Roof restoration has long been considered as a wise investment for keeping a home safe and secure. The roof your home should be able to withstand the test of various weather conditions. But as with anything, the roof has a life cycle. A few years after it reaches its prime, it becomes susceptible to many problems that could bring about hassles to its occupants.
In Australia, an average roof restoration takes about 2 to 7 days, depending on the area of the roof and the weather conditions during the restoration. If you are interested in finding out more about this service, it’s highly beneficial to understand what goes on in the actual roof restoration takes place, get an idea of how it is done, and take note of the approximate time frame set for its completion.
Stages in Roof Restoration
Considered as the first stage, a visual check will identify specific target areas like cracks, breakage, dents, or holes that will compromise the stability of your roof. Leakage in the insulation and the underlying deck, rust and other elements that could weaken your roofing material should also be identified at this stage.
Your roofing specialist will also conduct a check inside the house to identify problems like growing moulds, water stains, or strange odours which are worth noting and need to be addressed.
Consultation with roofing professionals regarding estimate costs.
All of the proper measurements and calculations will be taken upon the initial roof inspection of your home. Once estimation of roof costs has been completed, the total scope of the work to be performed will be discussed further. This is a good time for you to make a decision whether you will go forward with the roof restoration or not. Once you are all set, the roofing specialist will provide you with a timetable for each of the services provided for the roof restoration process.
Here are some of the services usually discussed during consultation and the approximate time frame for each service:
- Guttering: 1-2 days
- Leaf Screening: 1-2 days
- Repointing and Rebedding: 2-3 days
Roof restoration proper
Once costs and timetable have been agreed upon, the roof restoration proper will begin with the cleaning, repair, and recoating. Here’s a list of what will be done and the approximate time frame for each process:
- Roof Cleaning: 1-2 days
- Roof Repair: 1-2 days
- Roof Recoating: 1-2 days
Most companies provide quality inspection after all the work is done to ensure that the outcome is satisfactory and meeting your expectations.
Make sure that the roof restoration comes with a warranty
Roof restorations usually come with a warranty of 5 to 10 years. Check this with your roofing contractor as specific terms and conditions tend to vary. You must also make sure you understand what is covered by the warranty, who may carry out the warranty work, and how to file a claim should the need arise.
Lastly, putting off a potential roof restoration may result in having no option but to replace the roof entirely. On this note, restoration may serve as a cost effective way of lengthening the roof’s lifespan.