The best roof repairers in Canberra

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Looking to get your roof repaired? Read our list of some of Canberra’s most recommended roof restorers. Photo: File.

Did it start when you hauled those buckets out during a recent storm? Did you hear shaking sounds overhead that were anything but wind? Maybe you are gearing up for sale and seeking to boost your curb appeal and add value? Perhaps you realised that your skyline is the worst in a street of horizontal masterpieces?

Whatever your circumstance, a roof repair or replacement may be in order. Roofs are the unassuming pinnacles of the structures in which we reside. Although we may not always see them, we know when they are – and are not working. They complete the architectural vibe of buildings, provide structural integrity, protect from the elements, and keep temperatures at bay.

But sometimes things do not go as planned. Canberra’s storms and wild weather can cause serious damage; or even just time and exposure to elements can do the trick. And quite often, by the time you have noticed the symptoms, the damage has already been done.

The good news is that Canberra is also home to some great roof repair specialists. However, finding the right roof repair specialist can be quite daunting. Just like any trade, there are bad roofers and then there are good roofers. A lack-lustre repair or poorly installed roof can be disastrous for both your home and contents.

That is why finding the right roof repair service the first time around is so important. Now, how do you separate a good contractor from a bad one, and where do you find the best in Canberra? Keep reading to find out!

What makes a great roof repairer?

The best roof repair services know that quality roofing is the capstone to a sound and beautiful home. They deliver expert craftsmanship, finishing premium materials against all manner of pitches, angles, and spaces. Their roofs are watertight, sturdy, and look magnificent too. Here is what we think separates the best roofers from the rest:

  • Qualified and licensed. As roofing is hazardous work there are a few things to keep in mind with qualifications and licensing. Firstly, roof installers within the ACT must hold a C or D class building license issued the by the ACT Planning and Land Authority. Secondly, installers can also require a high risk work license issued by WorkSafe ACT, along with a white card. As for qualifications, the prerequisites are generally Certificate III in Roof Plumbing or Roof Tiling or a Certificate II in Metal Roofing and Cladding. Finally, be mindful that roofing is subject to several building codes and standards. For a professional finish that is also compliant ensure your trade has the appropriate credentials.
  • Insured. Any vertical work is serious business in terms of safety. Scaffolding and ladders present hazard risks, particularly when navigating upper stories and restricted spaces. As such, always ensure that your roof repairer or installer is covered by an appropriate level of public liability insurance. This will ensure any accidents are covered appropriately, and provides peace of mind for you as the buyer.
  • Manufacturer certified. Great roof repairers use premium materials and are certified contractors for the products they are installing. This means that manufacturers have effectively given contractors a seal of approval. To gain this certification a contactor must adhere to the highest of standards and deliver quality installations. Why is this important? Well, it validates the manufacturer warranty, which is often carries the most weight in terms of guarantee tenure. With some manufacturers offering guarantees of 25 years or more do your homework if a roof replacement is on the cards.
  • Clear quotes. As with most trades, it pays to invest some time into obtaining quotes from various contractors. These quotes should stipulate all the detail you need to assess the quality of products, and of course workmanship. Quotes should include a description of the work, material specifications, start and completion dates, payment terms, and warranties. These small details should all be easily answered and included on the contract for transparency.
  • Warranties and after care. In addition to manufacturer warranties, great roofers will also guarantee their workmanship. Any roof repairer or installer that is prepared to back their offer with formal warranties in writing are worth considering. Moreover, contractors who offer after care services like repairs and maintenance allow you to conveniently shop under the one roof.

The best roof repairers in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Canberra Roofing

A family run business, Canberra Roofing has over 29 years’ experience in all areas of roofing, including replacements, restorations and repairs. The company is fully qualified, licensed and insured. No roofing project is too large or too small. Free, no obligation, quotes are provided.

Melinda Gonczarek wrote on Google, “We used Canberra Roofing to fix and replace broken tiles, replace ridge capping, gutters and facias and match an existing roof to a new extension, involving painting and sealing. The results are perfect …”

Leaky Roof

Leaky Roof is a family owned and operated business delivering roof repairs and restorations in the Canberra region for over twenty-five years. Leaky Roof are well regarded for the quality of their workmanship, and the personable service provided to customers.

Offering full restorations for tile and metal roofs, they also offer comprehensive roof repair services. From missing tiles and cracked gutters to all manner of leaks their skilled team has got it covered. With a seven-year workmanship warranty, Leaky Roof offers peace of mind for a sound roof.

