Roof restorations take quite a bit of time to carry out; the process of inspecting, cleaning, repointing and adding a protective coating to a roof can take several days, and, when carried out by a reputable, experienced roofer, usually costs at least a few hundred dollars. This is why many homeowners put off having their roofs restored. However, this service can provide a wide range of financial and practical benefits, and as such, should be viewed as an investment. Here are two specific reasons why you might want to have your roof restored.
To attract potential buyers
If you intend to sell your home in the near future, it is important to do what you can to improve its kerb appeal. Doing so could go a long way towards increasing the number of prospective buyers who show interest in your property.
Given that the roof is one of the most noticeable features of a property's exterior, it's safe to say that its condition has a significant impact on the property's kerb appeal. If it is covered in a thick film of algae and moss, is missing several shingles or (in the case of a metal roof) has begun to show visible signs of corrosion, this will give your entire property a distinct air of neglect. This is true even in instances where the rest of the house is in impeccable condition.
In these circumstances, a roof restoration could be a very wise investment. This type of restorative process can greatly improve the look of even the most dilapidated of roofs and could spare you several months of waiting for a buyer to put an offer in on your property.
To prevent water damage
The roof of a house serves many purposes, one of which is to prevent water from seeping into the rest of the property and causing damage (in the form of mould, wet rot, etc). A new roof can perform this function extremely well; however, over time, the materials from which it is made will begin to deteriorate, often to the point where the roof is no longer able to keep moisture out—shingle roofs gradually lose their protective granules, whilst metal roofs may eventually succumb to water-induced corrosion.
The repointing component of a full roof restoration service can address this issue and thus save you from having to incur the huge expenses associated with repairing water damage to your home. Repointing involves adding an additional layer of cement to the roof, which acts as an extra barrier that will stop moisture (in the form of downpours or humidity) from getting into your property's interior.
To learn more about your options, contact a company like Blue West Roof Restorations.Share
19 May 2017
Hi and welcome to my blog. My name is Jules, and several years ago, I bought an old house. As it needed so many repairs, we learned to compromise and prioritise our goals. That included the roof. Although the house needed a roof, we spent a few years working on other elements of the house, and during that time, we repaired and patched parts of the roof or added shingles as needed. Finally, we were able to replace the entire thing. I learned a lot through the process and wanted to create a blog about it. If you are interested in anything to do with roofs, please check out my posts.