Roof Restoration Perth Residents Guide

Roof restoration can mean a handful of different things, depending on who you're asking. From my personal experience, directing Roof Repairs Perth WA, I've seen a lot of Perth roofers advertising Roof restoration services - in which the roofing does get 'restored'. But - and a big BUT, the roof still needs heavy repairs!

What good is 'restoring' your roofing for the sake of looking pretty if the underlying issues haven't been touched up? I almost see it as a waste of a homeowner's hard earned money. Instead, we usually recommend and specialise in ridge cap services to our clients. Since most of the time, your roofing issue is due to faulty ridge capping. Especially if it is a leaking roof issue. As such, only if it's absolutely necessary do we suggest a full roof restoration.

Now having said that, please read below for more information on roof restoration services to help you determine if you simply just need a roof repair instead.


Misconceptions Regarding Roof Restoration

As previously mentioned, we need to preface this by saying that there are a lot of misconceptions regarding whether or not roof restorations are necessary. From our own years of roof repair experience in Perth - in most cases, roof restorations should be a last resort option and oftentimes there are less invasive and more cost effective solutions to resolve roofing issues.

Many contractors throughout Perth will offer roof restoration services right off the bat, even when they are not entirely necessary. While this can be beneficial for the business, it puts an added unnecessary burden on you, the homeowner.

We work with each client individually to assess their needs, and only offer a roof restoration once we have analyzed all other avenues and have determined that it is necessary. Our goal is to provide our customers the best solution tailored to their individual needs first.

As a homeowner, it's important to know that you have other options. Below, we will explain how to determine whether a roof restoration is absolutely necessary and the many aspects related to them to help you make an informed decision.

Roof Restoration Process

It's best to walk you through the process so that you get a clear understanding.

Roof restoration is a process in which a roofer will first pressure clean, or jet wash, your roofing. And (hoping they're a decent roofer) will clean up after themselves, as it gets quite messy and can clog up your gutter, downpipes, and even your garden.

Next, it's the in-between step and possibly the most important step that I see being skipped by many Perth roofers advertising 'roof restorations'. And because of that, we end up having to do the work that the homeowner thought they had already paid for with a previous roofer. Ultimately giving a bad name to the rest of the Perth roofing businesses.

The step I'm talking about is the actual repairing, or restructuring of the roof. The roofer will conduct a close inspection of the roof and the issues with it. The most common issues we see is that the ridge caps need repointing. This will prevent future issues and give more years to the life of your roof. For more information on repointing please click here.

Now, while it's not always necessary, if there seems to be an issue with the bedding (the mortar cement underneath the ridge caps) then your roof will need some good old fashioned re-bedding also. For more information on re-bedding please click here.

So while it may seem like a no brainer, repointing & rebedding seem to be overlooked by a lot of Perth roofers advertising roof restoration services - so buyer beware when you hear this term being used loosely. As I've said before, there's countless times where we've had to come and do this crucial step, after a client of ours has already paid for a roof 'restoration' earlier.

Finally, after everything has been touched up - your roofer will give your roof multiple coats of fresh (hopefully premium quality) paint and your roof will finally be 'restored'. Looking good as new. Something to note: as Australia has one of the highest UV ratings in the world - using the right paint is a must. Ensure you are using premium grade roof tile & metal roof material.

All in all, this is what roof restoration is, or what it's supposed to be. At Roof Repairs Perth WA, we have a different approach to restorations. We usually encourage our clients to let us repair the roof first (repointing & rebedding) and then, only if it's absolutely necessary would we go for a whole entire roof restoration process. You may ask why? Well, if you can save yourself $1000s listening to our recommendations then - why not?

It's as simple as that.

What Is Roof Restoration, And When Should I Get This Service?

Although the average life of a roof is 20 to 25 years, if your roof is 10 to 15 years old, it is the right time to start thinking about roof restorations and repair.

In sum, roof restoration is the process of inspection and services of the roof to make it as good as new. The process of roof restoration will involve the fixing up of tops, changing the roof tiles, roof plumbing, roof cleaning, roof coating, and in some cases, roof replacement.

This whole procedure will give your roof a new life, not only by appearance but structurally and functionally so you won't need to worry about your roof for the next ten years.

Does Roof Restoration Add Value To Your Home?

