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Inspection

A new roof installation always starts with a comprehensive evaluation of your current roof. The goal is to devise a cost-effective, aesthetic solution that will last a lifetime.

Tile consultation

Before every new roof project, we offer a comprehensive tile consultation, explaining a range of options from the Monier roof tile range to suit your needs.

The process

The process of installing a new roof is comprehensive and will involve removing the old roofing material, preparing the roof deck, installing new flashing if needed, adding new tiles, and more.

Our promise

Our team is dedicated to ensuring that your new roof not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home but also provides long-lasting protection and value.

Roof Replacement (Reroofing) Services

Transform the look and feel of your home with our new roof installations; experience a combination of aesthetics, efficiency, and durability. Our expert roofers ensure your home stands out and remains secure for years to come.

Transparency & Honesty

Our team will provide you with an informed, fair, and honest quotation outlining every step of the replacement. We will never suggest a solution unless we think it’s the right one for your home.

Value For Money

We understand a high-quality roof replacement is a significant consideration, which is why we work hard to bring you licensed roofing services at affordable rates.

Quality Workmanship

We take pride in our work and ensure our client’s satisfaction with every replacement we complete. All our work is completed with precision and attention to detail.

Experienced Roofers

Operating since 2013, our team has seen it all, completing countless roofing projects across Launceston, Hobart, Devonport, Burnie, and surrounding areas.

The Right Time for Roof Replacement

 

A roof replacement is always a last resort, and with proper maintenance, your roof should last a lifetime. Unfortunately, all roofs will eventually age beyond repair, making a replacement an ideal option and best to get done sooner (rather than later).

If a licensed roofer has advised you to invest in a replacement, we’re here to help. We specialise in delivering new roofs that are both eye-catching and durable. We offer a thorough end-to-end process to ensure every box is ticked and your new roof stands the test of time.

Why Trust Our Team to Deliver Your New Roof?

As proud specialists in all terracotta and concrete roof tile replacements, RDW has proudly served homeowners in Tasmania since 2013. Our fully licensed and insured team offers an end-to-end process for every roof replacement project we complete. All work completed by our team is guaranteed for 10 years and is completed to the highest of standards. Our goal is to ensure your roof is both visually appealing and provides lasting protection and resilience for your home. 

At RDW Roofing, we bring homeowners:

  • An end-to-end roof replacement process, starting with a thorough inspection of your roof, completing the re-roofing, and meticulous site clean-up.
  • A talented team of expert roofers that are focused on quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.
  • Quality materials: As proudly the Tasmanian distributor of Monier roof tiles, every terracotta and concrete roof tile on the market is from the Monier range (Australia’s most respected roof tile supplier).
  • An honest and transparent process; we’ll never suggest a solution unless we know it’s the right one for your home.
  • The capacity to service Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, Burnie, and all surrounding areas.

With a focus on ongoing training, strict quality control, and the best roofing materials on the market, here are a few other reasons to work with us:

What Sets us Apart From the Competition

Value For Money

Unfortunately, roof replacements will always be a costly process. However, we’re focused on providing a replacement solution that’s both high quality and affordable. We guarantee you’ll find no other roofing company on the market that’s willing to provide a re-roofing that meets our high standards for the same price tag.

Meticulous Attention to Detail

The risk of overlooked small but vital details can make or break any re-roofing project. The RDW Roofing team inspects every detail of your roof with a fine-tooth comb. Throughout the project, we employ a strict quality control process to ensure nothing is missed, and that the final result is an industry-standard.

Licensed & Insured Professionals

You shouldn’t have to worry about knowing if your home is in the right hands. Our roofers are fully licensed and insured, giving you confidence and peace of mind that your property is cared for throughout the re-roofing process.

High-Quality Materials

We only use the best. As the proud Tasmanian distributor of the Monier tile range, we offer Australian-made terracotta and concrete roof tiles known for their durability and aesthetic appeal. Our goal is to provide you with a roof that looks fantastic and lasts a lifetime.

