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Metal Roofing in Brisbane, QLD

Living in a country such as Australia with its harsh climate and unexpected weather events, means that roofs in South East Queensland are really put to the test. Sometimes it comes time for a full roof replacement which can involve everything from asbestos removal, insulation, new roof battens or tie downs and of course the roof.

Trust our reputation and track record as an accomplished metal roofing specialist in Brisbane

  • Comprehensive services include emergency repairs and installations
  • We are a well-rounded team of fully equipped experts to handle all requirements
  • Our experienced team has consistently delivered results surpassing expectations of clients

Unforgiving weather can take the comfort out of homes if your roof leaks for want of timely re-roofing or high quality roofing repairs. We are privileged that many home owners have endorsed us as one among the top professional roofing contractors and guttering services in Brisbane City. Our success stems from a combination of superior workmanship, strong expertise in any kind of roofing project requirements and our uncompromising choice of the best roofing material in all projects. Gutter repairs are another area of focus offered in our suite of services. An important component of your roof, it is important to keep the pathways clear and in a good condition.

We are one of the top-rated Residential and Commercial Metal Roofing specialists in Brisbane

We are happy to extend our suite of services to meet all your requirements at reasonable prices.
  • We possess extensive experience in handling commercial projects
  • Our expert services are affordable and unrivalled in terms of satisfaction levels
  • Our services are not just best-in-class, but superior across classes

Roof replacement calls for expert handling to offer the best results, with dimensional symmetry, and appealing finishes. Our roof restoration services are much sought after, for the perfect replacements we have achieved. A metal roof offers greater durability and is resistant to dents, making it a perfect choice for homeowners. However, installing one requires a lot more than just measuring and affixing with tools. It is a task that requires in-depth knowledge for a perfect installation. At Hats4Houses, our experienced team handles the installation effort with seamless efficiency, taking care to ensure that the vagaries of nature never play spoilsport to the good times under the roof.

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The page talks about residential roofing. If you are a business or commercial operation who needs a roofing contractor read more on this page.

No Roof

Well this is pretty straight forward. Call us out to your property to get an accurate measure and quote – alternatively you can get a ballpark quote remotely by calling one of our estimator staff.

Asbestos Roof

Toxic, ugly and very inflexible. Asbestos roofing was popular in the past but you won’t see this around now. This is our second most popular type of roof to replace. Luckily we also operate an asbestos removal division of our company which specialise in the safe removal of the existing asbestos.

Replacing an asbestos roof with a new color bond metal roof

There’s nothing worse than living in your home or business knowing that asbestos is around. We find people tend to avoid renovations or home improvements in areas which have asbestos present. It can be very frustrating to work around.

Everyone knows, they will need to get rid of the asbestos eventually and studies have shown that it’s positive for your resale value. The good news for you is that when you combine these works with one of our standard metal roof replacement jobs, you’ll save money and time than if you did the two jobs separately.

Other Adjoining Asbestos material

The replacement process may include other areas such as guttering, fascia, eaves, walls, flooring, fences and other areas around the structure. This is very common and it can be very cost effective to get it all removed at once as there’s significant set-up costs during the removal process regardless of the amount of asbestos that needs to be removed. Read more via our Asbestos Removal page.

Decramastic Roof

Decramastic tiles were a short-lived trend in Australia back in the 80’s. They have fallen out of favour both in design and supply which makes them an expensive option if you’re looking to replace them with the same material. There’s one or two suppliers in the whole Australia and New Zealand region so good luck finding an affordable solutions if you want to keep the same look!

Replacing a decramastic roof with a new Colorbond metal roof

We get calls from people with decramastic roofs ever day who need a new option and to be honest with you, there really is no point hanging onto your decramastic roofing tiles. Quite simply, the new metal options such as Colorbond are superior in almost every way – durability, longevity, dent resistance, colour, price etc. This is the reason we don’t have that material in stock. So if you have a decramastic roof we strongly recommend you look at another material to replace it with. Read more about Decramastic Roofing here.

The difference between Colorbond, Corrugated Iron Sheeting and Zincalume

Colorbond is powdercoated (coloured) metal. There’s other less well known brands some of which can be cheaper per sheet, but we believe that you can’t go past Colorbond in terms of its quality and longevity. This is one of the main reasons why it’s such a popular choice in Australia's harsh climate.

Zinc aluminium (also known as zincalume) is "the shiny silver" roofing product you see. Zincalume is a brand name for this product.  Galvanised iron was previously used, but now zinc aluminium (the same look) is favoured.

There is no difference in quality between zinc aluminium and colorbond (powdercoated steel) as they both have the same base metal and thickness, it’s purely an aesthetics difference based on the finish.

