Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT OUR SERVICES AND WORK PROCESS
How long does it take to complete a roof restoration?
In most cases, a restoration can be completed in a week or less. We aim to have everything organised so that we can complete your project in one hit, thus minimising disruption to your normal life. The average roof restoration job we do takes around 2 – 5 days to complete.
Do you work on weekends?
Yes, at Prestige Roof Transformations we work on weekends as well.
Do you give free quotes?
Yes, Prestige Roof Transformations give free quotations for roofing work in Sunshine Coast. Our roof experts will come to your house to check your roof and give the best advice for your situation with a hassle-free, no-obligation quotation. At Prestige Roof Transformations, you’re dealing with tradesmen not salesmen.
How much do your roof restorations cost?
All roofs are different, not just in size and shape but also the state that a roof is in and how many tiles need to be replaced. To give you a costing for a roof restoration, we really need to see your roof. But our prices are very competitive and represent great value for your money.
Do you make a mess?
It is unavoidable that things will get messy, especially when we high-pressure wash. But we assure you that the Prestige Roof Transformations team goes to great lengths to ensure your house and surrounding areas are left spotless. We also wash and clean your gutters.
Is your work safe?
There is always a certain risk factor involved in working on roofs but safety is very important for us. All our tradesmen and supervisors have been practicing work-safe procedures and meet all OH&S requirements, ensuring all our staff work in the safest possible conditions.
Is Prestige Roof Transformations insured?
Prestige Roof Transformations have public liability insurance to the amount of $10 million, giving you peace of mind in the unlikely event that there should be any damage to your property as a result of our work.
Is your work guaranteed?
Yes, we have so much belief in our work and products that we offer a full 10 year written guarantee. This simply means we have a guarantee on both our materials and our workmanship.
How many colours can I choose from?
You can choose from any colors in the Dulux roof range for your roof. We can also make up any colour to match a supplied sample.
Are your coatings safe for drinking water?
Yes, the coatings we use are acrylic and water based and are 100% safe if you are collecting rainwater for drinking, so they are ideal for use on properties with rainwater tanks.
What payment options are available?
Prestige Roof Transformations accept bank transfer or cash. We require a small 10% deposit up front with the final amount payable upon completion.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT ROOF RESTORATION AND WORK PROCEDURE
What is a full roof restoration?
A full roof restoration is a complete renovation of your entire roof, leaving it just as good as new. The following steps are involved:
Firstly, we inspect your roof for damage, mold and fungi.
We replace all broken and cracked tiles with new tiles
We replace any cracked or old bedding
We then apply flexible pointing to your roof
We clean your roof and gutters of all debris
We apply a primer across the entire roof
We then apply two coats of membrane for the Ultimate protection and durability
How long does a roof restoration take?
Typically, a roof restoration will usually take 2–4 days. However, like most trade work, it really depends on how much work is involved, weather conditions and public holidays.
Should I get a roof replacement instead of a roof restoration?
Straight up, a roof replacement will cost you a lot more than a roof restoration. There are a couple of main reasons you would get a new roof; firstly if your existing roof is way beyond economical repair and second if you are looking to change the material or appearance of your roof.
Our expert roofers will consult with you on this decision process. All you need to do is book in an inspection.
What is high pressure washing of the roof?
Using highly pressurized water (3,500psi) we remove all moss, lichens and dirt from your roof without using any harsh chemicals.
What is bedding?
Bedding is a sand and cement mixture that we use as a foundation to hold ridge caps and gable tiles to your roof. We then use coloured flexible pointing on top of the bedding.
What is flexible pointing?
Flexible pointing is a rubberised compound that is applied on top of the bedding. The pointing is then smoothed out to give your ridge caps a sharp, finished look. Because the pointing is flexible, it won’t crack like conventional cement pointing with house movements. This gives your roof great longevity.
What is primer?
Primer is a substance that is applied to the washed cement roof tiles. The primer soaks and bonds into the tiles, giving them extra strength. Primer on tiles also makes a great base for sealer to adhere too.
What roofing products do you use?
When restoring or repairing a roof we use High Build Performance Coating Systems. Dulux AcraTex® products which provide a textured finish that protects against render cracking and staining, to keep homes looking great for longer. Dulux AcraTex products designed to re-surface concrete roof tiles and ColorBond® and are also safe to collect drinking water. We only use the best quality roofing materials available, to ensure longevity in all of our work.
How does a roof restoration add value to my home?
Your roof is a major structure of your home and one of the main elements that determines how your house looks. An old tired roof or rusty tin roof will make your entire house look old and, while a fully restored roof will instantly make your whole home look new and appealing to the eye. It can add many thousands of dollars of value to the price of your home.
How do I know if I need a new roof?
The following are things that may indicate that your roof needs restoration or replacement:
Missing or cracked tiles
Blistering or peeling paint
Leakage in the attic after heavy rains
Stains on interior walls or ceilings
High energy bills
Why should I get my roof cleaned, repaired and restored?
There are a number of key reasons why customers repair or restore their roofs. These include:
To add value to their home.
For safe clean drinking water.
To reduce the temperature inside the home.
To prevent leaks and potential structural damage.
To prevent costly repairs later on.
To repair broken or loose tiles as a result of the harsh natural elements.
To improve the appearance and aesthetics of not just the roof, but the whole house.
To protect porous roof tiles from excess water absorption, moss & Lichen.
I have a minor leak, can you help?
Certainly! Although minor leaks may not seem like such a big deal, it is important to get them taken care of as significant water damage could be caused which may result in larger issues with your roof down the track. Don’t wait for the next heavy downpour, if you know you have some small leaks in your roof get them repaired as soon as possible.
How does heat reflective paint work?
Heat Reflective Paint works by reflecting the sun’s energy before it can hit the roofing material – kind of like a reflective shade for your roof. This means that your roof is cooler, meaning your roof space (if any) is cooler which in turn keeps your house cooler!