Comprehensive Service

You deserve peace of mind, and to be rest assured, no detail is missed throughout the re-roofing process. We provide a comprehensive roofing service that covers every step. From the initial inspection to the final touches and complete site cleanup, we ensure a seamless and thorough result.

Customer Satisfaction

With countless 5-star reviews from residential clients across Tasmania, our focus on customer satisfaction ensures we work closely with you to meet (and exceed) your expectations, delivering a new roof you can take pride in.

Commitment to Safety

Our strict adherence to safety protocols ensures the well-being of our team and the integrity of your property throughout the project.

Trust the Best: Work With RDW Roofing For Your Next Roof Replacement

Every roof replacement project we undertake at RDW Roofing is a testament to our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Our comprehensive approach addresses every aspect of your roof’s needs with precision and care. From choosing suitable materials to an end-to-end installation process, every step is executed to enhance your home’s functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Our team of licensed and insured professionals ensures that the entire process is seamless, safe, and tailored to your specific requirements. We take pride in our work, which is reflected in the finished product – a roof that looks outstanding and offers long-lasting protection and performance.

With RDW Roofing, you’re not just getting a new roof; you’re investing in a valuable asset for your home, built by industry experts who understand the importance of every detail. Trust us for your next roof replacement and experience the difference in dedication, expertise, and craftsmanship.

Unfortunately, a deteriorated roof is more than just aesthetics; a roof on its way out can compromise your home’s safety, comfort, and longevity. If you’re noticing any of these signs, it might be time to organise a roofing inspection to find out if you need a new roof (roof replacement).

Here are a few telltale signs a reroofing could be a consideration:

  • Extensive age: While a well-maintained roof can last a lifetime, extensive damage can accumulate in less than a decade. If it’s been 10 to 20 years since your roof’s been inspected or had any maintenance from a licensed roofer, chances are there’s significant deterioration, making it a potential candidate for replacement. 
  • Widespread missing tiles: Indicates significant age, likely damage due to extreme weather, and potential exposure of underlayment and structure to elements.
  • Extensively Cracked Tiles: The concrete or terracotta roof tile material is deteriorating throughout the whole roof, which can lead to leaks and further damage.
  • Frequent Leaks: Persistent leaks often point to widespread underlayment damage. Frequent leaks also lead to extensive damage to insulation and your ceiling. In the worst-case scenario, leaks can also be a fire risk should water be exposed to electrical.
  • Moss or Algae Growth: Extensive growth can grow under cap bedding, displace tiles, and cause damage to the layers underneath.
  • Sagging Roof Structure: Implies potential structural issues requiring immediate attention and possibly a complete reroofing.
  • Indoor Water Stains: Stains on indoor ceilings or walls usually mean repeated repairs by unqualified tradespeople, potentially calling for a reroofing.

Roof Replacement vs Restoration: An Important Note

A common question our team gets is, “What’s the difference between a re-roofing (or roof replacement) and a restoration?” A roof restoration typically involves repairing specific areas of damage on an existing roof, such as cleaning, replacing broken tiles, repointing ridge caps, and more. This process can significantly extend the life of your roof without the need for a costly, complete replacement.

A roof replacement is a more extensive project involving removing the old roof and installing a completely new one. Replacements are always a more costly process, typically reserved for when a roof is beyond repair or restoration. It’s important to note that the RDW team prioritises roof preservation and will always exhaust all restoration possibilities before recommending a complete re-roofing. This approach ensures homeowners receive the most cost-effective and suitable solution for their property.

Facing the need for a new roof can be daunting. A roof replacement comes with an unexpected financial burden, concern for your home’s safety and longevity, and uncertainty about the process. You want a solution that addresses immediate needs and secures your home’s future, enhancing its appearance and value.

At RDW Roofing, our experience means we deeply understand these challenges. That’s why we’ve refined our reroofing process to offer not just a new roof, but a comprehensive, worry-free transformation. From the initial thorough inspection to the detail-oriented installation of Australian-made Monier tiles, each step is planned with your home’s integrity and peace of mind at the forefront.

