Useful Advice for Roof Restoration

Posted on: 8 September 2021

Has your roof seen better days? Whether you're tackling the property you live in or renovating one, it's important to get roof restoration right the first time. If you're new to this task, here's some useful advice you may want to take onboard.

Repairing vs Replacing

It's important to strike the right balance between repairing and replacing. Unnecessarily replacing something means you'll waste money. Similarly, trying to repair something that you'll replace soon anyway wastes money. Assess whether repairs are likely to last and if they won't then move on to replacing.

Addressing Leaks

Always take leaks and cracks of sunshine seriously. While a leak may seem small right now, it's potentially the start of something big. After finding where the leak is, make sure you examine the surrounding area for signs of rot and mould. If signs of rot and mould are present, you need to treat them before moving onto the leak fix. Otherwise, you may find yourself dealing with a structurally unsound roof.

Matching Shingles

If your roof benefits from shingles, you'll probably love its charm. The key to roof restoration that's aesthetically pleasing is to achieve a uniform appearance wherever possible. As such, you should try and match shingles. If you can't find exact matches, bring yourself as close to a near match as you can. If a lot of shingles need replacing and you're struggling to find a match, you may need to start from scratch.

Roof Painting 

Consider using roof painting services as part of your restoration efforts. Some paints contain fungicidal treatments, so it's a great way to restore your roof so that it's keeping fungi at bay. Additionally, roof painting can help to reduce heat loss, which means you may save money on your energy bills. If you're unsure of where to start with finding the right paints, ask a professional to do the work for you.

Choosing Footwear

If you're choosing to do the work yourself, make sure you find the right footwear for the job. Footwear with rubber soles can help keep you safe by preventing slippages. Additionally, it's less likely to damage the roof beneath your feet, so you won't create more work for yourself.

Finding a Professional

There may come a time when you realise that your roof restoration task is too big. When that's the case, try turning to a roof restoration company so they can carry out the work for you.


Replacing the shed roof

We wanted to start using our shed as a garage for our cars. We had not been using if for the last few years because the roof was in such bad condition and made the shed unsafe to be around. It turned out to be a lot more affordable than we expected to replace the roof and it's really nice to be able to use the shed again and have somewhere safe to put our cars at night. This blog has some information about what steps are involved in replacing roofs, including how to find a roofer that can help you replace your shed roof on a budget.