When renovating your house, make sure you renovate the roof as well despite the long lifespan of the roofing materials. But, before you move on with the process, you need to have clarity on a few things. Here are 5 questions to ask yourself before renovating the roof.
1. When was the last roof repair?
If the last roof lasted less than expected, then your roof may have a flawed design. You should consult a roofing professional to identify the flaws and fix them during the renovation process.
2. Does the coating need to be renovated as a whole?
If your roof is leaking due to broken tiles or gutter drilled, then the repair work won’t be expensive and long. On the other hand, the presence of foam on the entire roof indicates a porous roof. In this case, no treatment is going to work and you may have to opt for roof replacement. Be careful, a new coating is often heavier than an old one. The frame may not support this additional load!
3. What is the area of my roof?
An average-sized house has a roof area of approximately 80 square meters, but that doesn’t include overlaps, so make sure you include those, as then the roof will require at least 100 to 120 square meters of roofing material.
4. Does the frame need to be redone?
If the beams are split or broken, then you will have to replace the roof, including the frame. The life of the frame will define the life of the entire roof, and the cost of repairing the frame is going to be high, so be ready for it.
5. Is insulation still effective?
Careful inspection will answer this question. There shouldn’t be any trace of humidity on the insulation. If there is humidity in the roof insulation, find the spots, and fix them. If there is no insulation, then you must consider getting exterior insulation.