Is it your first time to avail of professional roofers’ roof restoration services? If yes, you might have no idea what are the works included in the services you have availed.
The below services are not necessarily included once you have contracted a professional roofer. But they are the usual and if necessary, you could at least negotiate to include the following works if and when they are not included in the package the roofers offered you. Before you commit, make sure to ask for several contractors’ estimate so you could hire the who meets your needs and fits your budget.
Every roof restoration project must start with the cleaning. This might be your responsibility as a homeowner or included in the services provided by professional roofers. Clean out all the debris especially those blocking the gutters or drain hose pipes which prevents them from doing their job in ensuring all rainwater accumulated in your roof are properly drained. If available, use high pressurized water with some cleaning agents to get rid of grime and dirt. There are roofs that need to be cleaned of algae, moss, mold, bird droppings, leaves and broken branches. Make sure every nooks and cranny are also cleaned and inspect every section of the roof for hidden issues. By doing a thorough cleaning of the roof, it would also be easier for the professional roofer to take notice of leaks and cracks and if the roof is already in need of repainting.
After all section of the roof is cleaned, an inspection of what needs to be done is in order. Usually, these include all parts of the roof that require repairs. If you see any cracks or a portion is chipped off, get your roof repaired immediately. Fix or replace some tiles or shingles that need replacing. Some issues are hard to notice until these problems already caused a lot of damage. But even if cracks might be considered minor repairs only, the damage they might cause if ignored is troublesome. A hairline crack might lead to a water damaged ceiling when rainwater seeps inside. Or worst, it could weaken the structure of the house.
After the vital steps of cleaning and repairing, repainting is also a must. Not only would this ensure a new look for your roof, but there are also kinds of paints that would last over multiple seasons, and which could serve as an additional layer of protection for your roof. Heat protective coatings to save your roof from the sun’s harmful rays is also an option for lasting results. Find a color that suits the external structure of your home to ensure that your newly restored roof would enhance your home’s beauty.
You might think these services are not cheap and could still be put off in the near future. But you have to remember that timely roof upkeep could prevent you from spending higher costs in repair or untimely roof replacement. Besides, even if you splurge on roof restoration services, a long-time warranty is also included so you could rest assure that you are getting your money’s worth.