Don’t get a roof restoration. Just stop that roof leak for good!

roof repair needed here - not roof restoration
leaking roof repair needed here

Looking for a roof restoration?

I get a lot of enquiries from people wanting a roof restoration. On further questioning, it often appears that they have a confusion about what  roof restoration means in the roofing industry.

….So lets clear up a couple of myths first.

There is a big difference between a leaking roof repair and a roof restoration.

Do you have a brown stain on your ceiling? If you do, then you have a leaking roof. A roof restoration will probably not be the best solution for this problem.

Myth #1:  You need a roof restoration.

Lets be clear about this. If your roof is leaking, then you NEED the leaking roof to be repaired. … or the roof may even NEED to be replaced.

If there is no water leaking from the roof and you just want your roof looking nice – then you just WANT a roof restoration.

There is a misconception in the roofing marketplace that if there is something wrong with a roof – then it needs a roof restoration.

Roof restoration companies just clean and paint roofs. They are not very good at fixing roof leaks – or even contemplating repairing the leaking roof as a better solution . They just want to paint your roof to make it look good.

Waterproofing is only a secondary concern to roof restorers.

Check out my  perils of roof restoration page for more details.

If there is a water leakage problem with your roof – you really want a good repair for your leaking roof or a roof replacement.

Do you NEED your leaking roof repaired or do you just WANT a roof restoration (AKA roof painting)?

If the picture at the top of this page describes your situation, then you need repairs to the leaking roof pretty quickly. There are many reasons why you have water leaking through your roof.

See the seven most common reasons roofs in Sydney here:


However, if all of the above does not interest you because you just want your roof looking nice…then you are after a roof restoration.

Roof restoration gone wrong
Roof restoration terracotta roof

I just hope that it does not end up like the roof restoration above

Myth #2:  All roofers in Sydney are the same.

If your roof is leaking, it is all about finding the some good roofers who you can trust to repair your roof leak properly.

There are many ways to find out if a roofer is any good before you hire him to fix your leaking roof.

  • Google is a good start (it used to be “pick up the phone book”). But whatever the search terms you choose (eg. roof repairs Sydney) , just the first page of results can have you freaking out about the choices out there. Most of the roofing companies pay to get on the first page by buying AD space. These are just pushing their services to you. Then there are 10 or so ‘organic’ listings (which Google has picked to be good enough) on the rest of the first page. The question is: “how do you know if they are any good at repairing your leaking roof just by visiting their website?”

What about service providers?

For example, I buy advertising space on The Home Improvement Pages. This business is currently going through a massive marketing campaign to promote their ‘get free roofing quotes’  service. They send me leads but if I subscribe to those leads, I have to pay a commission to this business for every lead.

Their business is to sell leads – not to ensure that they only have the best qualified roofers answer their leads.

I have used this service to try to find a ceiling repairer to replace a ceiling that one of my roofers accidentally put his foot through. I only got one response – and it was from another roofer who had completely mis-read the job request. On one else bothered to reply….

I do not subscribe to any of these services as a supplier – so, you will not find me answering any of these job requests.

  • Do what smart shoppers do.
Roof repair contractor review
Review of sydney roofer

Savvy online shoppers use the convenience of the internet to do their research. Have you ever ordered an unknown item over the internet without any research?  Most people use ‘reviews’ in their search term to give them a better idea of the pros and cons of what they are in for. Dodgy providers do not last long in the online world where the end user has the ability to put in their two cents worth.

I don’t know about you, but when I am venturing into the unknown of the online world for my precious purchases, I gravitate to the last option.

The whole purpose of this website is to serve the people who like the “Do what smart shoppers do” option.

…And if you do this, you will begin to find out that NOT all Sydney roofers are the same!

What to do next?

If Roof restoration is what you are looking for, then check out my roof restoration /painting page first  to get a bit more information about what you are up for.

Since I do not do any painting of roofs – I am pretty useless to you after that…

If you have a roof leak, then you may want to check me out further…

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