Roof Replacement (Re-Reroofing): What Are the Steps?

Inspection

A new roof is a last resort and is something our team will only suggest unless we think it’s essential. During our Inspection phase, our roofers assess your roof’s exterior and underlying structure. We thoroughly inspect your attic, examining the joists, ceiling, and the overall state of your roof’s interior.

Our focus is on preservation and complete transparency; we approach each inspection to suggest the most cost-effective solution possible, always aiming to maintain or repair elements where we can. Should we make a suggestion for a new roof, we’ll provide you with a quotation outlining various options to suit your needs and budget best.

Project Planning

Understanding that efficient planning is key to delivering a roof that is both eye-catching and long-lasting. We start by assessing the current state of your roof, looking at key areas like ventilation, drainage, and any damage that needs repair. This step is crucial to ensure the new roof functions well and lasts.

Part of our planning includes helping you choose the right tiles from the Monier range. We consider factors like your home’s architectural style, the local climate, and your personal preferences. As Australia’s leading manufacturer of terracotta and concrete roof tiles, Monier offers a variety of options, each with unique benefits in terms of durability, thermal performance, and aesthetic appeal. One of our team members will guide you through these options, helping you select tiles that best suit your needs.

Safety Rail Installation

Working from heights comes with risks, so we prioritise safety by installing safety rails before any work begins. This ensures the well-being of our team and the protection of your property throughout the process.

Remove Old Tiles

An essential step in any reroofing is the removal of old tiles. Removing your old tiles ensures we can start with a clean, stable base for the new roofing materials. This step is done with precision and care to avoid unnecessary damage to the underlying roof structure.

Sarking Installation

Next, should your sarking show signs of extensive damage, our team of expert roofers will install a new underlayer. Sarking is a protective layer of laminated, foil-faced material that we install beneath your roof tiles. Its primary purpose is to serve as an additional barrier against moisture, significantly enhancing your roof’s water resistance.

Sarking also plays a crucial role in improving your home’s insulation, helping to regulate indoor temperatures and thereby contributing to energy efficiency. Sarking is essential in safeguarding against potential water damage and energy loss. This critical step ensures that your new roof is structurally sound and contributes to a more comfortable and cost-effective living environment.

Batten Replacement

Although uncommon, batten replacement may also be required during reroofing. In some instances, battens can become damaged by prolonged moisture exposure, leading to rot and eventually compromising your roof’s stability. Replacing your battens ensures a solid and secure base for your new roof tiles.

New Tile Installation

Next is to install your chosen Monier tiles. Monier tiles are designed specifically to endure Australian conditions. They’re resistant to corrosion near saltwater and do not dent in hail storms. Furthermore, they have excellent colour retention properties and will never fade due to UV exposure.

Monier offers a wide range of styles and colours, allowing you to find the perfect match for your home’s appearance. Monier’s confidence in their product strength, longevity, and durability means that they come with a 50-year structural performance guarantee for both concrete and terracotta roof tiles, making them the obvious choice for any residential reroofing project.

Flashing & Valley Iron Installation

Installing flashing and a valley iron is essential to ensuring the waterproofing and integrity of your new roof. Both serve crucial functions in protecting your home from water ingress.

  • Flashing Installation: Your roof flashing consists of thin pieces of metal placed around areas like chimneys, vents, and joints to prevent water intrusion and leaks. This process involves precise measurement and fitting to ensure tight placement on your roof tiles and underlayment, focusing particularly on the joints and edges that are most susceptible to leaks.
  • Valley Iron Installation: Along with flashing, valley iron is installed in the roof’s valleys where two slopes meet. This is a critical area for water runoff, and proper installation ensures that water is efficiently channelled away from the roof, preventing pooling and potential leakage.

Flashing and valley iron installation means we help create a comprehensive waterproofing system for your roof. This not only provides a watertight barrier in the most vulnerable areas of your roof but also extends its overall lifespan by preventing water damage.

