October 29, 2015 in My Blog
Ever noticed your old roof staring the wide blue sky and asking your neighbours to abstain giving the same pretty awful look on its wretched condition? If not, then, bring out the buried compassion out of your soul and consider giving a new verve to your roof through roof restoration.
The predicament that your roof has attained today might be owing to innumerable factors especially the ruthless attitude of Australian weather, intermittent leaking of the roof, flawed installation, sloppy maintenance, inappropriate repairs and roof blistering, to name a few. Thus, roof restoration is indispensable to rejuvenate your home and we have listed out the three most popular techniques used world-wide for the same. Let’s take a look.
1. Metal Roofing (Steel based)
Apart from being an expensive option as regards roof restoration, steel based metal roofing is amongst the extremely effective methods to give a new life to your so called deteriorated roof for the very reason that steel is quite resistant to indifferent weather conditions prevalent in Australia time to time. Moreover, the materials used in steel roofing are eco friendly with an additional benefit of reducing your cooling or heating costs.
The only disadvantage of restoring the roof by steel is that the roof turns out to be the deafening monster on rainy nights especially the heavy monsoons.
2. Concrete Roofing (Cement based)
For those demanding a dash of style on their roofs can very well opt for cement based roofing. It is widely accepted for its robust structure whether designed with flat or curved tiles. The fire-proof nature and the ever lasting durability of the concrete roofing require a proper maintenance but the only hurdle in its installation is the weight of heavy tiles which makes the task a bit difficult.
3. Terracotta Roofing (Clay based)
Beating the concrete tiles in both design and durability, terracotta roofing is trending these days. Owing to the beautifully crafted clay designs, the terracotta tiles are nonetheless popular for their thermal resistant quality which ensures the home owners weather friendly roofing.
The only problem is that they are prone to breakage if subjected to heavy weights during installation.
Apart from the aforesaid, roof restoration includes much more than just the installation of tiles. The owner, first of all must get the roof inspection done to know about:
· Estimated cost of restoration.
· Any significant repairs required before/during roof restoration.
· Duration of desired technique of restoration.
· Complementary services provided by the contractors, if any.
Thus, the whole process of roof restoration is neither easy nor formidable. All you need to know is about the right time for doing so and the answer is pretty simple. Your roof will itself indicate you about its restoration time, be it through the damaged look or the constant leaking or anything seemingly abnormal. If you need more information on how to choose the best roofing contractor, check out this article “What To Look For In A Good Roofer”
The basic idea is that roof restoration will always outshine the replacement for its lesser cost and enhanced beauty of your lovely home.