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Roof Restoration

Roof restoration

Brisbane roof restoration cost is approximately one-third of a new roof. Both tile and metal roofing can be restored and the results may surprise you.

Restoring the roof of your property can be a viable and cheaper alternative to replacing the entire roof.

If your roof is in bad shape, stop before you get a new one and consider roof restoration!

Why restore your roof?

Restoring your roof gives you these benefits:

  • Prevents future damage by identifying and fixing rust (in metal frame) and rot (in timber frame)
  • Stops humidity, moisture and mould in the roof cavity
  • Extends the life of the roof, saving you money in the long run
  • Improves the presentation of the house – makes your house look beautiful and new, especially when you also choose to paint the roof
  • Protects your family from damage and injury due to metal sheets or tiles falling from the roof
  • Provides an opportunity to install a whirly bird to ventilate the roof cavity, cool down the house and save on electricity for air conditioning – good for the environment and the back pocket 🙂

What is roof restoration?

Tile roof restoration

Tile roof restoration may include any or all of the following:

  • Replacing broken tiles
  • Re-sealing the roof ridge by replacing pointing and bedding where needed
  • Cleaning, checking and repairing valeys and gutters from debris, including water blasting
  • Installing a whirlybird to ventilate the roof cavity, cool down the house and reduce energy consumption

Metal roof restoration

Metal (corrugated iron) roof restoration may include any or all of the following:

  • Replacing rusty and loose screws
  • Replacing old leaded nails with new roofing screws
  • Applying a membrane onto rusty areas
  • Sealing minor holes in metal sheets and around screws
  • Replacing metal profile (flashing and sheets) where needed
  • Installing a whirlybird to ventilate the roof cavity, cool down the house and reduce energy consumption

For full roof restoration, you can also paint your roof to give it a new look. One layer of sealer and two coats of paint will make your roof look like new with a watertight seal.

Does your roof need restoring?

Simply put, you need a full roof restoration when your roof is structurally sound, but needs more than just a little fix – when the roof is actually damaged, not just dirty.

Common signs are multiple leaks, ceiling degradation, and cracks in the roof bedding and/or repointing (on a tiled roof), as well as rust and dents (on a metal roof).

However, unless you are an expert roofer, it’s best to get one to inspect your roof and give you a professional assessment of the damage, along with recommendation for the best way you should proceed.

If your roof needs to be restored, you should not delay. Fix it before it causes any more damage to people, furniture or equipment.

Roof restoration in progress

Is roof restoration better than roof replacement?

It depends on the condition of your roof.

Roof restoration is a good option if

  • Your roof is less than 20 years old.
  • The damage is minor, such as missing or cracked tiles, or faded paint.
  • You want to improve the look of your roof.
  • You want to extend the life of your roof for a few more years.

Roof replacement is a better option if

  • Your roof is more than 20 years old and has extensive damage, such as leaks, sagging, or rot.
  • The underlying structure of your roof is damaged.
  • You want to change the look or type of your roof.

How long does it take to restore a roof?

Of course, your roof is different from others, and your Brisbane roofer will need to inspect it, determine what needs to be done and estimate how long the work will take.

Factors affecting the size of the job in include the level of damage, the height of the roof, the level of finish you want and the weather. Since some factors are out of anyone’s control, you will only get an estimated timeframe.

As a rough gauge, however, most tile and metal roof restoration projects take 2-3 days in good weather conditions. Note that your roofer may need some time to finish other jobs and prepare, so start time may not be immediate.

Importantly, regardless of the time is takes to start, and finish, your project, using an expert team, like Dr Roof, will reduce the impact on your life during the restoration, and ensure a long-lasting result: a strong, beautiful roof.

How long does a roof restoration last?

Naturally, we all want the work we do to last forever, but nothing ever does. Whether metal or tiles, your roof will continue to be exposed to the sun, rain, hail, wind and airborne debris.

So a good way to estimate how long your roof will stay in good shape once it’s restored is by how long it lasted up to this point. A rough gauge for a professional roof restoration is 15-20 years.

When you hire Dr Roof to restore your roof, you get a 3-year warranty on workmanship and a 15-year warranty on materials (we use high quality materials, so you know you’re getting a great deal).

Metal roof after restoration

How can I make the roof restoration last longer?

Step 1: choose the best possible team to restore your roof

A good provider will:

  • Have proven experience
  • Use quality of materials – long lasting, e.g. polyurithane-based glue instead of silicon
  • Ensure quality of workmanship
  • Provide Australian-made materials, suitable for the local weather conditions
  • Offer a full service, including cleaning, repairs, restoration and painting

Step 2: take good care of your roof

When your roof restoration is done, perform regular inspections, cleaning and maintenance. This will prevent the work from deteriorating and keep your roof nice and strong.

If that’s not your cup of tea, considering hiring us for roof & gutter cleaning and/or roof maintenance and we’ll do it for you.

How much does a roof restoration cost?

As you’ve probably guessed, since every roof is different, the roof restoration work varies greatly, and so does the cost. For example, tile roof restoration is not the same as metal roof restoration.

Instead of guessing, filling out forms and struggling with new terminology, we can take a look at your roof,  give you a quote and guide you through deciding what to do.

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