Replacing a metal, corrugated iron or Zincalume roof with a new metal Colorbond roof

Quite often, general deterioration, rust, storm damage, insulation, style and colour are the main reasons why you would need a new roof using the same or similar material as before. There’s nothing like that brand new, clean look that a new Colorbond roof can bring to your home. Unless your roof was installed at different times to your guttering and pipes, you generally are better off getting everything replaced at once.

More answers to your questions can be found on our Colorbond page

Tiled Roofs

Terracotta or ceramic tiled roofs can still work quite well aesthetically with Italian or Spanish styled homes, but that’s about the only reason you’d consider sticking with the same material.

Replacing Tiled Roofs with a new Metal Color bond Roof

9 times out of 10, we find that homeowners who need to replace their old tiled roofs, will go with a new metal roof option. Besides, they were used a lot in Roman times, but it’s the 21 Century now. Metal roofs have a few obvious advantages. They do not weight as much, they aren’t prone to cracking or chipping with our Queensland hail storms, and they last much longer. You’d also be surprised how well they match or improve the existing home style.

Other

There’s a few other less popular roofing materials that you may have. If so, contact us to discuss these requirements more specifically.

Prices Costs and Quotes

We specialise in the following:

New metal roof
Fascia and gutters
Wall cladding
Replacement metal roof
Asbestos removal
Insulation
Skylights & wind ventilators
Gutter protection
Decramastic Roofing
Colorbond - click to view colour chart

Roof Replacement vs Re-roofing

Sometimes in the industry the term ‘Re-roofing’ is used to mean the replacement of an existing roof. Essentially they mean the same thing.

The Advantages of Metal Roof Sheeting

Resale Value

Over time, metal roofs tend to add lasting value to homes where other materials tend to diminishing the value. If you have older materials, like decramastic tiles, they can be in short supply and hence, more expensive to replace, maintain or repair. Asbestos roofs don’t do you any favours either as it adds an annoyance to any future remodelling or renovations. Real Estate agents call us all the time to get an idea of how much a replacement would cost so they can factor that into their price estimates.

Durability and Longevity

In South East Queesland, we have harsh climatic conditions, often with threat of extreme heat, high winds, hail, falling trees, heavy rains and in some areas even fire. Metal is a high quality, robust roofing material that has taken huge leaps forward in design in recent years. When properly installed, metal roofs have been proven to be longer lasting than all other conventional roofing materials. One very popular brand is called Colorbond. In fact, they generally give you peace of mind for 40-60 years. In comparison, most other roofing types will require replacement 2-4 times. However, longevity is just one factor, they are also low maintenance meaning they resist the growth of moss or mould and don’t crack. Resistance to cracking and chipping is also another major advantage. Clay or slate tiles tend to be susceptible to chipping and cracking when objects fall on them like hail, branches and general storm debris. With such little maintenance required, choosing modern metal for your roof restoration is the possibly the best option.

Aesthetics and Style

Forget the old corrugated tin roofs that are synonymous with Australian outback living. It’s the 21st century and you can get your roof in a huge variety of styles, colours and materials to ensure that you are getting a product that compliments your home perfectly. Bluescope’s famous Colorbond product is a popular choice in Australia for large roofing jobs, however there’s also other corrugated steel roofing products out there in the market. The point is that, you can get these materials in many different colours  and finishes so matching your existing structure’s colour scheme or style is easy. The wide range of colours and textures now available in metal roofing blows away any misconceptions about lack of visual appeal. With a colour choice just as wide ranging as other popular roofing materials, metal will suit your home or building whether the style is modern or traditional. A metal roof will also stay looking good for much longer than other roofing materials. We can also help you with Patios and Patio roofing too.

Energy Efficiency

Depending on your final choice of materials, metal roofs can be very energy efficient, especially with insulation and venting additions. With the right choices, you can optimise the heating and cooling requirements of your home and spend less on your energy bills. In some cases, a reflective metal roof surface reflects heat and can reduce cooling costs by up to 40%.

Light and Flexible

Many people don’t realise that metal roofs have a lower overall weight than tiled roofs so it assists with preserving the structural integrity of the house, by putting less strain on the foundations and supporting beams.

You might also require these complementary services

Eaves, Fascia and gutters

Wall cladding

Asbestos removal

Insulation

Skylights & wind ventilators

Gutter protection

Why Choose Us?

Run by Women and Men

You might be a man who needs to talk shop or a woman who wants to ask questions without being judged. Yes we have both! Check out our ‘About Us’ page to view who you might be talking with

South East QLD Specialists

Whether you are looking for a new metal roof for your home or a new metal roof for your commercial business we have been operating across South East Queensland for over 14 years which includes Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and areas in between. We don’t operate in other states.

