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Upgrade your roof with the 5 best roofing contractors in Johannesburg

  • Reputation and Experience - I chose companies that have been in the roofing business for at least 10 years, with certifications from associations like the Better Business Bureau, the Master Builders Association, and the South African Bureau of Standards to back up their expertise. 

  • Scope of Services -. I chose contractors that offer a wide range of roofing services like repairs, maintenance, replacements, installations, insulation, truss repairs, and gutter repairs. 

  • Quality of Work - I chose companies that prioritise quality when completing roofing projects. I considered how well customers receive their services from quote estimations to turnaround time. 

  • Range of Suppliers - I considered companies that use roofing materials from reputable brands Harvey Tiles, INDEX, and more. Contractors using SABS-approved materials usually provide longer and better guarantee policies. 

The last time I experienced a leak in my home, it ruined the expensive wood flooring in my living room. I resorted to makeshift solutions, like placing a bucket to catch the water to prevent further damage over time.

When the floor eventually became unsalvageable, I realised I should have paid more attention to my roof. I quickly called roofing companies in town to fix the problem, and I wish I had done it sooner!

They replaced my roof, insulated my home, and made it essentially leak-proof. I never had to use the bucket again! If you’re looking to get your roof checked out soon, here are my top recommendations for roofing contractors in Johannesburg.

1. Roof Surgeon 


Services: Roof restoration, roof repairs, roof maintenance

Location: Unit A5, Fountains Industrial Park, 22 Dan Jacobs St, Alrode, Alberton

Contact: +27118683243

Business hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


Google reviews score4.7/5
Total reviews4.9/5
Score consistency 5/5
Reputation and Experience5/5
Scope of Services5/5
Quality of Work4.5/5
Range of Suppliers5/5

Roof Surgeon has been around since 1991, and their 20-year experience in roof repairs and restoration is evident in the quality of work they provided me when I hired them a while back. 

I contacted their customer service for a quote on roof maintenance and waterproofing. It took them a while to get back to me, but when they did, they gave me a detailed quote, plus an explanation of their roofing process. 

I didn’t need a complete overhaul, so they waterproofed my roof with their all-acrylic system. They inspected the roof for material compatibility, which took up to an hour. 

The next day, they started working quickly, which I appreciated, though I would have liked a heads-up that they were arriving early. In the end, it was fine.

Overall, the work turned out great and my roof looked like new. Safe to say, I’d recommend Roof Surgeon if you’re looking for a reputable company that does waterproofing! 


  • Over 20 years of roofing experience
  • Offers waterproofing and gutter service


  • Slow response

Professional roofers

“We have used the services of Roof Surgeon many times over the past few years. They are professional and the workmanship is top-class. I highly recommend their services.”

R Hassim, Google Review

Excellent workmanship

“I have used Roof Surgeon on a couple of my properties now, they have always provided me with great service and workmanship, I can trust them to get the job done right the first time. If you need roof maintenance or gutter installations then these are your go-to guys!”

Scot Wentworth, Google Review

2. Vee Thatchers


Services: Thatch roof repairs, thatch roof construction, roof maintenance 

Location: 52 Clarendon Pl, Parktown

Contact: +27789732455

Business hours:

  • Monday to Saturday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday, 7:00 am to 2:00 pm


Google Reviews score4.7/5
Total Reviews score4.9/5
Score consistency5/5
Reputation and Experience4.8/5
Scope of Services4.5/5
Quality of Work5/5
Range of Suppliers5/5

Thatched roofs are common in Southern Africa, and I love that Johannesburg has specialists like Vee Thatchers, a small company focused on thatch roof repairs, maintenance, and construction.

A standout service Vee Thatchers offers is roof extensions, which they can complete quickly despite the complexity.

They only use the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)-approved materials to comb, thatch, and install thatched roofs. This includes thatching poles, fibreglass ridges, Cape reed, and Highveld grass. 

They can replace rotten wooden poles, old thatch roofs, and cracked ring beams or strengthen your thatched roof by patching holes and adding 120mm of grass. 

They offer comprehensive roofing services for traditional thatched roofs, primarily for residential properties, not commercial ones. It’s great to have a specialist contractor for thatched roofs!


  • Specialises in thatched roofing 
  • Offers thatch roof construction and extensions


  • Limited roofing services for steel, tile, or metal roofs
  • Not suitable for commercial properties

Roofers that go the extra mile

“What an amazing experience. I contacted Vee through his ad on gumtree and literally got a response from him within 1.5 hours. We concluded our negotiations and he agreed to start my job yesterday. However, the weather did not permit the job to be done, but Vee kept in contact with me throughout the morning promising if the weather changes he will be here. We finally decided at midday to give it a miss. This morning he sent a message indicating that he will be at my house by 8 and he rocked up even before 8. I am truly happy with the service, the constant communication and the great job preparing my laps. Thank you so much and give him 10 out of 10 for service delivery.”

Celestine Jeftha, Google Review

Experts at thatched roofing

“Really great company and awesome workmanship, we were delighted with the professionalism and expertise of the team. The end result was fantastic, thank you Vee Thatcher.”

Constance Moyo, Google Review

3. Maintenance Aid


Services: Roofing repair, roofing maintenance, waterproofing, damp proofing, painting 

Location: 33 Athol Street, Highlands North, Johannesburg 2192 South Africa

Contact: +27114401649

Business hours:

  • Open 24/7


Google reviews score4.8/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 4.8/5
Reputation and Experience4.5/5
Scope of Services5/5
Quality of Work4/5
Range of Suppliers4.9/5

Maintenance Aid is the only roofing contractor in Johannesburg that offers flexible payment options for their waterproofing service. 

