Your house is one of the most valuable and costly investments that you’ll ever make. And as with anything worth that much money, it’s crucial that your investment receives proper maintenance and care.
And it all starts with your roofing.
Harsh weather conditions, wear and tear, debris… all of these can cause your metal roofing to fall into a state of disrepair.
In addition to affecting your roof, it can also lead to damage in the rest of your house!
As much as possible, homeowners should keep on top of any roofing problems they may encounter.
Have you noticed any of the following common issues occuring within your metal roof? If so, we suggest booking roof repairs in Melbourne with Watermaster Roofing!
Common metal roofing problems (and why you need a metal roofing expert)
For almost 20 years, our team has been performing metal roof repairs in Melbourne. We’ve worked on all manner of jobs, from total roof replacements and emergency roof repairs to minor roof and gutter fixes.
During that time, we’ve noticed that certain problems have a habit of popping more frequently than others!
1) Roof leaks
Roof leaks: without a doubt the most common roofing problem that most of us will encounter!
While a seemingly minor problem now, over time, a leak can lead to a whole other host of issues, including:
- Damage to walls and flooring
- Damaged ceilings
- Mould growth in your ceiling space
- Sagging ceilings
- Water stains and marks
However, there is a silver lining: immediate detection and repairs can prevent further structural damage caused by leaking roofs.
In some cases, you may even have a leak without even realising it. Sometimes, these symptoms only appear once the damage is done!
That’s why homeowners should let a metal roofing specialist inspect and repair roof leaks to prevent any structural problems caused by water damage.
Metal roofing professionals can quickly identify the source of the leak, perform a thorough inspection of your home’s interior and exterior structures, and fix the leak in a cost-effective manner.
We will patch up any leaks we find in your roof and reseal areas that may have come loose, such as roof flashing or joins in your metal roof, keeping you nice and dry during rainy weather.
2) Gutter and roof plumbing repairs
Not many people think of it this way, but your gutters and roof plumbing are some of the most important parts of your roof!
Roof plumbing and efficient guttering systems are critical in a home’s drainage system.
Specifically, they’re responsible for moving rainwater off your roof, thereby preventing ingress, leaks and water damage.
Clogged gutters can block the water flowing from your gutters, leading to pools of stagnant water in your roof.
Over time, accumulated water in the roof and ceiling can weaken your foundations as well as the metal panels that make up your roof. Poor guttering systems can even result in mould and mildew growth, as well as insect infestations.
Cleaning your gutters is as important as regular roof repairs. And as it’s a job you dread, you’ll be pleased to know that our roof plumbers in Melbourne can help out with that!
Our team can take care of gutters which you may not be able to clean on your own – we’ll also clear downpipes and other parts of your roof plumbing of messes you may have trouble dislodging.
If need be, our roof plumbers in Melbourne can even replace worn gutters and roof plumbing altogether!
3) Storm and weather damage
Melbourne has a bit of a reputation for unpredictable weather.
Each winter (and, in fact, most summers) we see newsreel footage of gale-force winds, golf ball-sized hailstones and flash flooding.
Invariably, there’s almost always a shot of damaged roofing as well.
If your metal roof is showing signs of damage following one of Melbourne’s wild weather swings, we recommend getting in touch with your insurance provider to make a claim.
And once it’s approved, the next thing you’ll want to do is contact our team for emergency roof repairs (or in the worst-case scenario, complete roof replacement)
In addition to regular roof repairs in Melbourne, our team also provides emergency fixes should your roof suffer from weather-related damage. We’ll work hard to ensure you aren’t left exposed for long.
4) Roof insulation problems
Specifically, we’re talking about air leaks!
Metal roofing is one of the most thermally-efficient types of roofing available, reflecting a large portion of the sun’s heat away from your home while also cooling down quickly.
In order for this to work, your roof needs to maintain an airtight seal to ensure heat gets in – once it does, it’s game over.
Over time, your metal roof may develop air leaks which impact your roof’s ability to keep you cool. Particular trouble spots include:
- Roof flashing
- Metal roof caps
- Roof valleys
- Areas around roof vents
- Roof-mounted A/C
When installed, each of these are usually sealed with waterproof sealant to ensure that nothing gets in (or out).
Over time however, this sealant can decay, creating an air leak.
During summer, this allows warm air to get into your ceiling cavity, creating a reservoir of heat that makes your home uncomfortable.
And during winter, it allows retained heat to escape, leaving you shivering.
It isn’t just your comfort that’s affected, either – in both cases, this can also force your HVAC system to work overtime, driving up your power bills too!
When performing roof and gutter repairs, our team can identify and reseal these trouble spots, once again ensuring your roof plays its role in keeping your home cool and comfortable.
Call the Watermaster team for metal roofing repairs in Melbourne
Your roof is important – take care of your roof, and it will take care of you.
That means choosing the right team to provide metal roof repairs in Melbourne should the need arise.
And that’s where we come in.
As metal roofing experts in Melbourne, the Watermaster team provides expert roof and gutter repair for Melbourne homeowners.
Our team of roofing experts is dedicated to providing you with the best roofing installations and repairs. All of our work is covered by a $20 million public liability insurance policy, and backed by 20 years of experience.
Whether it’s an emergency roof and gutter repair or a new build, you can trust Thom and the team to get it done!