A Look at Three Common Tentative Roof Restoration Process
Roof restoration is a delicate process that requires professionalism and the right equipment. Climatic conditions and unexpected incidents such as bushfires, frosts or heavy rainfall just to mention a few eventually take a toll on even the strongest of roofs. However, proper roof replacement and restoration will see your roof not only looking good as new but playing the part as well.There are many processes involved in roof restoration, here is a quick look at three most common ones.
Roof repair is a vital step when it comes to roof restoration. Chipped or broken tiles are often the cause of leaks and if not fixed in time end up damaging the entire roof. If a tile has a crack or chip exceeding 50mm, it should be replaced. Other than tiles, other aspects of the roof such as the roof vents, ridge capping, roof seal, roof vents, and the roof lining just to mention a few, need to be properly inspected and repaired. Roof repair is a vital part of roof restoration because it strengthens any weak areas while closing any leaks before your roof is transformed. Also, considering that the next step (roof cleaning) involves pressurized cleaning, roof repair is a good way to make sure that your roof remains compact and leak-proof.
Thorough cleaning is required to remove dirt and other forms of pollution common in towns and suburbs. Tiles should be pressure cleaned at between 3500 and 4100 PSI with a pressure cleaner not only to remove the dirt but to also test weak tiles on the verge of breaking. Also, acrylic paints wear off very fast due to the adverse reaction that pollutants have on them thereby underlining the need for high-pressure cleaning. Expansion and contraction is an unavoidable factor when it comes to tiles. However, if the roof accumulates loose surface sand, the tiles’ top coats can be easily torn. Roof cleaning as a process during restoration also ensures that fading of tiles, which happens over time, is slowed.
Re-bedding and Re-pointing
Sand and cement are the prime ingredients for both bedding and re-bedding. One part cement and three parts sand provide the perfect mix for rebidding. Avoid exceeding either of the two, or the mixture will either be too sandy or too brittle. This process is vital in ensuring that the capping tiles remain firmly in place and don’t slip downwards allowing water to leak into your ceiling. Repointing involves a layer of flexible pointing compounds that go over the bedding to further hold the tiles in place and prevent any dust or water leakages. Ensure that all loose or misaligned gables, caps, and valleys are properly re-pointed for effective roof restoration.
These three might be the standout processes regarding roof restoration, but it is not complete without other steps such as pre-paint and final cleaning, painting, and coating with acrylic primer just to mention a few. Still, these steps are arguably the most vital in ensuring that your roof remains secure and leak-proof after a total revamp.