The life expectancy of a roof is greatly based upon its upkeep. Without the proper repairs and maintenance, the roof’s lifespan will reduce significantly. It may be necessary to repair, maintain, or replace roof components such as roofing sheets, screws, skylights, gutters, insulation, and waterproofing to maintain a roof properly. Additionally, it can demand treatments for rust and coating of roof sheets. With the appropriate routine maintenance plan, the life span of the roof is drastically improved, and the roof will be preserved permanently.
Roof restoration involves the repair of all types of roofs, and the recovery process can include the following:
- Roof repairs
- Roof cleaning
- Roof replacement
- General upgrading of roofs
- Anti-fungal treatments
- General improvement of roofs
- Guttering and timber work
- Damaged & Leaking Roof
- Cracked and Chipped Roof Tiles
- Rotten Timber
- Rotten Under Tile Plastic
- Falling Fascia Boards
- Damaged Ceilings
There isn’t much that can go wrong with a tile roof. A broken tile or loose ridge tile cement is most often the problem. Debris can obstruct valleys and flashings, and old waterproofing might be damaged.
The waterproofing insulation should be in excellent condition and properly fitted to guarantee no leakages. If the insulation is damaged, all tiles will need to be removed, new insulation will then be fitted, and the existing roof tiles will be repacked.
A Slate roof is a highly specialised roof, and very expensive. Confirm if the roofing contractor specialises in slate roofs before you allow them on your roof. A slate roof is very costly to take care of. Get an authorised slate expert to examine your roof on an annual basis to make sure your roof is looking good for the year.
Broken slates should invariably be replaced by a slate roof professional. The valleys and flashing need to be kept clean. Since a slate roof is a natural tile, you’d want to keep it that way and keep waterproofing products far away from it! Underneath the slate roof, you will find a product called Slatex; it is a layer beneath the slate roof tile. If this is damaged, your roof will most definitely leak. To restore the leaking roof, the Slatex needs to be replaced, and the chipped and damaged tiles will have to be replaced as well.
With your home being one of your most valuable assets it’s only logical to maintain its upkeep and have peace of mind in the unfortunate case of a major roof repair which could become costly.