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Scaling the heights of a Glen Iris reroof

What happens when you have a tired old roof with more issues than the Women’s Weekly? In the case of the home in Glen Iris pictured on this page, the best option was to completely reroof with new tiles and the result, we’re sure you’ll agree, is spectacular.

The decision to reroof a home is certainly not one to take lightly. It’s a big investment, however, in many cases it is more cost effective to rip off the old roof and completely reroof than trying to undertake repairs. 

The Glen Iris reroof is a classic example. As mentioned, the home’s roof had a list of issues longer than our arms. There were damaged tiles, the ridge capping was loose, the mortar cracked and in some cases non-existent, the moss build up was about as bad as it gets and that was just for starters.

A reroof of the Glen Iris home was not only the best option, but also essentially the only real choice. Yes, it was a big job, but the end result is a roof without any of the problems of the previous roof, one that improves the insulation and ventilation of the roof space, and a roof that looks about 1000 times better than the old one.

Does your Glen Iris home need a reroof? Or can your roof be repaired?

To reroof or repair is often the million dollar question and a question with no simple answer. But here’s some food for thought. The cost of repairing and re-colouring an existing roof can sometimes be as costly as undertaking a full reroof. 

Often the best thing to do is to get quotes to do both – to repair the existing roof and to reroof – and you can then decide what’s best for you.

Glen Iris reroof matches up

Once you’ve decided on a reroof for your home, one of the next questions is what do you want your new roof to look like? 

In the case of the Glen Iris reroof, the homeowners decided they wanted their new roof to look much the same as their old roof would have looked when it was first done. Choosing Oates Roofing Maintenance meant the homeowners were in luck, as we can effectively source any colour or style of tile to match an existing roof. Even older-style tiles, like the ones on the Glen Iris home, are generally no issue.

However, there’s no reason why you can’t go for a different style or colour if you want. You can even reroof an old tile roof with metal sheeting if you’d like. There are pros and cons of both metal roofing and tiles and we can guide you on what may be best for your roof. At the end of the day, the choice often comes down to look and which you prefer.

Oates Roofing and Maintenace the reroofing experts

From Glen Iris to Greensborough, from St Kilda to Seaford, Oates Roofing Maintenance is the team to call to reroof your home.

One of the advantages of choosing Oates Roofing is that we do it all, so we won’t steer you to choose between a reroof over roof repairs or vice-a-versa. We’ll simply give you our recommendations and advice, and you make the decision that is right for you.

Call our team on 0435 695 466 or request a quote on our contact page.


Josh Briggs

Josh Briggs is a natural born roofer, with years of experience in the industry he understands and knows how to fix the problems customers face. Nothing satisfies Josh more than seeing the smile on his customers face when they know they have a leak free roof!

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