Your roof is your first line of defence against the elements. It also protects you from the elements, insects, vermin, and other small animals that may want to claim your home as their own. This is why it’s important to keep your roofing system in excellent condition. But how do you know it’s time to get for a roof restoration?
What Is Roof Restoration?
As the name suggests, roof restoration is the process of restoring the overall appearance and functionality of your roof. It involves the replacement of all broken and damaged tiles and shingles, removal of dirt, moss, and lichen, and the application of a surface spray to prevent moss spores from returning among other tasks.
Signs Your Roof Needs Restoration
1. Dark spots or water trails on the ceiling
If you see dark spots or water trails on the ceiling of your home, it’s likely that your roof has leaks and water damage has already set in. If you see that only one area is affected, you can have your roof repaired. However, if the dark spots and water trails are prevalent, you should have your roof restored.
2. Visible roof damage
If you see worn or loose material around the chimney, curled or worn shingles, and shingle granules in your gutters, it’s time for a roof restoration. It’s also advisable that you have your roof repaired and restored if you see signs of mould, rot, or moisture.
3. Sagging roof
If there are areas of your roof that are sagging; you have serious roof damage. You may have to replace your roof if it can’t be repaired or restored.
4. Ageing roof
The roof suffers from wear and tear and gets weaker over time. This is why it should be replaced when it’s between 20 and 25 years old. If your roof is between 10 to 15 years old and requires more repair than before, it’s probably time for you to have it restored. This is less expensive than having it constantly repaired.
It’s time for a roof restoration when you see corrosion in certain parts of your roof such as the gutters, metal fasteners, and fittings. This indicates that water is gathering around these areas and is not being drained properly.
If you notice any of these signs, contact Forbes Maintenance Solutions immediately and ask for a free quote for roof restoration. We have the right mix of experience and skill to ensure your roof is restored to its former functionality.