In short, YES. Roof restoration can bring enormous value to your property. A well-cared-for roof can easily double or triple your property value. So, repairing and restoring your roof before selling your home or office is a certainly great idea. According to research, many real state agents believe that renovated and restored roofs can bring 20% to 40% more value to the property.

However, you have to be attentive to other roof restoration features, like roof coating, design, and color combination. The appearance of roofs matters equally to the potential buyers as the structural conditions.

Why Restore The Roofing Of Your Home?

Apart from adding value to your property value, what are the other benefits of restoring the roofing of your home? Roofing repairs and restoration can be an expensive process, but here we'll dive into why it's important, and ways it can help you in the long run.

It Increases The Life Span Of Your Roof

Even if you are not in the mood to sell your property, roof restoration and repairing can boost up your roofs' life span. Moreover, a roof restoration lowers the chance of roof replacement, which is an even more costly process.

Protection Against Pest And Fungal Infestation

As we all know, pests, termites, and fungal invasions can bring down your home in a matter of 2 to 3 years. Not only does it affect the structure of your home, but it also negatively impacts your health. Your chances of getting asthma, allergies, and fungal infections increase significantly from having these invasions plague your home.

Keep Your Roof Sturdy And Strong

Roof restoration makes your home sturdy, solid, and efficient enough to bear all the pressure of winds, storms, and heavy rains. By ensuring your roof is of the best quality possible, you can rest assured that you won't suffer from devastating circumstances related to ongoing or pending inclement weather.

Fireproof, Recyclable, And Breathable

Tiled roof and metal roof are human-friendly as they are fireproof, recyclable, and breathable. Along with durability, both types of roofs provide elegance and sturdiness for your home. However, these features weaken with every passing year, so roof restoration can bring these features back and keep your roof working as well as it did when it was first installed.

Helps Provide Adequate Temperature In Harsh Weather

Roof restoration can improve the temperature efficiency character of your roof. An adequate and well-maintained roof can help keep the interior of your home or office warm in the winters and cool in the summers. Roof coatings are responsible for this temperature-control feature, and ensuring they are working adequately will save you on your energy bills year-round.

Services In Roof Restoration: What Does My Roof Need?

There are many services offered related to roof repairs and roof restorations. But, not every roof requires every service. Here, we are listing the most common roof services to help you understand which ones you might need:
●      Cleaning or replacing the gutter on your roofing. The gutter in your roof may require repairing or reinstalling due to rusting.
●      Replacement of broken tiles on the roofing. The reasons behind their breakage may be hailstones, high pressure, or improper installing of tiles.
●      Swelling walls, doors, and ceilings are a sign of water damage in the ceilings of your home. Roof restoration also includes the repairing and replacement of such damaged ceilings.
●      Roofing restoration can also repair roof coatings. It not only strengths your roof but provides your roof with sturdy support against harsh weather and heavy pressures.
●      The lead flashing part of the roofs that are present in the internal structure of roofs can also require repair and restoration.
●      Sagging roofs are a significant danger to you and your family. Roofs are supposed to be straight, and sagging roofs means that they can fall any time. Sagging roofs are the ultimate sign that you need to look into restoration, repair, or replacement.

Is Roof Restoration A Good Investment?

Yes, a roof restoration is a good and efficient investment. Today's minor repairs on your roofs can not only save you from future expensive roof replacements and repairs but can also save you and your family from any accidents or damage to the home.

In terms of selling, it is a practical and vital step if you plan to stay in this house for a more extended period. Roof restoration also decreases your electricity bills. Investing in repairing your roof upfront can help save you from constant air conditioning loss through your roof which can skyrocket your heating and cooling costs.

How Long Does Roof Restoration Take?

By going through the above list of roof restoring services, you might be thinking that it is a long and detailed procedure. However, you will be amazed to know that it will only take no more than a handful of days.

The roof restoration procedure depends on the condition of your roof. The worse the condition, the more time it takes. The cost of roof restoration also relies on the specific condition of your roof. After a careful examination, the roofing professional will provide you with an estimated cost for roof repairing and restoration.

How We Can Help

If you're interested in roof repairs, or roof restoration services in Perth, then make sure to give us a call or just contact us here directly. My team and I will be at the ready to hear your roofing issues, come down and give it a proper inspection, and finally give you our two cents on the issue (coming from our 20+ years of experience). We'll make sure you get the best bang for your buck but also more importantly - the job gets done right, the first time.

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