ROOF RESTORATION MELBOURNE BOSS

At Roof Restoration Boss we pride ourselves on the quality of our services and not the quantity. We offer a personalised focus on your unique needs and will find a solution for each and every problem.

When to call a Roof Restoration Expert

When to call a Roof Restoration Expert

Even when you do check your roof and gutters yourself, regularly, you will eventually need to call in the experts.  You maintain what you can, cleaned, trimmed, applied what needed an application, and take general care of your roof and gutters.

Some jobs are safer to be left in more capable hands.  The task of roof maintenance and inspection is dangerous and requires an expert eye to assess any problem expertly.

 

 

Reasons to call a Restoration Expert

When your roof is sagging, it is time to call an expert roofer.  Roof lines should be arrow straight.  When you can see a curve, swag or dip on the peak, your roof definitely has a problem.  It might be something basic that can be handled by you, but it is likely more complicated and require a professional hand.

Your roof is missing some parts, for instance, missing shingles or flashing, broken tiles and joints pulling apart.  Your roof is exposed to the elements, wind and rain.  This may seem like an easy fix, but the wrong installation can do more harm than good.

There was a hail storm or a major rainstorm with strong winds and you would not know if anything was damaged.  It will be better to call a professional’s inspection, rather than taking the risk of overlooking damage to your roof.

Dirty Gutters, should be checked regularly.  Granule builds up in your gutters and down pipes will lose their effectiveness in relaying storm water off your roof.

The age of your house will also influence the overall state of the roof.  If you cannot remember the last time you had the roof inspected, it is probably time to call for an experts’ roof inspection.

An Expert Roof Restoration Company will be able to help with inspections and even navigate insurance claims.  A lot of roof problems are claimable from insurance.…

5 Tips when Choosing the Best Roof Restoration Company for your repairs

5 Tips when Choosing the Best Roof Restoration Company for your repairs

Knowing which Roof Repairer to hire for your repairs can be a challenging and confusing affair.  Below we provide a list with helpful tips to assist you in finding the best contractor and best value and service for your money.

 

  1. Communication is of the utmost importance: Communications is the key to every business.  Were their frontline contact personnel able to give you the information you needed?  Did they answer all your questions to satisfaction?  Did you receive the documentation and information you asked for?  Did they follow through on your requests?  If you answered no to these questions, go to another company.  If they cannot provide service while trying to get your business, it might go even worse once they started working.
  2. Get all the Details of the job in writing: You are entitled to get a full description of what is going to be done, when, how it is going to be done, how long it will take and the costs that it entails.  We suggest that no funds be paid before completion of the work.  Discuss terms of payment before the start of work.  Make sure that you are satisfied with the result, before final payment.
  3. Choose a local contractor: When possible choose a local contractor.  This will mean that they are an established business with a reputation in the community.  The guarantee you will receive after completion of the work is only a piece of paper if the company that provided it no longer exists.
  4. A cheap price is not everything: Do not choose a company only based on a lower price.  Quality work needs warranties and guarantees which might make their overhead costs higher and influence their price, but their work and workers are all insured.  In the long run, you get what you pay for and seldom run into trouble regarding work quality.
  5. Avoid hiring Storm Chasers: People going around, knocking on doors and promoting their roofing expertise, is just looking for customers and trying to sell their business.  Pick a Roof Repairer with referrals.  Check for licences, insurance and certificates of compliance.

These 5 tips will help you in the process of selecting a Roof Repair Company.…

Should you have your Roof Inspected by an Expert?  How often should you schedule an Inspection?

Should you have your Roof Inspected by an Expert? How often should you schedule an Inspection?

The roof of your home is what protects you from the elements.  Normally you do not pay much attention to it but if you want to make sure that your roof stays in good shape, you should schedule regular inspections.  You want to catch problems as early as possible when it comes to your roof.  Small problems could turn into big problems that can cause extensive damage.

 

While your roof might appear to be in excellent shape from the outside, the materials underneath the tiles, or shingles or the underlayment, can deteriorate faster and will allow moisture into your house.

Problems that can only be detected through conducting a Roof Inspection:

A mouldy roof.  This is a sign that, somewhere, water has penetrated your roof and can potentially rot the foundation of your roof.

