ROOF RESTORATION OR ROOF REPLACEMENT? 

It’s a common question home owners ask themselves, should I have my roof repaired or should I replace it all together? Sometimes the answer is straightforward and sometimes it really does just come down to your own personal preference. Having a well-maintained roof is absolutely critical, as your roof supports all interior and exterior elements of your home. Protecting it from a number of weather hazards and all other factors which can cause damage to your home. If your roof has water leaks, shingle deterioration or moss growth, these are signs your roof needs some work!

Although most roofs nowadays are built with much stronger materials than previous decades, it’s still so important to maintain it and monitor any damage it has. In some instances, you can have a roof restoration if damages are only minor, however if the damage to the inner layers are too far gone, you will need to have a roof replacement. So, what should you choose?

WHAT’S INVOLVED IN A ROOF RESTORATION?

When your roof requires some maintenance, yet the overall condition of your roof is still in fairly good condition, you can most likely opt to have a roof restoration. Perhaps all your roof needs is a few broken tiles replaced, a good clean and new coat of paint. Rather than outlay money to have an entirely new roof installed, you can have a professional roof restoration specialist visit your home and makeover your roof.

PROS OF HAVING A ROOF RESTORATION

  • much more affordable than a roof replacement
  • less time consuming 
  • extends the life of your existing roof
  • less likely to have roof leaks
  • adds great value to your home 

CONS OF HAVING A ROOF RESTORATION

  • won’t last as long as an entirely new roof
  • you’re unable to see or repair any damage below the top layer
  • will not last as long as a new roof

WHAT’S INVOLVED IN A ROOF REPLACEMENT?

If you’re unsure of which direction to take regarding your roof, seek out advice from a roofing expert. Your roof may have reached its expiry date and needs replacing entirely. Generally your roof should last you at least 20 years, however nowadays roofs are constructed from much more durable materials and could even last longer. If your roof is quite old, you may want to consider having it replaced, to reduce the amount of times it needs maintenance. In the event of a roof replacement, the old roof tiles are stripped entirely from the roof and replaced with new ones. 

PROS OF REPLACING YOUR ROOF

  • will last a lifetime
  • safer option as under layers of the roof are exposed, revealing any deeper damage
  • saves money in the long run on repairs and maintenance

CONS OF REPLACING YOUR ROOF

  • much more expensive than a roof restoration
  • can be quite a lengthy process

When deciding which avenue to take with your roof, consider the overall state, is it still in decent condition but needs a few repairs? Or does it need to be deconstructed entirely and rebuilt?  At some point, your roof will require some sort of maintenance. Always consider how old your roof is and the type of area you live in. This will help you determine if you really need a roof replacement or if you just need it restored. No matter what you decide, it is always best to seek the advice of a roofing expert and have them inspect your roof to determine the best action to take. 

Contact the expert team at Local Roof Care today on 0421 180 155, for all your roofing needs.