Structural Protection

From Contributor – Andrew Assange

After the wrath of wild weather that went through Brisbane recently, I had no option but to get my roof replaced. Initially I thought this would be fairly straightforward given that my house is only fifteen years old, but little did I realise how long and complex the process is. I called a number of different roofers in Brisbane and decided that for Metal Roofing, the best company would be Hats for Houses who are also associated with the HIA Roofing accreditation program for Colorbond® steel.


I learned the lesson the hard way but there are a few things you should know before you get a new roof:

Anything stored in your roof needs to be removed – obviously it can get wet and exposed to elements whilst the existing roof it taken down.

  1. Bad weather can halt the process entirely. As it was raining for a great deal of the time when my roof was being replaced, the workers were not allowed to be on scaffolds.
  2. The process takes about two weeks.
  3. You will require a structural review to be completed after the new roof is added.