All About Roof Restoration

How To Hire A Roof Restorer

If you want to add value to your home, probably for its resale value or you want to do a renovation, one of the things that you need to do is Roof Restoration. Just like any other phases of the renovation process, restoring your roof will not be that easy too. But all your efforts, time, and money spent will all be worth it.

A roof restoration is probably the best choice for you instead of a complete roof replacement. Restoration can extend the lifespan of your roof without spending a considerable sum of money on it. In this article, you will learn what roof restoration is all about. We will also discuss the signs that you have to be aware of that tells you that you need to have your roof restored.

 

All About Roof Restoration

Wear and tear can lead to roof deterioration. Other than that, accidents or severe weather conditions might also damage your roof. When this happens, there are two things that you can do, depending on the severity of the damage. First, you can either replace your entire roof or have it restored. For many, a roof restoration is the most practical solution.

What roof restoration entails is you have it cleaned, repaired, and replaced the old tiles on your roof with new ones to make it look like new. So when will you know that you need to have the roof restored? Here are some signs for you:

  • Age. With proper maintenance and care, your roof can last for 20 to 25 years. However, roof lifespan can also differ depending on the materials used during construction. If you know that your roof has reached its lifespan limit, it would be best to have them restored instead of waiting to repair damages in the future, which can be more costly.
  • Corrosion. Rust is a strong indication that there is water leaking on the fittings and fasteners. If you see any rust in the flaking paint, have it checked right away to evaluate the extent of the damage needs repair.
  • You have Damaged Roof Valleys. If you notice the valleys are damaged, you need to have them fixed as soon as possible. If there are any loose material around the chimney, pipes, vents, and in other areas with roofing, then know that your roof needs assessment for restoration as soon as possible.
  • Damaged Shingles. Curled or worn shingles, or if you see any shingle granules in your gutter while cleaning them, this is a sign that you need to restore your roof soon before it causes more problems.
  • Leaking Roof. It is an indication that you need to have your roof restored. Frequent leaks can cause more problems in the future. When water is leaking from your ceiling, the inside of your home will be compromised. You will also notice some dark spots, mould, or formation of algae which is a sign of moisture. These evidence of water damage is serious.
  • Sagging. Another sign that you should take note of is sagging in any parts of your roof. It is a sure sign of damage which needs restoration. If there is a visible dip anywhere in your roof, the roof rafters are usually the cause of the problem. So have it assessed by a professional roof restorer to determine whether the roof can still be restored.
  • Water Damage. It includes moulds, dark stains, moisture, and rotting. The problem with water damage is that you will not be able to notice it until such time that it already caused severe damage to your roof or ceiling. Out of these indications, mould is the easiest to spot because it has a rancid smell with black, dark-green, or brown blotches.

 

Roof Restoration: The Steps Involved

This process will depend on the type of roof that you have right now. Remember that this is a complicated process. It is not something that you can do on your own unless you have the skills and knowledge to do it. If not, then you need a specialist not only to assess the level of damage but also to do the restoration for you.

  • Metal Roof. For this type of roof, the restoration process will usually involve leak sealing and replacement of metal sheets. The leaks will often develop at the seams, gutter, or where the roof joints meet the flashing. For you to seal a leak, a patch that matches the roof’s material and the colour placed on top of this leak using metal screws.
  • Roof Tiles. This roof can get damaged by severe weather. Restoring roof tiles need replacement and re-aligning of the new roof tiles. It would be best if you replaced any damaged roof tiles to prevent more damage to the structure of your home, which is usually more costly to get repaired. So the restoration process would be to repoint the ridge edges, replace any broken tiles, and anti-fungicide and sealer are applied.

 

What To Ask Your Roof Restorer?

Hiring a roof restorer for the first time is not going to be easy. It is better if the person you hire for the job is someone that was referred to you by a family or a friend. This way, you know how they work based on their previous clients’ referrals. So once you have chosen a roof restorer to hire, there are a couple of things that you need to know.

Do not be afraid to ask for a valid license and insurance. It can assure you that the roof restorer is authorised to do this job for you. Then ask for a written quote to avoid any surprise charges once the restoration is complete. No matter how small or big the project is, you must get a fully-itemised quote, especially for the materials you will need. It will also be best if you know if they offer a warranty not only on the materials but on the restoration as well.

Roof Restoration is not going to be cheap. It would be best if you were financially prepared to make sure that every single problem gets fixed. The cost will involve the roof cleaning, spot repairs, or for a full restoration. Make sure that you watch out for any signs of deterioration so you can find a solution early on. Waiting a long time to get them fixed can only cause more problems. So before you decide, have your roof estimated by an authorised restorer, so you know just how much should you prepare to get the restoration done.

 

 

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