What is roof restoration?
It is the process of rehabilitating the appearance and functionality of your roof. In most cases, a roof restoration is done after a strong storm or before the winter days. It aims to ensure that you have a perfectly working roof over your head under any type of weather.
So, how is roof restoration done?
The first thing that you should do is to assess your roof. Note what type of repairs are needed to restore its beauty and functionality. For tile roofs, check for broken and loose tiles, mortars and ridge caps.
If you have an iron roof, check for loose nails, holes and rusts. And for fibro roofs, check for the need to reapply fibre seals and roof membranes. It also helps to check the extent of dirt, debris, algae and plant buildup on the roof and gutters.
For a more reliable roof assessment, ask your trusted Brisbane roofers to ensure that every part of your roof is checked. After the evaluation, they will give a quote for the restoration cost.
After evaluating your roof, the next thing to do is to prepare all the materials, tools and equipment you need to restore your roof. Similarly, you may ask roof experts for a list of all the materials and tools you need.
If you have a two-storey house or higher, your roofers may need extra safety equipment and other ways to ensure their safety as they work around your roof. This may include the use of scaffoldings and guardrails.
Before doing any repairs, it is best to clean the entire roof. Remove any plant and algae growth and eliminate all dirt, dust and debris. If there are moulds and mildew caused by the recent rain or storm, it’s best to wash them off.
If you are cleaning the roof on your own, make sure to wear gloves, face masks and other safety gear, especially when you’re dealing with a fibro roof. You may use a pail of water and soap solution with a couple of tablespoons of bleach or vinegar. Remember to rinse it off with clean water.
Before repairing the roof, make sure that it is dry to ensure the effectiveness of adhesives, sealants, primer and paint. If there is a need to fix the mortar and ridge caps of your tile roof, it may be best to hire tile roof experts for optimum rebedding and repointing.
Similarly, fibro roofs are extremely dangerous for those who are not familiar with their composition and how to safely install them. In this light, it truly helps to find a fibro roofer near you.
Iron roofs may seem easy to repair but to ensure that the sheets are tightly and properly installed, let the roofers handle them. Additionally, rustproofing may also require the expertise of an iron roofing team.
The next step after roof repairs is to clear the roof from manufacturing oils and chemical components, especially the newly installed tiles, iron and fibro sheets. This can help the primer and paint to set properly. In most cases, roofing experts use the pressurised power of water blasters to wash the roof.
After washing the roof, let it dry. It helps to put off the next steps after 24 hours. When your roof is dry, you may now apply a good layer of primer for tile and iron roofs. Use PVA sealer for fibro roofs to seal the fibres and to ensure adhesion.
After applying the proper primer or sealant for your roof, it’s time to apply your roof membrane. Choose from a wide array of colours that will match your property or landscape. You may also consider the psychological benefits of the different shades of roof paints. Apply 2 coats of roofing membrane to ensure its efficiency and durability.
The last step involves evaluating the results of your roof restoration. Check if all the problems were addressed by the repair and other processes made to your roof. You should also check the condition and quality of the roof paint – were they evenly applied? Or did air bubbles form?
When everything is perfect, you can now rest and relax in the comfort of your home without worrying about leaking roofs or perhaps a missing tile.
Contact Brisbane Roof and Paint for affordable roof restorations!