When you need a roof repaired, it’s typically an emergency. Maybe it suffered storm damage, and it’s now leaking water. You need to get it repaired or replaced immediately before the problem gets worse. A qualified roofing contractor should be able to repair your roof, gutters, replace underlayment, and offer a warranty on their work. Be sure you are asking these questions before hiring them.
The Type of Roofs Make a Large Difference in The Project
When it comes to repairs and replacements, the materials used on the roof will impact pricing and timelines. Make sure you ask about product availability, and what is needed to repair the roof. Recently, because of COVID, there has been a shortage of some materials, so check with your contractor to make sure they can get everything you need to complete the job.
What’s Included in Roof Restoration Services?
A roof restoration can include several tasks, with a full restoration including cleaning, repairing any damages that have occurred, and installing a durable roofing system with protection for the surface of the roof as well as everything beneath.
Cleaning the Roof
Roofing is sure to get dirty and show wear as it is outside all year round and affected by the hot sun in the summer, rain, and the cold and snow in the winter season. Keeping the area clean will help to extend the life of the roof as well as the home, and can help prevent costly repairs.
To clean the roof all debris is removed first, and then the roofing material is cleaned with a bleach or other cleanser and allowed to sit for a few minutes, it is then rinsed clean. If shingles are being removed, the surface beneath will be cleaned after they are taken off. This will require removing all debris, nails that were leftover from the shingles, as well as any lining or other materials that are removed. The wood beneath is cleaned and prepared for any repairs that are needed.
Any repairs that are needed to the roof are finished with a roof restoration. The wood beneath the shingles can become weakened, develop holes, or form mold. In a roof restoration the damaged areas of the roof will be replaced by a professional roof repair and restoration company. This can require replacement of some of the roofing, or a complete replacement of the roofing and then the shingles or outer layer. In some cases, there will be several layers of shingles that need to be removed in order to access the roof underneath, before new shingles or outer surfaces can be installed.
Seals that are around fans, vents, and sunroofs will also be inspected, cleaned, and repaired. Each area of the roof will be inspected, and any leaks will be sealed, broken boards replaced, and missing sections repaired. This will leave the whole roof stable, safe, and reading for a new layer of shingles.
The outer surface of the roof is the layer that is seen from the street. It protects the roof underneath from becoming wet or damaged, and keeps debris off. Most often shingles are used, though there are several types of shingles that can be chosen, both for function and appearance.
Once a roof has been cleaned, cleared of old layers of shingles as well as dirt or debris, repairs will be completed. Once repaired or done there will be a new layer of shingles applied to the roofing surface. This process will take a few days and the roof will be tarped to protect it from water and damages while it remains exposed, ensuring the structure of the roof remains sound.
Roof restoration will take factor in a full restoration of the roof, not only replacing the shingles but ensuring the structure beneath is solid and safe as well. This is not the same as changing the shingles only, and will be more involved, but offer a better protection to your home.