Roof Repair or Roof Replacement?

Replacing an entire roof can be expensive, and most property owners will try to put off this task for for as long as possible.  In the meantime, you can either do minor repairs jobs or patching up leaks that won’t cost you much at the time, or you can get a roofing specialist to do a more thorough repair that will help extend the life cycle of the roof.  Here are a few tips to help you decide whether it’s worth going all in and replacing the old roof as opposed to doing more repairs.

When Old Roof Repairs Are Best

If you don’t have the funds for a full roof replacement, then a good repair can help you extend the roof for a few more years.  Here are a few times when old repairs are of best use.

  • If your roof is only damaged in a small area or on one side of your home, then a repair may be the better option! The only problem here is that the new roofing materials might look different to your old tiles so it may look a bit strange.
  • If your roof is still in relatively good condition, then you should definitely only do a smaller repair like a fresh coat of paint and some sealer which can make a world of difference.
  • If you are planning on selling your property in the near future, then a few roof repairs and a renovation is worth doing. To make sure you get the best return for your property it’s always advisable getting a full roof restoration before selling.
  • A roof restoration can offer your roof a new lease of life with a full clean, paint, reseal and renovate!

When a Complete Roof Replacement is Best

 Here are a few times when it is best to get a full roof replacement instead of only doing smaller repairs.

  • If the damage to your roof is extensive, then it is best to just get a roof replacement.  Repairs are charged per square metre, and if the damaged area is just very large, then your repairs can easily cost just as much as as replacing it.
  • A new roof can increase your property dollar value dramatically and can make home life a lot more functional if you choose the right materials and colour scheme and will keep you safe from the elements and harsh weather!
  • Roofs that are made of cheap materials are best to be replaced with something more durable.  Why waste money on a low cost fix when you can get a high-quality re-roof for a small outlay?

If these tips are still not enough to help you decide between a roof repair, restoration and replacement, then the best thing you can do is to give Hawkesbury Roof Restoration a call. The team specialise in roof restoration and can repair your old roof very easily! Our team are mobile and can travel all across NSW!

How to Fix a Leaking Roof

Things To Remember to repair a Leaking Roof

A leaking roof can be a living nightmare for a homeowner. If you don’t attend to leak straight away, it can cause significant damage to your house. Therefore, it is important to pinpoint it straight away and correct a leaky ceiling as soon as possible before it escalates into a significant issue.

Before you do any repair, you have to find out where the leak is coming from. You can do this by searching the interior of your house via a flashlight. Investigate any leaking evidence, such as rotten woods, black marks, and moulds. If you struggle to find from inside, use a garden hose and try examining it from on top of the roof.

If you don’t know what it takes to repair a leaky roof, don’t worry; you are in the right place. In this article, will give you a breakdown how to attack the situation!

  • Patch up any holes

The small holes occur when roofing nails are misplaced or exposed. To repair them, pull the pins and then patch the holes through flashing.

  • Make sure you replace the step flashing

If you don’t nail a step flashing correctly, it can fall and cause leaks on the wall. To get around this you must look to remove shingles that are attached to the damaged step flashing. Next, replace the defective step flashing with a fresh piece. Ensure you that you nail the step flashing after replacement.

  • Repairing a plumbing vent

Missing nails or a cracked casket can cause vent leak. In case your plumbing vent is metallic, it is advisable to examine it for a broken seam. If the seam is cracked or broken, replace it with a new one. However, if the leak is due to missing nails, change them with rubber washer screws.

  • Repairing a leaking roof on the chimneys

Sometimes, flushing around the fireplace can rust and cause a leak. Thoroughly examine the chimney to see where the issue lies. To solve this problem, put a new flashing below the broken chimney.

  • Replace or repair any broken shingles

If your roof is leaking due to moisture build up, then the best remedy is to straighten, repair, or replace the damaged tiles. After straightening the shingle, reattach it using asphalt roof cement which helps it stick back together

  • Reseal roof with protective sealant to stop future leaks and help with keeping it watertight.

This is essential to prevent future issues arising!

The Core Fundamentals of Repairing Leaking Roofs

Repairing a leaking roof can be a tedious task, and often is best to leave to professionals. The nature of the leak will determine will determine whether it’s a repair job, or if a full new roof may be needed. You can repair a leaky roof by filling the small holes, repairing cracks with protective sealant, straightening or replacing damaged shingles, and repairing a plumbing vent. So if you’re ever looking for a Sunderland roofer then you can reach out to Sunderland Roofing Services for a quote.