How much will a roofer cost you?

Below you will find a detailed breakdown of roofer prices, together with descriptions what is included in the price and other necessary information that will help you make the best possible decision.

How do we know these prices? Thousands of people ask Procompare for help with their projects every year. We track the quotes they get from our local Pros and share those prices with you.

New roof installation (material and labour)
Average cost R600 / sqm
Cost range R400R800 / sqm

This is the price per square metre of roof for a new roof installation. The price includes both material and labour cost. Usually the cost ratio between material and labour is 40%:60%. In addition to roof area, the final cost largely depends on the type of selected roofing material. The most popular roofing material in South Africa is corrugated metal sheeting, but you can choose anything between slate, thatch, asphalt shingles, concrete and clay tiles. It all comes down to your budget and particular demands – whether you want something natural, beautiful, durable or maintenance-free. New roof installation costs range between R400 / sqm and R800 / sqm with an average of R600 / sqm.

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Thatched roof
Average cost R500 / sqm
Cost range R400R600 / sqm

This is the price per square metre for a thatched roof, including installation. The final cost will depend on the size and complexity of your roof, the quality of the thatching material, and the experience and expertise of the chosen thatcher. As for material, for each square metre you will need about 95 bundles. So, If you know what is your roof area, you can estimate what the material alone will cost. Additional costs may apply if you opt for special netting, treatments, and sprays. The cost of installing a brand new thatch roof usually costs approximately the same as replacing an existing one. Thatch roofs are environmentally friendly and provide a high level of insulation. They will also give your home that true South African look and feel. For a thatched roof, expect to pay between R400 / sqm and R600 / sqm.

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Roof inspection
Average cost R1100
Cost range R800R1400

This is the price for a roofing inspection of a house with 70–100 square metres of roof area, without VAT. The final price will depend on the size and complexity of the roof. It is required by law (specifically, the Building Standards Act Section 14(2A) and the National Building Regulations (Regulation A19)) for a new roof structure to be inspected and certified by a qualified roof inspector. For roof inspection, expect to pay between R800 and R1400.

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Roof repair
Average cost R85 / sqm
Cost range R70R100 / sqm

This is the price for roof repair services per square metre of roof area. Common roof-related problems that need repair are usual wear an tear, water leaks, and missing or damaged shingles or sheeting. The price of the repair will depend on the size of the roof to be repaired, the scope of the work, the urgency of the job, and the materials used. Sometimes the damage or wear and tear can be so substantial that it is wise to consider a roof replacement instead of repair. On average, expect to be charged between R70 / sqm and R100 / sqm for roof repair.

