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Ultimate Brisbane Roofing Solution Starter’s Guide

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Let’s face it, when you’re looking for Brisbane roofing solution, whether it’s for roof restoration, roof painting, roof repairs, or a full roof replacement, there’s plenty to choose from. So we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to find the best roof in town.

If you’ve just started looking, its common to be overwhelmed. You probably want to know a few key points:

  • Where do you start?
  • What exactly are your options?
  • How much will it cost?
  • Which are the best companies?

So let’s break them down one by one.

Where do you start?

The best place to start is an inspection. Allied, for example, offer free onsite inspections which are completely obligation free. This is where the fear comes in for many customers, because they know nothing about roofing and don’t want to be ripped off. We recommend becoming educated, and maybe even getting a second quote.

What exactly are your roofing solution options?

If you’re seeking advice because you’ve spotted an immediate problem or emergency, you’ll be wanting to get in touch right away. But should you fix or replace, and are there other roofing solutions? Let’s find out…

For metal, tile, or terracotta roofs, your options include the following. If you have an asbestos roof, we recommend getting in touch to discuss its condition and your options.

Roof Repair: If you’re looking for a quick fix for an immediate or unbudgeted problem, your local roofing company can quote on a repair. Leaks can be hard to find and cause structural damage, so check if the company you call uses licenced builders (QBCC in Queensland). Roof repairs are often short-term fixes, so if you can you should consider a roof restoration, or even a roof replacement.

Roof Restoration: Restoring your roof includes cleaning, repairing, sealing with a painted membrane, and painting. Often, this is the best choice because it involves a thorough inspection, exposing of unidentified or potential problems, and structural repair. It also brings your home back to an ‘as new’ look.

Tell-tale signs that your roof is ready for a restoration include: fading, cracking, and spots of rust. A typical lifespan for a roof is 20-30 years, so after 10 years it’s wise to have an inspection to prolong the life of your roof.

 

Roof Replacement: When roofs are too rusty, cracked, or damaged, a roof replacement becomes your only option. This involves removing the entire roof and replacing it, typically with metal roofing in Brisbane, but in some states tiles are still very popular.
Whether you’re replacing the roof because of leaks and damage or not, when the roof is off a structural assessment is done and any repairs are made. This is the domain of qualified builders, so check the licenses of the roofing company you use and ensure they’re qualified to make repairs.

 

 

Roof Painting: While you’re restoring and painting your roof, often as part of a larger or on-going renovation, why not update the colour of your roof? The Dulux Acra-Tex 962, our roof paint of choice, comes in a staggering 36 colours, so you’re bound to find a colour that suits.

How much does roofing cost in Queensland?

If you’re just starting to assess your options, you’re probably wondering how much roofing will cost. You’re aware it could be a big investment, but need more info to get started.
Prices vary between quality, workmanship, location, and type of home. Because of this it’s difficult to give even a rough guide. For an accurate roofing quote in Brisbane or Queensland, get in touch and we have a team of very friendly support staff that are waiting to help you.

Roofing Finance:

If you need a new roof quickly, many companies offer finance options with competitive interest rates. Look for companies offering trusted finance companies, such as Certegy Ezi-Pay.

Things To Look Out For In A Roofing Company:

  • Brand name products like Dulux, Colourbond, and BlueScope.
  • Queensland Builders Construction Commission licenses.
  • Professional and friendly staff.
  • Positive customer feedback and review.

Things To Be Wary Of In A Roofing Company

  • Companies pushing unknown brands.
  • Splitting bills so each is less than $3300.
  • Forcing you to buy under pressure.
  • Being asked for a cash payment.

Which are the best companies?

Whichever company you choose will ultimately be up to you. Some useful tips for choosing are:

  • do some research online,
  • ask your friends, and
  • get some quotes.

“Our experience with Allied Group has been a very professional and pleasant one. They were well informed and confident about the promoted product and able to satisfy any of our queries with a simple explanation.” – Vicki

One thing to look out for is an established roofing company, versus the ‘man in the van’. So how do you spot one?

An established company with have a central location, a high-level of customer service, and they will ensure that all of their employees are qualified to do their job. You can generally ask for testimonials and examples of their work, and they’ll be happy to show them to you.

The ‘man in the van’ is the cheaper alternative. Without the overheads, they’re able to quote cheaper. Questions to ask include:

  • do you and your staff have builder’s licences,
  • what brands of roofing do you use, and
  • what warranties do they come with.

If they’re not a qualified builder, this can void any insurance you have on your home. Low-quality work can also lead to additional repairs in the future.

We hope this helps break down some of the possible Brisbane roofing solutions for you. If you have any more questions or feedback, please send us a comment.

 

Allied Group is a Queensland roofing and construction company based in Brisbane. We supply and install Roofing, Solar, and Shutters to homes and business around Australia.