There are many signs which can indicate your roof may need a clean, roofing repairs or repaint (recoating). Some of these signs may result in the requirement of a new roof, but in many cases restoration of the roof you have, can add value to your home at a lower cost.

Some signs you may need to seek professional advice include:

Cracked concrete tiles Broken and cracked concrete mortar Moss, algae and lichen growth
Cracked concrete tiles Broken & cracked concrete mortar Growth of green or black algae, moss or lichen on the roof
Roof valley rusting Holes in roof Water damage in roof cavity
Appearance of red rust, particularly in roof valleys & other junctions on the roof Obvious holes, such as where screws have been removed from the roof Leaks, either into the roof cavity or the building itself
Uneven colour or roof fading
Uneven colour or fading of the roof Dents in steel roofing such as corrugated iron or metal tile roofs Loss of chip, or accumulation of stone chip in gutters
 
Paint peeling    
If you see any of these signs you can request a free inspection and quote from one of our Licensed Applicators. Simply fill in the form on the contact us page.

Inspection for roof repair and repainting Call for a free roof inspection from a Licensed Decragard Applicator. You’ll get a free, no-obligation professional report on the state of your roof, plus a quote for putting things right with Decragard. If restoration is not recommended for your roof, your licensed applicator can explain other Gerard Roofs solutions to you.

Next: Cleaning & preparation Cleaning & preparation

Moss, algae and lichen growth is detrimental to your roof. It indicates moisture is present and it can stop proper roof drainage, which may cause your roof to leak. Moss, algae and lichen growth can also cause chip loss on textured roofs. As a result, keeping moss, algae and lichen at bay will allow your roof to function properly, and benefit the longevity of your roof.

The first part of the roof restoration process includes applying a roof cleaning treatment to remove any algae, moss and lichen as well as grime and chalking. Often this is enough by itself but as a preparatory step in repainting it will help ensure your new roof coating has a permanent grip on your roof. A new, properly applied Decragard roof coating should resist the onset of moss, algae and lichen growth for up to three years.

After a suitable period of time in which the roof cleaning treatment has been allowed to work, the roof is then water pressure cleaned to ensure it is free of loose debris before roofing repairs are carried out.

If rainwater is collected off the roof for drinking, it is recommended after growth removal that the water collection system used to supply drinking water is left off for at least four good rainfalls before being reconnected.

Roof cleaning before repainting To ensure your new Decragard coating gets a permanent grip on your roof, the old surface is carefully treated to remove any algae, moss and lichen as well as grime and chalking. Thorough water pressure cleaning follows to make sure the roof is free of loose debris before roofing repairs are carried out.

Next: Repairing & securing Repairing & securing

Your Decragard Licensed Applicator has the skills and experience to make straightforward roof repairs; such as replacing cracked tiles, fixing broken or cracked mortar, removing dents in metal roof tiles that can cause leaks and treating or replacing corroded roofing. Depending on the size and location of any corrosion a rust treatment may be applied at this stage.

This roof repair service saves you the time and delay of organising a separate roofing contractor. Once the roof repairs are completed, roof repainting can take place.

Roof repairs are undertaken Simple roofing repairs are completed before the roof repainting takes place.

Next: Coating application Coating application

Depending on whether your roof is concrete tile, metal tile, corrugated roofing, colour-coated steel, or Decramastic tile; a different and appropriate basecoat and/or sealer coat may be applied to ensure the roof has a secure surface ready for the final Decragard topcoat. After the basecoat and/or sealer coat is applied, the highly-durable Decragard topcoat is carefully applied.

The Decragard topcoat will enhance and restore the beauty of your roof. The topcoat colour can be the same as the original roof - or if you’re ready for a change, you can choose a completely new colour to repaint your roof.

The type of roof you have affects the Decragard roof coating process. Choose your roof from the choices below:

The process to apply Decragard roof coating to a concrete tile roof is as follows:

  1. A roof cleaning treatment is applied over the entire roof to clean the tiles and kill moss and mould
  2. The roof is water pressure cleaned, gutters are washed out and the windows, walls, steps, paths and driveway is cleaned down
  3. Tile replacements are handled as required to eliminate cracked, pinholed and porous tiles
  4. Roof hip and ridge are rebedded as required
  5. The entire hip and ridge area is repointed
  6. Decragard High Solids Sealer (when necessary) and/or HB Concrete Primer is applied to fill and seal tiles over the entire roof
  7. Decragard Gloss Topcoat is evenly applied to coat the entire roof

The process to apply Decragard roof coating to satin tiles is as follows:

  1. A roof cleaning treatment is applied over the entire roof to clean the tiles and kill any moss, lichen or algae
  2. Tiles are replaced, buckled tiles are repaired and renailed as required
  3. The entire roof is water pressure cleaned, gutters are washed out and the windows, walls, steps, paths and driveway is cleaned down
  4. Rust treatments are applied as required
  5. Decragard Galvanised Primer (when necessary) roof coating is applied after the rust treatment to the entire roof area
  6. Lastly, Decragard Gloss Topcoat is applied evenly to cover the entire roof.

The process to apply Decragard roof coating to a long run roof is as follows:

  1. A roof cleaning treatment is applied over the entire roof to clean the sheets and kill any moss, lichen or algae
  2. Sheets are replaced and repaired as required
  3. The entire roof is water pressure cleaned, gutters are washed out and the windows, walls, steps, paths and driveway is cleaned down
  4. Rust treatments are applied as required
  5. Decragard Galvanised Primer (when necessary) roof coating is applied to the entire roof area
  6. Lastly, Decragard Gloss Topcoat is applied evenly to cover the entire roof area.

The process to apply Decragard roof coating to a chip coated tile roof is as follows:

  1. A roof cleaning treatment is applied over the entire roof to clean the tiles and kill any moss, lichen or algae
  2. Tiles are replaced, buckled tiles are repaired and renailed as required
  3. The entire roof is water pressure cleaned, gutters are washed out and the windows, walls, steps, paths and driveway is cleaned down
  4. Rust treatments are applied as required
  5. Decragard Bituminous Primer roof coating is applied after the rust treatment and the entire roof area is rechipped
  6. Lastly, Decragard EC Topcoat is applied to evenly cover the newly textured tiles.

Decragard Topcoat roof coating is applied The Decragard coating you have chosen to enhance and restore the beauty of your roof is carefully applied. The colour can be the same as it originally was - or if you’re ready for a change, you can select a new roof colour.

Why Decragard?Coating application