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From minor leaks to full repairs - what we do

Edwards & Hardy are New Zealand's largest roof maintenance company. We've been looking after New Zealand's roofs since 1959 and we're proud of what we do. Check out our short video for more information. We offer a full roof repair service, including fixing leaks and changing sheets and tiles.

Concrete and Clay replacement and repairs

Our repair service covers all concrete and clay tiles. Whether you need to replace a single cracked tile, or a full replacement of the ridges and hips of your home, our expert repair team will have the right solution for your roof.

Long-run metal and Metal tile roof repairs

We also repair long-run metal and metal tiles roofs including the installation of new flashings, Our expert team have been repairing roofs across New Zealand for 60 years, and we're good at what we do.

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Roof Repairs Explained

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common signs include missing or damaged tiles, dented metal tiles, leaks, or water stains on the interior ceiling. Sagging areas and dark spots on the ceiling are also indicators that your roof may need attention.

While minor repairs like replacing a few tiles could be a DIY task for some who are experienced, most roof repairs require professional expertise and equipment to ensure the problem is accurately diagnosed and adequately fixed.

At Edwards & Hardy Roofing, we understand that the cost of roof repairs can be a significant concern for homeowners. However, it's crucial to remember that the expense can vary greatly depending on various factors. These include the extent of the damage, the type of roofing material involved, and the labor costs, which can differ based the complexity of the job.

The time required to complete a roof repair can vary considerably based on several factors. First and foremost, the extent of the damage plays a significant role. Minor repairs like patching small leaks or replacing a few tiles can often be completed in a matter of hours or within a single day. On the other hand, more extensive repairs that involve larger sections of the roof or structural issues could span several days

Another critical element is the type of material your roof is made of. Weather conditions can also impact the duration of the repair project. Adverse conditions like rain, snow, or high winds can result in delays, making it important to plan accordingly.

Additionally, the complexity of the job is a vital consideration. If the project involves additional components like flashing or gutters, this can extend the timeline. Some repairs may be more intricate and time-consuming due to their complexity. Regardless of these variables, our team of experienced professionals at Edwards & Hardy Roofing is committed to providing an accurate time estimate tailored to your specific situation. We strive to complete each project as efficiently as possible, without sacrificing the quality and safety standards we are known for.

We often get asked whether roof repairs can be performed in any season, and the answer generally depends on a variety of factors. While roofing work is usually best performed in late spring through early autumn when weather conditions are optimal, it is not strictly limited to these seasons.

Warm and dry conditions allow for better adhesion of bonded roofing materials and are more comfortable for our team to work in. The risk of delays due to weather is also reduced during these more settled months. However, we understand that roofing issues can arise unexpectedly, and sometimes immediate action is needed, irrespective of the season.

Winter presents particular challenges, such as snow and ice removal, as well as the risk of materials becoming brittle in colder temperatures. However, emergency repairs often can't wait, and we are equipped to handle such situations when they arise. Similarly, the wet conditions in spring can pose challenges, but modern roofing technology and techniques can enable effective repairs even in less-than-ideal conditions.

Summer heat, while generally favorable for roofing work, can also present its challenges, such as the softening of some bonded products asphalt shingles, which can make makes them more susceptible to damage during installation or repair. Proper planning and early morning scheduling can mitigate these issues.

While some seasons are more conducive to roof repairs, we at Edwards & Hardy Roofing are equipped and prepared to handle your roofing needs in any season. The key is to adapt our approach and techniques to meet the challenges presented by each season while maintaining our high standards of quality and safety.

At Edwards & Hardy Roofing, we often collaborate with homeowners who are looking to have their roof repair or replacement covered by insurance. Whether or not your insurance will cover the cost of roof repairs largely depends on the specifics of your insurance policy and the cause of the damage.

Typically, "sudden and accidental" damage like that caused by storms, hail, or fallen trees will often be covered by a standard homeowners insurance policy. On the other hand, damage resulting from wear and tear or lack of maintenance is usually not covered. It's crucial to review your policy carefully to understand what is and isn't covered.

It's always advisable to consult directly with your insurance provider to fully understand your coverage. Should you have any questions or need assistance in facilitating the insurance process, our team at Edwards & Hardy Roofing is here to help, ensuring the repair work meets the quality and safety standards we are known for.

We understand that the terminology in our industry can sometimes be confusing, so it's essential to distinguish between roof repair and roof replacement as they serve different purposes and involve varying levels of work.

Roof Repair: This refers to fixing specific issues on an existing roof, such as leaks, damaged tiles, or minor wear and tear. The scope of the work is generally localized to particular sections that are problematic. Roof repair is usually quicker and less costly than re-roofing, making it a suitable option for addressing immediate issues without replacing the entire roofing system. It's like patching a tire instead of replacing it entirely.

Roof Replacement: This is a more extensive process where the entire layer of the existing roof is replaced. Roof replacement offers the advantage of upgrading your roof's overall quality, longevity, and aesthetic appeal. It's typically considered when the roof has reached the end of its serviceable life, or when repairs are so extensive that a replacement becomes more economical. Roof replacement provides a fresh start, akin to getting a new set of tires rather than continuously patching the old ones.

The choice between repair and replacement will depend on various factors such as the age of your roof, the extent and nature of the existing damage, and your long-term plans for the property. A thorough inspection by our experienced professionals can provide you with valuable insights to help you make an informed decision.

Whichever route you choose, you can be confident that Edwards & Hardy Roofing will adhere to the highest quality and safety standards, ensuring that your roofing solution is both durable and reliable.