Why should I get my roof restored rather than replaced?
Roof replacements are massive procedures designed to remove your entire roof and replace it with a fresh one. A roof replacement may be necessary when your roof is past the point of repair and can’t be salvaged. But if the structure of your roof is still solid, you might not need to replace it — a roof restoration may be all you need to improve the longevity and appearance of your roof. Roof replacements are also much more expensive than roof restoration, so before rushing into replacing your roof in Sydney, we recommend consulting with the experts at Vertec to see if we can’t fix the problem with a roof restoration instead.
How long does roof restoration take in Sydney?
Every roof needs a different level of restoration, so we don’t have a fixed answer for this. The duration of your roof restoration depends heavily on the size and condition of your roof and what needs to be done. To get an estimate of how long your Sydney property’s roof restoration will take, get a free quote from the experts at Vertec Roofing. Once we know more about your property and have assessed the condition of your roof, we can provide an accurate timeline for your professionally conducted Sydney roof restoration.
What’s the difference between roof restoration, replacement, and repairs?
While roof repairs involve fixing specific roof-related problems such as leaks, broken tiles, and damaged flashing, and a roof replacement is a complete removal of your old roof and installation of a new one, roof restoration involves a comprehensive clean, repair, and recoat of the roof. Roof restoration is ideal for roofs that may be old and dirty but still in good shape structurally.
When we restore your roof, we conduct a comprehensive pressure clean, replace any broken tiles, and apply a protective coating, among other necessary procedures. Roof restoration is less specific than roof repairs and less disruptive than a total replacement.
Can you restore my gutters as part of your roof restoration services?
Yes! While restoring your roof, we can take the opportunity to replace or repair your gutters. Gutters are one of the most important (and often underlooked) aspects that keep a roof functioning and clean. Along with your gutters, we can also replace downpipes, fascia boards, flashing, and soffits if your roof needs it.
What is involved in your roof restoration in Sydney?
Our roof restoration process varies depending on each roof and its problems. Sometimes, a thorough pressure clean is all that is needed. At other times, tiles need to be replaced. Generally, we’ll begin with a thorough clean with a specialised high-pressure hose. This will remove stains, moss, algae and other unsightly elements that, if left unchecked, can damage and age your roof.
After our cleaning, we’ll conduct pointing, re-bedding, and painting to enhance the appearance and integrity of the roof. We’ll replace and repair other elements, such as gutters, downpipes, and fascia boards, if needed. During the restoration, we will also make sure to remove and replace chipped, cracked, and otherwise damaged materials.
The final step involves sealing and priming with two coats of encapsulating membrane to protect the roof from the elements.
Reach out to the roofing experts at Vertec for a free quote — once we know a little more about your roof and can come and assess it, we’ll be able to provide a more comprehensive schedule for your roof restoration in Sydney.