How do you know it's time for a roof restoration?
The are many signs a roof may need to be restored, from broken tiles, rusted metal, poorly installed flashing, failing bedding on ridge caps, and the list goes on. But, how do you know you are in need of a full roof restoration, or a simple repair?
The answer is both simple and complex. In short, the roof needs to be inspected by a qualified professional. They will provide you with a comprehensive report detailing what needs to be done so that you can make an informed decision.
But, when to call the professionals? Here are 5 signs it's time to make a call.
1. The Roof is Leaking.
This is a big one, and it's pretty obvious that something is wrong. Water ingress can be the result of many things though, and it's not always obvious. Time to get a qualified professional in to find the source of the problem.
2. The Ridge Capping Looks Like it's Slipping.
Over time the bonding of the cement on ridge capping can fail, causing the cement to break loose. This can result in the ridge capping slipping, exposing the roof to the elements. It's wise to have a professional give your roof an inspection, as this can also be symptomatic of other issues.
3. The Roof is Showing Signs of Rust.
A quick visual inspection of your roof line will expose this issue fairly quickly. Rust doesn't magically stop, or go away, so this issue needs to be addressed. Once again, your best bet is to bring in a qualified professional to inspect the extent of the issue.
4. The Roof Looks Tired and Faded.
Perhaps your roof is just starting to look a bit sad and faded. This can be true for both metal and tile roofs. A roof restoration will bring your roof back to life, adding years to it and potentially adding value to your home.
5. There is Sagging in the Roof Line
This could indicate unnoticed leaking in your roof. It may indicated that the underlying structure has been compromised in some way. Don't hesitate, get a pro in to have a look!