All you need to know about the installation process including who does the work, the impact of the weather, how to protect your property and what happens after the installation.
Once you have paid your deposit, you’ll be booked in to get your new roof. It is reasonable to expect that you can wait 4-6 weeks for work to begin, depending on the installer's workload.
Generally, a re-roof will take between 3-5 days to complete, but if a problem arises in the process (e.g. finding structural damage or weather), it might be necessary to stop the work. You should always be advised of any changes which affect the original agreement.
The roof installer will go through these seven steps:
- Set up scaffolding/edge protection
- Remove the old roof
- Inspect roof structure for defects
- Prepare roof surface (Drip edge , underlay ) - Install insulation when required (this is often cheaper to install when the roof is being replaced, rather than at a later date)
- Install new structures like battens or purlins if necessary
- Install your new roofing, including loading up materials, laying the roofing, ridging, flashings, pointing nails/rivets and sealants (depending on your roofing product choice)
- Finish, site clean-up and final inspection
Re-roofing a property involves a lot of activity around your house. Scaffolding will be installed, trucks will be backing in and out, and your old roof will be coming off and being set aside for removal. All of this can affect your property, so we recommend:
- Talking to your roofing installer first and making sure you know what the plan is and where things will go.
- Moving any valuable or delicate items from around your house or surrounds.
- Clearly mark and identify anywhere you want extra care taken such as plants or fixtures.
If you have any issues, talk to your roofing installer.
Roofing installers can't complete re-roofs in bad weather. Rain, high wind, frost and moisture will delay installation of your new roof.
Because your house will be exposed to the elements for a very short period of time, the roofer will need to ensure that no water gets in, and that their team has a safe environment to work in. They’ll work around this wherever possible, but this can cause delays. If this happens, they’ll keep you informed.
It is important to talk to your insurance company when doing any renovation work on your home. They can let you know if your home insurance policy will still cover you during the work or if there are any policy rules you need to be aware of.