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Restoration vs Replacement: What's the Best Option for Your Ageing Terracotta Tile Roof?May 9, 2023


The "protective shield" of residential buildings is best described as the roof and terracotta tile roof is the most recommended material by most homeowners. It is crucial to have a sturdy roof over your house installed by an expert roof tiler if you want to keep the occupants and valuables inside secure and protected from the weather. That said, your home's roof needs routine maintenance and repairs and eventually needs to be restored or replaced, regardless of the type. A terracotta tile roof's lifespan typically ranges from 50 to 75 years, depending on how well it was installed and maintained.

Each homeowner would prefer to avoid replacing their roof unless it is seriously damaged and cannot be repaired. But there is a strong probability that it is in good shape if you are a responsible property owner who has ensured regular roof inspections and maintenance to find and fix small issues. As a result, restoring your tile roof would be much more affordable than replacing it entirely.

What Is Roof Restoration?

It's a common misconception that roof restoration is just another word for replacement, but this is incorrect. Replacing a roof involves removing the entire roofing material and adding a new roof. But roof restoration is different. All cracked tiles, rusted valleys, all ridge caps that need to be re-bedded and re-pointed, a high-pressure wash, and a three-coat paint system are replaced during restoration. You will be astonished to discover how you can transform your old, worn-out roof into a bright, fresh-looking roof for a portion of the cost of a roof replacement.

Is Your Terracotta Tile Roof a Good Candidate for Restoration?

As previously noted, a qualified roof tiler must do a complete inspection to determine whether or not your terracotta tile roof is ideal for restoration. All in all, the roof tiles must be authentic and not porous. Before the restoration, a roof repair can fix any leaks or damage. Cracked mortar or pointing rusty valleys and numerous damaged roof tiles indicate the need for restoration.

When is a Roof Replacement Necessary?

The ability to restore every roof varies. When the roof tiles have reached the end of their useful life and have become too porous to withstand Australia's severe weather conditions, replacement by professionals becomes necessary. Although time-consuming and expensive, it is occasionally unavoidable.

It is evident that the choice of whether to have your roof restored (or not) largely depends on both its age and condition. For a detailed evaluation and inspection of your tiled roof, choose roof restoration services in Melbourne from a seasoned and skilled roofing contractor like Ajax Gregson Roofing.

We are dedicated to giving our valued clients the best service possible and building enduring relationships with them. We work quickly, effectively, amicably, and affordably. Backed by our 15 years of industry experience, Ajax Gregson is a company you can trust for all your roofing needs. Check out our range of tile roofing products, or talk to our team of professional roofers for expert advice.

Ajax Gregson TIles
PO BOX 79, MOUNT EVELYN VIC 3796 ( Temporary )
Glen’s Mobile 0419 546 699
Mel’s Mobile 0403 486 772
Email: ajaxtiles@bigpond.com.au

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