When an emergency calls for a roof repair job, picking the right trades people to do it is the most important step. Just like any other trade services, leaving the job in capable hands will translate to a job well done in the most efficient way. No second doubting it at all.
Think of the last time you had an emergency admittance to the hospital or the dentist. How crucial was time? It is absolutely crucial. Similarly, roof repairs job for example a leaking roof requires immediate response and repair maintenance. Plenty of reasons why, let’s look at two main reasons:
Prevent further leak
Prevent further damage to the roofing or other surrounding structures
A leak in the roof is never ideal.. it will compromise the structural integrity by allowing water and/or moisture to be absorb through the roofing materials, promoting bacterial growth etc.
Not mentioning other things that get damaged caused somewhat indirectly by the leak. Water is important to us all, but in this case it can also be our worst enemy!
With everything being said above, the moral of the story is go with a roofing contractor that you fully trust. It is one of the primary reason why we created this website. So that you know the ins and outs of roofing in general and also to assist you weed out the cowboys!
In our last post, we touched on the topic of roof replacement, especially if it’s worth the investment. Well, this time around it is somewhat a similar topic. Instead of replacing the roof, restoration can also be done on it. By definition, well according to an online dictionary, restoration “is the act of restoring, renewal, revival or reestablishment… With regards to the roofing industry. It includes things like repaint and enhancement of the roof’s overall looks. Without going into the highly technical terms, it can sometimes be more involved thank you think. Ask the experts and we’d sure they agree. Everyone might define it slightly different. But many would agree that it includes at least the process of cleaning, recoating and repairing a roof, both residential and/or commercial.
Let’s go back to what we’re trying to address in this post… that is, is roof restoration worth the investment as oppose to other type of work such as roof replacement. When the two is compared side by side, price-wise it is normally little in difference. Similarly like comparing a near new car and a brand new car, right?
So which one should you choose when deciding? Obviously, opinions will vary depending on the individual. But we personally think that it has a lot to do with your styling preference that fits your budget. Wat do we mean by this? Quite simple really… one thing that roof restoration has an advantage over the other is the fact you can keep the style of roofing you had originally. As some people might say, non-destructive as oppose to totally changing the materials (not just look) when it comes to re-roofing. The reverse applies when you choose to totally replace rather than rejuvenating it, when you prefer let say having a metal roofing instead of the more traditional tiling type.
Which way you look at it, both types of services may or may not suit the house owner. It really depends on what it is you want. If you are confused, we completely understand, ask an expert such as the guys at perthroofrestorationwa.com.au for advice and good luck!
When it comes to doing an overhaul of the roof, otherwise known ans re-roofing in the roofing industry – it should be taken very seriously. Not because of the considerable amount of money that is normally invested with the job but one should also look at the potential hazard it could present if it is done incorrectly. You sometime hear about the horror stories on those current affairs about a roof replacement job gone wrong.
Although those shows can sometime be sensationalised way too much, the end of the day, the message is one that should not be ignored. So what exactly is re-roofing? In layman terms it is basically a roof replacement job where the existing roof is replaced by something new, even with new materials. For example going form a tiled roof to a metal one. Because the job is quite labour intensive, the cost adds up quite quickly. Without putting a specific figure to it, but one may pay up somewhere around $30,000 to get it done. Now before you say ‘”wow, that’s super expensive”, you have to remember the materials are of high quality to fight against the harsh Australian environment. Our sun is one of the fiercest in the world. Just like our delicate skin, our roofing material also needs to slip, slop, slap!
Without going into too much detail, the take home message that you can take from all of this is: choose your roofing service provider very wisely! We cannot stress the uber importance of getting the right people to do the job. Do not, in any circumstances choose purely based on the price. Because, as the old saying goes: “you get what you paid for’. Buy no means we are labelling all contractors/company are like that. But unfortunately, the majority are. Which obviously give the rest of us honest contractors a bad name.
Any reputable contractors will have the necessary accreditation to demonstrate their ability to do the job at an acceptable quality. So next time you pick yours, make sure it has some sort of accreditation to their name. It is absolutely crucial to give you a peace of mind when choosing the provider.
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