Everything You Should Know About Roof Restorations


Should you restore or replace your roof? This is a roofing conundrum you may face at some point during the lifespan of your home. The answer is that it depends. Roof replacement should be the last resort in all situations, meaning there's always a chance your roof can be restored.

Keep reading to find out what a roof restoration is and what it typically involves.

What is a roof restoration?

Your roof protects your home from the vagaries of the Australian weather. As the years go by, it may develop minor issues that prevent it from providing maximum protection for your home. Its initial beauty will also fade over time.

Roof restoration involves upgrading the entire roof rather than repairing the damaged sections only. It goes beyond roof repair but eliminates the need for a complete roof tear-off and rebuild.

How are roofs restored?

The roof restoration process typically involves three main steps. These are:

Roof cleaning: This is done to prepare the roof for subsequent repair and repainting. A clean roof makes it easier to spot signs of damage and will also ensure proper paint adhesion. 

Roof repair: Here, the damaged sections of the roof are fixed. This may include deteriorated roof flashing, missing roof shingles, clogged gutters and more.

Roof repainting: Once the entire roof has been made fully functional again, attention is paid to its appearance. A fresh lick of paint is used to restore the initial beauty of the roof or to give it a completely new look.

The actual roof restoration process may vary slightly from project to project, depending on the specific requirements of each project.

Why should you consider restoring your roof?

A roof restoration can provide a variety of benefits without the hassle and expense of a roof replacement. The top roof restoration benefits include the following:

  • It extends the life of an existing roof.
  • It provides a fully functional roof that minimises weather damage to your home.
  • It improves the kerb appeal of a home.
  • It reduces the amount of construction waste that ends up being sent to the landfills by averting a complete tear-off of the existing roof.
  • It preserves the value of a home.

On the downside, a roof restoration does not last forever. You'll still need to replace your roof at some point in the future.

To determine if your roof is eligible for restoration, arrange to have a residential roofing contractor examine your roof. Roofs that are too old or damaged beyond repair may not qualify for a restoration job.


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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.