Take a look at your Melbourne home from the street and what do you see. Has it got what real estate marketing would describe as street appeal? The type of home you’re happy to live in and others would want to look at, and potentially buy, if it was on the market. Or is there a very obvious part of your home that’s letting it down, namely your roof. Is it time for a roof restoration?
What is a roof restoration?
We often forget that the roof of our home takes a lot of punishment. It’s completely open to the elements and in Melbourne needs to withstand scorching sun and heat, driving rain and wind, and even the occasional hail storm and hits from small tree branches.
The weather can take a toll on your roof over time, which can eventually lead to issues such as roof leaks. It can also make your roof look very old and eventually it will become an eyesore, bringing down the overall look of your home.
A roof restoration will fix any issues you may have on your roof. This can include any leaks – minor or major – or any other issues. For example, flashings and other seals that need repairing, rebedding and repointing of ridge cap tiles, rust in metal roofs, gutter and downpipe repairs and any other issues that are resulting in your roof not performing at its best.
A roof restoration on your Melbourne home can also include a complete clean. This is particularly important on cement and terracotta tile roofs, which can attract moss and algae. While this doesn’t look good, it can also impact your tile roof, causing warping, shifting and cracking in tiles.
Essentially, a roof restoration is like a face lift for your roof. It will mean that your roof will protect your home from the elements for many years to come. And it will beautify your roof, giving it back its street appeal.
If you’re looking to sell in the near future, it’s a great investment that will likely add value to your home. Even if you’re not looking to sell, a roof restoration will give you peace of mind and one of the best looking roofs in your street.
Roof restoration or roof replacement?
If you’re considering having a roof restoration completed on your Melbourne home, you might also be factoring in whether you’re better off having a complete reroof. After all, like a roof restoration, a complete replacement will also fix any issues you have and will result in a spectacular looking roof.
The negative aspect of a complete reroof is that it’s likely to cost you much more than a roof restoration. However, this can be money well spent and it can be the best course of action for some roofs. Every roof has its used by date, and if your Melbourne roof has a lot of issues and is a few decades old, a reroof may make more sense and can in some cases be the cheapest option.
It does really come down to what work is required, your needs and your budget.
Which is best for my Melbourne home?
So, is a roof restoration job or a complete roof replacement the best for your Melbourne home?
If you’re like most homeowners, who may look at their roof from the street and wonder, or even get up on a ladder for a closer look, it’s not easy to tell. Certainly, if you’ve been having a lot of roof issues this may make a reroof more likely, but for most people it’s not an easy decision to make.
That’s why whether to restore or replace your roof is a decision that is best made in conjunction with the experts. A roofing team who has extensive experience in the industry and can carry out all roofing work. A team that can fix minor and major leaks, carry out other roof repairs, undertake a roof restoration and complete a reroofing project if it’s required.
Plus, you need a team who can also guide you on what’s best for your home and provide a quote for both a roof restoration and a reroof, so you can make a decision based on knowledge.
Roofing work in Melbourne
Whether you need a roof restoration or a complete reroof, there’s one team you can trust to help you.
Oates Roofing Maintenance conducts roof restorations and roof replacements and can advise you on what is best for your home. We can then carry out the work and bring the street appeal back to your place. Chances are, your Melbourne home will go from an ugly duckling to the best looking home on the street.
Phone Oates Roofing Maintenance on 0435 695 466 to organise our team to visit your home.