Friday, May 10, 2013

Roof Restoration – Part of General Roof Maintenance

When owning a home it’s normal to see wear and tear over the years and eventually your property will get to the point where renovations, replacement, and restoration will be needed. One area that shouldn’t be ignored is when you need roof restoration.

If your roof is in need of repair it’s important to act quickly so you don’t end up with leaks in the home that will lead to much more costly repairs.

 Roof restoration refers to a number of things. The process involves cleaning the roof, repairing any damaged areas, and then recoating the roof.

Roof restoration takes the process further than simply a cosmetic fix since it's actually repairing damage. You'll be able to get a lot more years out of your roof after restoration.

 This process is very popular with concrete tile roofs, which is obviously more common in office spaces. However it is not exclusively for concrete tiles as you'll often see this process used on iron roofs.

Usually a roof is ready for restoration around the 20 year mark. When the process is done properly by a skilled professional you can get as many as 15 more years out of it. Instead of looking at the process as a repair or cosmetic one it’s important to think of it more as general maintenance.

Just as you invest time and money in maintaining your car so it lasts as long as possible, the same can be said for your roof. Some of the other roofs that can be restored include:
  • Terracotta tile
  • Colorbond
  • Decromastic
  • Galvanised Iron
  • Zincalume
 

What is the Cost?

The cost will vary depending on the size of the roof, the amount of repairs that need to be made, and the type of roof it is (the material). When you look at how many more years you’ll be able to get out of your roof though it usually ends up being a very wise investment.

Just the money you can save on damage within the home from a leaky roof could total in the thousands if not caught and dealt with quickly. While you can attempt to do it yourself by hiring a professional you know the right tools, materials, and steps will be used.  

Conclusion

Looking after your roof and restoring it doesn’t just make the home look better but you’re also ensuring the roof continues to do its job for many years to come.

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