Don’t Be Misled by Cheap Roof Painting Quotes

Do you have a roof that is in need of some TLC? Are you nervous about obtaining a fair price for your roof painting project and don’t understand why the quotes vary so much? You are not alone!

Sadly, there are customer horror stories out there about contractors providing too-good-to-be-true quotes for roof painting without taking into account the full complexity, safety and quality requirements of a roof restoration.

When it comes to roof painting, there are multiple processes that need to be followed and things taken care of to ensure that your roof is properly restored. This includes high pressure cleaning, pointing and replacing roof tiles, applying sealer and applying at least two coats of roof membrane. To do this properly, high quality materials and professionals are required.

Here is our breakdown of roof painting prices.

We high pressure clean your roof

To ensure thorough cleaning, we pressure clean is excess of 3500psi, which costs from $500 to $800, depending on the size of your roof and if it’s one or two storey.

Pointing and ridge-capping

Pointing and beading ridge cap tiles and replacing old ones can be a costly process, ranging from a $20 to $25 per lineal metre depending on the condition of your roof. It is recommended to hire professional roofing contractors to complete this task.

Now that your roof has been carefully pointed and cleaned, you may have already noticed the costs – $1500 to $2500 plus GST – which can seem expensive. That’s why I often question the pricing of other roofing services.

Roofing membrane

To apply a primer and two coats on a standard roof we would use at least 10 drums or more. This means that the cost of the three coats of primer and membrane alone would be around $1700.

The expenses mentioned earlier do not encompass the expenses for painting labour. When you are presented with a roof restoration estimate of $2000 and another one for $5000, ask the roofer charging $2000 about the steps they’re excluding from the process.

Safety measures

Would you be shocked to find out that the majority of $2000 “roof painting” jobs are carried out with inadequate safety and quality measures by unlicensed and uninsured fly-by-nighters?

Helpful tips

Make sure you’re getting quality materials from your painter. Don’t be afraid to ask to see where the materials are coming from to avoid getting cheap substitutes.

Once the roof is washed down, check to see if any mould has been removed from the front edge of the tiles. If you notice cleaning lines on your painted roof, it’s still dirty!

If your painter is claiming to clean and point your roof, make sure to ask if their equipment is strong enough to meet the paint manufacturer’s requirements. Most manufacturers require around 3000-4000psi, but 90% of cleaners can only run at 2500psi.

When it comes to the paint, your painter should use the brand that they quoted on. Some top brands include Dulux, Shield Coat, and Global Coat.

If you have any questions about your roof restoration quote, don’t hesitate to ask your contractor for clarification.

Honest and comprehensive quotes

At AllCoast Roofing on the Gold Coast, we understand all of the factors that must be taken into consideration when carrying out a roof restoration. We take all of our customers’ restoration needs into account, providing honest and comprehensive quotes with the necessary materials and labour costs to ensure a top-quality finish that meets industry standard.

Don’t be misled by companies that offer too-good-to-be-true roof painting quotes. Receive your free roof painting quote today with AllCoast Roofing and experience the quality result that you deserve.


Wayne Moore

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Anthony Jowett Avatar
Excellent job done by Wayne and the team, no request was a problem. They worked with me in coordinating my roof restore with a new solar install. Would recommend.
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Anthony Jowett 7/15/2024
Frank Bokma Avatar
I’m extremely pleased with the excellent work done by Wayne and his team. Communication was effortless, and their quick and helpful responses made the entire roof restoration process a breeze. Recommended!
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Frank Bokma 6/11/2024
Millie Carter Avatar
Really impressed with my service from All Coast Roofing from start to finish, excellent communication, clear pricing and showed up when they said they would! The Roof also now looks 10x better! Highly Recommend.
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Millie Carter 5/01/2024
Melanie B Avatar
Wayne and his expert roofing team are the ideal trades team. From the initial call for a quote to the follow up after the job was complete Wayne and AllCoast roofing were a delight to deal with. The quote was not the cheapest or the most expensive but the finished product I have no doubt is the best possible. Our roof was checked over, an accurate assessment made, and value-for money quote provided. Then the very thorough cleaning, repointing and renovation work, and finally painting were all carried out by their respective tradesmen in a thorough and professional way. After dealing with a few other trades for other services I can honestly say AllCoast roofing is the best in the business! Thank you Wayne and team, I love my updated roof!
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Melanie B 9/30/2023
Mark Bowman Avatar
AllCoast Roofing were excellent to deal with. I would highly recommend them for anything to do with Roofing.
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Mark Bowman 6/26/2023
N Graham Avatar
The guys did an awesome job on our roof restoration. Very professional and friendly service. Would recommend this company.
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N Graham 3/09/2023
Brian Doran Avatar
Wayne and his team did an excellent job cleaning, fixing tiles as well as Re spraying the roof to give my house a fresh new look.
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Brian Doran 2/19/2023
Trish David Avatar
Wayne and his team have provided remarkable work in future-proofing our roof through inspection, reclipping, cleaning and painting. Their communication, competence and kindness have made this process one that we endorse unequivocally.
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Trish David 12/13/2022

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