How much does it cost to re-roof your home on a mid-range budget?

If you've got around $5,000-$10,000 to spend on your new roof, these are some of the alternatives that will lift the value of your property.

Tiler covering roof with new tile
ARTICLE Jenna Moore 

A brand spanking new roof will not only look fantastic, it will automatically lift the value of your property. It’s also a basic unit of protection for your home, which is often your most valuable asset. If you’ve got around $30,000 - $60,000 to spend on your new roof, copper or membrane roofing is within your budget and last 50+ years. As you begin your roofing project, keep in mind that it’s the ideal time to check the framing structure and upgrade insulation if you need to.

What material options do you have?

You get what you pay for, so having a little more room in your budget allows you to opt for higher quality materials. While some people prefer iron over tiles, both are highly durable choices. Other choices within this price range include membrane and copper. Membrane, iron and clay tiled roofing can last up to 50 years while copper roofing can last up to 100. Ask your roofer about solar reflected paints for added longevity.
Clay tiled roof

What are important things to consider when re-roofing?

When it comes to your budget, other things to take into account are the roof framing structure. Do the rafters, beams and purlins need replacing or repairs and do they conform to current building regulations? Especially if your roof has crossed the 10-year line, it will likely need inspecting and possibly updating. This will need to be included in your costings. The planning stages are the perfect time to look into all of this ensuring you get no surprises when the job is in progress.
It’s also a great time to review the insulation in the ceiling space as it’s a lot easier/quicker to install insulation when the roof is off. Adding high-grade insulation is an investment you’ll never regret as it will help keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

How long will your new roof take?

This is an important consideration because if your roof is coming off you’ll need to house yourself and your family elsewhere for the duration of the project. From start to finish our experts suggest working on a week’s timeline, depending on the size of your home. While four days is usually the minimum, a week will allow for any weather delays or issues that may arise.
Depending on the materials you end up going with, expect to pay around $150 - $300 per m2 for materials and installation.
Roofing labour costs will depend on the following:
- Pitch of the roof
- Height of the home
- Home design
- Layers of tiles
- Size and experience
- Soffit vent and decking

If you have a smaller or larger budget to work with, why not read Re-Roofing Your Home On A Basic Budget, or Re-Roofing Your Home On A High-End Budget.

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