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Are you in the market for a new roof or roof extension in Sydney? Are you feeling stressed about the potential roof replacement cost that you are trying to ignore? Southern Cross Roofing are Sydney’s roofing experts. We offer a plethora of different options available to make sure that we install the perfect roof for your taste, requirements and budget.

It can be hard to decide whether or not it is time to get a new roof. Because we understand that most of our customers are not roofing experts, we have put together a small checklist about modern roofing in Sydney. It is designed to help you recognise if you need a new roof or not.

Do I need a New Roof in my Sydney Home?

The first point to consider is the age of your roof. If your roof is looking like it was here before mankind then it may be a good idea to consider talking to us. Sadly, no roof will last forever. The older it becomes, the likelihood of it being responsible for damage to your home increases.

Visually checking the roof is another great way to identify the state of your roof. It is important for homeowners to know what they are looking for when performing a visual inspection. This can be difficult if you don’t have a wealth of knowledge but there are some obvious things you can notice. These include buckling tiles, missing tiles, cracks & chips, missing cement work, rusting gutters.

Another red flag is an obvious one, leaks. Do you find yourself constantly needing to get repairs done or put a bucket beneath that annoying drip? Sometimes a simple repair is the answer, but sometimes it is not! If it is an ongoing issue, then it is likely that your roof is no longer in a position to protect your home from water damage. Don’t leave the issue until it becomes a really big problem!

However it is not always a need that pushes the idea of a new roof. Sometimes a homeowner may just want a fresh, modern looking roof. Whatever the reason; Southern Cross Roofing is here to help.

How much does a Roof Replacement in Sydney Cost?

Roof replacement prices vary across different regions in Australia. In Sydney, prices are usually calculated using a square meter rate.

Other factors that come into play:

  • Roof replacement size: in Sydney, most contractors charge per square meter. However, pricing is scaled to minimize costs on larger jobs. For example, medium-sized jobs may cost between $20-$30 per square meter, while larger projects would charge a lower rate per square meter.  In general, the cheapest roof replacements in Sydney cost between $5,000 to $15,000.
  • Roof Replacement Materials: the type of material used has a big influence on the final price. For example, the Colorbond roofing price (steel roofing) is cheaper to replace than something like terracotta tiled roofing, and offers much better protection from the elements.
  • Roof replacement labour: labor costs are variable, depending on ease of access to the roof, and level of difficulty of the existing materials. Some people try to cut expenses down by doing some of the work themselves – be warned that it’s complicated and physically exhausting work!

In general, you can expect a cheap roof replacement in Sydney to cost around 2-4% the total value of your house. If you know the total number of square meters of your roof that need to be replaced, expect most roof repair quotes in Sydney to come in at around $100 to $140 per square meter.

There are also additional costs to consider beyond the actual construction of your new roof. These include the removal of old roofing materials, and site cleanup. SItes that are difficult to access (such as steep roofs or remote sites) will incur additional labor expenses.

Cheapest Sydney Roofing Options

These are the types of roofs are cheapest to work with:

  • Simple roofs having single or double pitches
  • Average-sized roofs
  • Easily accessible roofs

Cheap choices of materials include concrete tiles, terracotta tiles and Colorbond steel roofs.

How to Do a Sydney Roof Extension

As well as new roofs, we also perform roof extensions. A common request we get from Sydney homeowners is to have their roof extended while maintaining the look and feel of their current roof. As we have such a wide range of skills and materials, we can have your new extension fit snuggly into your existing roof.

Be confident that when you want a new roof or roof extension in Sydney. Southern Cross Roofing is best roofing expert in Sydney. We are located just around the corner, and staffed with dedicated experts who are ready to provide you with top-quality expert services.

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