Installing Ridge Caps and Pointing

In the final step of the process, we securely install new ridge caps to finish off the look of your new roof. Ridge caps are carefully laid along the roof’s peak where the two sides meet. The ridge is an important section of the roof as it’s constantly exposed to the harsh elements. Each ridge cap tile is carefully aligned and secured using bedding mortar to provide a continuous, smooth line along the top of the roof.

After the ridge caps are in place, we apply a special pointing mortar that holds the ridge caps firmly in place and seals the joints between each cap. This critical step prevents water ingress and enhances the overall strength of the roof.

Site Clean-up

Once the job’s completed, we guarantee your yard will be left spotless. As a final step, a thorough onsite clean is completed where we safely dispose of all old tiles, metal, and wood that were removed initially to make way for your new roof.

How long Will my Re-Roofing Take

We understand the inconvenience and hold on to life tasks a reroofing will bring, so we’ll always aim to have your reroofing completed ASAP.

Typically, a new roof will take 2-3 days and is usually affected by additional factors such as the size of your roof, the extent of damage, and the project’s urgency.

Trust RDW For Your Next Roof Replacement

When it’s time for a roof replacement, entrusting your home to RDW Roofing means choosing expert craftsmanship, attention to detail, and years of industry experience. Our team of experts are some of Australia’s most talented roofers, with each of them understanding that your home’s roof is a critical component of your property’s longevity and appearance.

Our comprehensive approach ensures a visually appealing finish and a durable, weather-resistant, and energy-efficient roof that will last for years to come. With RDW Roofing, you’re investing in a service that respects the importance of every detail, combining technical expertise with a commitment to customer satisfaction.

Proudly servicing Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, Burnie, and surrounding areas, contact us today for a free quote.

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Make An Informed Decision for Your Roof
UV Protection

With high-quality tiles, a fresh new roof offers excellent reflective properties to prevent UV light from penetrating your home, keeping you comfortable and temperate.

Physical Protection

Your tiles are a physical barrier for falling trees, hail, or pests such as rats, possums, and birds from nesting in your attic. An uncompromised roof also protects your insulation.

Pollutant Barrier

Your roof is an essential barrier to the external environment, working in tangent with your ventilation to prevent pollutants and allergens from entering your living space.

Value

With many residential building inspections failing on the roof, a new roof adds significant value to your home.

Foot Traffic

An immediate consideration is that foot traffic, including gutter cleaning, solar installations, etc., can cause roof tile cracks. A qualified roofer can immediately replace cracked tiles before any further damage starts.

Ageing

Within as soon as ten years, the pointing of your roof can start showing signs of cracking (further worsened by foot traffic). A quick pointing touch-up is a simple way to prevent further damage.

Accumulated Grime

Within ten years, the first signs of moss and lichen will start to show (particularly in moist environments). A periodic powerwash is the best way to keep your roof looking fresh.

Dislodged End Cap

Usually one of the first things to go, your ridge cap end tile can start to feel the weight of gravity and begin to slide. This is an easy fix at this stage.

Cracked Pointing

More extensively cracked and peeling ridge pointing will start to show, exposing the mortar under your hip tiles (ridge caps). Should you address the issue soon enough, a qualified roofer could save the bedding with a cost-effective pointing touch-up.

Dislodged Flashings

Your roof’s flashings can become dislodged over time and may need replacement. A simple installation of a lead-free, adhesive flashing is a cost-effective way to prevent further damage.

Prevention

At a minimum, we recommend a roofing inspection of your roof to have any routine maintenance complete and ensure your roof is in functional condition.

Accumulated Grime

Moss and lichen will continue to grow, making your roof look lacklustre and contributing to cracking of your pointing. A simple roof clean by an expert is a great way to nip this issue in the bud.

Dislodged Shell Cap

If your end ridge tile is not addressed soon, it can continue to slide and allow the tiles it sits on to begin to slide into your gutter.