Family Owned and Operated

Staff can’t escape responsibility when most of us are family! We’re a family owned company who takes our reputation and quality standards seriously.

Trusted and Dependable Quality

Avoid the dodgy operators and find out why our customers recommend us to their friends. We’re approved insurance repairer for many insurance companies and offer a 10 year faulty workmanship warranty to guarantee your peace of mind.  We only use the highest quality metal roofing sheets or panels which give the best roofing solution for your circumstances.

Metal roofing QLD

Choose your colour

Click on the square below to see a small selection from the wide variety of colours you have to choose from

Basalt
Cove
Dune
Evening haze
Gully
Ironstone
Jasper
Mangrove
Monument
Shale grey
Surfmist
Terrain
Wallaby
Windspray
Classic cream
Cottage green
Deep ocean
Manor red
Night sky
Pale eucalypt
Paperbark
Woodland grey

FREQUENTLY asked questions

What is Asbestos?

It is a group of naturally occurring minerals, mined from deep underground. There are three main types that were used in Australia, Chrysotile (white), Crocidolite (blue), and Amosite (brown or grey).

Asbestos was an extremely popular building material prior to the 1990’s. Since then the use of asbestos has been banned after it was found to cause serious health problems to humans if exposed to airborne particles.

Is Asbestos Removal Safe?

It is safe if you take the necessary precautions and use the proper equipment when doing so. Our staff use full body suits with ventilators to protect themselves from any particles coming in contact with their body. It’s also important to use safe procedures during the removal process to make sure you don’t encourage the fibres to become airborne where they can endanger humans.

How much does it cost to remove Asbestos Roofs or Walls?

Our main goal is to offer safe asbestos removal at a reasonable price. The price is a direct reflection of:

  • how much of the material is present – typically measured in m2
  • location of the asbestos within the structure and
  • ease of access into the property itself
  • the nature of the replacement material
  • whether it’s an entire roof or just supporting structural areas (eves, walls etc).

The above factors determine the amount of time we must spend and the amount of equipment required. This is reflected in the overall cost to you. We only use fully qualified asbestos removalists. To get an accurate estimate for the cost of asbestos removal we really need you to contact us first, so we can provide a customised quote for your individual situation. Costs vary from job to job significantly

How do you dispose of the asbestos?

We use a licenced asbestos transporter who disposes of the material at the closest registered waste facility/tip. After asbestos removal we NEVER dispose of asbestos improperly or illegally.

Can I stay in the home while you are removing asbestos?

As a precaution, we ask all residents to vacate during asbestos removal. This is usually from early morning to mid-afternoon and allows enough time for removal, vacuuming, spray sealing and an independent inspection.

Do I need to notify the local council or government?

If you are employing a fully qualified, licenced asbestos removalist such as us, you are not required to notify any authorities as this will be done by the removalist. We notify QLD Workplace Health & Safety prior to removal and we may also notify Energex if we are working close to their infrastructure on your behalf.

Can you install lights, fans or speakers at the same time?

Yes, we can integrate down-lights, surface mounted lights, fans or speakers into your design and have them fitted by our electricians. See below for an example from one of our happy customers.

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Can I just buy the materials off you and install myself?

Yes, we also offer supply only if you would prefer to build it yourself.

Do I need council approval for a patio, deck or carport?

Most structures will need building approval but it depends on the type and size of the structure and what it will be used for. We will determine upon site visit if a building approval is necessary and, if so, we will include this in your quote.

How long will the whole process take?

The timeframe depends on several factors including engineering, building approval, manufacturing, current scheduling and weather conditions. We advise to allow at least 4 weeks from sign-up to commencement of building.

Does it come with a warranty?

The Stratco Outback range comes with a 15 year structural warranty and we also offer a 10yr warranty against faulty workmanship. We also include QBCC insurance so all jobs over $3300 are covered by this insurance.

What payment terms do you offer?

We offer ‘No deposit, 3 years interest free finance’ up to $25,000. For more information or to apply please go to our ‘Payment Options’ page. We also offer a discount for cash, cheque and EFT payments.

Can you help with concrete, timber decking or fencing at the same time?

Yes, we can install concrete slabs, driveways, timber decking, handrails and fencing to with your new patio or carport. Please ask us for more information or a quote.

What brand of materials do you use? Stratco Outback?

As we are an Authorised Stratco Outback Dealer, we supply and install Stratco patios and carports. We can also source materials and accessories from other suppliers should you want a design that is not in the Stratco range.

