When making the decision to put a new roof on your home, it’s good to know what to look for and what’s involved. The great news is that it’s probably more straightforward than you think.
How to tell if you need a re-roof...
First of all, how do you tell whether your roof needs to be replaced?
Check any that apply to the roof of your home:
Your asphalt shingle tiles are peeling off or appear to be sun faded.
Your concrete tiles are chipped and/or cracking in multiple places.
Your decramastic tiles are dented, rusty or appear to be coming off.
Your longrun (iron) roof is rusty.
So, it looks like you need a new roof – where do you start?
It’s a smart idea to do a little of your own research before talking to a roofing professional. This way you’re prepared with questions and know what to look out for.
Things to consider:
Fun Fact: Which of these is a Gable roof?
Finding the right roof installer.
Now that you have an idea about what your roof needs - the next steps is to look for a great installer, you can trust.
A roof is a long-term investment so looking at warranties and using experienced installers is really where your focus should lie.
When looking for roof installers
Check that the roof installer is a Licensed Building Practitioner.
Check that workmanship & product manufacturer warranties are provided.
Check whether the warranties can be transferred to the next home owner – it’s worthwhile to know that warranties are transferable with Metrotile.
Quick Quiz: How long is a Metrotile roof guaranteed for?
Quotes - what should you look for?
Look for total transparency in a quote – know exactly what you’re being quoted for so you’re not surprised by extra costs later on, e.g. skip-bin hire, edge protection, scaffolding, etc.
Will the roof installation disrupt my life?
It’s comforting to know that while your roof is being fitted it will cause minimal disruption to your everyday life.
See how it's done
Jerry and Elizabeth, the owners of a $5m property in Shelly Park, Auckland, were faced with a problem when their 25 year old asphalt shingle roof showed signs of failing. After consultation with roofing experts, the solution for their 700m² of failed roof was to replace all of the rotten plywood and install Metrotile Shingle.