Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions About a Roof Restoration

Posted on: 20 January 2016

A roof restoration is a type of coating that is applied over a roof so that it covers any holes or tears as well as shrunken or damaged roofing tiles. It's usually much more affordable than the cost of an entirely new roof or even a large-scale roofing repair job. If you know that your home needs some work done on the roof, you might have some questions about the process of a roof restoration or re roofing. Note a few of those questions here and then discuss them with a contractor so you know if it's the right choice for you.

1. Is every home a good candidate for a roof restoration job?

A contractor will want to inspect your roof before giving the go-ahead for a restoration job, but note that the coating applied to a roof for this work is very lightweight. If you're worried about the added weight on an older home or one that needs repair to the structural beams, a roof restoration job shouldn't interfere with the roof's integrity. A metal roof that has rust may be treated with a rust-resistant sealer before the restoration coating is applied, so this too shouldn't be a factor for your home's roof.

2. Why opt for a roof restoration before there is damage?

You may have had a roof restoration job recommended to you even before there is damage to your roof. Note that this restoration or coating that is applied can protect your roof from damage before it occurs; in turn, your roof may not leak and your home may not suffer water damage on the inside. A roof that is older may also not be insulating your home very well, even if it's not damaged. Shrunken tiles can mean letting out your heat or air conditioning so that your utility bills spike. A roof restoration can help you avoid repair bills and also ensure your home is protected no matter the condition of the roof itself.

3. Can a roof restoration work around an attic vent, TV antenna, and the like?

A roof restoration coating is usually applied with large rollers; it's not a solid piece that is cut to fit your roof. If you're concerned because you have an attic vent, TV antenna, satellite dish, or oddly shaped roof, your contractor can usually work around these without much issue. He or she will typically perform an inspection before the work begins and can note if anything needs to be removed from your roof, but don't assume that the coating will damage these items or that they'll automatically be in the way of the roof restoration.