Your roof is an essential part of your home and an important part of your investment. Neglecting your roof over time leaves it open to elemental damage. Aging, and damage that’s left untreated, lead to significant problems and high costs. Hiring experts to help maintain your roof is the best option in the long run.
What Is Roof Restoration
Roof restoration includes a few different aspects. The first step is assessing the state of your roof. Cleaning it and diagnosing it for repairs are the next steps. Tile replacement is also an important part of roof work.
1 – Paint Degradation
A well-painted roof offers more than curb appeal and a pleasant aesthetic. Flaking paint looks terrible, and your roof’s exterior paint peels both on the inside and outside. When the paint degrades, your roof is left less protected against weather and the elements. The damage incurred from paint degradation adds up over time.
2 – Weather and Water Damage
Once water and moisture damage set in, complications build-up, and expensive problems arise. Look for dark spots on your roof, ceiling, and walls. You can also look for the leaks first and trace them back to the point of damage. Corroded metal is another telltale sign of water damage. When it comes to water damage, diagnosis can become challenging and is best performed by professional roofing contractors.
3 – Tile Breakage
Broken tiles leave your home vulnerable to weather damage. It only takes one faulty tile to allow moisture, water, and organic matter to accumulate. A broken tile can lead to loss in multiple forms, including damage to your insulation, staining, and the swelling of your walls and ceiling. Organic matter like mould and moss can set in, along with termites. Anywhere moisture gathers, problems gather, especially rot. Once wood rots, repairing it is very expensive.
4 – Damage to Roof Elements
Keep your roofing elements well-maintained, and you will avoid repairs and replacement costs. The downpipes, gutters, roof valleys, and any loose materials around the piping, vents, and chimney are all elements that can indicate areas of damage.
Flashing is another consideration. Roof flashing consists of thin building materials meant to prevent elemental and water damage. These pieces, especially in older homes, break down over time. Metal flashing offers the best option. New flashing typically is made from aluminium, zinc, copper, lead, or other metals.
5 – Roof Age and Status
Exposure to weather, moisture, trees, debris, and pollution accelerates aging. Most roofs last 20 to 25 years if properly maintained. Once you’ve learned your roof’s age, you can check to see what kind of repairs are needed. If you have a young roof (of 10 years or less) that requires substantial repairs, you should invest in reroofing or roof replacement.
Roof Maintenance Benefits
Proper maintenance and repairs keep your roof looking its best. Overall, consistent maintenance and repairs save you from the costs incurred by complications down the road.