The roof on your home or commercial building is an important structure. If you neglect your roofing or invest in poor quality roofing products, chances are high that the building is going to suffer along with the contents. There are a number of reasons why homeowners consider doing a roof replacement. Damage, age of the roof, or even for aesthetic reasons. While the cost of replacing a roof can be high, it can also add a great deal of value to the home. It’s best to get a quote from your local roofing supplier before you get started.
There is a bit more that affects the cost of roofing than might initially meet the eye. In fact, it’s about more than just buying the products to do the job. The project must also be completed by a professional and experienced team. The following factors will affect what your quote will be:
The Size of the Roof
The size of the roof is quite an important factor. It is important to measure the dimensions of your roof structure, so that the tiling supplier can provide you with a quote including the precise amount of tiles required. The bigger the roof, the more expensive you can expect the quote to be.
The Roofing Material Used
What you plan to construct the roof with will undoubtedly affect the cost of your roofing. Like in any industry, certain products and materials are more expensive than others. There are various roofing products on the market, including asphalt, wood, slate, metal, clay and concrete. At Marley Roofing, we highly recommend that you make use of concrete roof tiles. Remember that the roofing materials (this includes the tiles, nails, undertile membrane and accessories) will have to be delivered to your premises, and the cost of this must be worked into your quotation.
The Strength of the Existing Roof Structure
If your roof is being replaced, the structure that stands will have been designed for whatever roofing material was previously chosen. If you are working with a new or different roofing material, you might want to re-think the safety and strength of the existing structure. When using concrete tiles, the roof structure might need additional support. Tiles tend to be heavier than other roofing products, and so this weight must be catered to. Extra structures require added materials and labour, which can push up the cost of your roofing quote.
The Roof Pitch
Remember that your tiles need to be installed by a team, which means that they need safe and secure access. The pitch of the roof can assist or hinder the project. The roofing team will need to be able to move around easily and safely during the installation process. In some instances, the pitch of the roof might be awkward, and then specialised equipment and safety accessories will be required as a result. If there is scaffolding needed and extra risk involved, the price of the quote will be increased.
Removal of the Old Roofing Material
If you are replacing a roof and not constructing a new one from scratch, there will be a bit of effort involved in removing the existing roof, and transporting the materials to a suitable landfill site. This will require added labour and time, which will affect the final price of your quote.
At Marley Roofing, we provide competitive quotes on roof tiles. Our range includes an array of concrete and cement tiles that are designed to withstand the harsh African climate. We offer our range at branches in the following areas:
- Gauteng: Olifantsfontein and Bronkhorstspruit.
- KwaZulu-Natal: Tongaat.
- Mpumalanga: Nelspruit.
- Western Cape: Cape Town.
- Limpopo: Polokwane.
We also have branches in neighbouring countries, including Botswana and Zambia. Our company is PWC ISO 9001 certified, and our products are also SABS ISO 18001 and SABS ISO 14001 approved. This is merely a testament to the quality of our products. Affordability is something that’s evident in our quotations.
To receive a comprehensive roof tile quote, it is best to chat to one of our roofing specialists in your area. We encourage you to contact us via email or telephone, and to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube and DesignMind.