Not only does this make them a unique company, but they give their clients peace of mind when it comes to financing repairs and other roofing projects. 

They service various roof types, including slate, tile, and acrylic, and also repair ceilings damaged by leaks. Additionally, they restore broken trusses, a valuable add-on not always included by other contractors.

They offer flexible payment options, quick turnaround times, and various roofing services, but I noticed they tend to rush through the process, possibly due to the high volume of inquiries.

You can give them a call or email them about your roofing concerns 24/7. They don’t reply as quickly as they advertise, though. 


  • Wide range of services
  • Open 24/7


  • Late responses 
  • Tendency to rush job orders

Involved owner and workers

“Maintenance Aid has done work for a lot of people and companies that I know. All of them have been extremely happy with the work done and the service received. Adam the owner is very involved and makes sure that each job is done perfectly. Highly recommend Maintenance Aid.”

Sach “Att” Ack, Google Review

Quality customer service

“Adam from Maintenance Aid runs a tight ship and I have had only the best professional service from both himself as well as his staff. Absolute pleasure to have him work in my house. I would definitely refer him to those that needs his quality service”

Damon Ivanisevic, Google Review

4. Ricoshay Solutions


Services: Re-roofing, industrial roofing, residential roofing, steel roofing

Location: 4 Chesterton St, Farrarmere

Contact: +27764340288

Business hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Google reviews score4/5
Sortlist reviews score 4/5
Total reviews3.5/5
Score consistency 4.5/5
Reputation and Experience4/5
Scope of Services4.5/5
Quality of Work4/5
Range of Suppliers4/5

If you’re particular about the suppliers for any home renovation projects, then I recommend Ricoshay Solutions. The roofing contractor is a Harvey Tile installer and offers roofing services using products from this brand. 

Aside from Harvey metal and steel roof tiles, they are also experienced in re-roofing using Harvey thatch tiles. This service has a 20-year warranty and can be financed using your insurance premium. 

The only caveat is that the service is only meant for rethatching or reroofing, not complete overhauls. You can, however, request for the Ricoshay team to place thatch tiles over your existing roof. 

If you hire the team for their Harvey Tile metal or steel roofing, they’ll also add insulation service to keep your home cooler during heat waves. 


  • 20-year warranty 
  • Harvey Tile-approved roofing contractor


  • Thatch roof service is limited to repairs and reroofing
  • Limited brand suppliers

Team that goes above and beyond for their customers

“Ricardo and his team at Ricoshay really went above and beyond to install my roof and patio. We made a few changes to the patio design during the install and Riccardo and the good team room took it in their stride and made the changes. We came to an agreement on the price of the changes and all in all it was well worth it. Nothing was too much effort for them and they were always smiling and getting on with the work. I haven’t had any problems since the work was completed in September 2021”

Heath Boswell, Google Review

Fantastic service

“Fantastic service from Rico and his team. From the initial quote to the final product we cannot fault them. Excellent workmanship, fast friendly service. We originally thought the job was near impossible but Ricco managed to transform this old broken down shingled roof into an object of beauty that is the talk of the neighbourhood. Highly recommend it. If I could give 10 stars I would. The team was very caring, even admonishing my sister for walking around barefoot while the work was in progress!”

Dalene Botha, Google Review

5. Spencer Roofing 


Services: Roof repair, waterproofing, ceiling installation, painting, roofing installation

Location: Trevallyn Park West, Kya Sand

Contact: +27834433312

Business hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 6:30 am to 6:00 pm


Google reviews score4.7/5
Total reviews3.5/5
Score consistency 3.5/5
Reputation and Experience4/5
Scope of Services3.7/5
Quality of Work4/5
Range of Suppliers3/5

One major thing I like about Spencer Roofing is that their customer service is impeccable. The staff members and roofers are friendly, quick on their feet, and super helpful when giving advice about what roof solution is best for your home. 

Despite a less extensive service range, their work quality is top-notch, backed by excellent warranties, including a 3-year guarantee. If the finished product isn’t up to your standards, they can redo it for free. 

They don’t offer online quotes, which can be a hassle if you’re on a tight schedule, but they do ensure that your home will be thoroughly inspected and a team will be sent to do your requested roofing service as soon as possible. 

Just note that they specialise in roof repairs and installation, which does not include insulation and truss repairs. 


  • Excellent customer service
  • 3-year warranty on all roof repairs


  • Doesn’t offer truss repairs or insulation services
  • No online quotes

Very friendly and professional 

“Spencer roofing and his team I highly recommend! Very friendly & professional, going above & beyond to do a brilliant job. Super efficient! Very happy with their service!”

Corbin Roman, Google Review

Knowledgeable roofers

“We had Spencer Roofing do some extensive work to our roof and they also repainted the whole roof. I cannot express how impressed both my husband and I are with their level of service, expertise/knowledge and professionalism. The team was friendly, hard working and they worked quickly. They have also gone above and beyond in assisting us and provided excellent service when it was not required of them. Gary, Wes and the rest of the team will be highly recommended by us and we will never look elsewhere if we need assistance with our roof again.”

Kim Hartley, Google Review

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