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Roof Restoration

What is Roof Restoration?

Has your roof seen better days? Does your roof look “tired” and worn out? Does your roof leak?

If your roof is in need of some TLC, there maybe be a better alternative than roof repairs or roof replacement which can preserve the life of your roof without the expense of a full roof replacement.

One option which gives you the benefits of not only a roof that’s safe and weather-proof, but will also make your roof look fantastic, is a roof restoration.

“Roof Restoration” is a term that is used to describe the process of cleaning, repairing and re-coating a roof. Roof restoration is beneficial for just about all types of roofs including Colorbond, Zincalume, Galvanised iron, Decromastic, Terracotta tile and of course Concrete tile.

How do I know if my roof might benefit from a roof restoration?

  • If You Have a Tile Roof
  • If You Have A Tile Roof Older Than 12 Years Then Roof Restoration Will Have The Following Five Benefits:

    1. Stops any moisture from absorbing into the surface of the tiles. While some unethical roofing salesmen exaggerate the effects of this occurring research carried out by engineering firm ‘Ivan Marovitch and Associates’ found that it is beneficial to re-coat your tiles and keep them from becoming water logged in lengthy rain periods.
    2. Re-pointing your ridge caps makes them safe in high winds and violent weather. This protect you and your family in the event of a vicious storm. Loose ridge capping being torn off is the primary cause of costly storm damage on tiled roofs.
    3. The membrane coating preserves your pointing in three ways. Firstly, it protects it from U.V rays which break down the pointing mortar. Secondly, it prevents the pointing from expanding and contracting as much as un-coated pointing. Expansion and contraction of the pointing mortar causes small cracks to appear. This saves you money in repairs as your roof will be more durable and last longer.
    4. The membrane coating acts as an anchor over the pointing which prevents it from pulling away from the ridge capping. This protects one of the most leak prone areas of your roof protecting you, your family and your valuable belongings from water damage.
    5. Improves the quality and purity of water run-off. If you have rain water tanks, having your roof restored will make the water running off your roof cleaner. With most roof coatings, it’s safe to drink the run-off (check the manufacturers specs first, though).

    Please watch the video to determine if your tile roof may have one of the issues discussed by Justin in the video.

  • If You Have a Metal Roof

  • Here are the benefits of Metal Roof Restoration:

    • Makes your home storm safe and weather proof.
    • Treat any light rust by grinding it back and applying a potent rust converter.
    • Replace any sheets where rust is beyond treating.
    • Replace any loose or rusty nails or screws.
    • With us, you get a 10 year manufacturer’s and workmanship warranty. This is your peace of mind.
    • More secure in high winds.
    • Looks fantastic! A roof restoration improves the appearance of your entire home.
    • Clean tank water. You can collect drinking water off a restored roof.

    Please watch the video to determine if your metal roof may have one of the issues discussed by Justin in the video.

    How to Restore a Roof

    The Reliance Roof Restoration Process

    Restoring a roof is not just “slapping a bit of paint on”. It’s far more than that. A quality roof restoration involves pain-staking attention to detail, especially when it comes to the preparation. Ignorance of these facts is why most D.I.Y roof restorations fail.

    Our roof restoration is the combination of three individual services offered by many home roofing companies:

    1. Roof Repairs
    2. Roof Cleaning
    3. Roof Painting

    Below is the step-by-step process for restoring each type of roof:

    Our Tile Roof Restoration Process:

    • Replace all cracked and broken tiles. Even the tiles with hair line cracks are replaced.
    • Pressure clean the entire roof. Using a water blaster that produces 4,000 psi of pressure, this will remove all mould and lichen, remove all dirt, and strip much of the existing surface.
    • Remove ridge caps and re-bed if required. If your existing bedding is even a tiny bit loose, we’ll re-bed the caps. This involves removing them, laying a new concrete bed, and re-laying all the caps using a bedding frame to get nice straight lines.
    • Re-point all ridge caps with a polymer based flexible pointing mortar. This is trowelled on and because it’s a flexible mortar, will not crack with the normal movement of your home (expansion and contraction from heat and cold)
    • Apply a sealer / primer coat to the entire roof. This seals the roof, and because it “etches” in to the surface of the tile, acts as a “gripper” coat, giving maximum adhesion. This coat is sprayed on with an airless paint machine.
    • Apply 2 or more acrylic membrane coats in the colour of your choice. The acrylic membrane coats are very heavy bodied (thick in consistency) and form a protective membrane for your roof. Coming in your choice of over 30 colours, this will greatly improve the appearance of your entire home.
    • Quality Control Inspection –  Your roof will be inspected by either the owner of the business or our quality control manager.