Missing, curling or cracked shingles.  It is recommended to replace the whole roof when this is happening, or it might lead to further complications.

Not just outside, but inspecting inside your roof.  There might be holes, black mould and missing or damaged installation, only visible from the inside.

The whole roof will be carefully evaluated, inside and out, all roofing issues, electrical issues inside the roof, and plumbing issues inside the roof will be identified.  After thoroughly assessing the condition they will provide you with options and recommendations of what should be done.

It is a good idea to also inspect your roof after major weather events that had strong winds, hail and rain torrents.  Even new roofs should be checked after bad weather.

The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends that your roof should be inspected at least twice a year.  Schedule a roof inspection just like you will schedule other maintenance tasks (like changing your cars’ oil, or cleaning the windows of the house), and it will end up saving time and money in the future.…

10 Questions, Asked, and Answered, before Deciding on a Contractor to Perform your Roof Problems

10 Questions, Asked, and Answered, before Deciding on a Contractor to Perform your Roof Problems

You had your home’s roof inspected, and the results suggested that you need to have some fixing-up and repair work to be done.  How do you decide on the best Roof Repair Contractor to do the work?

 

10 Questions and Answers to help you to choose a Roof Repair Contractor:

  1. What type of services does the contractor do? – Most Roof Repair Contractors includes work on all types of roofing and guttering. This will include repairs, restorations and replacements of all roof related materials, for instance, Terracotta tiles, cement tiles, Colorbond, Zincalume, flat metal roof, fascia boards and woodwork.  Services will also include re-colouring, re-sealing, de-mossing, pressure cleaning, re-pointing, replacing of broken tiles and guttering.
  2. How do I get a Quote? – Complete the contact form on our website at, anita@roofrestorationmelbourneboss.com, and we will contact you.

You can also call us on no.: 98739854.  We will then organise a suitable time to come and do an estimate of the repair work needed.  We will provide you with a free, no obligation quote, for the work required on your homes’ roof.

  1. Where do you deliver services? – We deliver services all through Melbourne.
  2. Are you and your workers qualified to do roof repairs? – Yes, we are members of the Housing Industry Association (HIA) we have a CM3 qualification which covers all the health and safety requirements. We also have the Working at Heights certificate.  All our trades people are qualified roof plumbers and roof tilers.
  3. What safety measures do you put in place? – We are very serious about safety in our work and safeguarding you and your property. We own and setup all our scaffolding in order to get the job done safely.  All our people are registered and licensed roof tilers and plumbers, and they also have the Working at Heights Certificate which is a requirement of WorkSafe.  We do not cut corners in any aspect of our work.
  4. How long would it take to repair or restore a roof? – A roof restoration can take anywhere from 2 – 5 days, depending on the amount of work that is required and the weather conditions. Roof repairs and restorations can be messy, but we will minimize it as far as possible.
  5. Do you clean up when the job is finished? – Yes. All debris, rubble, tiles, etc. are removed from the site. We do a total clean up.
  6. Do you have insurance? – Yes, we have a big public liability fund and full Work Cover insurance for all our tradesmen.
  7. Do you have a guarantee on the work that has been done? – All our work comes with warranties on the materials we use and a 10-year guarantee on our labour. All customers receive a certificate of compliance.
  8. When can you start? – In emergency cases, we start immediately. For regular or routine repairs we can start anytime from 1 – 2 weeks at, a time that suits you.

The cost will depend on the work that needs to be done, but we will provide you with the best value for money.

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A Roof is a Roof, or not?  Why is a good roof so important to your home?

A Roof is a Roof, or not? Why is a good roof so important to your home?

Usually, you do not pay a lot of attention to the roof of your home.  It is there and looks like many other roofs.  But, the roof is what protects you and the inside of your home, from the elements.  When it rains, it keeps the rain out.  Rain falls on the roof and runs down to the gutters and down pipes.  The same happens to hail falling on the roof, but hail can cause damage.  Strong winds can also cause damage, even when your roof is still newly installed.

 

If you want to keep your roof in a good condition you have to do roof inspections regularly.  You can do the roof inspections mostly yourself, but it is important that a Registered Roof Inspection Contractor, inspects your roof too.  Insurance companies tend to insist on proof, certificate, that your roof has been inspected by a professional.

