You may think that deciding to restore your roof is the end of your journey. In fact, it’s the beginning. When people restore their roofs there are several mistakes that can often be made. In this post, we talk about some of the mistakes to avoid in roof restoration.
Starting a big roof restoration project on your own
Unless you are a roofing expert, it’s better to call professionals for any type of roof repairs or installations. Roof repair is a complex and dangerous task. No doubt, you may save a few dollars in the beginning, but it can prove to be very costly in the long run. With experience and the right skill-set, professional roof restoration experts can provide you cost-efficient and flawless roofing solutions.
Using left over paint to coat metal roofing
Metal roofing is one of the most durable roof materials, but it does require some special care. From rusting to breaking, it can sustain a wide array of damages. That’s why you need to regularly inspect it and make any necessary repairs. Metal roofs are most likely made up of different materials than the rest of the house, so that’s why using the same paint across everything definitely won’t get you the same results. Specialized metal roofing paints have features like water-resistance and heat and fire resistance, as well as rust and corrosion proofing.
Not using a sealant on newly restored metal roofs
To forget or ignore using a sealant before the application of metal paint is another mistake that people often commit. If not used, the metal paint might not adhere to the roofing surface and peel off over time. For this reason, sealant adds life to a metal roof. Another tip is to make sure the sealant you use compliments the properties of the paint.
Installing the wrong product
There are certain products that can cause more damage to your roof than good. After all, not all roofing products are suitable for all types of roofs. At Mark’s Commercial Roofing, we are roof restoration experts who know what roofing products will best suit your roofing needs.
Accepting the lowest price to restore your roof without comparing quotes
We are sure you have heard the expression, “You get what you pay for” and the same applies for roofing estimates. If you have obtained several roofing quotes and one is well below the price of the others, analyze the items listed and ensure that it is comparable. Confirm that the quotation includes the same scope of works, materials, accessories and warranties offered. Often a significantly lower price than the others may indicate that the subcontractor will be cutting corners or using substandard materials.
Also if a contractor claims to be the cheapest without even getting an estimate or will “beat any quote”, you need to be wary. You may initially pay less to go with the cheapest contractor but it might cost you more in the long run.
Not fixing structural defects first
It’s a good idea to repair any structural defects before repairing your roof. Things like sinking footings or piers and sagging roofs and ceilings will affect your overall roof restoration.
Why restore your roof?
A roof restoration is the perfect opportunity to update your home with a stylish, modern roof. Roof restoration can make sure your roof retains less dirt and require less cleaning; not to mention, it’ll reflect more heat and improve your home’s energy efficiency.
Aesthetically, the difference is immediately noticeable. More importantly, you’ve protected your family, belongings, and your home.
Restoring your roof is a proactive roofing solution that can save you money in the long run. So what began as an interest in refreshing or changing the color of your roof will actually have valuable and long-lasting effects.
Go and check out your roof right now. If you think it’s looking a bit tired and worn out, maybe a roof restoration is what you need!