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Garage roof replacement a shining example

What would you call the state of the garage roof pictured on this page before Oates Roofing Maintenance began work? We’d call it a disaster. What would you call the after images, once the garage roof had been replaced? We’d call it a 100% success story!

The garage roof replacement was completed on a home in the Melbourne suburb of Canterbury. The before images clearly show that the existing roof was literally falling apart and was being used as a dumping ground as much as a cover for the garage. Nails and metal roofing sheets were lifting, timber was rotting, the metal sheets were rusting over a large area and there were more holes and leaks than you’d find in most slices of Swiss cheese.

The Canterbury roof replacement involved ripping everything out and starting from scratch. New Zincalume roofing sheeting was chosen by the home owners. It’s a tough, durable and reliable product that the manufacturer claims will last four times longer than galvanised steel. It’s thermally efficient, scratch and corrosion resistant and easy to maintain. 

In short, this Canterbury garage roof replacement will likely last longer than the garage it sits on!

Zincalume garage roof replacement

You may be wondering what the difference is between Zincalume and Colorbond, the other popular metal roofing material used on roofs. In fact, the key difference is simply colour. 

Zincalume – which is made from zinc, aluminium and silicon – comes in the one colour, which starts out shiny but will dull over time. On the other hand, Colorbond comes in wide range of different colours. 

So, if you’re thinking of a metal roof replacement for your garage in Canterbury or anywhere in Melbourne, the choice simply comes down to which look you prefer.

Garage roof replacement also vital

Whether you live in Canterbury or Carlton, Cheltenham or Chelsea, getting your garage roof replaced once it’s past its used-by-date is vital. Just like on your home, a roof that has seen better days is likely to cause damage to the structure it sits on. Garage roof leaks can blister or peel exterior paint, stain, discolour and rot any plasterboard inside the garage, rot timber in the strucure and, in extreme circumstances, cause electrical problems and even fires.

Garage roof replacement isn’t always the answer. If your garage roof is in reasonable condition it may be able to be repaired. However, once the issues become too significant you are better to consider a complete garage roof replacement.

Canterbury garage roof replacement specialists

Can your garage roof be repaired or does it need a complete replacement? At the end of the day, it usually comes down to cost and how much more life you’ll be able to get from the roof if repairs are carried out.

The good news is that if you contact Oates Roofing Maintenance, we can give you advice on your options. We can also provide a quote on a complete garage roof replacement and the cost to repair, so you can make a decision based on budget and your needs.

So, when you want to change your garage roof from a disaster to a 100% success story, you know who to contact!

  • Daniel
    10:26 PM, 16 May 2022

    I’m after a quote to have my garage roof replaced (Frankston North 3200). I’ve put up with it for 5 years so far. It’s an odd shape, the frame holding the metal sheeting is unsafe and the brick walls are showing signs of cracking under the weight of it all.
    Hoping to find some advice in how to rectify my concerns.

    Kind Regards,


    • Oates Roofing
      8:16 AM, 17 May 2022

      Hi Daniel,

      I hope you’re doing well. One of our roofing experts is going to make contact with you to further discuss your roof.

  • Vipul
    3:29 PM, 30 May 2023

    Hi I have an old garage and it’s leaking in several places. Is metal. Would like to know if this can be fixed or needs to change few panels.
    Need a quote. Property on Glen Waverley
    Happy to discuss to arrange a time.

    • Oates Roofing
      9:58 AM, 2 June 2023

      Hi Vipul,

      I’ve passed your details on to the team and they’ll make contact with you.

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