    Our Metal Roof Restoration process:

    • Treat any light rust by grinding it back and applying a potent rust converter.
    • Replace any sheets where rust is beyond treating.
    • Replace any loose or rusty nails or screws.
    • Pressure clean your roof.
    • Apply a metal etch primer coat.
    • Apply 2 or more acrylic membrane coats in the colour of your choice.
    • Quality Control Inspection –  Your roof will be inspected by either the owner of the business or our quality control manager.

    The Process For Terracotta Tile Roof Restoration Is: 

    • Replace broken tiles.
    • Apply a strong mould killer to the entire roof.
    • Pressure clean the entire roof.
    • Remove ridge caps and re-bed if required.
    • Re-point all ridge caps with a polymer based flexible pointing mortar.
    • Apply 2 coats of Terracotta glaze to the entire roof.
    • Quality Control Inspection

    Here are some examples of our work

    How Much Should A Roof Restoration Cost?

    Reliance Roof Restoration has had extensive independent market research conducted into roof restoration costs to ensure we are extremely competitive on our Roof Restoration pricing. Our research has shown roof restoration costs to be approximately as follows:

    • For smaller roofs (100 – 180m2), prices vary from around $28 – $38 per square metre (depending on the amount of repairs required).
    • Medium sized roofs (180 – 240m2) come in at around $22 – $28 per square metre.
    • Larger roofs (240m2 +) between $17 – $22 per m2.

    When it comes to value for money which includes factors such as price, the level of customer service and quality Reliance Roof Restoration has constantly performed well in independent evaluations which our over 10,000 customers since 2002 attests to. It’s important to say although price is important, we’ve found from talking to customers that the cheapest quote rarely works out to be cheapest in the long run. A quote that’s 20% cheaper may be using cheaper materials and less volume of roof coating which can make the roof restoration last less than half the time that a premium quality but more expensive roof restoration will. This costs the homeowner more in the long-run as it needs another roof restoration or roof replacement much sooner.

    Factors Which Determine How Long Your Roof Will Last

    These factors will significantly affect the length of your roof’s life and how good it looks and performs in the short term too:

    • quality of materials.
    • the amount of roof coating used on your roof.
    • the ability of the company to service it’s warranty quickly or at all.

    These factors need to be weighed up if you’re considering a cheaper quote because it may end up costing you more in the long-run. The size of a company and their over-heads may impact cost. While a smaller company will tout being small and having no over-heads as a selling point (along with their cheap price), consideration must be given to the processes in place with a smaller company if there is a problem down the track. Generally speaking, a larger company will have processes in place for handling this whereas the “little guy” won’t because after he’s finished your roof, he’s moved onto the next one. And because he’s doing everything himself, he has no time to service previous customers. Often they’ll come and go from the industry and so if there is a problem down the track, they may not be around or they’ve changed their address and phone number and you can’t track them down. A larger company will more likely be still there in years to come and be easier to find. Of course there are exceptions to the above but this is just something to consider when looking at the overall long-term cost of your roof restoration.

    From as little as $29 per week you could have your roof replaced.

    If you were prefer to finance your roof restoration project then you simply need to mention this to one of our friendly estimators or roofing consultants and they will organise for you to apply for an interest free two (2) year finance plan. The benefits are:

    • Choice of payment frequency – weekly, monthly or fortnightly
    • Fast approvals
    • Finance up to $14,000
    • A range of financing terms to suit your budget – up to 24 months
    • One time easy application process – no need to reapply the next time you make a purchase

    *$29 per week repayment assumes a house size of 100 square metres and a cost of $30 per square metre. FYI the average roof size is between 180 to 220 square metres. Please note the cost per square metre usually declines as the roof size increases.

    Reliance Roof Restoration Testimonials

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