Melbourne homeowners FAQ: Answers to common roof restoration questions.

July 3, 2024

What does a roof restoration process consist of?

Roof restoration in Melbourne is the process of restoring an old and damaged roof to ensure it is functionally in the best state possible. Generally, an expert roof restoration process involves:

  1. High-pressure roof cleaning
  2. Roof repairs, including replacement of roofing material (not entirely, only damaged parts)
  3. Fixing roof gutter, fascia or valley
  4. 4-Coat roof painting

Sometimes, more work is needed. It's best to have a professional check your roof to determine exactly what needs to be done.

When is the best time of year to do a roof restoration?

It's important to dispel the myth that roofing work, including roof restoration and painting, is limited to certain seasons. In reality, there's no ideal or unsuitable season for roofing works. The application of high-quality acrylic membranes and a 4-coat painting system has additives that speed up drying, so the temperature isn't an issue. Rain can affect the coatings during or right after application, but high-quality coatings are usually touch dry within 30 minutes. As long as the company checks the weather, you can get a good job done in both summer and winter.

What are the benefits of Modern Seal Roofing's roof restoration solutions?

Here are some benefits of roof restoration:

  1. It improves the overall functionality of the roof and breathes a new life into it.
  2. A new look or aesthetic appeal to your house with a restored roof.
  3. By removing dirt and debris, your roof can better regulate temperature, reducing the need for excessive air conditioning and saving energy.
  4. Removing soot, grime and dirt from your roof helps improve air quality by reducing the contaminants released into the air you breathe.
  5. Replacement of broken, missing or saggy roofing material (not entire roof replacement) to avoid roof leaks and other potential damage to the structure.

What are the steps involved in your roof restoration process?

We follow a 7-step process to restore your roof:

  • Roof inspections: We conduct a thorough inspection of your home's roof to precisely identify the associated issues. Based on our findings, we provide homeowners with a complete obligation-free quote for our roofing services.
  • Colour selection: Our consultant works closely with you to choose your new colour scheme to ensure your preferences are at the forefront of the restoration process.
  • Installation of safety rails: We ensure the safety of your property and our roofers by using industry-standard roofing safety rails before we start working on your roof.
  • Conduct roof repairs: Our professional roofers carry out repairs to fix your roof.
  • High-pressure cleaning: We use high-pressure water (no chemicals) to remove moss, lichen, grime and dirt for the best results.
  • Rebedding and repointing: We repoint all ridge caps, gables and hips to complete the restoration before painting.
  • 4-Coat roof painting: Finally, your roof is sterilised, sealed and coated with two top coats of colour sealants followed by roof painting solutions. We ensure a durable finish that withstands all weather conditions.

What areas do you service?

We offer our roof repairs, roof restoration and roof painting solutions across Melbourne, including suburbs like Hallam, Knoxfield, Oakleigh, Dandenong, Ashburton, Armdale, Belgrave, Boronia, Brighton, Chadstone, Clayton, Croydon, Hughesdale and many more locations. 

Here’s a complete list of suburbs we serve

Do you provide work guarantees for your roofing works?

We use only the best industry materials and practices for your roof restoration, repairs and painting solutions. Our consistently trained technicians deliver high-quality results are backed by up to 10 years of workmanship guarantees.

Can you help with a leaking roof on an urgent basis?

Yes, we can. In emergencies, we can respond quickly. Leaking roofs need urgent attention because, if left unattended, they can cause internal damage and other structural issues. Please call us now to see how our roofers can fix your leaking roof immediately!

How long does a typical roof restoration process take?

The time it takes to complete a roof restoration depends on factors like:

  • The size and complexity of the project
  • The extent of damage to the roof
  • The amount of dirt, mould, grime, and mould formation on the roof affects the time taken to clean it.
  • Accessibility of the roof

and more.

On average, it can take about 2-3 days to a week to restore an entire roof.

How can I find the right company to restore my home's roof?

Here are some simple tips to help you choose the best one:

  • Check their reputation

Ask your friends, family and neighbours if they know any reliable roofers for roof restoration near you. You can also look up roofing companies online and check customer reviews and testimonials to get an idea about their work quality and reliability.

  • Get obligation-free quotes from multiple roofers.

Begin with comparing quotes from different roofers. Always ask for detailed quotes that will help you understand and compare the works suggested by different roofers. Also, you will get an idea about the quality of materials used in roofing works by roofers.

  • Look at guarantees and workmanship warranties.

Homeowners should avoid companies that offer warranties lasting 1-2 years. Long-term coverage helps safeguard your roof from potential issues in the long run.

By following these tips, you can find a reliable and trustworthy roof restoration company to meet your needs in Melbourne.

Why should I choose Modern Seal Roofing for my home’s roof restoration?

Modern Seal Roofing offers tailored roofing solutions in Melbourne, whether you require roof restoration, painting, or repair services. Our roof restoration process extends the life of your roof for many years as we only use high-quality products in all our works.

With over 25 years of experience in the roofing industry, we know the ins and outs of tiled, terracotta, cement and metal roofs in Melbourne and their related concerns. Over the years, we've built a strong reputation for quality workmanship and excellent customer service. Our roofers ensure that each project is completed on time and all the roofing concerns have been addressed. For your convenience, we provide upto 10 years of workmanship guarantee on all our roofing solutions. 


As one of the best roofing companies in Melbourne, our roofers are just a call away!