Loose Ridge Caps

Ridge caps are likely loose at this point. When this occurs, complete cleaning and replacing bedding cement is required to ensure the ridges are refastened and stay in place.

Degraded Pointing

If left unattended, the pointing of your ridge caps (at a bare minimum) needs replacing to keep your ridge caps secure.

Faded Colour

With age, all roofs will lose their colour/glaze. Restoring this is for cosmetic purposes, but when all maintenance is completed, followed by re-sealing and painting, it will add a new lease of life to an old, bland roof.

Dislodged End Cap

By this stage, your end cap could have continued to slide off, leaving no weight on its under tiles. This not only looks terrible but also allows water ingress.

Replacement Required

At this point, your roof may be beyond repair. Moss could have penetrated under your tiles, unattended mechanical stress could leave your tiles riddled with cracks, and your ridge caps likely need complete repair. Unfortunately, complete reroofing may be the only solution.

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Leak Protection

The roof tiles are designed to allow rain to run freely off your roof and into your gutter to prevent pooling on your roof’s surface.

Controlled Runoff

Your roof’s valleys act as a securely sealed, free-flowing channel to allow stormwater to run seamlessly into your gutters.

Leak Protection

The ridges of your roof are fastened with bedding cement and sealed with pointing mortar to prevent water ingress.

Leak Protection

Flashings are small pieces of metal placed around your roof’s joints to act as a tight and secure waterproofing barrier.

Weather Damage

Strong winds caused by storms can dislodge valley tiles. Having an expert roofer clip these back into place is an easy and cost-effective way to avoid further damage.

Accumulated Debris

Within ten years, debris and organic matter will start to fill in your gutter, increasing the chances of rust and water overflow. A simple, quick emptying of your gutter is the best way to avoid any issues.

Water Ingress

Any cracked and unattended pointing will start to make your roof vulnerable to water ingress, with a high chance of leaks beginning to move through your ceiling and into your attic.

Lost Flashings

Flashings aged 20 years are highly sensitive to wind gusts, proving a prime access point for water infiltration.

Dislodged Tiles

At the 20-year mark, multiple roof tiles are likely to become dislodged. Having an expert lock them in place is a simple way to prevent leaks.

Soaked Insulation

At this point, unattended leaks are already soaking your ceiling insulation, making it an excellent breeding ground for mould and rendering the insulation effectively useless.

Mouldy Insulation

If exposed to moisture, your ceiling insulation has heavily degraded and is likely full of mould. Degraded insulation is an excellent breeding ground for mould and could be promptly replaced to keep your indoor space healthy and comfortable.

Water Ingress

Unattended ridge caps with deteriorated pointing and bedding are a leading reason for water ingress and leaks coming through your ceiling.

Interior Damage

Any unattended leaks will show on your ceiling and walls as yellow stains and mould. An expert professionally treating your home for mould and water stains is costly…

Electrical Hazard

Unattended leaks are a significant electrical hazard and could be dripping onto electricals. If exposed to water, this poses a considerable fire risk and likely needs complete replacement.

Attic Damage

An unattended roof will likely allow multiple entry points for water ingress into your ceiling. Wood rot of your trusses could be a significant issue at this point, and the plaster of your ceiling may need complete replacement.

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thousands of happy customers

“Great service. Professional operators with sensational attitude and attention to detail. Top job thanks”

Terrence F.

“RDW Roofing did an excellent job at repointing the ridge capping and valley on our tiled roof, very professional using quality Selly’s products. Very happy with the outcome and would recommend RDW Roofing to others. Next on the list when we are ready is to give it a fresh paint, i know who i will be calling!”

Craig G., Homeowner

“Our tired roof has a new lease of life plus no leaks and also no uninvited possums and birds nests. From the start there was great communication from Ryan and a comprehensive quote. I got regular updates on when the work men would be at my house and what they would be doing each day. Cleaned up the mess very well and the price came in under what was quoted, which was a huge bonus. Would recommend to anyone.”

Marilyn B., Homeowner

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