Extending your home provides a great time to replace the roof. In this article, we give some advice for replacing your roof and what to do if you decide not to replace it.


Roof Replacement

A home extension provides an ideal time to replace your roof. If you’re considering this option, there are a few things to consider. If it’s aged over 25 years; if the shingles are curling, cracked or missing; if moss is growing; if the roof is sagging – these are all signs that it is time for a roof replacement. Even if your roof doesn’t show these signs, you may decide that it is time to replace it, especially considering that many new options and materials are on the market.

There are a variety of materials to choose from when it comes to replacing your roof: five rib, corrugated and many more profiles. Simply discuss this with your professional sheeting manufacturer and choose which materials would best suit your needs. The same applies for the colours, as the majority of these materials come in a great range of colours.

The roofing process varies from installer to installer, as do the costs. However, the process generally involves removing your old roof, prepping the wood and making minor repairs if necessary, and then laying the new roofing materials over it.


Roof Alignment

Having two different roofing styles for your home isn’t advisable without planning. If you decide against roof replacement, there are a few things to consider with making the two roofs work well together.

The colours don’t have to be the same, but they should make sense. That way, harmony will be achieved in the design. Instead of replacing your entire old roof, you can choose to have the gutters replaced so that they match your new roof.

When planning your design for your new roof, discuss the possibilities you have. Your roofs don’t have to be identical in order to look good together – but this needs to be planned in advance. Sometimes the most obvious things can be overlooked. When extending your home, it is vital to ensure that your floor and roof plans will align. It may sound simple, but a roof that is not well-aligned will leak and corrode. If the roof plans even slightly don’t match, it will also look strange.

When considering this stage, consult to ensure that it has been taken into consideration. You may also need to discuss whether the existing roof will be supporting the new structure, or if the new structure will be self-supporting.


Looking for Quality Roofing Supplies in Brisbane?

If you require roofing, flashings or other supplies for your next domestic or commercial building project in Queensland, get in touch with our team. At Rollsec, we provide premium metal roofing products to customers across Brisbane. Our range of steel products includes affordable and durable pre-painted roofing from Unicote Steel.

Call us today on 07 3267 7171 to discuss your requirements or contact us online.