Why would Roof
down a job?
One of the worst things about our business is not being able to help our
customers - on the rare occasion. We sometimes hear from disgruntled
customers who we are unable to help, because their roof is beyond re-
We are very clear about what state a
roof needs to be in, before it can be
re-coated and when we encounter
one that is beyond help, its a hard
thing for the home owner to hear.
We wont re-coat a roof that we cant apply our full warranty to -
and sometimes that means the roof needs a full replacement.
Unlike other companies, we do not re-roof,
so there isn't anything in it for us to say no.
Many companies who do both, will push for a
re-roof, as it generally involves far bigger
sums of money (3-5X the cost of a re-coat).
Often people are after a quick patch up job as they intend selling, or are just wanting another
couple of years life so they can budget to pay for a re-roof. Whatever the reason, we would be
silly to re-coat something that isn't going to last, as who do you think gets the blame when the
Yes - we can do a re-coat and contract out of all
liability, should the roof fail in the short- medium
term, but that doesn't alleviate the disappointment
to the home owner, should the roof fail and they are
faced with significant re-roofing costs, ahead of
when they thought they would.
The other thing to note is that by simply getting on the roof and re-coating it, current damage can be
amplified and the roofs end date is effectively "brought forward". So if we turn down a job as we deems
the roof not worthy of a re-coat, be very careful about simply ringing around to find someone
If you do find someone who is prepared to put
their name to a re-coat in this situation, be
meticulous in understanding their warranty
conditions and what they will and wont do, in
the event of the roof failing ahead of your
Roof Painting Christchurch has been around for many years servicing
Christchurch, backing up our work and fixing the w