Money doesn’t grow on trees and it doesn’t grow on roofs, either. In fact, some roofs around Melbourne are better at making money disappear!
Which is a pretty good lead in to an article about whether you should completely reroof or restore your roof. Neither project is cheap and you may rather put it off, but there will come a time in every roof’s life where this decision needs to be made. So, let’s look at the pros and cons of reroofing versus restoring your Melbourne roof.
Undertaking a roof restoration
When you contact Oates Roofing Maintenance to get your roof restored, we’ll repair much of the damage that the elements have delivered over the past 20, 30 or more years.
We’ll fix any issues with your existing roof that are causing leaks or soon will in the future. Things such as cracked tiles, tile cement that has shifted, metal that is rusting and flashings that needs to be replaced. We can also clean your roof to have it looking almost as good as new.
The major pro of a roof restoration is cost. It’s a case of why spend a whole lot of money reroofing your Melbourne home when you can restore. In addition, it doesn’t make sense to essentially throw away a roof that may have many good years ahead of it.
For many homeowners, roof restoration makes perfect sense and is the best option.
Undertaking a reroof
When it comes to a reroof, it means just that. Completely removing the old roof and replacing it with new material. Whether it be a ColorBond, tile or slate roof Oates roofing can professionally replace them all.
Perhaps the major pro of reroofing vs roof restoration is exactly this: you do end up with a new roof, rather than repairing issues that may surface again down the track. It does come at a cost, however, because a reroof of your Melbourne home is going to be a major investment.
Having your home reroofed will fix the issues you’ve been having with your old roof and give your home a complete facelift. If you want, you could even have a completely new look, with a different colour or even potentially a new material. Another additional benefit is removing the chance of stubborn rook leaks returning.
Reroof vs restoration
At the end of the day, the decision to reroof or restore your Melbourne home will be partly based on budget and partly the condition of your roof.
If your roof is fundamentally in good condition and has only a small number of issues, then under normal circumstances you don’t need to go to the expense of a new roof. If, however, your roof has a lot of issues, is suffering from multiple roof leaks and has become unstable, a complete reroof is likely to be your best option.
When a roof gets in a really poor condition, the cost of repairing and cleaning your roof can be similar to reroofing. Plus, when you reroof your Melbourne home, you won’t have another worry with your roof for several decades. You’ll have peace of mind for a long time to come.
Act now to reroof or restore
Whatever you’re considering, what can’t be argued is that you do need to do something. A roof that leaks will sooner or later cause damage to the rest of your home and something minor can quickly become major.
- Over time, leaking water will damage plasterboard to the point where it will need to be replaced.
- Water leaks can also cause damage to the structural parts of your home. Left long enough, it can even lead to a collapse of a roof or section of your home.
- Water damage and damp is likely to cause mould, mildew and other health issues.
- It’s not just damage and potentially thousands of dollars’ worth of repairs you need to consider. Leaking of water through your roof can cause electrical faults. This can potentially lead to a fire or electrocution.
So always act quickly when you notice issues with your roof. Some problems can be fixed quickly and easily, and can potentially save you a lot more than just money.
Let Oates Roofing Maintenance help
At Oates, we don’t just carry out roofing work, we’re really good at providing advice. We have over 40 years’ experience in roofing so we’re able to provide expert guidance based on this experience. We can examine your roof and provide our recommendations based on your specific needs. We won’t try to push you into one direction or the other. We’ll simply provide the advice and quotes so you can make a decision based on the best knowledge and your circumstances.