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How Much Does Roof Repair Cost?

Last Updated Mar 16, 2015 · Written by

Roofing|Renovation Costs

If your roof needs repairing, don't put it off because you're worried about the cost. Leaving a roof repair until later can mean even greater costs when the leaking roof causes the timber underneath to rot or, even worse, causes a dangerous electrical fault.


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How Much Does Roof Repair Cost?


Roof repair specialists generally charge from around $40 to up to $90 per hour, but an hourly rate is not the best indicator of the total cost of a roof repair. A square metre rate can be more accurate, but the price per square metre will vary depending on a number of factors such as:
  • The type of roofing material that has to be repaired.
  • The quality of the roofing materials used in making a repair.
  • The difficulty or ease of access to the roof.
  • Roof pitch and/or complexity.
  • The expertise of the roof repair service.
  • The type of repair that is needed (repointing, for example)
The scope of the job will make a difference to the price, too. Metal roof repairs, for example, start at around $45 per square metre, but will be higher for small jobs, to compensate for travel and setup time.

Choosing a Roof Repairer


Repairing a metal or Colourbond roof is very different from repairing and replacing roof tiles. While some roof repair companies do general repairs, it's always a good idea to get quotes from specialists in their fields who have the necessary equipment and experience to do the job quickly and efficiently.

Whatever their speciality may be, a difficult to access roof with a steep pitch will always take longer to repair, so in order to get accurate quotes for roof repairs, always provide details about anything that will affect the quote. Withholding these details won't save you money, because you won't get a final quote until a company representative has had the opportunity to inspect your property in person.

The cost of one roof repair may be $500, while another can cost thousands. The only way to find out how much your job is going to cost is to get quotes from roof repairers in your area first. Take the time to fill out the form in as much detail as possible. That will enable the services to give you more accurate quotes and you won't be in for a nasty surprise after they inspect your roof and give you a final quote.

After you receive your quotes, compare them carefully. What materials are they going to use? Are they licensed and insured? How long has the company been in business? You may have to pay a little more for the services of an established expert, but you will know the job has been done right and they stand behind their work.

*Cost and prices in this article are indicative and should only be used as a guide. They also vary locally and are subject to market forces.

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