Do you help design our structure?

We can design and build a large range of patios and carports. From an economical flat roof to a spacious gable, a modern curved roof, a heritage carport, an open pergola or an electric sunroof.

Do I need to sign a contract if my insurance company is paying for the repairs?

Yes, all jobs over $3300 require a signed contract prior to work commencing. This sets out the complete scope of works, responsibilities of the repairer and the value of the job. It also give you peace of mind that the work will be covered by QBCC insurance.

How long will it take for my repairs to start?

We aim to complete your repairs as quickly as possible. The timeframe will depend on our current lead time and if there is a particular urgency (eg. a roof leak or damaged electrical wiring). Once we have been authorised by your insurer, we will make contact and provide you with a timeframe based on these factors.

What if I want you to do other work at the same time as my insurance repairs?

Yes, you are welcome to request additional work to be done at the same time as your insurance repairs. Any work which is not covered in your claim will need to be paid for by the homeowner. Please notify us prior to work commencing if you would like any additional work done so we can quote and schedule accordingly.

What warranties do you offer?

We offer up to 10 years manufacturer warranty on materials and a 5 year warranty against faulty workmanship. Your insurance company may also offer additional warranties so please contact your insurer for more information.

How do I nominate you for my insurance repairs?

Most insurers will allow you to nominate your own repairer. If you would like to request Hats For Houses, please contact your insurance company.

Why should we use you for our roof repairs

Hats For Houses is a preferred repairer for several major insurance companies and have been operating in the industry for over a decade. We are licenced and registered with industry organisations such as the HIA, MBA, QBCC & MRIAQ. We also aim to complete your repairs in the quickest time possible and to the highest standard whilst maintaining a high level of customer service.

What type of insurance work do you do?

We specialise in damage reports, emergency make-safes, tarping, roof replacement and repairs, asbestos removal, internal and external wall cladding, painting, electrical and more.

Can you install insulation?

We supply and install many types of ceiling insulation and we can also remove or replace your existing insulation. Please contact us for more information or a quote.

Do you do tile roofing as well?

We do not supply or install tile roofing, however we would be happy to assist if you are wanting to replace your tile roof with a metal roof.

Where can I view the colorbond colours?

You can view the ‘contemporary’ and ‘classic’ Colorbond colours by clicking on this link: Colorbond Colours

Do you do commercial roofing?

We have completed many commercial roofing projects including warehouses, shopping centres, restaurants, multi-unit dwellings and more.

Do you provide roof inspection reports?

We specialise in roof inspection reports for home owners, builders and insurance companies. This includes a site visit, detailed report, photos and, if necessary, a quotation for repairs. Please contact us for current pricing.

Do you offer free quotes?

We offer our customers a free, no obligation quote which will include a site measure in most cases. However, this does not include investigation to determine the cause of an issue. Eg. A roof leak with no known cause or location. This would require a roof inspection report.

How long will my job take?

This will depend on the size and style of your roof, current scheduling and weather conditions. We can give you an idea of timeframe at the time of quoting. If there is any urgency or you require work to be done by a specific date, please advise when requesting a quote so that we can accommodate as much as possible.

Are you licenced and registered with authorities?

We are licenced with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission and we have been members of the Housing Industry Association for over 10 years. We are also members of the Master Builders Association and the Metal Roofing Industry Association of Queensland.

What warranties do you offer?

As well as manufacturer warranties on materials of up to 10 years, we also offer a 5 year workmanship warranty and all jobs over $3300 are covered by QBCC insurance.

What is the cost of replacing a tiled roof with Colorbond?

The cost of replacing a tiled roof with Colorbond or metal corrugated iron also varies significantly, but the process is much the same as a general roof replacement as detailed above.

Will a new roof increase my house’s value?

Replacing your old, rusted or damaged roof will certainly give your home a facelift which is sure to increase the value of your home and appeal to more buyers should you decide to sell. It is important to choose materials and colours which complement your house design and colour scheme.

How much does it cost to replace a roof?

The cost to replace a roof varies significantly from job to job. Three things that will add to the cost of simply installing a new roof are…
1 – Asbestos: if your roof has asbestos in it, this would be a good time to remove it. If you think your house has asbestos in the roof read more about our removal services here.
2 – Insulation. If your roof doesn’t have insulation we would highly recommend it be included in your new roofing process as metal roofs can generate much heat without it. If you have existing insulation, it’s important to ensure it’s in good condition and suitable for your new roof.
3 -Unsafe structural support. All supporting beams will need inspecting prior to any new structure being applied on top of them. We can also arrange roof structural upgrades as we have qualified carpenters & engineers who can advise accordingly.

 

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