How to prepare for roof restoration Sydney
Have you been thinking about updating some things around your home, in particular, your roof? Having some roof restoration work done on your Sydney home is a great way to add value to your home and repainting your roof or painting it for the first time can really lift the façade of your property. It’s a great way to give your home a facelift without having to replace your roof altogether. It’s amazing what a change in colour can do when it’s paired to match or compliment the rest of your property.
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Steps for roof restoration in Sydney
The most important steps to consider when having your roof restored in Sydney is:
- Is there any current damage? Have the roof checked out first to see if there is any damage and have that fixed first. This is good to do regularly anyway as sometimes by the time a leak is discovered internally there is some significant damage to plaster, etc.
- The time of the year will have an impact to a certain degree as responsible contractors can’t get on a wet roof. So, early morning frosts and the like during winter months can delay a job.
- Depending what material your roof is made out of will depend on how your contractor approaches the job.
Are roof restoration and roof painting for the DIY person?
Our honest answer is no! And that’s not because we do this for a living and we’re being biased. Do you know there are 3,300 people hospitalised each year because of DIY accidents in the home? Approximately 1,262 of those have suffered fractures from falling off a ladder and falling off a ladder is actually the most common of injuries. So just imagine doing DIY roof painting at a height of over 3-4 metres and that’s for a single storey home let alone a multi-storey home and then add to the pitch of the roof or multiple pitches and angles and then the possibility of electrical wires being overhead? It’s not for the faint hearted and it’s definitely not for you if you don’t have the right equipment or the experience.
Our employees are licensed to do this sort of work and must do extra training to work at heights. We are also fully insured and must abide by strict occupational health and safety guidelines. And should something go wrong it’s our responsibility which is why we go to extra lengths to ensure it just doesn’t happen? The health and safety of our employees and those around us when we are working are paramount.
This showcases just how intricate scaffolding can be if you don’t know what you are doing.
What’s involved in having your roof restored
We start with a high pressure clean to remove all gunk and grime that’s built up over the years. There’s no point painting over all this. It’s not going to last and it’s going to look shoddy and you definitely don’t get a shoddy job at Summit Coatings.
If you’ve had any troubles with your roof tiles leaking and sometimes it can take only the smallest crack or pinhole to let water in which makes it very difficult to find even for the most experienced tradesperson then we can reseal your roof with our advanced membrane system.
Are you ready now to proceed but not sure when it comes to colour? Feel free to check out our previous post that includes some tips on choosing paint colours for your roof. There’s some before and after shots too which just showcases what a difference a change in colour can make to the façade of your property. We also have a colour consultancy service too if you would like to talk to an expert.
Want some more information about any of this? Then contact us now.
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