The roof is the most important section of any building as it provides protection against the elements, especially wind and rain. After many years of constant pounding by the weather, your roof will eventually need to be fixed. This is the ideal time to consider re-roofing, which involves removing parts of the existing roof and creating a new one. Certain existing structural supports may be used with the new design, providing a cost effective solution.
This is not as expensive as you might think, with a large part of the existing roof structure used in the re-roofing process. Re-roofing is the best option when the roof has sustained heavy damage, and it is not viable for repair. Sometimes a homeowner wishes to change the appearance of the property, and a re-roof will go a long way towards achieving this. Often houses are designed without considering rainfall and wind direction, and this can cause problems. By changing the shape and direction of the roof, it can improve drainage and offer greater protection against the elements. There are many design options available, allowing for a radical change to the character of the house, which also adds value to the property.
This is an excellent opportunity to consider roof insulation, which will reduce the room temperature in the hot summer months, while retaining the heat during the winter. At Permacoat, we recommend adding a layer of insulation at this time, as it is the most cost-effective way of saving energy, as well as giving you a more comfortable living environment.
If your roof has not been badly damaged, then a restoration job is probably the best option. This involves replacing the damaged sections and restoring the roof to its original condition. It is considerably cheaper than re-roofing, which is more labour intensive, and therefore more costly.
The first step is to remove all obstacles and locate the damaged areas. If needed, further support can be added, giving your roof a sturdier foundation to battle the elements. If your roof only needs a few shingles replaced, this can be completed in a very short time. After cleaning and repainting, you restored roof will look like new, and will protect your home from the elements.
Any roofing project requires the attention of a reputable professional, starting with the type of work that needs to be done, Permacoat can advise you on every aspect of your roofing issues. With many years hands-on experience, we can provide you with the perfect roofing solution at a reasonable cost.
Roofing projects invariably affect some people, yet this should be kept to a bare minimum. With an experienced roofer, things are organised in such a way that you would hardly know any work was being carried out. In some cases, the local authority need to give their permission for such work to be completed, and this is something your roofing company should attend to before commencing work.