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RUFE Designs
RUFE specializes in precision roof designs.Roofs deserve to look beautiful from the outside as well as from the inside.This
Cintsa Thatching & Roofing
Based in the Eastern Cape and operating for over 15 years Cintsa Thatching & Roofing are specialists in thatching and
Waterproofing Johannesburg
Do you want to prevent imminent water damage to your building and property? Talk to us. Our company waterproofing Johannesburg
GP Damp Proofing & Roof Repairs - Boksburg
GP Damp Proofing & Roof Repairs helps you find the major roofing contractors in South Africa. Our contractors have the
Sheeting Direct cc
Polycarbonate Roof Sheeting materials experts based in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth, supplying a full range of Profiled
Crown Slaters
Established in 1983, Crown Slaters strive to be the leaders in providing expert workmanship and slate roofing services in
Die Dachdecker Neumann GmbH
Im April 1979 gründeten Horst und Gudrun Neumann die Firma mit der BezeichnungenDachstuhl und Reetdach GmbH.Da Horst Neumann
NB Exquisite Designs
NB Exquisite Designs specialise in all aspects of GRP fabrication and mouldings, also roof tiling and slating. We offering
My Carports
Maps: Get your for Carports and Awnings in Sandton  Our aphorism is 'QUALITY CARPORTS AND
USA shingles/ Cobertech
Empresa especializada em venda e instalação de telhas shingles com GARANTIA, profissionais altamente capacitados com NRs
Top Choice Roofers
Dublin roofing repair specialists. Repairing all types of roofing, guttering and chimneys in Dublin. Emergency call out
belemir yapı
stretch ceiling Our company, which designs and provides models for all types of ceiling models, is helping its customers
Balm Roof Top Comercio e Serviço Ltda
Teremos o prazer em fornecer-lhe todas as informações para que a suas duvidas e necessidades sejam solucionadas e teremos
shaka awning
Shaka Awning merupakan perusahaan yang bergerak dalam bidang industri kreatif manufakturing pelayanan jasa pembuatan dan
Dachdeckermeisterbetrieb Dirk Lange
Dachdeckermeisterbetrieb Dirk Lange | Ihr Dachdecker in Bünde, Herford und Bielefeld Das Dach die Krone des Hauses! Für
Coberline Telhados e Churrasqueiras
Somos uma empresa séria, fundada há 27 anos e que presta serviços nas áreas de construção e reforma de telhados , coberturas
BPM Roofers
The roofers at BPM are renowned for their attention to detail, commitment to proper Health & Safety at height &
Cobertech Shingles do Brasil
Empresa especializada na comercialização e instalação de telha shingle americana. Membro da NRCA ( National Roofing Contractors

Roofers in South Africa

The South African climate can be very unforgiving and can therefore take a strain on one’s home throughout the year. The main part of a house that can be damaged or altered due to weather would definitely be the roof. The roof of a home is a key factor in the reliability and durability of a house, as it must withstand more than almost any other part of the house, for example the walls, the foundation and the floors, which must remain sturdy and solid for years sometimes decades at a time before repair. The roof industry has many alternative materials it may use on a house all depending on the location and climate of where the house is, the aesthetic appeal of the roof was determined by the owners as well as the resilience and insulation of the roof that would be best for that home. This article will cover the factors that make up a good roof, the different materials used to make roofs, as well as what is costs to hire and work with a roofer. 

What Makes a Good Roof?

A good roof begins with really great materials. The materials have to be made to stand up to many different climate types depending on where in the world your house is located. Some roofs have to withstand below-freezing temperatures in the winters, scorching temperatures in the summertime, but especially ultraviolet rays from the sun which can shine year round in South Africa, not forgetting rain, sometimes snow and hail. The quality of a houses roof can determine how long it lasts throughout the years in these conditions. 

Roofing Materials

Now there are many types of materials that a roof can be made from, and we will be looking at a few in this article. First we must consider the following questions when thinking about roofing, and some of these questions are:

  • How heavy is the roofing material?
  • Will this roofing material need special framing? 
  • What styles and colours does this material come in, in order to suit my house?
  • Is this roofing material fire resistant? 
  • Are there any special installation and maintenance issues to consider? 
  • Does this material offer excellent performance in extreme weather conditions that your location has to endure? 
  • Most importantly, what is the cost, life span and warranty for this product? 

Moving on to what materials are used for roofing, we will begin with the concrete roof tile. This is well known for its durability, and ability to withstand extreme heat and harsh cold throughout the year. It is also one of the most visually appealing materials to use for roofing as they come in a variety of colours, shapes, sizes and patterns with textures. The concrete tile is perfect for a country style home, great for a decorative flair that adds colour and style to any home. 

The second type of roofing material that is commonly used by South African roofers is metal roofing sheets or tiles. These are metal roof tiles that are made from metals such as steel, galvanised iron and sometimes even very strong tin or zinc. These are shaped to look like or resemble a concrete tile or a shingle that tricks the eye into thinking it is one of the other roofing materials. Any metal roofing sheets or tiles are by far the more affordable option for the middle class and lower class homeowners of South Africa. 

The final roofing material we will discuss is wood shingles or shakes. The wooden shingles have been used for decades and probably even centuries as they are so durable and are now modernised to be extremely fire resistant. One of the most appealing things about the wooden shingles, is that they transform from their original woodland colour to a dark or sometimes light grey colour that is caused by the summer periods of time. 

How Much Does a Roofer Cost?

Let us start with the cost of the materials, which would be the various tiles and the assortment of metal and wooden tiles. A single tile or shingle can range anywhere between R 7 and R 150. But they are not usually sold one at a time, therefore we can look at the price of a sheet of shingles, which can cost between R 150 to R 450 per sheet of around five tiles or shingles in a row. Next, we add on the cost of the professional roofers who will charge for the adhesive materials, as well as for their labour. Roofers in South Africa can cost somewhere between R 50 000 to R 150 000 for all the costs involved in the entire roofing process. 

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