Unfortunately, when you buy your home you do not receive an instruction booklet or owners manual. Your home is often one of your most expensive purchases you will make. Protecting and maintaining the roof that protects you, you’re family and your possessions should be a primary concern.
Keeping your roof free from moss and debris, whether it’s a total cleaning and sealing application or just a periodic loose debris tidy-up, will make all the difference to the lasting appearance and longevity of your roof. There are many factors that assist in the deterioration of roof tiles and the roofing structure. Whether its wind and rain or even moss, unmaintained a roof can be a costly replacement when left to deteriorate!
In most cases new roof tiles remain structurally sound for many years, even after the protective coating has been lost. However, old tiles manufactured by hand or inferior quality and porous materials will degrade with age unless
the protective surface coating is maintained.
Re-roofing is normally not necessary as restoration of a protective and decorative coating is a relatively simple and durable process if these guidelines are observed.
Provided quality products are used, the success of the restoration is entirely dependent on the degree of preparation carried out. It is important to keep in mind that without adequate preparation the life of the applied coating will be reduced.
If the roof has been correctly prepared and coated it will provide many years of service, improving both the appearance of the building and the protective function of the roof tiles.