When you're considering putting your house on the market, there are a couple of questions you need to ask yourself: what is your plan once it sells, how much would you accept as your lowest offer and what are the things you can do to maximise your profit? That third point is vital and often underrated by many people looking to dip their toe into the real estate game. Fixing up just a few bits and pieces of your home can drastically increase the sale price of the property; all it takes is a bit of foresight and effort. To do this, you should work from the top down, and that means starting with a full roof restoration.
How Do You Know If You Need A Roof Restoration?
Many Australians wrongly think that if they don't see any leaks or water problems, then there can't be a problem with their roof's structural integrity. It is easy to understand how you would come to that conclusion, but the only way you can know for sure that your roof is in a good condition is to have it inspected by a professional. Even if there are no direct leaks, there can still be signs of damage that serve as imminent warning signs. Things like cracked shingles, damaged ridge caps, loose flashing and more are all common problems that you most likely won't even know you have until an inspection reveals them.
What Is A Roof Restoration?
A full roof restoration goes over every inch of your roof and ensures a couple of basic things:
- Whatever material is used (be it shingles, tiles, corrugated metal, etc.) is firmly attached
- The ridge cap (material at the very apex of your roof) is solid and has no leaks or movement that could let in rain.
- That the water sealing is complete across the whole roof with no weak sections.
- That the actual frame and material beneath are in good condition, with no signs of rotting or wear and tear.
- That all the plumbing attached to your roof (gutters and drainpipes) is secure and leads to an appropriate end location.
That is just a broad outline of what will be accomplished by the end of a roof restoration, but every job is different and tailored to the individual roof and its needs.
Can A Roof Restoration Upgrade Your Roof's Materials?
Yes, of course! A big reason so many people choose to get their roof restored even if it is in no immediate danger is to upgrade all the protective seals and materials used in it. Every year roofing technology gets better, and so even a roof that was installed as recently as ten years ago will use much more basic materials and protective practices than one installed today. Part of a roof restoration is the cleaning and upgrading of any coats or seals that you have on top of your roof to make it look better and last longer going forward.