how do you restore a roof


Ever wondered how to restore a roof? In addition to explaining why a DIY roof restoration is not the cheapest option, this article will answer the following questions for you:

Disclaimer: This information on how to restore a roof is simply for information purposes only. We have listed the process we use so that our customers, know the steps involved in restoring a roof. However, there are industry products, testing, and safety procedures we use as roofing professionals which protect you and your home. Please contact us should you require a roof restoration.

Brisbane Roofing Solutions do not recommend you attempt a roof restoration without the knowledge, qualifications or experience of a skilled roofer. Below is the 12 step roof restoration process we follow at Brisbane Roofing Solutions.



What is Involved in a Roof Restoration?

Wondering what is involved in a roof restoration? This article will answer that question and more.
A complete review of your roof is performed to thoroughly determine the condition of your roof.
Everything on the roof’s surface is inspected to ensure QBCC Roofing Standards are met with satisfaction.

Any loose or broken roof components are removed to ensure a high-pressure clean will not dangerously dislodge anything, followed by the replacement of broken ridge capping or roof tiles.

Further down we have broken down the entire 12 step roof restoration process we use at Brisbane Roofing Solutions.


How do you Restore a Roof?

Restoring a roof is not a simple process.
Safety equipment must be hired, the right components and products for your particular roof applied, and everything completed to a roofing standard – otherwise, a DIY roof restoration places you are risk of injuring yourself, or not completing your roof restoration to standard and having any repairs no longer covered by insurance.

The process we use to restore a roof is outlined below.



Step 1Temporary roof edge protection is erected and or safety harnesses used as per industry workplace requirements.

Step 2– Where necessary all ridge capping will be removed and re-bedded using a sand and cement bed mixed at a ratio of 4 parts brickies loam to 1 part cement (water added.)

Step 3All broken ridge, barge, and roof tiles are replaced (age and profile matched.)

Step 4– Using a high-pressure water cleaner the entire roof area surface is cleaned at 3600psi using specifically designed turbo and fan jet nozzles ensuring a better clean (preparation of the tiled surface is crucial to the overall success of the restored roof.)

Step 5– Surrounding gutters, external walls, and paths are washed down to remove any roof grime.

Step 6All ridge capping and gables without a specifically designed barge tile are repointed using flexipoint ridge security.

Step 7– The entire roof is then blown down using a blower vac. All gables and flashings are hand-painted. Windows, solar hot water systems, skylights, etc, are covered and or masked to avoid overspray.

Step 8One coat of primer/sealer is applied which firstly penetrates into the tile surface allowing adhesion between the tile and top coats. Secondly, sterilize’s the tile surface killing off any fungi spores.

Step 9Two colour coats are applied using a 100% pure acrylic polymer roof membrane coating applied with an airless spray gun.

Step 10– The site is thoroughly cleaned and all rubbish removed. All temporary roof edge protection is removed.

Step 11– A final roof inspection is carried out by James Kelly (owner/operator). Ensuring all work is completed to the owner’s and James’s satisfaction.

Step 12– A 10-year warranty guaranteeing all workmanship and materials is issued upon completion of work.


How Much does a Roof Restoration Cost?

Be warned. If you wonder how much a roof restoration costs, and happen to see a “one price fits all” offer advertised, our advice is to run. Why?

Because every roof restoration requires a process tailored to your roof.
You may have a metal roof, tile roof, colorbond roof, have few or many broken tiles, need extensive repairs or very few roof repairs.
This is why we offer a free on-site roof inspection and quote so that we can provide you with a 100% accurate cost, and you won’t be shocked with hidden extras and repairs you never expected to pay.

We also offer Interest-Free Payment Options so that you may enjoy your new roof without having to incur the upfront expense.


How Long does a Roof Restoration Last?

How long a roof restoration lasts depends on the quality of your roof restoration.
A quality roof restoration should last a minimum 10 years, as long as you continue to maintain and have your local roofer attend to minor repairs, another reason we offer a free roofing inspection to ensure your roof stays in tip-top condition.

Should the wrong products be used on your roof, or a professional process not followed, you may see your roof restoration lasting under 2 years.