Re-roofing Project Guide

When the time comes to re-roof your home there are a lot of things to consider. But if you follow our step-by-step guide you’ll find it’s far easier than it may appear!

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COLOUR & STYLE

Ideas and inspiration are all around us. Search online, ask friends for advice and drive around your neighbourhood to see what other people are doing with similar homes to yours. When choosing a colour for your new roof, think about the big picture. How will the colour you choose complement the rest of your house? How will it work with the surrounding environment? Also remember to check whether there are any local restrictions that may dictate which colours you can and can’t use. 

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For information and articles on colour; how complementary colours work together, and how to choose the right one for your project. 

Keep an eye out for other homes that inspire you.

Conduct online research and talk to friends

Consider the landscape around your property.

Consult the council about any local restrictions.

FORM & FUNCTION

Re-roofing your home is a great opportunity to make other improvements, particularly in terms of insulation (there may well be some prerequisites around insulation, depending on the latest building regulations in your area). In general, if it’s a ‘like-for-like’ replacement you may not need a building consent, but check with the Council to make sure. COLORSTEEL® is available in a range of profiles to suit any style of home. To find our suppliers and view their ranges, head to colorsteel.co.nz/suppliers. 

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For everything from news and tips to the latest trends and plenty of thought-provoking imagery! 

Take the opportunity to improve your home’s insulation.

Ask the Council if you need a building consent.

SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT

The surrounding landscape will influence everything from the colour you choose to the product you select (the closer you get to the coastline the more likely it will be that you’ll need a specialist product like COLORSTEEL® MAXX®). Consider the direction your site faces – the orientation to North will have an impact on where you position things like solar panels. Remember to be kind to the environment and dispose of your old roof through your local metal recyclers. 

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Think about which direction your home is facing.

Remember to factor in things like solar panels.

Consider your proximity to the coastline.

Dispose of your old roof in an eco-friendly manner.

THE RIGHT PEOPLE

It’s never too early to start talking to the experts. When you’re looking for a builder or a roofer, ask friends and family for recommendations. When you’re talking to professionals ask to see examples of their work, and make sure you check their credentials – we recommend that your project is supervised by a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP). It always pays to know a little about the Building Act too – it sets out exactly what each contractor is and isn’t responsible for. 

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For a nationwide database of suppliers. 

Start talking to the experts as soon as you can.

Conduct research, ask questions, and seek recommendations.

We recommend that your project is supervised by an LBP.

Take some time to familiarise yourself with the NZ Building Act.

WARRANTIES & MAINTENANCE

When the product you’ve selected is delivered on site, check the back of the sheet for the branded backer. Then, once your project is completed, ask your builder or roofer for your warranty documents and your Certificate of Authenticity – proof that you’ve got genuine COLORSTEEL®. Maintaining your roof is relatively straight forward, but very important. Check out the Maintenance Recommendations Brochure (available on our website) for more information on roof maintenance. 

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Check for the branded backer on the reverse of each sheet.

Ask your builder or roofer for your warranty documents.

Also ask for your Certificate of Authenticity.

Make sure you understand your maintenance responsibilities.

Disclaimer: The information on this page does not qualify as formal advice. We recommend you consult a suitable third party professional advisor before finalising your project.