“There is nothing more important than a good, safe, and secure home.”
Any family will agree that the best thing that they can provide for their children is a safe and secure home. The problem is that houses do not last long especially in locations where extreme weather conditions occur. This is a problem every family faces and will continue to face for decades.
Roofs are no exception to these conditions. In fact, they are the ones which are greatly affected by extreme weather conditions. Rainfall corrodes the metals, hailstorm warps the metal roofs or breaks the tiles, tornado removes the roof entirely, and pests usually stays inside the roof draining system. Therefore, it is normal for people to apply for roof restoration services.
What is Roof Restoration?
Simply put, roof restoration is the process of repairing your roof. It can be by replacing the tiles (if you are using tiled roof), repairing corroded metals (for metal roofs), or as simple as cleaning and patching existing roofs. Depending on the type and the damage of the roof, the restoration techniques will also vary. Roof restoration also includes fixing clogged drainage, replacing missing roof singles, and fully replacing the roof of your house.
Roof restoration is a great service because of the harsh weather conditions brought by climate change. People living in areas with harsh climate conditions are the normal customers of roof restoration companies.
Why Do We Need to Restore Our Roof?
According to roof restoration companies, there are 3 main reasons why clients ask for their service, these reasons are:
1. Their roof is damaged.
2. They want to extend the lifespan of the roof.
3. They want to change the type of the roof
The first reason is the main reason why people apply for roof restoration. They want to restore their roof from damages brought by the weather conditions. It is not unusual to get these kinds of reason because roofs are prone to damages since it covers the whole house from every falling matter.
The second reason is a prevention of the first. They want to extend the lifespan by reinforcing the roof even before it gets damage. People who have enough money and is aware of the extreme weather conditions in their area are the ones who usually applies for this type of roof restoration service.
Lastly, the third reason is the least reason companies get. This roof restoration service is more of roof renovation or replacement because it requires replacing the roof whether the roof is damaged or not.
When Should You Restore Your Roof in Brisbane?
If a family wants a safer home for the years to come, a periodic roof restoration is inevitable. No roof is exempted from harsh climates, and even more with corrosion. The question now is ‘when should a family get this service?’
There is no exact date or number of years that this article can provide because every house is built and located different. However, there are ‘signs for roof restoration’ that will be helpful for any family in identifying the right time to fix or replace their roof. Here are the signs:
1. Roof Leaks
Water leaks are the worst enemies of houses. At its early stages, it can be hard to notice. Some will only show during rainstorms and others accumulate water for a long time. If you see a water lump on your ceiling, or a mark of small water streams inside the wall paint, it can be a sign that your roof is leaking water inside your house.
2. Sagging Roofs
Sagging roofs are brought by extreme weather disasters such as rainstorms or tornadoes. Sagging roofs are easy to notice and can be repaired by the owner themselves or a company if the damage area is not safe for the owners.
3. Corroded Parts
Like the roof leaks, corroded parts are also hard to notice. Rainstorms and normal rainfall can cause this type of damage to your roof. Some people do not think that corroded parts need replacement. However, corroded roof parts are also one of the reasons for roof leaks which is why corroded parts needs to be replaced so that the damage will not escalate into the ceilings.
4. Loose or worn-out materials
One of the simplest damages is having loose or worn-out materials. Loose screws, shingles, or roof supports are easy to notice and easy to remedy. However, there are few instances where DIY skills do not work. Some loose parts of the roof require professionals to re-install the parts, and some worn-out materials require certain equipment and chemicals to be restored. Roof restoration is a great service for this kind of problem.
5. Clogged or slow-draining gutters
Another damage which can be noticed easily is clogged or slow-draining gutters. Unguided water flowing from the roof is a sign that you have this problem. This may cause damages and corrosion to other parts of the house if it will not be solved quickly. The process for solving it depends on the reason for the clogging. A replacement for pipes may be needed during the process.
When a family is fully aware for these signs, it is now up to them whether what damage can they still tolerate or fix by themselves until they hire a roof restoration company.
Additional Tips for Roof Restoration
Before applying for a roof restoration service, a family must consider the following:
1. Roof Contractor
Choosing the right roof contractor is the most important part in taking this service. Some companies have benefits which will help the family to maintain the condition of the roof after it is restored. Other companies even have roof insurances which can save a lot of money for future harsh weather conditions. Choosing good, rated companies are also important because the quality of their work will determine the safety of the family.
After getting a contractor, it is a good habit to always as for a quotation of the total expenses. In Brisbane, the average cost for roof restoration ranges from $1900 to $7000. Small houses range from $1900 to $3400, medium houses range from $2700 to $5000, and large houses range from $4470 to $7000. Depending on the damage of the roof, the price also varies.
Please contact Corporate roofing today if you need a roof restoration in Brisbane.