Re-roofing

What's involved?

How do I request a Quote?

Simply call 0800 shingle or fill out the ‘request a quote’ form online and one of our roofing specialists will be in touch.

 

 What does a Quote involve?

  • An estimate involves one of our roofing specialists visiting your home and taking a measurement of your roof area, and a general inspection. It is not necessary for you to be home at the time unless you have any queries about the job or product choices. 
  • We will be in touch if there are any concerns with the job but generally we will prepare you a quote and email it through to you. Unless we hear from you we will usually follow it up within the week to see if you have any questions. If you would like to see any product we are happy to leave you samples to assist you in deciding. If you would like to see other projects we have completed, we can provide you with addresses to look at.

 

Will I have a contract?

Yes. Once you have decided that you would like to proceed, you will be asked to sign a contract of work. Once scaffold has been installed, an invoice for a deposit will be sent to you. 

 

What is involved in the re-roofing process? 

The re-roofing process consists of the following:

  • Set up scaffolding/edge protection.
  • Remove the old roof.
  • Inspect roof structure for defects.
  • Prepare roof surface (Roofing ply, drip edge, underlay) - (this is a good time to have insulation installed as it is often cheaper to install when the roof is being replaced, rather than at a later date).
  • Install new structures like battens or purlins if necessary.
  • Product will arrive at some point during the process.
  • Install new product. 
  • Finish, Site clean-up and final inspection.
  • Once you are pleased with the finished result, we will send you your final invoice.

 

What inconveniences should I expect during the reroof process, and how do I prepare?

While we do our best to limit the inconvenience, getting a reroof is a major renovation. Here are some things to be prepared for and some actions you can take to help make the process go as smooth as possible for yourself, and the workers.

  • Re-roofing is noisy. It is best to make prior arrangements if you have a home business or small children that make be affected by this.
  • As much as possible, try to leave the driveway and yard clear. Scaffolders, workers and shingle delivery trucks will need to get as close to the house as possible.
  • We may need to block access to garages during the process. If possible, try to arrange street or another form of parking during the day. This way we will not hinder you from going about your business.
  • We take as much care as possible to protect your house, plants, and other items. However, if possible, remove any valuables from the exterior of your house (BBQ, potted plants etc, and put them in a safe place. 
  • Make sure there is a working power source on site, preferably on the exterior of the house. If you need to leave for the day and don’t have exterior power, please let us know and we will arrange to run an extension cord from inside the house. Also make sure power sources are turned on at your homes breaker box.
  • Its best to let your neighbours know if you are having your house re-roofed. That way they are prepared for the likelihood of some inconvenience, especially if you have a shared driveway that we will need to use.
  • Some debris will fall on the ground. We do our best to limit this, but it will happen. Please take care when entering and leaving your property. Our workers comply with strict safety regulations and want to keep you safe.
  • Once the job is complete, the workers will do a thorough clean up. However, once the scaffold is down it may reveal some debris that we were not able to access. Simply give us a call and we will send someone to do a second clean.

If you have any concerns, inform your project manager and he will give guidance to the workers on site. Also, do not hesitate to talk to the one of the workers if you have any immediate queries.

 

How Does Weather effect the process?

Roofing installers can't complete re-roofs in bad weather. Rain, high wind, frost and moisture will delay installation of your new roof.

Because your house will be exposed to the elements for a very short period, the roofer will need to ensure that no water gets in, and that their team has a safe environment to work in. They’ll work around this wherever possible, but this can slow the progress. If bad weather happens, they’ll keep you informed of any delays.

 

Regular maintenance checks

You should have a professional check your roof cladding, chimneys and flashings. We recommend that you climbing on your roof yourself.

 

Trim and maintain your trees

  • Trees can cause many problems for roofs of all types. Overhanging branches can scratch and gouge roofing materials when blown by the wind; falling branches can damage or puncture shingles and other roofing materials; and falling leaves can clog gutters and valleys causing water to backup or run down behind the fascia.
  • Trees that are adjacent to the house should be kept well-trimmed. 

 

Regular washing

Roofing should be regularly washed with clean water to avoid a build-up of dirt, salts and other debris – particularly in those areas which get little rain on them. A dirty roof can lead to rust on steel flashings, and moss & lichen growth. Most manufacturers’ warranties require regular washing, particularly in areas that don’t get rain such as under the eaves. You may need to wash the roof more often in coastal, geothermal or highly industrial areas to keep salt, sulphur and other deposits to a minimum. You can either do this yourself, or hire a professional roofing cleaner to do the job for you. Please consult a professional before applying any product to your roof, as it could be caustic and damage your shingles

We have a recommended roof cleaning partner that we work with. Give us a call or email and we will pass you on their information.

 

Gutters & Downpipes

It is also important to clean your gutters and rainwater systems on a regular basis. You need to make sure your gutters are clear from debris, and that there are no holes or water ponding in any areas.

 

 

What goes into the cost of a quote?

There are lots of variables that can go into a detailed roof estimate and every roof is unique – that’s why you’ll need to get an expert to come onsite to get it right. However, we’ve listed common things that affect the final quote. 

 

Existing damage to the roof

If your roof has already started leaking into the roof space, it could increase the costs to replace it, with insulation or internal structures potentially needing to be replaced.

 

Size of the roof

Larger roofs are generally more expensive due to more surface area. 

 

Product choice

Your roof price will change depending on product choice. Ask your estimator to quote you for multiple products to compare.

  • Oakridge 30 $
  • Duration Premium $$
  • Cedar Shingles $$$
  • Cedar Shakes $$$$

 

Design complexity

Generally, the complexity of a roof can affect price. This could be due to chimneys, skylights, narrow hips and raking cuts.

 

Location & site access

Generally, jobs within the Auckland area don’t suffer from higher freight costs. However, freight can increase when jobs are located outside the Auckland area. Unusual or difficult to access sites may require special equipment.

 

Roof pitch 

Roofs with a higher pitch generally cost more as labour time increases.

 

Do I need a sign-off from Council? 

Generally, when changing from one lightweight roof product to another (e.g., you do not need a sign-off from council. However, if you are unsure, it pays to give the council a call.

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