Roof restoration is the process of cleaning, repairing and recoating your roof. Roof restoration can be carried out on asphalt, metal, color bond, zinc, galvanized iron, terracotta and concrete tile.It offers huge benefits for people who don’t want to invest in roof replacement because of a tight budget or standard damage to the existing roof.
During roof inspection, if you come across complications like broken and missing shingles, corrosion, rust, moss, fungus,and leakage to an extent that your roof doesn’t need a roof replacement from scratch but still requires enough work and attention, that’s when you go for roof restoration.
The Difference Between Roof Restoration and Roof Replacement?
Roof replacement is when you take off the old roof and install a new one in its place from scratch. On the other hand, when you choose roof restoration, the material of your roof remains the same, the outer coat is cleaned to remove any debris, sprayed to remove corrosion, repaired for broken shingles and then painted to give it a fresh new look.
Roof replacement reduced less cost, less time and fewer efforts as compared to roof replacement.
The Process of Roof Replacement
The roof restoration process is based on five detailed steps as described below.
The first assessment starts with yourself; when your periodical roof inspections find it hard to ignore the corrosion and accumulated debris on the roof.
Once you’ve exhausted all opportunities to clean and maintain your roof, you know its time to call in professional help. For metal roofs, it can be decades until you’d need a roof restoration service.
A detailed inspection of the roof requires you to consider the following points.
- Ensure wearing proper footwear to avoid accidents.
- Scan every inch of your roof as you don’t want to be hasty, roof restoration happens only once in a decade on an average roof, and you wouldn’t want to miss anything major.
- Look for missing shingles, cracked or broken tiles, punctured metal sheets, leakage, rust, and corrosion.
- Roof inspection requires at least an hour and a half, so make sure you do it when you have ample time on your hands.
You can hire for roof cleaning services or do it on your own. It will require more efforts but you will save up on cost.
A high-pressure hose is used to wash off the roof and remove years of grime and debris. It is imperative to mark the areas for water leakage and avoid washing those areas until the repair has been made so that water doesn’t seep through the holes into the attic.
This is perhaps the most crucial step of the process. It is best that you hire a roofing expert with excellent skills to take over the repair process as it requires replacement of shingles, sheets and careful selection of matching tiles to be molded.
If you intend to do it yourself (in case the damage isn’t overwhelming), we suggest you well-equip yourself with the tools and knowledge of roof repair.
It’s time to say goodbye to rust, corrosion, moss,and fungus for good. Most companies offer a chemical treatment or “coating” to prevent any future damage to the roof. There are different kinds of chemical coatings available depending on cost, functionality,and effectiveness. A few examples include rust proofing, waterproofingand thermal insulation.
Last but not least, it’s time to paint your roof. You have the option to completely change the look of your house. You can even install new tiles, depending on the kind of roof material you have.
With proper roof maintenance, such as taking care of its hygiene, methodical inspections, regularly getting the debris removed, getting trees trimmed around the water pipes, you will be better off enjoying your newly restored roof for a long period of time.