Do you Restore or Replace your Roof?
We all know that your roof protects you and the contents of your home from the elements outside and as it delivers a crucial role to your home, it is important to carry out maintenance regularly from the inside out – especially if you have an older roof or particularly important to check after a severe storm.
What to consider
Repairs only apply to the selected area of the roof that needs fixing. For example, if you have a tiled roof – a couple of tiles are cracked or have become loose, they need replacing (not all of the tiles on the roof need fixing).
Restoration involves, repairing, cleaning and re-coating a roof. It is a cost-effective way to prolong the life of your roof.
Replacement occurs when there are simply too many repairs to be made that a replacement would actually be a more efficient process.
It’s important to keep in mind that if you know of existing repairs that your roof needs, it’s best to have them fixed as soon as possible because when/ if a severe storm occurs, those minor repairs turn into major repairs which become more costly to fix and in some cases can turn into a complete roof replacement instead of repairs.
Securing your roof is absolutely essential to protect not only yourself but your family and friends.
Which is cheaper
It would be a logical assumption that a minor roof repair would cost less than a complete roof replacement, which is why it’s important to get on top of those minor repairs before they become major repairs that are more costly. Either way, it’s important to keep on top of your minor repairs as it’s always more cost-effective than replacing your entire roof.
The cost of roof repairs, restorations and roof replacements simply comes down to the condition your roof is currently in. This doesn’t just include the current damage but the condition also includes:
- The size of your roof
- The pitch
- How easily accessible it is
- How many floors your house is (e.g 2 story).
Minor roof repairs and re-painting are definitely the cheaper option when deciding to restore or replace your roof.
Fixing major repairs or a roof replacement is a harder decision and it really comes down to the cheapest or best option.
A Restoration can be just as good as a new roof replacement, and cheaper!
- It’s cost-effective
- Restoration is more environmentally friendly.
- You can keep the original look of your roof
- Restoration includes your roof cleaned and sterilized.
These factors are very similar to a roof replacement and it surely makes knowing and deciding which is the cheapest option easy.
Just remember to keep a close check up on your roof regularly for any damage and keep on top of those repairs. Only replace your roof if your current existing damages are too costly to repair.
If you have any roof issues(and you live in Brisbane north to the Sunshine Coast or Brisbane South to Logan and Brisbane Bayside or Redlands) contact us at Bayside Roofing for all your repair, restoration and roof painting needs. We also have a roof maintenance service so we can check your roof on a regular basis.