Important Checklist for Roof Restoration
No matter how much we may try to prevent this, sometimes roofs will lose their shine. They are the first things that will come into contact with the wrath of Mother Nature, the first to take on a hailstorm and the first to be burned and discoloured by the sun.
It’s no wonder that the roof will eventually get “sick” and be in need of a doctor to restore it to its previous shine. The Roof Doctor‘s purpose is exactly this: to take a rundown roof, treat it, and bring it back to its former glory. In a way, you could say that we’re like a cosmetic surgeon: we’ll make your roof young and pretty again. Even if it’s just a little roof repair needed or a full roof restoration.
Professionals in the Field
You wouldn’t want an inexperienced surgeon to give you an aesthetic job, would you? The same thing applies when it comes to roofs. To ensure that your roof look the best, you have to find the best people to do the job. The specialists at The Roof Doctor all have this exact experience that you need – at least ten years on the field, so they know exactly what a roof needs to be “healthy”.
We are fully licensed to help every homeowner transform their roof and bring it back to its former glory. We know how to do a good job, which is why we managed to establish many long-standing relationships with every one of our clients. All of them have either returned to us for other jobs or simply recommended us to their acquaintances.
Here is what our team can provide when it comes to roof restoration:
- Friendly, reliable, fast, and fully trained roofing staff
- Commercial roofing
- Residential roofing
- Use of high-quality materials
- Rural roofing
No roofing job is too big or too small for us. Just ask us for a quote, and we’ll be on to the job.
Choosing a Roof Colour
There can be no roof restoration without fixing its colour. At The Roof Doctor, you can either decide to keep your roof in the same shade or change it for something more daring. Your roof doesn’t have to stay the same through the ages!
Are you tired of staring straight at the same brick red colour on your roof that has been faded by the sun? How about changing it to a relaxing deep ocean colour, or a basalt grey? You can make any choice you want.
The process will involve taking off the old colour and replacing it with a new one. Since it will be done with the best of care, you will be enjoying a shiny, beautiful roof for a long time.
Restoration of Rusty Valley Irons
When a metallic roof comes into contact with high quantities of rain, it will eventually develop rust around the valley irons. Also referred to as roof gutters, they are usually the first ones to rust and the first to be in need of care. Once they have begun gathering rust, you will be in immediate need of roof restoration so that the damage will not become greater.
One common issue is that when the mortar of the tiles starts decaying, they will no longer stay secured and they will start slipping down the pan. At that point, you will have to re-bed and re-point them.
Some companies may prefer not to re-bed and they opt for leaving it “dry;” however, you may want to think twice about this one. If you don’t nail down your tiles, then your room will be completely exposed if the wind starts blowing. It will simply go under the tiles, putting you at risk of having your roof blown off.
Restoration of Broken Roof Tiles
Sometimes, accidents may happen; the wind may blow just a bit too hard, a bird may drop something heavy on your roof – there’s a variety of issues that may lead to a broken tile. The problem is that such an issue may lead to water entering the cavity – and that’s how you end up with a summer pool in your home.
Tiles may also break if they have been laid too close to each other. This usually becomes a problem during the summer, when the heat will make them expand and cause them to push into the neighbouring tiles – increasing the chances of fractures. If that happens, you will either need a heat reflecting compound over the tile or undergo complete roof restoration.
The same thing can happen with the opposite extreme of the weather. If it’s too cold and windy outside, moist may seep into the tile, causing frost to form within. This will cause the tiles to break, forcing you once more to undergo roof restoration.
No matter where you live in Victoria, you may contact The Roof Doctor to get a quote on your roof restoration. Whether you need a paint job, other tiles, re-cementing, or a repair of your leaking roof, we can help you out.