The roof is always one of the most important parts of any residence. However, when certain leaks appear or you start to notice your roof is worn out in places, you have to take the right maintenance steps. Chances are, you will plan to replace the old roof - but since a new set is likely to be a bit costly, you'll be tempted to put off the replacement for a while. You shouldn't have to live with a roof that is in bad condition. Restoration offers an equally effective solution as replacement. So when is it the right time to repair, and when will restoration work just as well? This article provides a clear outline of the appropriateness of each of the maintenance procedures.
What are the major differences?
While you might be required to remove all the materials used to make up the roof of the house during a roof replacement, with a restoration you can leave the roofing material intact. Resurfacing is done to fix all minor problems with the roofing materials: the major activities conducted are cleaning, repairing and re-installing damaged materials, ensuring that your old roof can serve you longer.
Stripping off your entire roof can be quite expensive, and has other drawbacks including the disruption to your daily life. Nonetheless, there are some instances when metal roofing is better off replaced than restored.
When to replace the roof and when to restore it
It is always important for a roof to be inspected thoroughly at first. If your roof was last inspected within the last six months and all maintenance practices have been documented clearly, you should consider restoring it. It ought to be in generally good condition, without advanced damages like decay - any leaks should already have been repaired permanently. If your roof has two layers already then it is the perfect candidate for restoration, as total removal during replacement could be too costly.
When there are numerous documented issues including moss growth, multiple leaks, and deck moisture, or when it has been more than a year since your last inspection, it is wisest to replace your roof.
You should have the work conducted by true industry professionals. Campbelltown MacArthur Guttering Services will offer the best maintenance solutions.