Restoring Your Roof

25 March 2014
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Roofing
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Over time, your roof is bound to become worn and shabby looking from the accumulation of mould and algae on the surface and in the small cavities that dot the roof top. You may automatically think of replacing it if you have the means. Otherwise, another method is available to you. Ever thought about restoring you? Some homeowners do not even know the service exists but it does and it is a very efficient and cost-effective alternative.

The cost of restoring your roof

Restoration work does not only add zest to the look of your home but it actually increases its value so whatever restoration work you undertake for your home, there is an added benefit. Many factors combine to make up the actual cost of restoring your roof. One very important factor is the rate charged by the restoration professional. Another is the type of materials that is used; the slant, size and design of your roof, its structural condition and the amount of restoration work needed to upgrade it. The areas the restorer will focus attention on will be cracked tiles, gutter damage, downpipe leaks and sealed joints etc. Restoration contractors will assess the roof damage and recommend the kind of repair work needed including coating and painting and the final charge will also include the restoration expert’s hourly rate.

Tasks involved in roof restoration

Restoring the surface of the roof is no menial task. It usually begins with a thorough cleansing of the whole roof followed by the actual restoration work. This includes the application of air blasts from a hose to remove consolidated dirt from the roof surface and prepare it for a new coating of paint. Gutters may be rendered free of debris, put back tiles in place, discard and replace broken tiles, correctly place capping and repair broken and blocked flashing joints. After all this, a new coat of paint is applied to the roof surface.

Obtaining accurate quotes

To be on the safe side, it would be advisable to seek quotes from at least 3 roof restoration contracting companies. This approach ensures that you have a sufficient number of cost samples that you can choose from. You are also given the opportunity of comparing not only the total cost that each company charges, but you can also compare the individual item of charge levied by each company. You will be able to compare their registrations and the warranties they offer their customers which is usually for a period of 10 or more years.

The choice is yours

After comparing the quotes offered by each roof restoration company, you will be in a better position to the restoration contractor you feel will give you the best value for your money.

 

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