Over the years it is necessary to do regular roof repairs or do partial reroofing of your home, but sometimes when the roof is very old, you have many shingles missing, or you have frequent problems it may be the right time to start budgeting for replacing your entire roof. 

Your first move is to phone a reputable roofing expert to do the initial inspection to determine whether you’ll be needing a full or just a partial roof replacement.

Roofing materials

Instead of just looking at the traditional asphalt, shakes or slate options, you may want to consider installing metal or aluminum roofs. The newer choice of materials can be more expensive, but when you think long-term, it can be a substantial investment, as they have more benefits and can last a lot longer.

Stripping or layering

When you already have a layer of asphalt shingles, you can add another layer, as you can the option of having two layers of asphalt shingles installed on the roof. It can save you some money on the installation fees. However, this can only be done once. If you experience high winds in the area where you stay, the better option may be to strip the roof rather than layering.

What does the installation entail?

When you’re considering roof replacement Brisbane, a reputable builder must let you in on precisely what they will be doing whether it is stripping or layering and whether there will be a difference in height if only partial reroofing is done. Also, consider that a roof replacement is quite a noisy affair. If your family, pets or yourself are sensitive to loud noises, then you might want to plan a trip outdoors during the installation process.


Always check what the warranty on the new roof is and precisely what is covered and what not. Replacing a roof is an expensive and long-term investment. In the instance where something goes wrong, you need to know if you’ll be covered and if the problem will be taken care of timeously.

Obtain a written contract

Before the work starts you must obtain a written agreement from the builder, stipulating all the details that were discussed between the two of you, including the color choice, the areas that are going to be worked on, the type of shingles you’ve chosen and the details of the project for example: flashing, layering, stripping etc.

Most essential tips when replacing a roof:

• Don’t delay having your roof done unnecessarily, as it can result in more severe problems in the future, i.e. water leaks or erosion.
• Make sure you obtain all the details on the different materials such as cedar, asphalt, steel etc. to discern which one will be the best option for your unique situation.
• Always opt for an experienced and licensed roofing expert to replace you roof.
• Make sure you read through the product warranty, and you have a clear understanding of precisely what you'll be covered for in the event of something going wrong.