Of the nearly 10 million homes in Australia more than half are clad with a tiled roof. Every 20 years or so that tiled roof should really be treated to a roof restoration. The benefits of tile roof restoration are many and in the article, we will cover several.
Probably the most obvious benefit of all is appearance. The appearance and aesthetic appearance of a house can really be transformed by a roof restoration. On most houses the roof is a large visual element and really sets the theme for the whole look. With a roof restoration any colour can be chosen regardless of the original colour. This makes it possible to take a tired out dated looking roof (and house) and transform it into something that looks decades more modern and with a completely different theme. Conversely if the original colour is something you like it can be brought back to its original look. This is probably most popular with the Tuscan red style tile roofs. Usually customers either love them or hate them and the choice is either to restore to the original colour or go to something more modern such as Monument or Woodland Grey.
Above: A Tuscan red roof before and after transformation.
2. Property Value
After the completion of a good roof restoration the value of a home can jump by much more than the cost of the restoration itself. Buyers are often willing to pay more when they can see the roof in great aesthetic order and don’t have to imagine how an old, tired roof would look if only bright and new again. On the same point, potential buyers often discount a property value by much more than the cost of some needed roof restoration. The very phrase “roof needs work’ usually provokes an irrational response in a potential buyer that may cause them to believe that the work needed will cost far more than it actually will.
3. Insurance Liability
Did you know that a lot of insurance companies don’t pay out for water damage to a property due to lack of roof maintenance? We have written roof reports for hundreds of customers over the years. A lot of the time people try to claim for damaged ceilings or ruined roof insulation as a result of water ingress to the roof space. If the Insurance company determines that the water ingress is due to cracked tiles or broken pointing that should have been repaired or maintained by regular roof maintenance, they void the claim. This is another reason why roof restoration done at the right time can be a great investment and give peace of mind.
4. Roof longevity
Carrying out a roof restoration when the roof is around 20 years old is the ideal time to enhance the longevity of the roof. By doing the roof restoration at this age the roof is not left in a porous state for years on end. The tiles become very brittle and degrade much faster when they are left porous. A tile roof can really last just as long as the house itself by conducting the restoration at the 20 year mark and then again every 15 years. Maintaining the tile roof to this standard is also far cheaper than a roof replacement.
5. Warranty and Peace of Mind
With a new roof restoration conducted by Oz-Roof you can be worry free even during the worst of storms in the middle of the night. Knowing that all potential leak points have been addressed and that the new roof coating has been covered under a 15 Year warranty will give you years of worry free roof performance. A good roof restoration company will also leave you with some colour coated spare tiles just in case a future tradesperson walking on the roof may break one.