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Roof Painting Cost in Perth

What is the Roof Painting Cost in Perth? Painting your roof is much more than just an aesthetic fixture. A proper paint job can also protect your roof from UV weathering and water damage. Over time, your roof will wear and need repainting to look new again.   The first thing many of our clients ask is: How much does roof painting cost? The team at Fremantle Roofing Services is here to share their expertise and knowledge on house roof painting costs in Perth, Australia. We will cover roof painting costs as well as prep work and tile roof painting costs. Roof Painting Cost Depending on the size of your roof, roof painting costs will be anywhere between $2,000 to $5,000. This price includes costs for labor and materials. Unlike painting your walls, house roof painting requires specialized tools and safety procedures.  Roof Painting Cost per M² Generally, roof painters charge by square meter. In Australia, the average roof painting cost per meter squared is between $15-$30 per square meter. A medium-size house with a 150-meter squared roof will cost between $2,250-$5,000 to paint. Roof Tile Paint Cost Strictly speaking, roofing tiles do not usually require painting. However, painting roof tiles can extend their life and make them more resistant to weathering from the elements. Typically, it is more expensive to paint roof tiles.   You can expect to pay between $40 to $50 per hour for tile paintwork. Roof tile paint costs are usually more expensive because tiles require special primer and paint. Types of Roofing Paint Experts typically [...]

By |2021-11-07T10:46:24+08:00November 7th, 2021|Expert Roofing Industry Tips|0 Comments

Colorbond Roofing Colours

Colorbond steel is the next generation of roofing material and is the ideal roofing solution for the hot climate of Australia. The outstanding performance, durability, and wide range of available colours make Colorbond an excellent choice for your home.   With over 22 colours to choose from, Colorbond roofing colours are versatile. You can combine colors to your heart’s content, or you can opt for a single roof colour scheme. No matter what color you choose, you will get all the structural and thermal benefits of Colorbond steel.   If you are looking for Colorbond roofing colour options or a roof restoration, contact Fremantle Roofing Services today to request a free quote! Get Your Free Quote Colorbond Roof Colors One thing that distinguishes Colorbond from its competitors is the wide range of available colour tones and finishes. Colorbond steel paint uses a special primer base that bakes the color directly into the steel. As such, Colorbond roof colours are extremely durable and will not fade from sunlight or inclement weather.   Colorbond first emerged in 1966 and has since changed significantly. Colorbond introduced its new ACTIVATE technology in 2013 and reworked the manufacturing process to make an even more durable version of steel.   There is a good reason Colorbond steel is one of the most popular roofing choices in Perth. Colorbond steel is uniquely suited for life in Australia and provides an affordable, reliable, and energy-efficient roofing choice. Why Choose Colorbond Steel? Durability Colorbond steel is tough and long-lasting. A Colorbond steel roof can last an entire lifetime if properly maintained. Most traditional shingle roofs only last about 20 years, whereas a Colorbond steel roof can easily [...]

By |2021-09-24T15:57:13+08:00September 24th, 2021|Expert Roofing Industry Tips|0 Comments

What Types of Roofs Are Common in Perth?

Drive through any modern neighborhood, and you will see several houses with distinct roofing shapes. Far from being solely aesthetic, the different roof types all have distinct advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the right roof type for your home is a crucial decision all homeowners will have to face.   The team at Fremantle Roofing Services put together this article on the different roof types in Perth to introduce popular roof types and talk about their pros and cons. Get Your Free Quote Types of Roofs There are several different types of roofs to choose from when it comes time to replace your roof. Here are some of the most common roof types in Australia. Flat Roof Flat roofs are among the most common roof types and consist of a cement base layer and a top layer. Common materials for top layers include modified bitumen and single-layer membranes. Strictly speaking, flat roofs are rarely ever perfectly flat but often have a gradual slope since the roof requires an angle to drain water correctly.  Pitched Roof Pitched roofs are another common roof type and have two panels that meet at a ridge and slope downwards. The term “pitch” refers to the roof's slope and is equal to the vertical height divided by the horizontal length.  A pitched roof is excellent for resisting water and other weather such as snow or sleet due to the steep slope of the panels. They are among the most durable and cost-efficient roof types in Perth.  Curved Roof As the name implies, curved roofs have a rounded appearance, thick base, and sloping structure. Curved roofs are aesthetically pleasing, but they can be more expensive than other roof [...]

By |2021-09-24T15:39:19+08:00September 24th, 2021|Expert Roofing Industry Tips|0 Comments

What’s Involved in a Tile Roof Restoration in Perth?