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Recent jobs for roofers

Claremont
City or suburb: Claremont, Cape Town
Property type: Residential home
Estimated project start: 1–3 months
The existing IBR flat roof is leaking. It is an extension to an old Claremont house and the flat roof covers the kitchen area. It has a ceiling which will need some touch up and repainting. I am wanting to replace the roof with either Galvinised IBR 0.5mm or Chromadek IBR 0.5mm. I estimate we will need 13 IBR sheet (about 9 m wide) of 4,5m lengths.
Cape Town
City or suburb: Cape Town
Property type: Housing complex
Approx. size of the roof (sqm): More than 200 sqm
Is your roof sloped or flat?: Flat
Desired roofing material: Metal sheeting
Estimated project start: 1–3 months
Hi I hope you are well. We build container homes. I am looking for suppliers for our business that can supply. Delivery Option 1 16 x 9m Flat Roof 7 Gumpoles Flushing all round Colourbond IBR Option 2 9 x 9m Flat Roof 5 Gumpoles Flushing All round Colourbond IBR I look forward to hear back from you. Kind regards, Roelof
Polokwane
City or suburb: Polokwane
Property type: Residential home
Estimated project start: Within a month
Good day. We are planning to move into a house, but the thatched roof is leaking. I can see the black underlayer, as it is sticking out. It seems as if there is no underlayer, or if the wiring got loose. The area, according to me, which need to be fixed is about 2x2 meters. Kindly send me a quote on a worst case scenario. Thank you! Regards
East London
City or suburb: East London
Property type: Residential home
Estimated project start: Within a month
I have the black slated tiles on my roof and with time and winds they have been moving slightly everytime the rains and winds come and go. I need a contractor to look at and give me a quotation at their earliest convenience. Rgds This would be expected to start immediately. My address is:13 Willasdale Place, Bonnie Doone, East London.
Robertson
City or suburb: Robertsons
Property type: Commercial or industrial building
Approx. size of the roof (sqm): More than 200 sqm
Is your roof sloped or flat?: Sloped
Desired roofing material: Metal sheeting
Estimated project start: 1–3 months
Remove and safely dispose asbestos roof sheets (gutters and down pipes included where necessary) m2 25 Supply and install 0.53 Colourplus AZ Prolok sheets m2 25 Supply Install Alububble or similar approved where necessary m2 25 AIA fees (monitoring and clearance sessions - average)
Franschhoek
City or suburb: Franschhoek
Property type: Residential home
Approx. size of the roof (sqm): 0–100 sqm
Is your roof sloped or flat?: Flat
Desired roofing material: I need advice
Estimated project start: 1–3 months
2 x New Flat Board veranda roofs with combined area of ca. 80m2. PLEASE EMAIL FOR PLANS & FURTHER DETAILS ROUGH SPECS : - Rafters x50, - White Isoboard ceiling to verandas, flat ceiling to kitchen area and new shower , - Purlins 76x50, - Basic thermal insulation can be included, - Appropriate flat roof rated, water-resistant Structaboard or similar, - Quality polymer bitumen waterproofing membrane torch-on - including up onto parapet, - Effective formation of water run-off and gutter channels - Finish with appropriate waterproof roof paint
Noordhoek
City or suburb: Noordhoek, Cape Town
Property type: Residential home
Estimated project start: Within a month
Roof was waterproofed - rubberized - one coat of protective silver paint applied - one sheet got cracked...not sure what happened - worker walked on wrong spot or dropped something ? - big crack in the one sheet dont want to call on previous suppliers as their quote was wrong, their estimate was wrong - they asked for more money after quoting etc
Roofing, Roof repair
Ennerdale
City or suburb: Lawley ext 1 Ennerdale JHB
Property type: Residential home
Estimated project start: Within a month
Extension of a three bedroom house. The extension is for the living room, new kitchen to be built with scullery , existing kitchen will be turned into a dining room, patio from living room and kitchen. Main bedroom to merge with one small bedroom. Two new outside rooms and garage and a drive through garage attached to the house.
Roofing, Roofing
Onrus River
City or suburb: Onrusriver
Property type: Residential home
Estimated project start: 1–3 months
Looking for a quote to inspect the roof and repair any leaks and defects and fill up cracks. Along with this I include 2 pdf reports detailing the roof and the apparent issues found. on a side note if you would be interested in utilizing the reports for your business please feel free to contact me for more information at louis.mccarthy@aerocam.co.za
Northcliff
City or suburb: Northcliff, Johannesburg
Property type: Residential home
Approx. size of the roof (sqm): 0–100 sqm
Is your roof sloped or flat?: Both
Desired roofing material: Metal sheeting
Estimated project start: Within a month
Good day, I am in the process of purchasing a house (which is still a construction site) and need a quote to finish the roofing system, beam filling, skylights and waterproofing. The house has a butterfly roof design with a boxed gutter running through it. The roof covering most of the house is on, but the part that is on requires beam filling. I also require new roofs over the servants quarters, playroom, entrance hall and lounge area . The building also has concrete slabs and a boxed gutter system which requires waterproofing. There are also skylights which will need to be put in. I have attached the plans of the property to assist you with the calculations.