When you go to the dentist, there’s a big difference between being told your teeth need scaling, versus needing root canal.

One is quick, affordable and painless. The other? Well, not so much.

But whatever the dentist suggests, you stick with their advice and you don’t simply ignore the problem… doing that never works in your favour!

A similar thing can be said for roof cleaning versus roof restoration, except that roof restoration is a much nicer experience than dental scaling or, heaven forbid, root canal. No matter which option is best for your roof, it’s going to add home value and save you further hassles down the track.

In this post, the roof doctors at Royce Roofing explain the difference between roof cleaning and restoration, and how to tell which one your roof needs.

Roof cleaning

Roof cleaning is when a roofer uses a high-pressure cleaner to remove debris that’s accumulated on your roof over the years. This includes moss, dirt, dust, lichen, mould, bird droppings, and anything else that’s tarnishing your roof’s appearance.

Roof restoration

Roof restoration is when a roofing team not only addresses cosmetic issues with your roof, but structural ones too. It involves a series of procedures including roof cleaning, tile replacements, leak repairs, gutter repairs and replacements, repointing of your ridge capping, and recoating the roof in a colour of your choice.

Which option is right for your roof?

We’d love to be able to give you a quick, easy answer on this post, but sadly it’s not possible. To tell which option is best for your roof, you have to get a roof inspection from a professional roofer.

A roof inspection involves a thorough assessment of your roof: its appearance, physical condition and functionality will all be looked at before your roofer suggests the course of action you take. Some of the factors include:

  • Cleanliness of the roof
    How much mould, moss and lichen do your roof tiles contain?
  • Condition of the tiles
    How many tiles are broken or cracked and need replacing?
  • Functionality of your roof
    Are there any internal leaks? Are your gutters transferring water effectively?
  • Condition of the ridge capping
    What’s the state of your ridge capping and will there be any risk of problems in the near future?

Royce Roofing are here to deliver the best solution for your roof. They have carried out hundreds of roof assessments, roof cleans and roof restorations, too. They’re Melbourne’s best team of roofers, offering re-bedding and repointing, tile replacements, valley iron replacements, gutter work, roof restorations, roof replacements and more. Royce Roofing have over 300 years’ combined experience in the field, so there’s absolutely nothing they can’t do. Get in touch with the legends at Royce Roofing for a competitively priced job of the highest quality.