Khai McPherson shared this review on Google, “Rang Justin on a Monday morning as my roof was leaking. He was quick to respond and send out Jason to have a look at my roof. They found the leak quickly and the quote was a good price. Since Jason came out to do the work NO MORE LEAKS!!!!”

Look Up Roof Restoration

A family owned and operated business, Look Up Roof Restoration is directed by Canberra local Keven Brown. With over thirty years in business, they have been restoring tile and metal roofs with expert care and quality craftsmanship.

Whether you’re seeking to repair or replace your roof Look Up Roof Restoration will ensure that works are completed on time and on budget. Their qualified, licensed, and insured team will be the safe hands you need to bring your roof back to life.

Forest Green shared this praise via Google, “Thank you for assisting with our roof repair and restoration. We are very happy with your service and quality.”

Home Project Solutions

Home Project Solutions Pty Ltd is a locally owned family business providing quality workmanship and customer service. One specialty is roof maintenance and replacement, as well as roof ventilators and guttering. All work is fully guaranteed. Home Project Solutions provides free quotes and 24-hour emergency callouts.

On Google, Margaret Spratt wrote, “I would thoroughly recommend Home Project Solutions. Steve Law is the owner … His quote was very reasonable, and I found him to be a very approachable and friendly tradesman.”

MC Roofing & Guttering

Locally owned and operated, MC Roofing & Guttering have been servicing Canberra and surrounds for over 15 years. With a specialising in roof maintenance and replacement services, they work with clients to create custom solutions that befit needs.

They are fully licensed, accredited, and insured and pride themselves on being the dependable experts that clients can rely on. With a two-year workmanship warranty and clean operation promise this team is hard to beat.

Katherine shared this great feedback on Google, Mike did a great job restoring my roof. He was friendly, professional and prompt. Highly recommended. Thanks Mike!”

If you’re looking for more information on repairs services in Canberra, you might like our article on the best gutter repair and replacement services, the best drain relining services, or the best builders and renovators Canberra has to offer.

Your experience with roof repairers in Canberra

Special thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had any experience with the roof repair services listed above? Share your experience in the comments section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do roof repairs cost?
Roof repair costs tend to vary and are based on the nature and scale of repair, type of coating used, along with roof pitch and accessibility. Generally, you can expect to pay between $200-$500 for a spot repair, with larger repairs charged by the square metre. A full restoration on an average size house typically starts at $2,500. It is worth obtaining a couple of quotes to assess options and of course costs.
How do I know if my roof needs repairing?
Signs of roof deterioration can be found both in and outside of the home. Internally, you may find signs of water damage such as leaking or water spots on ceilings and wall. Externally, you may notice loose materials, significantly worn areas, mould, rot or moisture, crumbled or cracked tiles and corrosion.
How long does roof restoration take?
A typical roof restoration can last anywhere from 3 to 10 days. The duration is dependent on the type and size of restoration, the buildings overall structural integrity, and of course the weather.
What is the lifespan of a restored roof?
A restored roof can offer a lifespan of 10 years or more. Keep in mind that the lifespan does depend on a couple of factors including climate, materials used, and quality of workmanship.
How do I know if my roof needs to be replaced?
In some cases, the level of deterioration is so great that a roof replacement may be needed. This may include cases of roof sagging, large scale corrosion, and damage. Although the initial outlay for a roof replacement is greater, you will reap the long-term benefits minus the hassle and expense of frequent repairs.

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38 Responses to The best roof repairers in Canberra
Susan Salvi Susan Salvi 8:30 pm 09 Mar 21

Premier roofing- professional, punctual, friendly, reasonably priced. Very happy

Kristy Melissa Kristy Melissa 1:20 pm 08 Mar 21

Amax metal roofing

Catherine Ford Catherine Ford 7:10 am 08 Mar 21

I can wholeheartedly recommend AVC Plumbing. Andrew and his crew replaced all the gutters and downpipes on our house recently and their work is meticulous. Lovely to deal with and reasonably priced. Perfect job. We're extremely happy.

David J Le Roy David J Le Roy 6:27 pm 07 Mar 21

Nu Seal Roof Restoration - came and gave a realistic assessment of the work that needed to be done (some companies were exaggerating the “difficulty” of the job) and were easily contactable. Work was meticulously done and the results fantastic.

Corey McGinness Corey McGinness 4:13 pm 06 Mar 21

Able roof repair

He is a bit rough around the edges but does a great job

Have used home on numerous occasions

Melinda Gonczarek Melinda Gonczarek 3:11 pm 06 Mar 21

Hands down Canberra Roofing

Sean and the team are fabulous. We had no troubles getting them to come out for a quote and get the job done, and well!

