Roof Replacement – Tile to Colorbond

Roof Replacement Melbourne | Tile To Colorbond | Roofrite

Roof Replacement Specialists

Roofrite are metal roof specialists. One of the more specialised projects we regularly undertake around Melbourne is a roof replacement where the tiled roof is replaced with Colorbond roofing.

It’s a transformative process and one that requires detailed planning that only comes with experience.

Tile Battens

For example, the battens that support the tiles on a tiled roof are spaced differently to the support battens for a metal roof. These will require replacement as a fundamental element of the project.

Rood Replacement

We are often asked if we will remove all of the roof in one go. The short answer is NO! Melbourne’s weather is far too unpredictable to do this. Typically, we remove only those tiles that we can comfortably replace with metal roofing in a day and we tarp as we go.


If you don’t have insulation, it is a great time to have this installed. Having the roof off usually means we have good standing access to the roof space meaning the installation of insulation happens much faster than if we’re working in a crawl spaced size cavity.


Of course, the question everyone wants to know is, “How much will it cost to replace my tiled roof with a Colorbond roof?”

There is no definitive answer to this question. Mainly because the following variables will affect the price:

  • how close to the edge of the dwelling can we get skips?
  • how many metres of support battens are required?
  • how many square metres is the roof to be replaced?
  • what is the complexity of the roof line?
  • are we replacing the guttering as well?
  • how many metres of flashings and cappings are required.
  • do we require scaffold to meet Worksafe OH&S requirements?

So, you can now see why the question is not dissimilar to asking how long is a piece of string.

A site visit will answer all these questions and give us the opportunity to provide you with a detailed quotation.

Call Roofrite today on 03 9499 8059 to schedule a quotation.

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What Our Customers Have To Say:

The fellows did a great job. Thank you.

Thank you for the work you have done and your patience in dealing with my questions.  Roofrite will be the first on the list if we need roof or guttering work in the future.  I will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone looking for a roof plumber.

We appreciate the service, follow up and the quality of the work.


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