Roofs are subject to plenty of wear and tear, so every once in a while, you may find yourself in need of a replacement. If you’re looking to replace your roof with a new metal roof, price is certainly a factor.
Not all metal roofs cost the same, so here is a rough guide that can help you determine how the cost of your metal roof replacement will be calculated.
Know Your Square Metres
The size of your home will dictate the amount of metal you’ll need for a roof replacement. Usually, in New Zealand, the measurements are as follows
- A medium sized, single-level home will have a roof area of about 212 square metres.
- A large single-level home will have a roof area of about 300 square metres.
- A large, two-storied house will have a roof area of about 328 square metres.
- There are a few things that you may also need to consider when it comes to a roof replacement, such as:
- The cost of removal and disposal of old roof
- Standard underlay versus fire resistant underlay, depending on whether the building is residential or commercial
Cost per square metre – this may reduce with larger roof
- Choice of colour, profile and finish—some choices are more expensive than others
Complexity of design and height of roof – higher roofs may require scaffolding and other protective measures to be built
Location of your building – this will determine shipping costs
If your roof has a higher pitch or large rafter spaces, the cost may increase. Two storey homes may mean that the cladding and pitch will dictate the type of flashings required
Extra accessories like chimneys, skylights, raking cuts, etc. will add to the cost of a metal roof replacement
Calculation Cost Formula
An easy way to try to calculate the cost of your metal roof replacement is to follow this simple formula:
Metal Price + Waste Percentage + Shipping + Labour = Total Cost of Roof Replacement.
The metal price is usually per square metre, and depending on the market, the cost could go up or down. For waste percentage, the more complex your job, the more waste you will produce. The percentage is usually between 5 and 20 percent.
Shipping costs vary depending on how far your building is from the location of the material. The cost of labour has to be determined by your roofing contractor before installation. Adding any details will increase the price.
Ask for a Quote
If you really want to know the cost of a metal roof replacement before you begin, make sure to get in touch with your local Auckland roofing contractor.
We provide you with a quote on the cost of roof replacement and we can offer you a free quote !!!
If you need a metal roof replacement in Auckland, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Aspect Roofing. We are more than happy to provide you with a comprehensive, obligation-free quote.