Everything You Need to Know About Re-roofing: Signs That You Need One

Just like literally everything in this world – your roof won’t last forever. Time will come when it will accumulate too many damages. If you haven’t been doing roofing maintenance ever since the construction of your home, chances are your roof has deteriorated and will need a full replacement. If you’re looking to replace your roof right now, you should first consider re-roofing it. Re-roofing Adelaide is the process of laying your roof with another set of shingles over your existing shingles, particularly the spots that have succumbed to damages.

It’s an effective and cost-efficient way to salvage your roof without having to commit to a full roof replacement. However, it’s not for everyone, and there are many more things you need to know about it. With that said, here’s everything you need to know about re-roofing.

Why Re-roofing?

There are bundles of reasons why you should opt for re-roofing. Here are two of the most common reasons:

You want a change in your roof (redesign)

Your roof has already failed and needs restoration: Loss in colour, corrosion, mould, rust, and leaks. The reasons for this is usually old age, but there are also other cases such as wrong fit (wrong materials used for the environment), poor maintenance, or structural reasons (poor installation or design).

The True Cost of Re-roofing Adelaide

When you decide to re-roof, it’s essential that you take a long-term view of this decision with regards to the cost. The total cost can be subdivided into upfront cost, which involves the materials needed and installation services, and lifestyle cost. Do not skimp on your up-front fees. Going for cheap materials and mediocre installation services will not save you money in the long term. Doing so will mean you’ll be replacing your roof in only a few years, possibly at your cost since it didn’t meet regulations in the first place and the installers are no longer in business. Get your mouse and hop over to this site if you want help on determining the total cost of your re-roofing project.

DIY Re-roofing

A do-it-yourself re-roofing job can be done, as long as you have the knowledge, skill and experience. If not, then don’t even think about it. Here’s a simple step-by-step on how you can do DIY re-roofing Adelaide:


  1. Set up scaffolding or edge protection.
  2. Remove old tiles, also known as roofing iron.
  3. Check roof structure for any potential defects.
  4. Prepare roof surface (Drip edge, underlay) incorporate insulation if necessary.
  5. Add new purlins or battens if necessary.
  6. Load up roofing materials
  7. Lay roofing products
  8. Install ridge tiles and flashings
  9. Sealants, pointing, and nailing/Rivets.
  10. Clean up before final inspection.

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