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There are approximately 9 million houses in Australia with a roof that is subjected to the elements daily and taken for granted.

No doubt the roof is an important part of your home and protects you and your family from harsh environmental factors such as heat, cold, wind, storm and rain. Regular inspections and even roof maintenance or restorations increase its life while providing you optimal safety. Our homes are exposed to extreme weather conditions, from cyclones or hail storms and the harsh summer sun, which makes roof repairs even more important.

Not only does it make your home look great, but it also stops leaks and protects the interior of your home. Therefore, it is vitally important to protect the roof to ensure it continues to protect you.

Roof Coatings add value and street appeal

One of the most important characteristics of a roof coating is its ability to expand and contract without breaking down or de-laminating. The surface moves when heated and cooled a process which occurs every day. If a coating does not match the movement it will either split or crack or separate from the surface. In both cases, this failure will result in moisture entering the surface below the coating and the ultimate failure of the coating. The two critical factors in a coatings ability to accommodate this movement are stretching and strength. A membrane clearly out-performs paint as it has greater thickness per coat and more elasticity. With modern technology, there are some wonderful, long-lasting products available to increase the longevity of your roof and spare you needing to repeat the process for many years to come.

In a warmer climate, you may consider an application of a water-based acrylic membrane system that is specially engineered with pigments to reflect a higher grade of radiant heat than any other conventional paint product. Not only will it protect your home from the heat but also keep it warmer in winter.

Environmental Damage

Over the year’s ultraviolet light, moisture, dirt, and pollution can cause severe damage to the appearance of concrete tiles. This can result in discolouration, lichen, mould growth and an unsightly looking roof.

Your roof plays an important role in providing you protection against those harsh weather conditions. They keep you safe from strong winds and destructive storms. Such weather conditions may cause great damage to the roof over time. Besides, a well-maintained roof may help in a better insulation of your housekeeping it cool in summers and warm in winters. Any damage to the roof may make you spend more in maintaining the temperature inside your rooms. A damaged roof can be dangerous for people living in the home. Usually, a little damage to the roof increases into bigger problems if left unchecked and can become a safety issue. So, get your roof restored before it causes damage to the other parts of your property as well as people living in it.

Water damage is common due to blocked pipes. Heavy storms and winds can bring dead leaves, dust, and moisture that may block the drains and gutters. The water can easily leak into the ceiling of your home causing great havoc.

A damaged roof may invite birds and animals to live in the cracks. Intruding pests can build their nests and move to other parts of the roof – this is typical of snakes and possums. They may breed and cause great destruction to the roof as much as you may need to replace it completely.

There is nothing better than a well-maintained roof when it comes to the aesthetics of your house. In comparison to other parts of the house, the roof is more prone to the destruction caused due to external factors.

Increasing your property’s value

roof restoration

Replacing your roof or restoring its original beauty will not only increase the life of your roof but also improve its aesthetics and maintain the property’s value.

If you are planning on selling your home in the near future, then a few roof repairs and a restoration is also probably the best option.  Your old roofing should hold up while you are still living there with some minor repairs and restoration completed. To maximise a good sale price if moving, then a full roof restoration is recommended as a cheaper alternative to a full roof replacement.

If you have solar panels on your roof, these also require a little maintenance to keep them working at optimum levels. You can seek a professional high-pressure cleaner to wash them or attend to it yourself with a soft broom and hose. Ensure you have the appropriate safety equipment so you don’t fall.

I offer a full consultancy service to select a roof colour if you are considering replacing or restoring your old roof, and also co-ordinate paint colours for gutters, fascias, eaves, trim and the external walls, garage door, front door etc. Then you have a completely co-ordinated colour plan for your property.

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