Roof Restoration

What is Roof Restoration?

Has your roof seen better days? Does your roof look “tired” and worn out? Does your roof leak?

If your roof is in need of some TLC, there maybe be a better alternative than roof repairs or roof replacement which can preserve the life of your roof without the expense of a full roof replacement.

One option which gives you the benefits of not only a roof that’s safe and weather-proof, but will also make your roof look fantastic, is a roof restoration.

“Roof Restoration” is a term that is used to describe the process of cleaning, repairing and re-coating a roof. Roof restoration is beneficial for just about all types of roofs including Colorbond, Zincalume, Galvanised iron, Decromastic, Terracotta tile and of course Concrete tile.

How do I know if my roof might benefit from a roof restoration?

  1. Stops any moisture from absorbing into the surface of the tiles. While some unethical roofing salesmen exaggerate the effects of this occurring research carried out by engineering firm ‘Ivan Marovitch and Associates’ found that it is beneficial to re-coat your tiles and keep them from becoming water logged in lengthy rain periods. 
  2. Pointing your ridge caps makes them safe in high winds and violent weather. This protect you and your family in the event of a vicious storm. Loose ridge capping being torn off is the primary cause of costly storm damage on tiled roofs.
  3. The membrane coating preserves your pointing in three ways. Firstly, it protects it from U.V rays which break down the pointing mortar. Secondly, it prevents the pointing from expanding and contracting as much as un-coated pointing.
  4. Expansion and contraction of the pointing mortar causes small cracks to appear. This saves you money in repairs as your roof will be more durable and last longer.
  5. The membrane coating acts as an anchor over the pointing which prevents it from pulling away from the ridge capping. This protects one of the most leak prone areas of your roof protecting you, your family and your valuable belongings from water damage.
  6. Improves the quality and purity of water run-off. If you have rain water tanks, having your roof restored will make the water running off your roof cleaner. With most roof coatings, it’s safe to drink the run-off (check the manufacturers specs first, though).
  7. ​Protects your biggest investment, your home.
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Delta Solar Systems (painting) can make your roof look attractive and increase your property's value. We'll give your roof a complete check up and let you know exactly what needs to be done. You can have confidence that we will advise you honestly of what restoration work is really required.
Our Tile Roof Restoration Process
  • Replace all cracked and broken tiles. Even the tiles with hair line cracks are replaced.
  • Pressure clean the entire roof. Using a water blaster that produces 4,000 psi of pressure, this will remove all mould and lichen, remove all dirt, and strip much of the existing surface.
  • Remove ridge caps and re-bed if required. If your existing bedding is even a tiny bit loose, we’ll re-bed the caps. This involves removing them, laying a new concrete bed, and re-laying all the caps using a bedding frame to get nice straight lines.
  • Re-point all ridge caps with a polymer based flexible pointing mortar. This is trowelled on and because it’s a flexible mortar, will not crack with the normal movement of your home (expansion and contraction from heat and cold)
  • Apply a sealer / primer coat to the entire roof. This seals the roof, and because it “etches” in to the surface of the tile, acts as a “gripper” coat, giving maximum adhesion. This coat is sprayed on with an airless paint machine.
  • Apply 2 or more acrylic membrane coats in the colour of your choice. The acrylic membrane coats are very heavy bodied (thick in consistency) and form a protective membrane for your roof. Coming in your choice of over 30 colours, this will greatly improve the appearance of your entire home.
  • Quality Control Inspection –  Your roof will be inspected by either the owner of the business or our quality control manager.
  • Our Metal Restoration Process
  • Treat any light rust by grinding it back and applying a potent rust converter.
  • Replace any sheets where rust is beyond treating.
  • Replace any loose or rusty nails or screws.
  • Pressure clean your roof.
  • Apply a metal etch primer coat.
  • Apply 2 or more acrylic membrane coats in the colour of your choice.
  • Quality Control Inspection –  Your roof will be inspected by either the owner of the business or our quality control manager.
  • The Process For Terracotta Tile Roof Restoration Is: 
  • Replace broken tiles.
  • Apply a strong mould killer to the entire roof.
  • Pressure clean the entire roof.
  • Remove ridge caps and re-bed if required.
  • Re-point all ridge caps with a polymer based flexible pointing mortar.
  • Apply 2 coats of Terracotta glaze to the entire roof.
  • Quality Control Inspection