Your house is one of the biggest and most costly investments that you’ll ever make. As such, it’s crucial that you look after it.
In particular, it’s important that you look after your roof, too!
Is your home protected from the elements by tiles or shingles? Over time, you might notice everyday wear and tear taking a toll on your roof – these materials, while relatively durable, are not designed to last more than 10-20 years without posing some potentially major problems – or in some cases, requiring complete re-roofing.
Metal roofing, on the other hand, is durable and low-maintenance, built to last for more than five decades!
Of course, low-maintenance doesn’t mean no-maintenance – so it still pays to have your metal roof checked our periodically, to catch any potential problems early.
You can’t overlook the importance of a roof inspection – read on to discover why!
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Why are metal roof inspections so important?
Simple: they’ll help identify any issues with your roof.
Think of it this way:
There are very few opportunities in your day-to-day life that allow you to get a good look at your roof.
In fact, due to its ambiguity from your ground view, it’s often something the average homeowner hardly ever thinks about! But that doesn’t negate its importance. It’s just another part of your home that requires regular inspections and maintenance to ensure it’s doing its job optimally and correctly!
This is especially important if your roof is on the older end of the spectrum.
Not to mention, older metal roofs don’t have the benefit of today’s metallurgy and engineering, making them more prone to wear and damage.
Regular inspections can identify potential issues in your roof, and allow us to prescribe roof repairs as needed.
How often should I get my roof inspected?
If you ask us, you should get your roof inspected once a year.
Gutters and other parts of your roof plumbing can often prove to be problematic – there’s a reason gutter repairs are one of the most common jobs we get called to. This is why we recommend inspections are performed annually, at the very least.
Is your roof overdue for an inspection? Contact our team of roofing experts on 1300 576 075 or request a quote.
What can we uncover during a roof inspection?
Leaks and cracks
Noticed patches of water on your ceiling? You need to book a roof inspection – now!
A leaking roof is often signs of a major problem, and can result in a range of complications:
- Moulds and mildew growth
- Rot in your rafters
- Water damage to insulation
- Damage to your ceiling and walls
- Electrical issues
As you can see, even a small roof leak could lead to major problems if it isn’t addressed in time.
Regular roofing inspections can identify potential sources of roof leaks, and perform roof repairs to fix the issue before it gets too bad.
Not only will this increase the life of your roof, but it’ll also protect your home and property!
In our experience, roofs are the most common place to find squatters in your house!
Think about it: the roof provides shelter from the elements, and features layers of insulation which keep critters warm during winter.
As a result, we often find unexpected guests living rent-free in your roof.
Some common culprits include:
If you notice an unwelcome housemate, the first thing you should do is call animal control.
The next thing you should do is book urgent roof repairs!
We briefly touched on this above, but honestly, this point is so important, it deserves its own section!
And since they deal with so much water, fallen leaves and miscellaneous debris, they’re also the most at-risk part of any roof, period!
In particular, a poor gutter system can lead to mould and mildew growth if water is allowed to accumulate on your roof as a result of a blocked or broken gutter. It may also result in water damage in a handful of occasions.
Look after your gutters with regular roof and gutter inspections.
During these inspections, we’ll check the function and condition of your gutters and downpipes. This helps us identify blockages before any significant damage or other roofing issues may arise as a result of worn gutters.
Yes, your roof needs cleaning too!
While metal roofs require considerably less cleaning than a tiled one (owing to fewer nooks or crannies for water and debris to accumulate), that doesn’t mean they don’t need the occasional clean.
The problem is figuring out which parts of your roof need to be cleaned!
You don’t have a good view of your roof from the ground. What’s more, it’s also unsafe to check out your roof on your own.
During a roof inspection, we’ll also pay attention to messes that otherwise may have gone unnoticed in your roof. We’ll explain exactly what we’ve found, allowing you to target them directly.
And if need be, we can clean out trouble spots for you!
How roof inspections protect you from extreme weather damage
Melbourne has a bit of a reputation for wild weather – so much so, that there’s even a dedicated Wikipedia page chronicling extreme weather events in Melbourne!
Every year (not just during winter, min you!) we’re greeted by news bulletins reporting on heavy rains and wild winds.
The vast majority of damage often revolves around power lines, trees, and of course, roofs.
More specifically, older roofs that may have weak spots, either in the structure (due to a shorter lifespan than metal roofing) or due to a poor installation job in the past.
We’ll also point out potential hazards, such as low-hanging branches that are damaging or have the potential to damage your roof.
Once these spots are identified, we can apply remedies, protecting your property from storm damage in the event of unexpected rough weather.
Book an inspection or roof repairs in Melbourne with Watermaster Roofing!
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Our Masterful team perform roof inspections for homeowners all over Melbourne.
Your roof looks after you – it’s only fair that you look after it by booking in a roof inspection!