Is your roof at the point where frequent repairs are starting to become highly irritating, time consuming and costly? Are you sick and tired of walking around when it rains expecting and looking for leaks? Being that your roof is designed to protect your house and its contents, don’t you think it’s a good idea to have it functioning correctly? Well don’t keep delaying; it may be time to start thinking about a roofing replacement.
Whether you have a rusty metal corrugated roof or galvanized clip lock roof, or a roof with old deteriorated cement or terracotta tiles, roof leak repair Jupiter companies are the experts when it comes to your roofing replacement or leak repair.
Signs that you need a roof replacement
Metal Roofing – A badly rusted metal roof may be beyond repair. On close inspection, it may be evident that rust spots or corrosion has penetrated the roofing sheets. Is this problem is fairly widespread, changing the worst of the metal sheeting is only a very short term solution. Very quickly, the rust will spread from existing sheets and on to the newly laid roofing causing the same problem. In this instance, the only proper solution is a roof replacement.
Slightly rusted metal roofing can be controlled much more cost effectively. A close inspection may reveal that rust on the metal roofing is only surface rust. This can be true for both a corrugated and flat ribbed metal surface. The rust on this roof can be wire brushed in the necessary areas and then neutralized with various good quality products that are on the market. The end result is great looking metal roof that avoided the need for a total roof.
Roof Tiles – Cement tiles are a very robust roofing material but like anything they do have a shelf life. There are signs to look out for that may warrant the need for a full roof replacement. Cement roof tiles of poor quality may have become porous over time. They are far too brittle to work with and walk on. No amount of restoration will fix these tiles and they will need a full roof replacement. Typical roof tiles that require replacements might include; Ajax, Atlas or any other concrete roof tile pre 1960’s.
Cement tiles may have a weathered surface but still compact and hard will only require a roof restoration which is a much more cost effective solution. Firstly a thick, quality primer is used and then two or three coats of sealer is applied according to the extent of the tile surface weathering. A roof restoration is typically one third of the cost of a full roof replacement.
Terracotta tiles are great roof material. Both attractive and very durable, like cement roof tiles they do have a shelf life. Although initially a very long wearing roof material, once they become brittle and non-functional, terracotta tiles are basically useless. No roofing restoration will repair these tiles and a full roof replacement will be required.
Good compact terracotta roof tiles may only be slightly weathered with moss and algea build up. These particular tiles can be restored by having a good pressure clean and a two thick, glossy sealer coats applied to protect the surface and extend the life of the tiles. Once again, the cost for such restoration is one third the cost of a full roofing replacement.
Roofing replacements, if completed by a professional and reputable company can be finished in just a few days with minimal disruption to your everyday comings and goings. On most occasions, enough tradesmen are onsite to ensure that half the roof is replaced in the day. The join between the newly installed roof and the existing roofing is then covered over and made watertight. The following day the rest of roof is usually completed and made watertight. On larger roofing replacements, the project/replacement may be split into three parts.
It is important to have a competent tradesman inspect your roof to make sure you get the advice in regards to what your roof actually requires. There is no point replacing a roof it doesn’t need replacement. Likewise, it would be silly to restore a roof that just cannot or should not be restored. The right advice is essential and will end up saving you a lot of money down the track.