Factors that impact roof restoration costs.

October 7, 2021

Restoring your roof to its previous condition is a balance between the quality of roof restoration and the cost of repairs.

Modern Seal Roofing experts know that roof restoration is a balance between the quality of the project and the cost. The condition of your roof varies greatly and thus requires careful planning and approval from the homeowner to restore it and improve safety and energy efficiency in your home. Our expert team analyses the roof's age along with the condition of the roofing material and provides you with an honest opinion about the extent of restoration efforts required.

With over a quarter century of experience in handling Melbourne home’s roofs, we address the main factors that affect the overall costs. To get into the details, we state out some of the factors below.

Roof Size

Most roofing companies offer a simple rate for their work - and it's a flat, per-square-metre rate. The problem is that every roof is different, so we don't want you to have to pay more than you should. A roofing expert can give you a good estimate of what your roof will cost after we've looked at the dimensions of your roof. And the larger the roof is, the cheaper it will be per square metre.

Roof's steepness

From a roofer's point of view, the steepness of a roof often refers to the difficulty of getting the job done. It's not something you want to take lightly, especially when you have to climb up on a roof with all your heavy gear. Thus, steepness plays an important role in determining roof restoration costs.

Comparatively, a flat-pitched roof is the easiest for roofers to work on because it is very safe and often requires minimum safety equipment.

Thus, steep roofs usually are a little more tedious as they require a good amount of safety equipment and tend to be on the higher side of the price range.

Roof repairs

Regular roof inspections will help homeowners identify issues with their roof on an initial basis so they can take care of issues before they become significant.

Restoration is a complex process involving various complex procedures. The roofers will analyse the damages, their extent, seriousness, and cause. They will devise a long term solution to destroy the cause of the damage or defects. The procedure might include replacing parts or almost re-building your entire roof. Roof restoration in Melbourne will usually include fixing all of the previous leaks, blemishes, and repairs from the past.

A restored roof typically lasts twice as long as an unrestored one. Roof restoration encompasses roof repairs, but it isn’t the other way around.

Roofing material

Roofs are major components in any building that allows water evaporation and protects the interior of a building. Roofs can be of different makes, designs, and sizes. The most commonly used roofing materials are terracotta, cement, metal roofing, and rooftop tiles.

So, what roofing material do you choose?

For a long enduring, lush and comfortable roofing feel, then terracotta is your best bet. It has been used in Australia for years, and the tiles are strong and durable. Alternatively, if durability is not a necessity and you want to take it easy maintenance wise, cement is your best friend. On the other hand, metal also provides good value for money and is very economical in terms of maintenance and looks.

Thus, the roofing material, size and design are an important driving factor for estimating roof restoration costs.


Regardless of whether it's a flat roof or a steep roof, Modern Seal Roofing experts can make your dream roof a reality. Our team provides you with affordable service that is designed to be as simple and straightforward as possible—no hidden charges or fees. We will address all your roofing concerns.

For roof inspection and obligation-free quotes for your roof restoration process, contact us today.