When it comes to doing an overhaul of the roof, otherwise known ans re-roofing in the roofing industry – it should be taken very seriously. Not because of the considerable amount of money that is normally invested with the job but one should also look at the potential hazard it could present if it is done incorrectly. You sometime hear about the horror stories on those current affairs about a roof replacement job gone wrong.
Although those shows can sometime be sensationalised way too much, the end of the day, the message is one that should not be ignored. So what exactly is re-roofing? In layman terms it is basically a roof replacement job where the existing roof is replaced by something new, even with new materials. For example going form a tiled roof to a metal one. Because the job is quite labour intensive, the cost adds up quite quickly. Without putting a specific figure to it, but one may pay up somewhere around $30,000 to get it done. Now before you say ‘”wow, that’s super expensive”, you have to remember the materials are of high quality to fight against the harsh Australian environment. Our sun is one of the fiercest in the world. Just like our delicate skin, our roofing material also needs to slip, slop, slap!
Without going into too much detail, the take home message that you can take from all of this is: choose your roofing service provider very wisely! We cannot stress the uber importance of getting the right people to do the job. Do not, in any circumstances choose purely based on the price. Because, as the old saying goes: “you get what you paid for’. Buy no means we are labelling all contractors/company are like that. But unfortunately, the majority are. Which obviously give the rest of us honest contractors a bad name.
Any reputable contractors will have the necessary accreditation to demonstrate their ability to do the job at an acceptable quality. So next time you pick yours, make sure it has some sort of accreditation to their name. It is absolutely crucial to give you a peace of mind when choosing the provider.