What does a full roof restoration include? We have just the blog for you!
The roof is a very important part of the home; it keeps you safe from the ever changing weather and insulates, so that you stay cool in summer and warm in winter. Restoring your roof goes beyond just repairing smaller sections; it will add years to your roof’s life. Our team aim to not only make your roof safer and to keep your home dry, but it is also to make your home look nicer.
A Sandhurst Roofing restoration involves a thorough cleaning with a high-pressure spray to remove all grit, dirt, moss, mould and algae. Repairs; any damage will then be repaired. Depending on the type of roof, repairs can include: fixing cracked or broken tiles, replacing metal sheets, sealing any leaks and re-bedding and re-pointing, if needed.
Steps For A Full Roof Restoration
- Firstly we come and do thorough inspection of your roof to assess what action is necessary. A detailed inspection is required for every job because we need to ensure there aren’t more pressing issues that need addressing.
- We then move on to replace any broken tiles and check water courses. Water courses need to be checked in order to ensure your roof is waterproof. Because we don’t want any leaks in your roof remaining unfixed.
- High Pressure Cleaning is the next step. Our team uses a water pressure at 4000psi, in order to remove all dirt, moss, mould and lichen. A clean surface is needed to apply sealer or primer.
- Then we remove all old rusted valley irons and replace with new ones. Valley irons are important because they direct water away from the roof and into the gutters. For more information on roof valleys click here.
- Flashings deflect water away from the roof and prevent leaks. They need to be checked, and removed and replaced if damaged.
- Remove all the old bedding (mortar), blow clean the surface and lay out the new bedding. Bedding holds all the tiles in place.
- Re-pointing – all the ridge, hip, gable and the valley tiles will be repointed. The pointing compound is flexible and will not crack as it is specially formulated to adhere to the ridge tiles. For more information about re-pointing click here.
- The gutters also need to be cleaned; all leaves, dirt, rubble and debris must be removed.
- Then your roof is ready to be painted. There are 4 stages of the painting process:
- An anti-fungal spray needs to be applied
- Sealer/primer coat applied
- Colour coat is applied
- Top coat of colour applied
As part of our roof restoration process we leave 6 spare painted tiles for you in case of an emergency.