Strength. Longevity. Great looks. When it comes to roofing materials, metal roofing in Melbourne has it all.
That having been said, your roof puts up with a lot. It’s directly exposed to the elements, and bears the brunt of mother nature’s attacks on your home.
As a team of Bayside roofing experts, we often get asked about whether there are any drawbacks to installing metal roofing.
We have to be honest: there is no material on earth that is 100% perfect. Over time, even metal roofing in Melbourne can suffer from:
- Wear and tear
Luckily for you however, each of these problems are very easy to avoid… take care of your metal roof, and it will take care of you.
What type of actions are we talking about? And how can they ensure your metal roof stays strong for years to come?
Top 3 tips from our Bayside roofing team
Tip 1: Make sure your roof is installed by a professional Bayside roofing team
If your home already has a metal roof, feel free to skip this step.
If you’re building and metal roofing installation is on the cards however, we suggest paying close attention!
Ensuring your metal roof stands the test of time begins with metal roofing installation.
Metal roofing installation that’s carried out by an experienced Bayside roofing team will be resilient, durable, and completed with superior workmanship.
We implore everyone who is getting a metal roof installed (or any roof work done) to use a professional.
That’s because certain metal roofing problems such as roof blow offs and leaks are more often than not due to poor workmanship on the part of your roofing installer.
- Chose incompatible metals
- Did a bad job covering ridges
- Accidentally left small gaps, allowing for unintended water ingress
You can avoid these problems almost entirely simply by carefully vetting your metal roofing team.
Searching for true professionals with years of metal roofing experience? Give our Bayside roofing team a call today on 1300 576 075.
Tip 2: Use quality metal roofing material
In a similar vein, just as important as a quality roofing team is quality materials!
Our Bayside roofing team are big fans of COLORBOND metal roofing. In fact, it’s our preferred choice.
The reason we choose it is simple: it’s extremely strong, high-quality material that has been specifically designed to withstand the tough Australian climate.
It can stand up to all the different weather patterns throughout Australia – whether it’s windy, hot, cold or dusty! Thanks to its proprietary formulation and unique protective coatings, a COLORBOND metal roof is designed to last.
By choosing such a strong and durable material, you’re guaranteed a roof that will stand the test of time, without having to worry about corrosion.
What’s more, it’s also important that you choose compatible metals.
That’s because when placed next to one another, certain metals will experience accelerated corrosion, which can prematurely weaken your roof and leave you open to corrosion and other problems.
Tip 3: do some basic maintenance
One of the big selling points of metal roofing is how it’s low-maintenance requirements.
Of course, “low maintenance” isn’t quite the same as “no maintenance!”
Thankfully, maintaining a metal roof is quite straightforward. Your yearly checklist should include:
- Gutter cleaning every few months
- Washing your roof
- Removing overhanging branches
These are simple tasks that you can do on your own. They help protect your roof from damage or unwelcome mould and mildew, thereby extending the life of your metal roof and helping you avoid some of the most common problems.
Don’t feel comfortable looking after maintenance on your own? Simply don’t want to do it yourself?
Watermaster’s metal roofing experts are ready to help out whenever you need us!
Tip 4: ask our Bayside roofing team to schedule routine inspections
The last and final thing you need to do to ensure that your metal roofing lasts is to schedule regular inspections and maintenance from a professional.
Now, as we mentioned COLORBOND roofing doesn’t need expensive or consistent maintenance.
However, if you want to maximise your roof’s lifespan and get the most out of your roofing, regular maintenance and repairs is a must!
How often? The truth is, it depends:
- How humid is your area?
- Are you near the beach?
- What’s the average temperature?
Each of these factors can influence how often you need to maintain your roof. That’s why we suggest talking to a roofing professional that’s familiar with your area first.
Our Bayside roofing team can help you determine your roofing maintenance needs.
What’s more, we can also perform a deeper inspection which includes looking at structural parts of your roof such as:
Maintenance in these parts of your roof require specialist equipment and know-how, which is why they should only ever be left to a professional!
Contact our Bayside roofing team for all your metal roofing needs
Whether it’s an inspection, emergency roof repairs or yearly maintenance, Watermaster’s Bayside roofing team can do it all. We’ll help you keep your metal roofing looking fantastic and functioning as it should for years to come.
With more than 20 years’ experience providing our Bayside customers with a quality roofing service, you can be confident in the knowledge that your home’s roof is being looked after by a team of the very best.
All of our work is backed up by a $20 million public liability insurance policy, as well as a six year contractor warranty!
Our team of professionals are passionate about plumbing so you can be 100% sure you are in safe hands.