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Topic # 175408 28-Jun-2015 11:52 Send private message

Completely off topic I know, but oddly enough when i was searching for rough quotes GZ came up more often than expected in the results




Ok our iron roof sprung a leak earlier in the year, i fixed it with flashtack paper, but i noticed a lot of rust in the laps and a few holes here and there, It looks ok from a distance, bit then again thats probably as it was painted about 5 or so years ago.

As you can see from the high quality image above from google maps, the rough size of the roof (anything thats not white is roof) the Purple bits are clearlite and the pink bits are Chimneys, my rough estimate is that it is between 260 -280msq,

What is a rough estimate for a replacement roof (I am in Putaruru) probably colour steel is the go.

I intend to get a roofer to look at it and get a quote(who knows it might be repairable), but I don't want to waste their time as i am going to need to save for a year or two to get this done, so if i know what to aim for savings wise I'll know when i can call them in for a quote and be in a position to actually go through with it




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  Reply # 1332949 28-Jun-2015 13:24 Send private message

Doesn't builders crack give ballpark figures?




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  Reply # 1332953 28-Jun-2015 13:41 2 people support this post Send private message

You might be better off getting it done sooner rather than later and "just add it to the mortgage" instead of saving up. The water leaking in may do far more damage to your property...




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  Reply # 1332986 28-Jun-2015 15:46 Send private message

mentalinc: You might be better off getting it done sooner rather than later and "just add it to the mortgage" instead of saving up. The water leaking in may do far more damage to your property...
 

This. 
One of the  times its a good idea to extend your mortgage is to keep the water out of your home. Plus it might even add value if you intend to sell any time soon 




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  Reply # 1332997 28-Jun-2015 16:14 One person supports this post Send private message

I did mine a few years back . Basic 3 bedroom character olde worlde home. About 13k. Bigger home say 16k. Now say 20k. Get three quotes and do it. Piece of mind looks great and adds value! Nuff said. It will be a free upgrade as it will be recovered when you sell. Whether that be next year or in 10 years

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  Reply # 1333016 28-Jun-2015 16:58 Send private message

115 sq meter house, $12k, done last year. I guess double the area doubles the cost, but I don't really know.

I wouldn't even get three quotes, quotes take tradesmen time and effort. Ask around and find someone good, get one quote (maybe two) and check it's in the right ballpark, based on estimates people here give you.




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  Reply # 1333020 28-Jun-2015 17:05 Send private message

lissie:
mentalinc: You might be better off getting it done sooner rather than later and "just add it to the mortgage" instead of saving up. The water leaking in may do far more damage to your property...
 

This. 
One of the  times its a good idea to extend your mortgage is to keep the water out of your home. Plus it might even add value if you intend to sell any time soon 


More the other way around, a poor roof will reduce the value of your home when the buyer gets a builders report done. The value of a property, it is assumed at all property maintenance is upto date. A roof that needs replacing is deferred maintenance that sensible buyer will take off the price of the offer, or will ask for it to be rectified.

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  Reply # 1333036 28-Jun-2015 18:21 Send private message

4 years ago we were quoted anywhere between $8-12k for a roof on a decent sized house (not sure of sqm sorry) we were looking at purchasing (inspection found roof was stuffed and be lucky to last another winter). So allowing for inflation etc, $10-15k would probably be close to the mark.




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  Reply # 1333044 28-Jun-2015 18:51 Send private message

xpd: 4 years ago we were quoted anywhere between $8-12k for a roof on a decent sized house (not sure of sqm sorry) we were looking at purchasing (inspection found roof was stuffed and be lucky to last another winter). So allowing for inflation etc, $10-15k would probably be close to the mark.

 

Yeap that sounds about right, for a standard corrugate iron roof, probably coloursteel, for a standard hipped roof for your average sized shack. The more complex a roof is, and the more flashings it has,  the more it will cost. There are some good and bad roofers, so it pays to get recommendations.



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  Reply # 1333174 29-Jun-2015 09:25 Send private message

I had looked at builderscrack, but either i am doing something wrong or it doesn't work properly as the only option in their quote thingie was Membrane? roofing

Adding to mortgage is not an option, as employment is not full time at the mo, I'll just keep patching for a while., no intention of selling for a while anyway.

Thanks all, it gives me a rough Idea what to aim at savings wise







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  Reply # 1333196 29-Jun-2015 10:05 Send private message

we had ours done about 4 years ago. Long run roof iron, 13k for everything.

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  Reply # 1333316 29-Jun-2015 12:55 Send private message

Morgenmuffel: I had looked at builderscrack, but either i am doing something wrong or it doesn't work properly as the only option in their quote thingie was Membrane? roofing

Adding to mortgage is not an option, as employment is not full time at the mo, I'll just keep patching for a while., no intention of selling for a while anyway.

Thanks all, it gives me a rough Idea what to aim at savings wise





I'm not a fan of builderscrack - tried it once, and had several very dodgy approaches - despite good feedback - people trying the "hard sell" and totally unaware that I knew what the cost should have been. 

Patching might keep it going for years - but heed the mention above about potential damage from leaks.  I've replaced a few stuffed sheets on our roof, rusted much more in the laps than in other areas, presumably because they were in a shadier spot and/or were getting corrosive fallout from the logburner flue.

Edge protection is effectively mandatory for roof replacement in NZ.  The "normal" way of doing it - with conventional scaffold - can be quite expensive.  Around Chch, I'm now seeing innovative alternative systems being used, which meet NZS/AS and worksafe requirements, and will hopefully save $$$.

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