, designs, and get it all done for you on time and on budget.
How to know you need a metal roof replaced
Metal roofs have a top-notch reputation for being made to last. So why would you need to replace yours? The good news is that this is less necessary than with other roofs, and many issues can be addressed with restoration or repair work.
However, all good things come to an end – even metal roofs.
In that case, you’ll want to replace your roof to protect the integrity of the structural elements and property beneath it. Here are some of the more common signs your metal roof might need to be replaced:
- Rust build up and/or extreme colour fade along standing seams
- Numerous panels with physical damage like dents or cracks
- Any applicable warranties on the roof material have expired
- Corrosion and discolouration indicate a compromised metal core
What is the process of replacing a metal roof?
To start with, you’ll want to consult with a professional installer (no, this is not something you can attempt as a DIY project – ever). They’ll chat with you about your material, colour, and design preferences and order the materials to get you started.
Your existing roof will need to be removed before any new work can move forward. This includes removing any existing debris on the surface and then uninstalling existing panels. These should be responsibly disposed of and recycled where applicable.
With a clean slate to work with, the installers will confirm the integrity of the substructure including the supports and sheathing (the giant boards that go under the panels). Any extra damage, reinforcement, and water barriers are taken care of during this stage. Now the new metal panels can be laid down with the proper overlap and fasteners, giving you a fully replaced metal roof that shines.
All of this sounds like a lot of work – and it is – but a well-versed installer can get the job done for you in 1-2 days. Common causes for delay include uncooperative weather conditions and extensive repairs required to the structure or sheathing before install can start.
How much does metal roof replacement in Brisbane cost?
These costs are going to be variable based on the size of your roof and the type of new roofing material you choose. Of course, the larger the roof, the more costly to replace. This is because the installer will have to staff the team to remove the existing roof as well as put the new one in place. Any labour and installation costs are usually factored into quotes for materials.
And now the materials. Metal roofing comes in a variety of, well, metals which can have different size panels and colours. The table below can give you a rough idea of cost differences, calculated in square metres, to help you budget. As a general rule, you should request a formal estimate from a professional roofer to create a more accurate budget.
||Average Cost per Square Metre
||$50 to 60
||$50 to 70
||$170 to 180
||$50 to $80
It’s worth noting that the average roof size in Australia falls between 100 to 150 m2. So an aluminium roof cost between $5,000 to $10,500 whereas a Colorbond roof would bring an expense of $5,000 to $12,000.
Does metal roof replacement include warranties?
Absolutely. Most roofing panel manufacturers guarantee the quality of their materials against defects for up to 30 years. This can give you assurance that they’re made to last. But installation is a critical part of a long-lasting roof. Look for an installer that offers a workmanship warranty on top whatever comes from the manufacturer. This can give you genuine peace of mind that your roof is designed to last.
How to choose an installer for your roof replacement project
Aside from a workmanship warranty, there are a number of factors to consider when choosing a metal roofer. In fact, not all roofers are as experienced with metal panels as they are with other materials. Make sure that anyone you interview for your project has direct experience with metal roofs in Brisbane and has the portfolio and/or customer testimonials to back it up. You should also always ask to see proof of license and insurance to keep everyone safe throughout the project.
Upgrade your metal roof to last with Vincent Roofing
Metal roofs offer any number of benefits during their lifespans, so when it comes time to replace yours, look for experts in this specific type of replacement.
And those experts can be found at Vincent Roofing. We replace metal roofs throughout Brisbane with Australian-made products backed by the best warranties in the industry. The only overhead we want you to think about is your fabulous new roof, not costs from an out-of- control budget. Our team keeps every project affordable from the start and on budget until the end.
Request a free quote to learn how Vincent Roofing can get your roof in Brisbane taken care of with the quality you deserve. Call us on 📞0432 660 047 to get started.
Frequently Asked Questions About Metal Roof Replacement in Brisbane
Do I have to use the same metal roofing that I had before?
Not at all! You’ll want to choose from the most modern products available on the market today. That said, there’s no reason for you to have to stick to the same colours, designs, or sheeting sizes that you had in the past. It might even be a bit fun to try something new!
Is replacing a metal roof an ecofriendly upgrade?
If your current roof is failing (or about to), replacing it with new materials can help reduce any energy lost through weakened panels, gaps, or cracks. Metal roofing is also more sustainable than asphalt shingles or tile. Many metals like steel can even be recycled, keeping older panels out of landfills.
Do I have to move out while my roof is being replaced?
Not unless you prefer to escape the inevitable noise that comes with removing the old roof and installing a new one. Installers will be outside and on the roof for quite a while, hammering and maneuvering panels into place. While this can make a bit of a racket, there’s no danger if you choose to stay in your house the entire time.