Decramastic Roofing Blog

By pennyroof, Jun 6 2019 02:48AM

When your roof needs to be replaced, generally it is not a job you will be able to do yourself. It is a very specialised task and it needs to be done right, to excellent standards and offer a robust longterm warranty when complete.


There are many Auckland based roofing businesses you could employ to do the task and finding them is not difficult; a quick search engine hunt will show you many pages of options. How to choose the right one is often more difficult. Advise on your roof is vital if you are not an expert in the field and finding an unbiased company to give you the information you need can often proove tricky. There are often a few different materials to choose from and when you have decided on the material you want installed there will be different prices from different companies to explore.


You need to ensure that you are comfortable with the company you finally decide on as they are providing the shelter your family will live under for decades to come. The company should be a member of the Roofing Association of NZ and preferably should have been established for many years. It is advantageous to get quotes from several different companies and compare them. Feel free to ask a lot of questions, the company you select should not have any problems explaining roofing terms, processes, materials and warrantys. Ask several times if you feel you dont understand as a new roof is a large investment, probably one of the biggest cost you will incur when maintaining your home.


Do listen to friends and family who have had good experiences with roofing companies in the past, usually this is a sign of a good track record. Often people who have had a house reroofed will return to the same company when they move house and require reroofing of the new property.


The company you choose should value the safety of their workers and as such will insist upon scaffolding or an Edge Fall protection system that will keep everyone on the roof safe.


Ask the roofing companies if they can recommend other materials, or if they are aware of a better material than is currently on your roof, as things are always changing and it never hurts to have all the information.


Generally you are also able to view before and after photos on a companies website, or a gallery of work they have done. Request a drive-by list if you would like to see some in person.


Consider a quote from Cooper Roofing when you think you need your property reroofed, we are happy to give you an unbiased opinion of whether you need it done now, or if there is a few more years of life left in the roof.




By pennyroof, Aug 21 2018 11:32PM

BEFORE PICTURES:


Keep an eye on this beautiful home. Based in Coatesville, this farmstay house is being transformed with a brand new roof.


Unfortunately the existing roofing tested positive for asbestos content, so it is a bit more of a mission than some reroofs, however after a bit of shrinkwrap and a new lid, she is going to look stunning with a new Gerard Roof. The chosen profile is: Gerard Corona textured roofing with the newly released colour, Midnight. Its going to be very beautiful.


At Cooper Roofing we will take on any size residential project and provide as many aspects of your roof requirements as we are able to. On this particular project as the roofing needs to be removed by specialists in asbestos removal we need to shrinkwrap the top to keep the inside of the home watertight. Whenever asbestos has been detected in any part of a home the only people who can be on site are the specialists until it has been independantly signed off as decontaminated. This would leave the entire roof open until we can get it closed in which will take several days. The removal team also decontaminate the ceiling void so we will be replacing the Insulation while the roof is being installed.


As we are all aware, Auckland weather is iffy at the best of times, so we all decided we couldnt take the chance and opted for a Shrink wrap and scaffold system. This is being installed for us by the team at Supercity Scaffolding.


The owners decided that a new roof would make their spouting look tired, so we contracted the team at Spouting on the Spot to replace this for us, which will complete the homes transformation.


Fortunately for the owners, they only have to deal with one contractor – Cooper Roofing. We do the rest for them.


Cooper Roofing have assembled a great team of professionals to work with us on this project:


The beautiful property on which this home sits: http://www.camperdown.co.nz/


Manufacturer of the roofing material: https://gerardroofs.co.nz/


Providing safety scaffolding and shrinkwrap: https://supercityscaffolding.co.nz/


Safely removing the existing roofing material: https://www.atlgroup.co.nz/asbestosremoval/


Replacement of the spouting: http://www.spoutingonthespot.co.nz/


Front view of home
Front view of home


Close up of roof at front view
Close up of roof at front view


Angled view of front of home
Angled view of front of home


Close up of back of roof
Close up of back of roof



Back of roof
Back of roof


Watch this space – the transformation is going to be amazing.


By pennyroof, Sep 12 2016 02:01AM

A complex of Auckland units badly in need of a spruce up recently received some TLC from its owners in the form of a new roof and new cladding.


Cooper Roofing was contracted to remove the tired old roofing and install the new Gerard Corona Shake 'Obsidian' roofing system. This was done in stages, keeping the roofs watertight the entire time so the owners and tenants could remain living in the house throughout the reroofing process.


Check below the difference the new roof has made to the overall look of the housing complex.


Gerard Roofs carries one of the best warranties in the market for roofing so this complex now has a new 50 year pro rata warranty in place which will give all the owners peace of mind for years to come.


We think you will agree that the stunning new roof has done wonders!

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