Roofing systems can last decades without requiring replacement if they are well maintained. When a property owner experiences problems with their roof, it is imperative that they have a professional troubleshoot the problem, find its source, and have it repaired immediately. Of course, even roofs that do not have obvious signs of damage will need attention over time, including regular cleaning to clear away the dirt, moss, lichen and other unsightly blemishes that have accumulated over time. A roof will also require maintenance to prevent leaks and other serious types of damage as the roof ages and begins to wear.
Many people use the terms roof restoration and roof repair interchangeably, but the two professional services are very different in nature. Read on and find out the different roof restoration options available, and which service is best for your property based on the condition of your roof. Alternately you can contact the Rite Price Roofing staff at (08) 8348 5988 and we’ll be happy to assist.
What is a Roof Repair?
Roofing repairs are services where a few tiles or a small portion of the roof will be patched up. If you have noticed that you have damaged tiles, rusted steel or something has fallen directly on your roof damaging it and leaving it at risk, give us a call. Our repair team will assess the damage and provide you a quote based on the materials needed for the project and the amount of time it will take to complete. Please note that there are many factors involved with a price quote, and we may need to come out and see the roof to ensure your quote is accurate. For example, a cement tile roof repair may be more involved than the repairs for a terracotta roof. Most repairs can be completed over the duration of a day, unless an entire roof replacement is required.
What is a Roof Restoration?
A roof restoration is a far more involved process than a repair and will typically take longer to complete. The restoration process can be considered a ‘roof makeover’, where the roof will be cleaned, cleared of debris and brought back to its original appearance and structural health. The roof may require pressure washing, re-bedding of the tiles, installation of new flexible pointing and treatment of the roof capping. Damaged tiles or steel will be fully replaced, and the roof re-sealed to ensure that there are no leaks or areas where moisture can seep in. Finally the roof will be painted or coloured as necessary to ensure it looks brand new. As you can see, the restoration project is a much more involved one; the average project can take one to four days to complete, depending on the size and type of the roof.
When Should You Invest in a Roof Restoration?
Most property owners know when they are in need of roof repairs; the roof is damaged, leaking or showing other signs of poor health. Roof troubles can get more serious over time, which will eventually lead to damage to drywall and to personal property inside of the home. If you are thinking about hiring a contractor to perform roof repairs, you may be wondering if it is in your best interest to invest in a full restoration instead.
Whether or not you need a restoration depends entirely on the type of roof that you have and the condition of the system as a whole. For example, if you have a terracotta roof that has become a breeding ground for moss and a home to other debris, restoring the roof can help you avoid the need for major repairs or an entire replacement. Typically, a wise consumer can preserve their roof and add five to ten years of life to it by scheduling a restoration project before the damage is too significant.
To sum things up roof repairs are all about fixing current problems while restorations are about restoring health and preventing the need for repairs in the future. You must consider your budget, the condition of your roof and your long-term goals before you decide which professional service is right for you. Compare the cost of restoration versus repair, and consider how much you can save by investing in the preservation of your roof.
When you’re ready to discuss your roof restoration or roof repair, we’ll be happy to share our advice and expertise. Contact Rite Price Roofing at your convenience at (08) 8348 5988 and let’s get that roof fixed!