After days, weeks and even months of self-isolation it’s normal to get the home improvement itch. The desire to reorganise, redecorate and redo your home is only natural after being confined to its same four walls. While you may have acquired a new found appreciation for Marie Kondo, ensuring the structural components of your home are also sparking joy.
Your roof is one of the most important aspects of your home, providing structural support and protecting the inside of your home from the elements. Damage or faults in your roof can cause structural damage to the inside of your home, not to mention greatly reduces the curb-side appeal of your home.
Replacing your roof is one of the most expensive home improvement projects out there, however the benefits of doing so far outweigh the cost. Complete roof replacement is not the only way to fix a damaged or faulty roof. Repairing your existing roof can save you a lot of time and money on your home improvement.
How can you tell if your home requires a complete roof replacement or just a repair?
The answer depends on the type of existing roofing you have, its age and the extent of the damage. In most cases if you can catch the problem early enough, roof repairs are the fastest and most cost-efficient solution.
The first step: book a roof inspection.
Here at City2Surf Roofing we provide free quotes when you call us to inquire about repairing or replacing your roof. Our obligation-free quotes are detailed and customised for your specific property. A highly qualified team is here to assist you with your roofing needs and can advise you on the best roofing option available. Highly qualified professionals will assess your building and inspect the following aspects to inform their decision:
- Structural integrity and overall condition of your roof and building
- Assess for any leaks
- Identify if any rust or corrosion as occurred (if your roof is metal)
- Identify any cracked, broken or missing tiles that may need to be replaced
- Assess the condition of your gutters, flashing and ridges
If our contractor determines that a roof restoration is the best option for you, there are a wide range of options available to you. These options will vary depending on the type of roofing material you have.
While metal roofing is extremely durable, it may still experience corrosion and spot leaks. Leaks are most common at the roofing joints, on a standing seam or along the gutters. Whether your metal roofing is suitable for repair will depend on the severity of the damage.
Colorbond roofing may leak, especially if installed incorrectly. Unfortunately, these leaks are often difficult to find. Ensure you select a reputable roofing installer if switching to Colorbond roofing, or if you are in need or a repair. Repairs to Colorbond roofing can be a straightforward process if the damage is identified early on.
Tile roofs are often suitable for repairs without complete replacement. Cracked, faulty or missing tiles can often easily be replaced without needing to redo the entire roof. An important factor to note in tile roof repairs is the colour match to your existing roof. Terracotta tiles and concrete tiles are often difficult to colour match exactly. In some cases you may need to settle for a close colour match. If this isn’t possible, you may need to consider having slightly mismatched tiles, or completely replacing all times for a seamless look.
Roofs With Solar Panels
If your home has solar panels installed this often will increase the cost and time needed to complete the restoration. Depending on the severity and location of your roof problem, your solar panels may need to be removed and reinstalled. If your roof fault is detected early enough, repairs may still be the most cost effective solution even if your solar panels need to be removed and reinstalled.
If you notice any damage or leaks in your roof it is best to get an expert in to inspect it as soon as possible. Leaks are much more common in buildings with a flat roof as the water is more likely to collect and pool rather than run off. Putting off repairing or replacing your roof will cause your final bill to increase as problems with your roof may start to affect other aspects of your home.
Call City2Surf Roofing now to get your free, no obligation quote. Our prices are highly competitive and we pride ourselves on giving our customers the highest quality, most cost service available. With a wide choice of materials available to repair any roof type, our roofing contractors are the ones to call if you want the job done right, at a great price. Give us a call today on 1300 296 842.