Jane Sliwka Jane Sliwka 9:34 am 06 Mar 21

Capital Roofing and Repairs

0455 264 477


John Mavrogenes John Mavrogenes 8:46 am 06 Mar 21

REACT is the worst

Shiva Sapkota Shiva Sapkota 8:43 am 06 Mar 21

I surprised not to see Alltop Roofing here. Kane is great!

    Harry Vallianos Harry Vallianos 3:20 pm 06 Mar 21

    Shiva Sapkota why are you surprised. He won’t even turn up and makes excuses

    Shiva Sapkota Shiva Sapkota 8:28 pm 08 Mar 21

    Harry Vallianos because I have only good experience with them as others have said here. He even fixed other low quality tradesmen’s job in my case.

Stephen Page-Murray Stephen Page-Murray 5:49 am 06 Mar 21

All Top Roofing did the ex mother-in-laws. An exceptional job.

Renee Thompson Renee Thompson 11:19 pm 05 Mar 21

Leaf it to me ... long story short Chris is the best and most honest roofer out I will not trust anyone else especially after giving him the biggest fix job from another roofer making my house look like a birthday cake. Dawn-Marie Long

Karen Baldwin Karen Baldwin 10:29 pm 05 Mar 21

You must include Home Project Solutions.

I had a couple of others try to diagnose my roof leak, telling me it would definitely cost thousands.

I got Steve Law to have a look, I was prepared for a scary quote - he fixed my roof leak for less than $500

When I told him what others told me, he reassured me that neither solution would have fixed the problem.

Steve now clears my gutters twice a year and does a roof check while he does it and let's me know about any minor maintenance issues and fixes them.

Since finding Steve, I no longer have leaks. My friends have also had great service from him too.

    Nash Anderson Nash Anderson 9:23 pm 09 Mar 21

    Karen Baldwin Steve at Home Project Solutions is the best! Couldn't recommend him more. So refreshing to have such honest and helpful tradespeople in Canberra.

Mark Scarborough Mark Scarborough 10:19 pm 05 Mar 21

Bird Roofing Canberra We found Jamie professional in responding to come look at our roof and provide options and a quote in a timely manner. When we accepted the quote the work was completed in the timeframe committed and demonstrating his workmanship.

    Claire Naidu Claire Naidu 10:26 am 06 Mar 21

    Mark Scarborough do you have a number that works for them?

    Mark Scarborough Mark Scarborough 11:03 am 06 Mar 21

    Claire Naidu sent details via PM.

mattedmonds mattedmonds 12:29 pm 15 Jul 20

We looked around and used these guys,
Very happy with the work that was done.

SNR SNR 12:10 pm 30 Jun 20

Further to my earlier post, unfortunately the work done by All Top Roofing at my home did not go smoothly. A few things went wrong, which caused me quite a lot of stress! The true test of a company is how they respond when things go wrong. Kane and Denise sorted everything out, and even gave me a gift as an apology for what had happened (which I thought was a very nice thing to do). They are to be commended for their response to the situation. I am happy with the end result.

SNR SNR 3:37 pm 17 Apr 20

I also contacted All Top Roofing based on Riotact recommendations. From the initial contact to organise the quote, to discussing the work that needs doing, Kane and Denise were friendly, prompt and very helpful. Even before knowing I was going to accept the quote, Kane was happy to answer all of my questions. I am sure the completed work will be of the highest standard. A big thank you to Kane and Denise for their help and advice.

Elboy Elboy 11:43 am 16 Jul 19

I can recommend National Capital Roofing. Brendan was great. Nice guy and easy to deal with. Good price and quality work.

Jess187 Jess187 3:35 am 09 Mar 17

Brendan at National Capital Roofing is fantastic. He explained everything to me about what was happening on my roof when it was leaking. He was professional and his work is of a high standard. My friends recommended him and he is worth it. National Capital Roofing are the ones to go with.

Wittgenstein Wittgenstein 6:11 pm 17 Nov 16


A few years ago and without checking online reviews (a big mistake I never made again) I contacted ReACT roofing for a repair job. The experience was bad, very bad. There are quite a few unprofessional traders in Canberra and I would put ReACT among the worst I have had to deal with in the past 10 years.

theodas theodas 1:18 pm 24 Oct 16

foggy said :

Tried to get All Top Roofing based on the rave reviews. Called on 30 Sept 2016 and they’re fully booked up until December – just for a quote!! Any other recommendations? My roof is leaking NOW.

We recently used LGM Maintenance – to fix our roof leak. They were very fantastic

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