How to Get Value For Money With Your Roofing Project
Roof restoration or maintenance?
And are you getting honest advice? This is the most important aspect of your roofing project. Some signs you could being told a fib is if you are being told you must restore your roof. It is never a requirement to restore your roof.
Tile Roof: To maintain your roof, you must take care of your pointing and broken tiles every 10-15 years. To determine if your tile roof is due for maintenance, just check for cracks on your ridge-caps.
Metal Roof: Maintenance issues arise when you have rusty screws on your roof. Rusty screws can lead to rusty sheets, and if left untreated, can have the potential to leave a nasty roof replacement bill. Restoring metal roofs with Rust Inhibiting Primer at the right time will save you a lot of money in the long term.
Are you being offered transparent pricing?
With all Roofing Projects, being offered transparent pricing is a “must” to look for as a consumer. When jobs are priced at Smartowners, we break it right down to how much for a screw, tile, cap and SQM rate for a Full Roof Restoration. Our goal is transparency and to give you a true understanding of what the scope of work is.
Why would I restore my roof?
By completing a Full Roof Restoration On your Metal Or Tile Roof there is definitely some added benefits. Your street appeal is greatly increased, If you are a Home Proud Home Owner then a roof restoration should certainly be a consideration. A Roof Restoration attracts greater warranties than your standard maintenance work, so some peace of mind is definitely a contributing factor that may sway your decision.
Applying the right paint when completing a roof restoration can have a great impact on lowering your homes energy usage. This is especially the case on Metal Roofs. At Smartowners, With all Roofing Projects we will offer you Top Quality Advice, Products & Warranties.
Choosing the Right Colour?
It’s exciting to start this process, and with so many colour choices available, there is no reason why you won’t find the right colour for you and your home! Stop and ask yourself some questions first, to help you focus on what is important to you when choosing the colour. You should consider a number of practical and aesthetic factors that are associated with the colours available.
- Do you want it to reflect the heat or absorb the heat?
- Do you want it to match or compliment the exterior colour of your house?
Look at things like your brick work, door and window frames fencing & Gutters.
- What colour has it been and have you been happy?
- Is it a flat or peaked roof?
- Do you have a high traffic area? (a lighter roof on a busy street may result in it becoming dirtier quicker)
These are just a few questions to ask yourself before choosing a colour.
Dark colours can give your house a bold and sophisticated look while lighter colours can give a feeling of cool and calm. Go outside and really have a look at what stands out about your home. How much green landscape do you have near your house. Having a light coloured roof will tend to reflect the heat , which is great if your house has a low roof or a shallow point. Choosing a darker colour will more likely absorb that heat (which is great in winter)
All our paint comes with either a 10 or 15 year warranty.
Am I Dealing with a reputable company?
When choosing a roofing contractor, it is important to ensure you are dealing with a licensed organisation. Always ask to see a copy of the public liability if you are not sure. A Great FREE public search tool to eliminate unlicensed trades is available for everyone at the QBCC.
Does the company have a premises, are they likely going to be reachable down the track should you need to claim warranties, etc.
“A job done cheap often wont be good, and a good job wont often be cheap.”
We aim to please, so we have affordable payment options, transparent pricing and your roofing maintenance and restoration projects will always be done on time and to excellent standards. Let us Help you today with a FREE no obligation site inspection.