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Our roof plumbers explain common emergency roof repairs

While metal roof installation may be our bread and butter here at Watermaster Roofing, by no means is that the only thing our expert roof plumbers do. While metal roofing is tough and durable (COLORBOND metal roofing even more so), other types of roofing, like tiles or shingles, are more susceptible to damage. In addition to roof installation, our team also gets called out to perform emergency roof repairs in Melbourne, usually following a bout of wild weather or some other accident. What types of repairs are we talking about? We break down some of the most common. 1) Got [...]

2019-09-03T06:58:17+00:00 September 3rd, 2019|Gutter repairs, Metal roofing, Roof Plumbing|

Look after your roof: our basic metal roofing maintenance guide

One of the advantages of opting for metal roofing installation is how low-maintenance it is compared to other roofing materials. You won’t have to worry about moss, mould, or loose tiles. Of course, that doesn’t mean that your metal roof can be ignored! While the maintenance requirements are certainly lower, we still recommend periodic metal roofing maintenance to ensure your roof looks good and stays strong for years to come. Luckily, maintaining a metal roof is relatively straightforward - especially when compared to other roofing materials. What makes metal roofing installation less maintenance heavy? Unlike maintaining a tiled roof, metal [...]

2019-08-13T05:38:44+00:00 August 13th, 2019|Metal roofing, Roof Plumbing|

Open vs closed-valley roofs: the role of roof plumbing in Melbourne

Look at any roof with inside corners. In particular, focus on the area where the two sections of roof meet - notice how there’s a small gap left over that runs the length of the intersection? As the intersection of two sections of your roof, this area is one of the biggest problem areas for roof leaks, as they create an avenue for rainwater to slip into your roof and start damaging your ceiling. Don’t start panicking just yet - metal roofing experts are well aware of this issue, and have devised roof plumbing techniques to keep water out seeping [...]

2019-08-09T01:05:42+00:00 July 5th, 2019|Metal roofing, Roof Plumbing|

Ask a roof plumber in Melbourne: when should your gutters be cleaned?

We know, we know: cleaning your gutters isn’t exactly the most thrilling task on your to-do list. If you ask our roof plumber in Melbourne however, it’s absolutely essential that you keep your roof plumbing clean throughout the year with regular attention paid to your gutters. That’s because neglected gutters it can cause damage not just to your roof plumbing, but also to your… Foundations Ceiling Roof Exterior walls and fittings That's why gutter maintenance - in particular, cleaning - is so important! To help you out, the experts from Watermaster Roofing are going to share some of the easiest [...]

2019-07-29T02:34:49+00:00 June 26th, 2019|Metal roofing, Roof Plumbing|

Can any plumber look after my roof? When to call a roof plumber in Melbourne

While the name may suggest pipes and taps, the truth is that roof plumbing is a completely different ball game from indoor plumbing. And as such, it’s crucial that you call somebody who’s qualified to work on roof plumbing specifically when it comes to maintaining your roof plumbing fixtures. Specifically, you’ll have to call a roof plumber to look after roof plumbing fixtures. Why is that? What is it that makes roof plumbers different from regular plumbers? Is there any relationship between the two? We’re glad you asked - today, our roof plumber in Melbourne explains why it’s crucial that [...]

2019-07-29T02:34:59+00:00 June 10th, 2019|Metal roofing, Roof Plumbing|

A roof plumber in Melbourne explains compliance certificates

With winter in full-swing, a healthy roof is vital if you want to protect your home from hail, wind and rain. It’s not just your metal roofing sheets, however - equally as important are your roof plumbing fixtures. Any roof installation team worth its salt will also offer roof plumbing services. That’s because roof plumbing fixtures are a crucial part in channeling water off your roof and protecting your property from water-related damage. And just like “regular” plumbing, it’s essential that all installation and repairs on roof plumbing in Melbourne are accompanied by something that looks a lot like this. [...]

2019-05-14T12:33:02+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Roof Plumbing|

Our roofing experts explain the role of roof plumbing in your home

If you scroll up, you might notice a menu button along our navigation bar that says “roof plumbing”. Why have we given roof plumbing its own section of our website? Simple: roof plumbing is right up there with strength and roof design when it comes to importance. For some reason however, many people don’t give it the attention it deserves. In fact, we often find that we have to bring up the topic before clients realise, “I guess roof plumbing really is important!” But what exactly does a roof plumber do?   The importance of roof plumbing “Roof plumbing gets [...]

2018-11-23T01:15:54+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Roof Plumbing|

Roof spring cleaning tips from our roof plumbers

Neatly tied-up rubbish bags. Old whitegoods and appliances. A well-worn sofa or two. All of these things and more popping up roadsides means just one thing: it’s time for your annual spring cleaning. If you’re the type who’s built up a huge collection of old, broken or unwanted stuff, spring cleaning can leave you almost feeling like you’re living in a completely different home. But it’s not just your house that could do with a good clean. Our roof plumbers share their top tips for spring cleaning your roof and gutters, too. Why roof cleaning matters Roof cleaning is about [...]

2019-02-21T03:52:07+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Roof Plumbing|

Our roof plumber shares 5 unmissable signs you need gutter replacement

Effective guttering is a crucial part of any roof plumber’s day-to-day job. Gutters protect your roof by funnelling rainwater off, minimising water build-up and increasing functionality and longevity. Additionally, it protects your home’s walls, roofs, windows and even foundation - instead of rainwater dripping directly onto your walls and windows, it’s channelled away towards rainwater spouts. You do yourself and your home a huge favour by properly caring for your gutters. Periodic maintenance ensures your gutters are effective for many years to come. Sometimes however, your gutters are far beyond repair that they need to be replaced completely. If so, [...]

2019-02-21T04:20:14+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Roof Plumbing|

A roof plumber in Melbourne explains the importance of insulation

One of the most common misconceptions about metal roofing that refuses to be squashed is the myth that metal roofs aren’t good at keeping the heat out. This myth persists because many of us only have experience with older metal roofs. However, the metal roofing of today is worlds apart from the metal roof at your grandparents’ place. Additionally, older insulation is much less effective at keeping the heat out than modern insulation materials. If you’re planning a metal roof installation, you can’t ignore the question of insulation While only one part of your roof, insulation is one of the [...]

2019-02-21T04:50:23+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Roof Plumbing|