The roof is one of the most important structural components of a home and requires continual care and maintenance. Like every part of your home, tile roofs break down over time, and it’s in your best interest to service a broken roof as quickly as possible.   Fremantle Roofing Services offers tile roof restoration services in Perth. If your tile roof is starting to show signs of aging or wear, give us a call – we’ll take care of it quickly and professionally! Get Your Free Quote What Is a Tile Roof Restoration? The purpose of a tile roof restoration is to repair and renovation your tile roof. Unlike a replacement, roof restoration restores the quality of the existing materials. A roof restoration can add up to 15 years to the lifespan of your roof and can prevent future issues.   Roof restorations are also different from roof repairs. Repairs only cover a specific area, while a restoration protects the entire roof. You can think of a roof restoration like a facelift – it can breathe new life into your roof and increase its lifespan.  What’s Involved in a Tile Roof Restoration? At Fremantle Roofing Services, we have a specific method for restoring roofs.  First, we will perform a visual inspection to identify issues and problem areas. Next, we will replace any broken or cracked tiles. We check for water damage and replace broken tiles to remove cracks so we can properly seal the roof.   Next, we will perform a deep clean. We will remove all dirt and debris from your roof and sanitize it to kill mold and algae growths. Mold [...]

By |2021-11-07T09:39:36+08:00September 24th, 2021|Expert Roofing Industry Tips|0 Comments

How to Clean a Colorbond Roof in Perth

Colorbond steel is a popular roofing choice in Australia due to its durability and heat resistance. Like any roofing material, you need to regularly clean your Colorbond roof to keep it in optimal condition.   Colorbond is a special kind of steel, and many homeowners are unsure how to clean it. Luckily, the team at Fremantle Roofing Services is here to provide some tips on how to clean a Colorbond roof. What Is Colorbond Steel? Colorbond steel is a special kind of high-performance steel known for its durability and thermal properties. Colorbond steel consists of five distinct layers:     High-grade steel base     A layer of BlueScope’s Activate technology     Pretreatment layer     Polyester primer     Speciality topcoat BlueScope uses a patented process to produce Colorbond steel, which gives the metal an extremely high-tensile strength. Colorbond steel is not only tough but is also highly resistant to weathering and corrosion.  Colorbond is also thermally efficient and can regulate the temperature of your home during the winter or summer. Moreover, Colorbond has 22 distinct colour options to choose from. Overall, Colorbond is an excellent choice for the coastal climate of areas such as Perth. Advantages of Colorbond Steel Colorbond steel has several advantages over traditional roofing materials, such as:  Durability First off, Colorbond steel has extremely high tensile strength and is resistant to scratching and impacts. BlueScope’s unique molding process reinforces the steel, making it stronger than normal.  Heat-Resistance Colorbond steel also has excellent thermal regulation properties. A Colorbond roof can insulate your home during the winter and summer, saving you money on heating and cooling costs.  Corrosion Resistance [...]

By |2021-09-24T15:11:39+08:00September 24th, 2021|Expert Roofing Industry Tips|0 Comments

How Much Does a Roof Restoration Cost in Perth?

Like any part of your home, your roof needs proper maintenance and care. Roofing tiles can break down and degrade under the intense Australian sun and weather. If your roof has sustained damage, then you should consider getting a roof restoration. Fremantle Roofing Services offers comprehensive roofing restoration services in and around Perth. Many people don’t realize what goes into repairing a roof, so we put together this article on roof restoration costs and what to expect with your next roof renovation.  What Is Roof Restoration? No matter what kind of roof you have, it will eventually start to show signs of aging. Roof restorations aim to improve the condition of your roof by repairing cracks, replacing shingles, and removing damaged sections. Roof restoration is often a cheaper alternative to a complete roof replacement and can breathe new life into your home.  Roof repairs are critical as a damaged roof can be dangerous for you and your family’s health and safety. Damaged roofs attract pests or mould and can cause leaking and water damage during inclement weather. Experts recommend considering a roof restoration about once every twenty years. How Much Does Roof Restoration Cost? One of the most important questions our clients have is: How much does roof restoration cost The exact answer depends on the type of roof and the extent of the damage. However, most homeowners can expect to pay anywhere between $16-$25 per square meter for roof repairs. If you have speciality roofing material such as a Colorbond roof or a tile roof, you can expect to pay approximately $60 to $70 per square meter.   Given that the [...]

By |2021-09-24T14:46:59+08:00September 24th, 2021|Expert Roofing Industry Tips|0 Comments

