Roof Restoration Costs

Roof Restoration Cost

Costs for residential nd commercial property owners in South East Queensland including Brisbane Northside, Brisbane Southside, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads.

Most homeowners would agree that the roof serves as the main line of protection between the elements and their family, possessions, and even the home itself. Though, this doesn’t imply that anyone would be willing to pay hundreds of dollars for roof work. However, by having the basic idea of the pricing depending on the types of work could actually eliminate the uncertainty and concern related to how the expense could impact one’s budget.

Allow us to give you an overview of the things that you should consider about roof restoration. In this article we will cover the following 3 main areas.

  1. Types of Restoration
  2. Roof Restoration Procedures


1. Types of Restoration

Listed below are just some of the most common types of roof restoration found in Australia.

Concrete Roofing

  • Lifespan: 20-25 years
  • Cost: $650/square
  • Cost/Year: $28.88/sq. per year


This kind of roofing that’s made up of sand, water, and cement could last for about four decades, especially if taken care of on a regular basis. For homeowners, they have the privilege to choose from the three main appearance when making a selection in regard to what kind of roofing they want to use. This could be concrete, which includes flat profile and low profile that has a slight curve in the title; or there’s the high profile that has a dramatic curve in it. There are some advantages of using concrete tiles, such as being fire resistant, strong, and could last for a number of years. However, it also has some disadvantages, like the cost, the weight, and the difficulty of installation.

Terracotta Roofing

  • Lifespan: 20-25 years
  • Cost: $750/square
  • Cost/Year: $33.33/sq. per year


Another option to consider when looking for new roofing tiles would be the terracotta. Generally, these tiles are made from clay and it could last for up to five decades. Aside from that, they’re also resistant from salt, that they’re ideal for coastal areas and they give the thermal protection needed to keep the home or office place warm or cool– depending on the season. Just like the Concrete Roofing, they’re also resistant to fire.

Metal Roofing

  • Lifespan: 20-25 years
  • Cost: $750/square
  • Cost/Year: $33.33/sq. per year


Metal roofing has a number of advantages as compared to other roofing types. For one, it’s considered to be energy efficient and are very resistant to the effect of living in a harsh environment. Although, they cost more and could be noisy, especially when it rains

2. Roof Restoration Procedures

Cleaning the Roof

This includes the utilization of water blasting, wherein a high speed water is used to take off the mold, dirt, and pollution. This could bring the face of the tile back to a stable, while cleaning the surface and preparing it for a painting job.

Cleaning cost depending on type (based on an average sized 3 bedroom home)
a) Cement Tile Roof: Starting from $220
b) Terracotta Tile Roof: Starting from  $250
c) Metal Roof: Starting from $220
d) For large homes a quote will be required.


Repointing involves the use of a product called “Flexipoint.” In this method, the ridge capping and gable cement work would be re-bedded and pointed where it’s needed the most.

General guide for the repointing prices:
a) 3×1 single storey home: $1500- 2400
b) 4×2 single storey home: $1800- 2700
c) 3×1 double storey home:$1700- 2600
d) 4×2 double storey home:$1900- 2900

Repairs and Protection

The broken tiles would be replaced and other issues must be fixed before painting. Using the square meter rate, the range of prices for replacement could be $80-110/square meter.


Two coats of paint should be applied and the type of paint to be used would be determined based on the condition of the roof and the preference of the client. Price Range: $30-50 per hour


Layover or Tear off
Lay over refers to laying the new roof material on top of the existing one. Whereas Tear off means to totally remove the old roof and replace it with a new material of your choice, generally steel or tiles.

Per Square Meter

Per Square Meter cost would usually depend on a number of factors, and size plays a very important role. That’s also the reason why a lot of contractors charge according to the square meter. However, in case that the roof is larger than the average, the per-square-meter price could go down as the size continues to increase. On average, especially for Brisbane homeowners, they could expect to pay $2000, but it could also go as high as $4000 and above.


Final Thoughts

Even though the cost of roof restoration plays an integral part, homeowners should also keep in mind that the cost should never be the final deciding factor when choosing the type of service that’s needed or the contractor to hire for the job. Likewise, as much as possible, it’s important to familiarize yourself in regard to the important factors surrounding your restoration. This would allow you to determine if you need to hire a contractor, or if it’s possible to do the job by yourself.

Remember to get atleast three (3) quotes and always ask for references.