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Installing a New Roof

Hello, my name is Liam. I live in a rural community which is located about 200km away from Alice Springs, Australia. Life in the Outback can be hard, so the entire community needs to look after itself. Since I moved out here from the big city, I have learnt lots of cool skills that I didn't know before. One of these skills is roofing. When my neighbour's roof began to leak, he called me over and we worked together to install a new one. He taught me lots of cool tips and tricks which I have written about below. Enjoy!

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Constantly undertaking piecemeal repairs to your roof is sometimes not economic—you'll get better and more lasting results from a roof restoration that checks everything at once. This process involves washing the roof with a high-pressure cleaner and fixing or replacing damaged metal sheets or tiles. After that, coats of sealer and acrylic membrane protect it from future damage, while making the roofing look pristinely new. Typically, you'll have a range of attractive colours to choose from. Here are some signs that your home could benefit from a roof restoration.

Leaks

If your roof has leaks, rainwater can enter your home, leaving telltale signs. Look out for mould or moist patches on the ceiling. If you can safely look inside the roof cavity, you may notice dark, wet spots there. On a bright day, rays of sunlight might beam inside, indicating where the holes are. The problem with moisture is that it can lead to more damage and expensive repairs. You might need to replace the ceiling, as well as any rotted timber elements, for example.

Sagging Roof

If the planes on the roof don't look straight, flat and even, but instead they sag and droop, you might have structural problems. The rafters which are underneath will need inspecting, which can be done during restoration.

Worn Roof Flashing

Roof flashing covers the joins where chimneys and other elements protrude. Using cement, tar or metal, the flashing crosses over both the roof and the base of the stack, for instance, preventing water slipping between gaps. If the flashing is cracked or rusty, a roof restoration can repair or replace it, which will maintain your roof's integrity.

Damaged Tiles

Another issue to consider is damaged, cracked tiles that allow rain to seep through to rot the supporting timber beams. A roof restoration will replace tiles to prevent further internal damage and to stop the build-up of additional expensive repairs. The restorers will cover the entire roof with a fungicide and sealers to make it more durable.

Rust

On a metal roof, look out for rust which can develop into holes. Restoration will fix or replace damaged sheet metal. Another place to look out for corrosion is on the guttering and downpipes.

Roof restoration will prolong the life of your existing roofing, thus saving you money. You'll also be indirectly helping the environment by reusing and restoring the existing roof rather than using new materials, which consume extra energy and raw materials. 

For more tips and information on roof restoration, reach out to a local roofer.