There are many different types, shapes as well as different materials that a roof can be, but the fundamentals stay the same.  Your roof needs a certain structure, it needs sealing, it needs protection and it needs general care.  As with the foundation of a house, the roof is important to the integrity of a home’s structure.

Weather is the principal concern as far as roofs go.  High winds, heavy rain, hail storms and heavy snowfalls will all influence the integrity of your roof.  A good, high-quality roof offers protection and assurances which a lesser-quality roof won’t stand up to the rigours of a really bad storm.

3 Things a High-Quality Roof will offer you

  1. It is essential that your roof should keep you dry. Your roof must keep out all water and moisture.  If it cannot do that, it is not serving its purpose sufficiently.  A leaking roof is not something that you can always notice from the onset of the problem.  Even the smallest amount of moisture can result in damage to the rafters and other structural support.
  2. Energy-efficiency is an important attribute of your roof. Inefficient roofs can be responsible for as much as 50% of energy loss.  This energy loss applies to the loss of cool air in the hot summertime as much as to the loss of heat during winter months.  That can also apply to extra money spent on heating or cooling.  Solutions to improve your roof’s efficiency do exist.
  3. Beauty is a substantial benefit for your roof. What about beauty?  It does not hurt anyone if your roof can add beauty to your property.  Visual appeal can go a long way.  Beauty increases your home’s curb appeal, which means higher property value.

To make sure that your roof keeps its high-quality status keeps you dry and keeps you cool in summer, and warm in winter, you need to look after it.  Do regular roof inspections yourself and schedule a professional to inspect your roof regularly.

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How to Maintain your Roof and its Essential Functions to the Ultimate Best

How to Maintain your Roof and its Essential Functions to the Ultimate Best

Your roof is an important part of your home.  It protects your family from the elements, for instance, like, rain, hail, snow, wind and sun.  It keeps you dry in a rainstorm, sheltered from a hailstorm, warm against the snowfall and winter cold, and cool in the summertime.  To be able to perform all of these functions, your roof needs to be kept in good condition.

 

Things you can do yourself to keep your roof in a good condition:

Check for Debris on your roof.  Large trees with branches hanging over the roof will drop leaves, twigs, small sticks and sometimes larger pieces of branches on your roof.  Large amounts of leaves and sticks and other debris can collect in overhangs and clog the gutters.  If you cannot climb ladders to clean your roof, hire a roofing professional to clean up.  When the rain or snow comes, you will be saying thanks that you did.

Keep the gutters clean.  Before the seasonal rains or snow or wind starts, clean all the gutters and drainpipes. If the water cannot flow freely and drain from your roof, it might cause serious problems.  Water that collected in gutters and pipes can turn to ice and clogs up more moisture around your home.  This dampness and moisture can damage your home’s siding, woodwork and foundation.

Remove or Trim large trees around your home.  You might need to hire a Tree Trimmer to trim trees, particularly trees overhanging your roof or trees near to the house because they have the necessary tools and training to do the job.  Heavy snow falls that collects in the branches can break and cause damage to the physical structure of your home.

Walk around the outside of your home and look at the roof from below.  If you notice anything out of the ordinary or visible sagging, you should contact a Roof Inspection Contractor.

Roof Rakes are a handy tool to clear debris, and snow, from your roof.  If the debris or snow is too much for you to handle by yourself, call a professional roof contractor.

Have a lookout for broken or cracked tiles, rusted screws and bolts, sun or water damage to waterproofing and damp wood work.  These can leave your roof vulnerable and open to nesting insects or small animals looking for shelter.

It is essential that you perform a roof inspection yourself at least once a year or if possible with every change of season.  Each season brings its own hazards with it.  Your roof inspection should include both the inside and the outside of your roof.

The exterior inspection should include; buckling, curling or broken shingles, missing shingles, popped nails. Damaged vent pipes, worn or broken flashing, moss and lichen, blocked gutters, roof overhangs and peeling paint on the undersides.

The Interior roof inspection should include; darkened spots on ceiling, peeling or bubbling paint on upper walls, damp areas, and water stains on pipes from the water heater or furnace.

Being proactive is a good start in maintaining your roof.  But when you cannot handle it yourself, contact a Roof Restoration professional.  They have the knowledge, know-how, ins-and-outs; the correct tools and safety equipment that will help you ensure good health to your roof.…