What does a roofing carpenter help with?
At Bob Fougere carpentry we can assist with all your roofing needs.
- Framework and structural repairs
- Fascia construction and repairs
- Finial construction and repairs
- Pergola construction and repair
- Moulding and trim repair
- Bargeboard repairs
- Sagging roofs
- Deteriorated gables
- Storm damage
- Termite damage
Damaged timber is more than eyesore on your roof, it’s an accident waiting to happen. When timber imperfections and damage threaten the sturdiness of your home, pergola, gazebo or any other structure, you need a team you can trust.
Bringing 20 years of experience to every project, the Bob Fougere Carpentry team can help with roofing repairs great and small, so reach out on 0439 090 287 or request a fast FREE quote online now
What are the signs my roof needs attention from a professional carpenter?
If you’re concerned your roof needs attention, it probably does.
As a Perth homeowner or business owner, you know your property better than anyone. While roofs are designed to handle the West Australian heat and elements, they will wear down over time. If your roof has been poorly constructed then this process can speed up.
If you recognise any of the following signs, schedule a free consultation with Bob and the team to discuss your options and get your roof back in perfect shape.
☐ Light in your attic due to cracks in your timber roof
☐ Sagging or bent roof shape visible from the ground
☐ Loose shingles falling from your roof
☐ Structural damage inside your roof
☐ Broke soffit, trim, cladding or fascia
Damaged timber work should be replaced before any major roof project whether you’re making cosmetic changes before selling your home, or replacing your entire roof. Bob and the team understand the care that’s required when working on your property, which is why we treat every roof like it was our own.
How do I spot a quality Perth roofing carpenter?
Finding the right roofing carpenter (or any tradesperson) can be tough. A quick Google search and you’ll find dozens of willing companies in your local suburb, but that doesn’t mean they’re right for you (or even licensed).
Consider asking the following questions of your chosen roofing carpenter:
- “How many years of experience do you have?”
- “Are you a registered and licensed carpenter?”
- “Do you have a Building Practitioner License issued by the WA Building Commission?”
- “What type of warranties or guarantees do you offer?”
- Do you have any project galleries of past work?”
- “Can I see any client testimonials from previous clients?”
If you get positive answers on the above questions, you’ll know you’re dealing with a quality Perth carpenter for your roofing needs. Ideally, aim to find a contractor with 10 to 15 years of experience and a rich history of satisfied customers.
How much do roof services and repairs cost?
The average Perth roofing carpenter charges between $50 to $80 per hour, depending on the roofing job required.
Expect to pay more for intricate finishes or luxury additions, while difficult site accessibility will also impact your final price.
At Bob Fougere Carpentry we believe in going better, not bigger, so we offer affordably-priced services tailored to your roofing needs. As a company that’s 100% standards compliant and adheres to our 100% attention to detail ethos, our workmanship is crafted to stand the test of time.
Not only will you benefit from affordable roofing carpentry in Perth today, but you’ll have a stunning roofing product to enjoy for years to come without the worry of ongoing repairs, sagging roofs, poorly fastened joints, offset roof frames, or any other problem that threatens your roof.
For more detailed information, check out our latest price guide, ‘How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Carpenter in Perth’.
How long is a roof supposed to last?
How long is a piece of string?
It’s not possible to put an exact figure on a roof’s lifespan because each roof is different, and each roofing material is different. That means two roofs in the same suburb of Perth may have significantly different life spans because one is made of clay tiles and the other wood shingles.
Your roof’s life span will also be affected by the weather, humidity, salt levels if you live near the beach, as well as any accidental damage. Typically, a Perth roof should last for roughly 30 years, while roofs made of slate or other durable materials can last as long as 50 years.
Keep in mind, smaller structures on your property will need more regular maintenance and repairs, for example a backyard pergola or decking with attached gazebo.
Instead of setting your timer for 30 to 50 years and popping a roof maintenance service in the calendar, it’s best to be on the lookout for signs your roof would benefit from a little carpentry support.
For Perth’s leading roofing carpentry support, call 0439 090 287 to speak to Bob or request a fast FREE quote online now
Are roof carpenters and builders the same?
It’s easy to think a roof carpenter and builder are the same, and the terms do get used interchangeably, but there are a few key differences you should know about.
A roof carpenter is someone who builds, erects or repairs roofs made of timber or timber substitute (e.g. composite). These services are provided to non-habitable structures like gazebos, pergolas and outdoor entertainment spaces. A roof carpenter may be required to help with demolition, plastering, finishing, materials sourcing, and structural work.
A builder holds a specialised license allowing construction on habitable spaces, like your home’s roof. While builders are often the default choice when Perth homeowners are considering roofing upgrades, a roofing carpenter is more likely to bring a specialist eye with superior finishing and stunning attention to detail.
If you’re looking to construct a new pergola or outdoor patio to elevate your living space, browse our completed project gallery for inspiration and ideas.
Why choose Bob Fougere for your residential carpentry project
Homeowners across Perth have come to trust Bob Fougere carpentry for a variety of residential projects. With other 20 years of experience and a one-year warranty on all project work, our customers benefit from unsurpassed quality and attention to detail.
Our reliable, friendly staff treat customers like family. We spend the time upfront to discuss your project in detail and ensure everything is completed to expectation. We focus on building long-term relationships based on top-tier service at an unmatched price. You can contact Bob and his team on 0439 090 287 or send over your project details for a fast free quote today.
Frequently asked questions about roofing carpentry in Perth
Can you help fix a sagging roof?
Your roof is out of sight, but should never be out of mind.
Sagging roofs are common problems for Perth homes with older designs, leading to structural issues that pose a significant safety risk. A sagging roof may also occur when your roof hasn’t been replaced for a long time, leading to a wavy, or sagging, appearance rather than straight lines.
The cause of a sagging roof is typically straightforward - insufficient structural support to hold roof shape. Sagging roofs may also be caused by:
✘ Structural damage caused by mould and mildew
✘ Too much weight on your roof
✘ Inadequate roof joints and rafters
✘ Low quality materials during construction
✘ Old age (sometimes the best roof needs a little TLC)
Although you may be tempted to throw a ladder against your home and dive into a little DIY, unless you know your way around advanced carpentry and working at height, contacting your local Perth roof carpenter is the best way to straighten your roof.
If you’re concerned about problems with your roof, reach out and request a quote from Bob and the team, we’re happy to help.
Do I have to leave my home during a roofing project?
In most cases you can stay at home during our roof carpentry service, although it’s best to speak to our team to ensure we’re able to complete your job with minimal distractions and disruptions.
What are the most common roofing carpentry projects in Perth?
Timber framework is crucial to ensure a building is constructed safely and securely, with new home builds often taking the headlines when it comes to roofing carpentry. However, Perth’s year-round outdoor climate means roofing carpenters are in high demand for pergolas and patios that elevate outdoor living.
Do you have any customer testimonials I can read?
Absolutely. A roofing carpenter is only as successful as their last testimonial, and we’re proud of the work we do in and around Perth. If you’d like to hear from some of our recent clients, click here.