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How much does a roofer cost?

  • R70R100 / sqm
    Roof repair
  • R800R1400
    Roof inspection
  • R400R800 / sqm
    New roof installation (material and labour)
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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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

New roof installation or replacement

  • City or suburb: Oudtshoorn
  • Property type: Residential home
  • Approx. size of the roof (sqm): 100–200 sqm
  • Is your roof sloped or flat?: Both
  • Desired roofing material: I need advice
  • Estimated project start: 1–3 months

IRB ,type arrangement, old property, roof slope is insufficient, contribute to the internal leakage.I need advice for either replace roof and modify the slope to allow better water drainage. OUDTSHOORN is area with high temperatures, the external repairs were mostly coating with material fiber, as expect will fail with in due time as result off the temperature changes. I want a permanent guarantee for the propose repairs or replacement.

Roof repair/maintenance

  • City or suburb: Paarl
  • Property type: Residential home
  • Estimated project start: Within a month

Remove plastic roof sheets Replace with sink roof sheets either 3m or 3.6 m in length I will buy the material and that will include the sink sheets as well as: 2 x 5 Ltr Cemiflex, 2 x Rolss of mm x 10m membrane, 1 Bag of Portland cement, I therefore require a quote for labour to do this job Thanks

New roof installation or replacement

  • City or suburb: Vanderbijlpark
  • Property type: Housing complex
  • 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: Within a month

Roof installation to cover patio area with a length of 9 meters and width of 3 meters. Timber structure with a maximum beam span of 5.5 meters. Roof covering, should either be flat polycarbonate sheet or flat acrylic sheet. Roof should preferably be installed below the eaves of the existing roof with a pitch of 7 degrees

New roof installation or replacement

  • City or suburb: Hermanus
  • Property type: Residential home
  • Approx. size of the roof (sqm): 0–100 sqm
  • Is your roof sloped or flat?: Sloped
  • Desired roofing material: Metal sheeting
  • Estimated project start: 1–3 months

The complete roof must be replaced with Diamond ck. A quote for Material and a quote for Installation to complete. All the work. I do have a certified asbestos company that will remove the current asbestos sheeting. Dont quote on that but all the rest Please. Attached the Drawings on old Photo. and some dimensions.Many Thanks. Die mates is Lengte 15.0m Breedte 10.5m Die pitch is 35 grade bo die horisontaal. Ek het die dakhoogtr uitgewerk as 3.6m. Die gedeelte op die nok is 5.4m. I have Drawings how can i share

New roof installation or replacement

  • City or suburb: factreton
  • Property type: Residential home
  • Approx. size of the roof (sqm): 0–100 sqm
  • Is your roof sloped or flat?: Sloped
  • Desired roofing material: I need advice
  • Estimated project start: Within a month

Good day i need some assistance regards to a quotation for my roof . my house is insured by auto/ general The pass winter we had some water leakage from the ceiling and due to the heavy rains it left a hole in the ceiling ,so then we knew that somewhere on the roof there might be a leakage, thats why the water was coming through the ceiling , all our rooms are now moulded , Please can you send someone out to come and give us a quote , regards

Roof repair/maintenance

  • City or suburb: MBOMBELA
  • Property type: Residential home
  • Estimated project start: Within a month

The roof is leaking, upon my inspection i discovered that that the tiles are not even. When is raining heavily that is when the leaking is taking place. I suppose that the roof tiles needs to be fixed and be places in a correct way. the project can take one day to be fixed because is a small portion.

New roof installation or replacement

  • City or suburb: Fontainebleau
  • Property type: Residential home
  • Approx. size of the roof (sqm): 100–200 sqm
  • Is your roof sloped or flat?: Sloped
  • Desired roofing material: I need advice
  • Estimated project start: Within a month

Good morning, I need roof replaced. It has leaked endlessly, and none of the contractors who have patched it have succeeded in keeping it from leaking. We have patched every year, and every heavy rain comes right in. Recently, I requested re-roofing quotes from a number of contractors, and every single one refused to quote on re-roofing and quoted instead on torch-on and other patchwork solutions (which I explicitly asked not to receive). Please do not do this when you quote me! I find it disrespectful. I know that the problem is predominantly at the pitch change where the gradient becomes shallower. It is a construction flaw, as there is little to no overlap, and there is no flashing under the ridge. A look at any construction manual will make the issue crystal clear. Rather than re-roofing, I would now like a quote on changing the design of the roof. Ideally, I would like to raise the height of the roof to accomodate a single pitch from the apex to the eaves. I know that this requires an architect's involvement. The increased pitch should also accomodate an attic under the apex, so the apex height will need to go up at least 1m. The parapet walls will need to be knocked off to allow for this. Steel trusses may be needed instead of wood, but I am open to suggestions. I am a teacher, so this needs to be a cost-effective solution. I am not looking for a fancy loft, just an attic, and it does not need to cover the entire roof space, only the centre of the room. See attached floor plans. My first thought for roof material is pre-painted green IBR sheets, cut to the exact length, but if thatch, shingle or tile, for example, is more cost effective, I am open to advice. PLEASE DO NOT CALL, as I am in Uzbekistan. Email is fine. Regards,

Roof repair/maintenance

  • City or suburb: Sebokeng zone 14
  • Property type: Residential home
  • Estimated project start: Within a month

Where do you need the guard(s)? House/flat Residential complex Commercial or industrial property Farm Event Bodyguard/security escorti have few roof tile that shifted from original set up, now I'm experiencing leak form the roof, first hole in the garage second hole between sitting room and bedroom third hole in the room at the back of the garage, my ceiling is damage. so I need someone who is going to fix the holes and paint the roof

Roof repair/maintenance

  • City or suburb: Newlands
  • Property type: Residential home
  • Estimated project start: Within a month

A semi-detached house with both sections needing the following: (1) replace damaged roof sheets attached to the other section; (2) repair, plaster and skeem damaged kitchen wall; (3) strip and replace damaged kitchen ceiling (4) plaster and paint wall on neighbour's side; (5) fit flashing and waterproof side wall (6) fix and secure leak on kitchen roof (7) replace kitchen ceiling (8) repair all damaged walls.

New roof installation or replacement

  • City or suburb: Blomvlei
  • Property type: Residential home
  • Approx. size of the roof (sqm): More than 200 sqm
  • Is your roof sloped or flat?: Sloped
  • Desired roofing material: Tile
  • Estimated project start: 1–3 months

I currently have an asbestos roof, and there are several leaks currently due to missing nails on the asbestos sheets, and some damaged/missing sheets. I would like to get a quotation for repairing the current roof, but also a quotations to replace the current roof with Tiles. I prefer an email communication.