The Roofing Project Guide


Besides a building's facade, the roof is the main feature in every house or building that stands out and commands attention. It is therefore important to make an informed choice when roofing your home or business installation. Undertaking a roofing project can be more difficult than most people assume. A roofing specialist will help you to execute your ideal roof in the right time, with the right materials and at the right cost.

When preparing for a roofing project, there are several things you need to plan for before embarking on the actual roofing. This is why you need a roofing specialist throughout the entire roofing project:


Roofing cost

Everyone considers the overall cost of roofing as the quoted price by a roofing specialist. When planning for a roofing project, you may save more by actually measuring your roof size first. This is a fairly simple activity that you can do by yourself or consult a roofing specialist at no extra cost. Measure the square size of your roof from the outside as well as the elevation. These measurements will guide you when buying exact amounts of roofing material. They will also come in handy when negotiating for the total roofing price.

Roofing Materials

It is good to consult a roofing specialist before buying roofing material. In Australia, the two main roofing materials are tiles and metal. A roofing specialist will tell you exactly what material would be suitable for your roof style. He or she will also be useful in determining the most cost effective option, the safer option as well as the easier option. Terracotta tiles are currently considered the most expensive option.

They, however, offer the most artistic and aesthetically viable choice for most home owners. They are not combustible and this quality makes them more preferable in the Australian regions prone to bushfires. Metal roofing is deemed suitable for most industrial installations. They offer a low maintenance option as well as durability. Most metal roofing specialists will advice customers to get a warranty of at least 25 years.


Most people do not generally think of insulation until a problem presents itself. This is the wrong way to go about it. Insulation can be either for preventing water from permeating the roof structure or for temperature control. An element called 'sarking' is widely available for use in this. It creates a layer within the roof that acts as a leakage barrier as well as insulation. There are various other insulation materials available that a roofing specialist can recommend for you. Some can be easily laid after complete roofing while others require installation before completion.


Finally, before beginning your roofing expedition or renovation, it is important to familiarize yourself with some of the regulations in place where your roof is intended. For instance, some councils regulate the type of materials you can use while others go as far as even the colors.


4 August 2015

Roofs: Repair, Re-shingle, Replace and Other Roofing Ideas

Hi and welcome to my blog. My name is Jules, and several years ago, I bought an old house. As it needed so many repairs, we learned to compromise and prioritise our goals. That included the roof. Although the house needed a roof, we spent a few years working on other elements of the house, and during that time, we repaired and patched parts of the roof or added shingles as needed. Finally, we were able to replace the entire thing. I learned a lot through the process and wanted to create a blog about it. If you are interested in anything to do with roofs, please check out my posts.