Most modern roof coatings offer some type of warranty for about ten years. This is to say that with correct application, there is a reasonable expectation that your roof should remain water tight and in good condition for at least that long. Of course, when built correctly and with solid materials, they can often last much longer than that (depending on whether you have bedding, pointing and tiles, or tin sheeting screwed down). Keeping your roof in great shape and rejuvenated is absolutely a priority when it comes to ensuring a mold free home and avoiding extremely costly water leaks – that in some cases cause tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage within just weeks of a gap in the roof opening up.
2. Maintain and improve your home’s value
Without a shadow of a doubt, when painting a roof that requires some rejuvenation, you are maintaining and often increasing the value of your home. Whether you’re looking at the cost benefit analysis of painting your roof (whether scheduled maintenance is worth it or not), or simply want to get a higher sale price for your home now or later down the track, a roof is a vital part of one’s home that can’t be overlooked. Letting a roof degrade past a certain point makes rejuvenation too difficult and therefore, often it makes more sense to replace the roof covering and sometimes the frame beneath in extreme cases. Replacement costs of an average 3-bedroom home can be enormous, so without any doubt, the cost of preventative maintenance of a roof is great value for money. So too when choosing to sell a home; if you’re looking for top dollar for a home with roof mold, flaking or faded paint, it really becomes a case of spending a little to reap the greater benefit – even a roof clean is better than having done nothing at all in most cases.
3. It feels great to have a fresh roof
Like any part of our body or our car, there’s a supportive feeling we get when everything is ‘tickity-boo’, so-to-speak. Why is it people generally love new things, shiny surfaces or even clean sheets? There’s a whole range of reasons and it may seem silly, but with so many advantages to keeping on-top of your roof’s preventative maintenance, plus the fact it’s just a really lovely thing to experience (driving down the driveway to your home, looking smart and tip-top), it’s worth mentioning as a reason as to why someone may want to paint their roof sooner rather than later. If everything in one way or another is a reflection of who we are or where we’re at, symbolically a well maintained or clean roof is really saying something about the way we take care of ourselves and our surroundings.