Is it better to redo a roof or repair it?

The concept of roof remodeling is closely related to the concept of roof remodeling or roof repair, but it is not exactly the same.

Indeed, one thing is having to completely redo the roof, another is to restructure some parts or in any case carry out routine maintenance that does not require excessive (and excessively expensive) interventions.

The first difference between the refurbishment of the roof and its repair lies in the cost: in fact, the price of a total renovation will obviously be higher than the cost of a minor intervention. This can be a disadvantage, which very often leads to the choice of repairing the parts that do not work: however, in some cases, redoing a roof in full is much better, because it allows you to restore a roof and to be more relaxed on its functions.

Since the roof is essentially the part that covers the entire building, it is important to pay attention to its condition: if we annually deal with small renovations, intervening from time to time in the points that may have been attacked by atmospheric agents, bad weather, and other conditions, we keep our property under control and avoid having to carry out complete and more expensive interventions.

The complete renovation of the roof , especially if we have to do the roofing in cities like Turin, however, it also has its strong points: in fact, when we have to redo a roof, we can choose the most innovative technologies, we can choose the material with which the roof will be composed, and we can have the last word on many elements, making real and its own modifications (while maintaining high attention on landscape constraints).

Therefore, on balance, a roof refurbishment is convenient when we need or feel the need to modify the roof: for example, respecting the rules of sustainable architecture and green building, we can implement photovoltaic panels, which also allow us a significant savings in energy (and money).

Where this is not possible – due to landscape constraints – we can use photovoltaic tiles , which still have the same function.
The renovation or partial repair of the roof is recommended when the interventions are minor: if the conditions of the roof are good, it may be useless to get by in an operation that is however delicate and has its cost.

The most accurate indicator to understand if the roof has specific needs is the ceiling: if we notice infiltrationsof water, cracked walls, mold and humidity, the roofing of the building is likely to require timely intervention. In any case, the use of high quality products, of excellent raw materials, and routine checks help us to keep our home in excellent health, postponing too expensive interventions as much as possible.

The costs of a restoration

The costs are variable and depend mainly on the state in which your home is located. In general we can say that the price can range from 550 to 2000 € per square meter. Choose the most convenient one and start work right away! You will save up to 40% on the final cost of your project.

Restoration and conservative restoration
The building interventions that are part of this category are those of conservation of the building. Each intervention is aimed at ensuring its functionality: this is achieved through works that respect the original structure and its purposes. In this way, the building will be livable and safe. In particular, the following are included in this category of works.

How do you proceed with the restoration of a house?
Having an apartment to renovate requires special attention. It becomes even more challenging to proceed with the conservative and structural restoration of an ancient building.

Mortar: an important element in the restoration
A material widely used in restoration is mortar. It is important to distinguish the compositions that this material can have in order to make the most convenient choice. In classical construction, cement mortar has established itself: its characteristic is a great mechanical resistance due to its adhesive capacity. However, there is also a type of mortar with a composition of water and sand that is used as a binder and applied to the walls to restore the missing parts. In restoration and green building this material is preferred because it respects nature without detracting from quality.