Hail Damage on Your Roof

A hailstorm in Australia is not uncommon during this time of year. As a homeowner, you should beware of signs of roof damage resulting from weather problems. Every year, roofs are damaged by hailstones. Not only does your roof need maintenance, but so does your windows, shingles, and gutter. Here is What Can Be Done If your property is damaged due to a winter storm, you should file claims with your insurance company. Your home requires the right repairs, which you can afford more easily with an insurance cover. If there is damage to your roof caused by a storm, here is how you can solve these problems. How Much Does Insurance Pay for Hail Damage on Roof? Typically, if there is storm damage to your roof, one may take an insurance claim. Although estimated repairs tend to be around varied, it's common for companies to pay only $10,000. Damaged roofing from hail-related problems allows for shingles replacement. If your home is hit, you can also get repairs or a replacement for windows and gutters. What Does Hail Damage Look Like on Roof?  There are several ways you can tell hailstones damaged the roofing of your home. Check for dark-colored damage on your roofing; there is often random damage on your shingles since hailstones hit everywhere. Other signs of roof damage include shiny asphalt and loss of granules due to hail. Damage to Gutters The most visible signs, however, is damage to your gutters. Check to see if hail caused dents in your gutter. If you are sure winter storms caused roof damage, you may need immediate roof repairs. Why is Hail Damage Bad for a Roof? A damaged roof can often cause many problems. [...]

By |2021-09-09T19:16:09+08:00January 30th, 2021|Roof Restorations|0 Comments

Heat Reflective Roof Paint

A key way to keep your roof and your home cooler is using heat reflective roof paint. There's been a lot of scientific research and case studies to back up the impact of utilising heat reflective coating on your roof in recent years. Applying this coating to your roof can make your home more energy-efficient and cut down how much power you are utilising on airconditioning. If you're looking for answers to the most frequently asked questions about the purpose and effectiveness of coating your roof with heat reflective paint, then carry on reading. Your Roof and Heat Reflection Several factors have contributed to the growing awareness of the impact of climate change and global warming as well as the importance of assessing energy consumption and energy efficiency. More people are thinking about going green, and with rising energy costs, it's never been more crucial to save energy. Much of the electricity bill of the average household goes towards heating. People need to insulate their homes and keep heat in, especially in places when the winter temperatures reach freezing conditions. During the hot summer months, cooling the home in the most energy-efficient method is also vital. A major contributor to the heating capabilities of any building is the roof. Both the material and the colour of the roof can drive up your heating and cooling spending or cut them down significantly. One of the key ways to cool the roof down is using heat reflective paint. We are going to look at some of the figures that back this up. How to Cool Your Roof We know that a cool roof is good for making the inside of a building more temperate. The most effective [...]

By |2021-01-30T09:35:00+08:00January 30th, 2021|Expert Roofing Industry Tips|0 Comments

Finding Good Quality Roofing Contractors

The roof of your home or business is a critical part of daily operations. If your roof is not up to par, some serious roadblocks can make their way into your routine. Of course, if you need a roof repair or a roof replacement, then you need to find a quality roofing contractor that you trust. However, that may be difficult if you don't know how to go about finding good contractors. Best Qualities for Roofing Contractors Quality roofing does not come at the snap of a finger. Behind every roof repair and or new installation, there are quality roofing companies with experienced professional roofing contractors. To choose the right one for you, consider some of the best qualities a contractor can have to provide you with a great experience. Shows Genuine Concern When you talk to contractors, notice if they show interest in your job rather than the money. A contractor who seems to lack urgency with their services may not offer the best quality. Understands Your Budget When hiring a roofing contractor, you need to make sure that they understand your budget and are not going to raise their rate in the middle of a project. If they get paid by the hour, then they need to understand the importance of efficiently completing repairs in a appropriate amount of time. Has Insurance and All Permits All professional roofing contractors should hold the necessary permits in order to work on your roof. Most of the time, their company ensures they have all the essential working requirements. You should also check to see if the roofing contractor is insured. Again, roofing companies often make sure their employees are protected while they work. Has Plenty [...]

By |2021-11-07T09:42:07+08:00December 2nd, 2020|Roof Restorations|0 Comments

What Roofing Services Do You Need?

Your roof is a part of your building that tends to get overlooked. This is surprising given the importance that a roof has. "Keeping a roof over your head" is a literal quote used every day in relation to your house in general. While a lot of people don't give the condition of their roof a second thought, the fact that you're here means that you do. Perth weather tends to be harsh at the best of times, and your roof bears the brunt of that. There are a handful of services that you're going to need to get done every few years to help keep that damage from building up. Our roofing company can provide all of the roofing services we're about to talk about in Perth, Australia, so feel free to call us if any of these services sound like something you need. Emergency Roofing Emergency building roof repairs make up a large portion of the service jobs that our contractors provide. After a particularly nasty batch of weather, your roof can sustain serious damage that needs to be addressed immediately before any further roofing damage can be inflicted. Don't waste time getting this roofing issue resolved, or else you're going to need even more services. In extreme conditions, not getting an emergency building roofing repair can lead to you needing an entire roof replacement on your building. This obviously is a much longer and costlier project than a repair. Typical emergency roof repair services include broken roof tiles, leaking, building structural damage, and more. Roof Repairs Our roofing company is also fully capable of offering you roof repairs on all kinds of different roofs. We're able to work on the repair of your [...]

By |2020-12-02T08:47:48+08:00December 2nd, 2020|Roof Restorations|0 Comments