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Your Roof Needs Care too

Posted on January 13th, 2016 by Poppy Gill

The roof of our home seldom gets a revamp unless something really goes wrong. We spend quite a significant time cleaning and maintaining the interiors of our home and generally ignore the exterior. Years of harsh weather conditions can make your roof weathered and damaged. Over the time, the roof may look quite unsightly.

Roof painting at Brisbane Northside can greatly extend the life of your roof. It helps to restore the quality and look of your roof and prevent damage from water leaks or other structural issues. Procrastination can lead to big costs and bigger repair issues in future. The most common problem with old roofs is water leak that can seep into the ceiling, eventually leading to problems, including mould, lichen, mildew and other damages.

Most roofs (concrete tile and terracotta), may need restoration every 10 to 15 years. The roof is the crown of a beautiful home. The poor and old appearance of the roof can take away from true elegance and design of a home. Restoration is the first line of defence against roof deterioration and damage. The roof is carefully inspected to ensure all the necessary repair work is properly quoted and executed. Tiles are assessed to determine the type of work to be done such as re- pointing, cracked/chipped tiles, bedding, and valley reclips among others.

Roof restoration can prevent costly future repair, transform the look and add value to your property. Proper restoration process is a four step process including high pressure cleaning, repairs, sealing and coating with membrane paint. Pressure cleaning gets rid of leaves, unwanted build-up, lichen, moss and mould which can lead to serious damage to the tiles. Roof cleaning reduces energy costs through proper regulation of temperatures. Roof inspection may uncover broken or cracked tiles that if left unchecked and unrepaired for long, can lead to extensive damage to the roof. Small holes or deteriorated roof materials can absorb water and cause serious damage. Small animals and pests can work their way through these small holes, into your home. Proper coatings, sealers and durable paint jobs and weatherproofing can also be applied to protect and strengthen the roof. One can opt for a solar reflective coating that will cool your home in the summers, and warm it up in the winters.

A well maintained roof will continue to protect your home from high winds, hail and powerful storms and make it more energy efficient. An ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure, and this truly applies to your home’s crown- the roof. So smart action in time can save you from the pain of costly, inconvenient and surprise roof repairs. Restoring the roof is surely one of the smartest decisions one can make.

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