With winter truly upon us, the need for a restoration may be more prevalent than ever. Has your roof seen better days lately? If your roof leaks, lost it’s colour or requires much more than a few touch ups and repairs, it may be a sign that you need a roof restoration. Helping extend the life of your roof.
So, what is a roof restoration?
A roof restoration will involve cleaning, repairing and repainting. This is designed to extend the life of your roof, while normally being a cheaper option compared to a full roof replacement/reroof.
A roof restoration is also different to a replacement or repair. A roof repair is usually cheaper than a restoration and it typically focuses on fixing a small problem, for example a leaking flashing around a chimney
Sometimes, a roof restoration just want cut it and a complete roof replacement will be needed. A roof replacement is generally a more expensive option and involved totally removing an existing roof and replacing it with a brand-new one.
With the BuilderScheme currently operating in Australia, this may be a cost effective solution to extending the life of your roof.
What determines the cost of a roof restoration.
When determining the cost, there are some important factors to consider, that will vastly change the price:
- The size of the roof
- Pitch or steepness of the roof
- The height of the roof
- The amount of repairs required
- Types of coating required
- Accessibility of the roof
If you are after a pretty precise quote over the phone, make sure you outline what needs to be done and describe your roof in as much detail as possible.
What are the benefits of having your roof restored
Extends the life of the roof
Victoria is known for its extreme weather conditions – gale-force winds, hail storms, rain and more rain. These weather conditions over time weaken the structural integrity of the roof.
Unfortunately roofs don’t last forever and whilst your roof may be fine now, It will eventually need some maintenance performed on it in. Being proactive on roofing issues you have now can save a lot of time and money in the future. Saving you from out-of-pocket expenses. In choosing to restore your roof, you can extend the life of your current roof for many years to come!
Proactive Leak prevention
As your roof ages and deteriorates over times, the chance that you are going to find a leak is going to increase. There are a lot of costly damages caused from water getting into your home. Including the growth of mould and mildew. If only a bucket on the floor would fix all your problems. However, this is not the case. Having your roof restored will give you and your family some peace of mind that your roof is properly sealed and leak proof.
Adding to the value of your home
If you are thinking about selling some time soon a roof restoration can help increase the value you sell your house for and possibly even quicker. Remember your roof will be part of first impressions when viewing your home.
Old and weathered roofs can be restored and brought back to life. This is particularly important if you are selling any time soon. A simple roof restoration will increase the aesthetic of your home. Translating into a higher listing price. Potential buyers who see a roof in need of maintenance and repairs are less likely to purchase the property as it diminished curb appeal.
Considering the last house you looked at buying, do you remember the roof? Did it have curb appeal?
Be more energy efficient
Small problems with your roof can cause inefficiencies with your energy consumption. If your roof isn’t sealed properly, it’s letting air out of your home. In summer this can cause your house to heat up quickly leading to you turning up the A/C. Thus, leading to a higher energy bill and visa versa for winter causing an increase in the heating bill. The money saved in energy bills can help subsidise the cost of a restoration.
When do you need a roof restoration?
An obvious sign that a roof might need to be restored can be its cosmetic appeal.
When inspecting your roof, if it looks degraded, or the tiles look porous or loosing colour, these are good telltales signs that your roof needs to be restored.
Having your roof restored by Oates Roofing and Maintenance will ensure your roof is back up to standard. Giving you peace of mind that you are keeping the elements on the outside of your home. Contact us today for a quote.