When the time comes to get a new roof, it’s not unusual to feel a bit daunted. There are plenty of myths and misconceptions around reroofing, and if we’re not sure what’s true and what isn’t, the whole process can seem like a bigger hurdle than it really is.
But these myths and misconceptions don’t just exist to make things difficult. The truth is, the roofing industry is complex, involving various materials, techniques, and processes that may be unfamiliar to the average property owner. Roofing practices and technologies used by experts also tend to evolve over time, leading to confusion and outdated beliefs. Facts can even be distorted by companies with vested interests, or anecdotes on social media.
That’s why it’s best to talk to experienced professionals before you make any decisions about roof replacement. With over 15 years in the industry, Zen Roofing is here to discuss all of your roofing needs. But in the meantime, here are a few facts to dispel some of the most prevalent myths and misconceptions
Myth 1: Reroofing is Too Expensive
While reroofing costs can vary depending on the size, materials used, and complexity of the project, it’s important to recognise that a new roof is a once-off, long-term investment. It’s very unlikely that you would ever have to replace a roof more than once every 20 years, but not replacing it might just be the more expensive option. Neglecting a deteriorating roof can lead to extensive and costly damage over time, not to mention threatening the structural integrity and protection of your property.
Of course, comparisons to other home improvement projects or general living expenses may create a perception of high costs, but these expenses are typically far more frequent. By obtaining multiple quotes from reputable roofing contractors, property owners can gain a better understanding of the reasonable costs associated with roof replacement.
Myth 2: Reroofing is Too Disruptive
Reroofing is undoubtedly a big project, but the misconception that it’s overly disruptive can be addressed by understanding some of the advancements in roofing techniques. Modern roofing practices and technologies have greatly minimised the amount of disruption involved in the reroofing process, streamlining methods for maximum efficiency while reducing inconvenience for property owners and their neighbours.
Professional roofing contractors work diligently to complete projects within a reasonable time frame. Often, they’ll use specialised equipment and employ capable teams in order to speed things up. But before any of the loud and messy work begins, a reputable roofing company will make detailed plans to ensure the project runs as smoothly as possible. Taking measures to protect surrounding areas, they will organise handling of roof materials to lower noise levels, and communicate with owners to work around their schedule whenever they can.
Remember, at the end of the day, many roofing companies rely on positive referrals, so they prefer to avoid the negative associations of being disruptive!
Myth 3: Reroofing is Only Necessary if There is Damage
This myth overlooks the importance of proactive roof replacement. While it’s true that visible damage, such as leaks or missing shingles, can indicate the need for reroofing, an ageing roof will often exhibit subtle signs of deterioration that aren’t immediately noticeable. However, old or damaged roofs aren’t the only reasons for replacement, and property owners may find that replacing a roof that’s still serviceable can actually be a smart investment.
For instance, it might be worth considering the benefits of changing a roof’s material. The metal roof is a common sight across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and with good reason! Old tile roofs can be more likely to incur damage during some of Queensland’s harsh weather events, and with individual tile damage leading to a lower overall curb appeal, switching to metal can not only modernise the aesthetics but also lengthen the amount of time before you’ll ever need to reroof again.
Who to Call for All the Facts About Reroofing Brisbane
If you’re interested in a clear, straight-forward reroofing process, Zen Roofing is the company to call. This family-owned and operated team know the importance of putting a good roof over your loved ones’ heads or your place of business. That’s why they focus on affordability, trustworthy customer service, and of course, high quality workmanship.
As metal roofing experts, Zen Roofing know all there is to know about steel, corrugated, and aluminium roofing solutions. Partnering with Colorbond, they provide durable modern roofs with long lifespans in a range of vibrant colours to suit any property type. With full insurance cover, public liability, asbestos risk, contractor liability and workers compensation, you can trust Zen Roofing with everything from reroofing and repairs, to insulation and asbestos removal.
For all your professional roofing advice in Brisbane, just give the friendly team a call on +617 3521 8520, or use the website for a free quote.