Roof Restoration

Restoring your roof requires a certain amount of patience and skill, but in the end it can save you a lot of money. If you're a do-it-yourself enthusiast or even just looking for a home project, restoring your roof is a rewarding and exciting task. When the numbers are broken down, the average house exterior consists of about 35% roofing material. With such a large chunk of your house's exterior being its roof, keeping it well-kept is indispensable. However, there are a few warning signs that you should pay attention to before you decide to restore it.

Though every roof isn't the same and varying weather often dictates when you should begin the renovation process, the type of roofing you already have is vital to guaranteeing you don't prematurely renovate it. If you have a cement tile roof, it can last anywhere from 12-15 years before a restoration is needed. o­ne way to determine whether its time is to look for chipped and cracked tiles. Another red flag is the appearance of moss or fungus o­n your roof. Lastly, if the color simply looks faded it might be time to restore. If you have a terracotta roof, they also last in the region of 12-15 years. Look for cracked tiles or leaks if you have this type of roof.

When you finally determine its time to restore your roof, there are a few simple steps you should take. First, replace all of the broken and damaged tiles. Then, using a pressure cleaner, clean any dust or fungus that might have formed o­n your roof. If necessary, re-bed and re-point before sealing your tiles with a sealer coat. Finally, recolor your roof and you'll be all set! A great looking roof is o­nly a little time and effort away!