The life of your roof
How much does a new roof cost?
Prices vary based on the size, but you can expect to pay $100+GST per m2 for materials and installation, making a standard 150 m2 four-bedroom house cost around $18,000 including GST.
Scaffolding costs will usually be on top of that and could be $2,000 or even $6,000 for a double-story home.
Roofing repairs or roof replacement – which is more cost-effective?
New roofing is expensive, but so can roofing repairs. A recent Stuff.co.nz article suggested that in some scenarios, “patching a roof could be half the price of a new roof”. It also suggested repairs may cost “a third, or a quarter of the cost (of a new roof) which might keep it going another five years”.
The answer as to what is more cost-effective depends on the state of the roof and your budget. If you’re planning to sell your home shortly, an old roof will be identified by buyers as a way to get the asking price down.
A new roof is an asset in the housing market - in most cases, a new roof makes the home more saleable and makes it more competitive against similar properties.
Selecting an Auckland Roofer - 10 things to ask before agreeing to a quote or estimate
Once you’ve chosen a roofer that meets your needs, you need to talk and agree on several essential points. Specifically, these are:
The best way to address these issues is to agree to everything up front in a written contract. This gives you a record of your expectations and protects both you and the roofer. While such an agreement is recommended for roofing replacements, it can also be used for smaller roofing repair work.
Be aware – the replacement of roofing material due to movement and age is deemed to be general home maintenance and therefore, does not require Auckland Council consents. However, check with your roofing company about this.
Paying a roofing contractor
How much should I expect to pay for roofing repair or replacement?