Your Guide to Metal Roof Replacement
If your metal roof is looking a bit worse for wear, it may be time to consider a replacement. As your home’s source of shelter and main protector from the elements, it plays an important role in your home’s temperature and appearance. Damage, holes, cracks, and leaks can lead to expensive damage not only in your roof but throughout your home and down to its foundations.
This blog is your guide to the reasons and process of metal roof replacement. For tailored advice, contact the O’Boyle’s team today!
Reasons Your Roof May Need to be Replaced
If the damage or general wear and tear is extensive, a replacement is often the safest choice. A visibly sagging roof is a good indicator your roof needs replacing. Other reasons include widespread water damage, corrosion, and loose flashing.
If you suspect any of these are happening on your roof, call our team for a professional inspection. We’re qualified plumbers with over 30 years of experience in the industry. We’ll be able to take a look at your roof and recommend the best course of action to protect your home.
Why Choose Metal Roofing?
Metal roofing is an investment in your home. It lasts decades and comes with long warranty periods.
- Insulation- If your home isn’t keeping cool in summer and warm in winter, it may be due to the roof. Metal roofs are easily insulated, so you can feel comfortable all year round.
- Durable- Metal roofs have anti-corrosion properties, meaning they’re resilient against the elements.
- Sustainable- Due to their insulation abilities, metal roofs mean you don’t need to use your air conditioner or heater as often, saving you money on energy bills.
- Low maintenance- Metal roofing doesn’t chip like tiles, and the colour remains vibrant for years. When it gets dusty or dirty, all you need to do id a simple hose down.
- Warranty- Metal roofs come with long warranty periods so you can rest assured any minor repairs over the years are easily taken care of.
The Process of Metal Roof Replacement
- Quote and Approval
Once you’ve booked in your quote, the roofer will arrive at the agreed time and get to work inspecting your roof. This includes measuring and advising you of the available options, so your estimate can be as accurate as possible.
- Old Roof Removed
After we’ve finished your quote and approved your re-roof, we complete safety procedures and then get to work. We install a safety railing and then remove old sheeting and guttering in sections before stripping the roof. Depending on the material of your old roof, this can be done in one day or can take up to two days.
- New Roof Installed
We start by laying insulation paper and check roof battens, re-battening where necessary. The next step is installing new or additional insulation, and then installing new roofing sheets. If this will take longer than a day, we will ensure the roof is left watertight overnight. While the gutters are off we paint the fascia boards if needed. We then lay and secure the roof sheet.
- Gutters, Capping and Finishing
We lay and secure the gutters, capping, and flashings. Once complete we carry out a final inspection and issue a certification. Your new roof is now ready to use for decades to come!
Re-Roof With COLORBOND® Metal Roofing
COLORBOND® is a great option for roofing and fencing in Australia. It’s durable, comes in a range of colours, and stands up to harsh Australian weather conditions. It’s also so versatile that it can complement your heritage style home as well as it can a new build. COLORBOND® has been tried and tested in Australian conditions for over 50 years, and comes with great warranty periods.
Get a Roof Replacement Quote Today
If you’ve been considering replacing your roof, we hope this article has been helpful. Metal roofing is durable, sustainable, energy-efficient, and works well with any house style.
At O’Boyles Roofing we deliver durable and affordable metal roofing, helping your home look great and work well day-to-day. Call us on (03) 9998 2170 or click the button below to get a roof replacement quote today!