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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.

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1) Got a roof leak? Call our roof plumbers now!

Is your roof leaking? If so, you need emergency roof repairs, stat!

Even a relatively small leak like the occasional drip from your ceiling can necessitate emergency action from our roof plumbers.

While the problem may only seem minor now, roof leaks can often snowball to the point where they result in serious damage.

For example, a small roof leak can lead to:

  • Mould and mildew growth
  • Stained plaster
  • Water damage to your ceiling and walls
  • Warped wooden frames
  • Rotted sarking, underlay and insulation

Over time, this can cause considerable damage to your house, furniture and carpets.

It can even affect its structural integrity.

There are a couple of houses we’ve been to where the leak has gotten so bad, that water has pooled up in the ceiling, causing it to sag!

In light of the potentially disastrous consequences, roof leaks should be treated as a major problem.

A failure to get the leak fixed in a timely manner can lead to major problems which can affect your house and comfort.

And besides, who wants to be forced to run around with a bucket everytime the weather starts to turn?

At Watermaster Roofing, our roof plumbers can identify and repair the cause of a leaky roof, whether it’s:

  • Corrosion
  • Poor installation methods
  • Cracks and holes
  • Roof plumbing issues
  • Bad waterproofing around seams and fittings

2) Falling branches and trees

Everytime Melbourne goes through a bout of wild weather and the news picks up on it, they always run the same kind of footage: a shot of a flooded street, a fallen power line and of course, tree branches that have come down on someone’s roof.

It’s that last one we’re going to focus on today.

This here is the reason that our Bayside roofing team always recommend trimming any branches that overhang your roof.

That’s because in addition to clogging up your gutters, these branches are often the first things to come down  during periods of wild weather.

Most of the time, smaller branches may land on your roof, but they’re often flung off during strong winds.

Heavier branches, on the other hand, have the potential to cause significant damage to your roof.

In some cases, they can damage your roof to the point where they let water and wind in, necessitating emergency metal roof plumbing.

Depending on the scope of the damage, our repair team may have to replace:

  • The affected roofing panel
  • Sarking and other underlayers
  • Damaged insulation
  • Damaged stretches of guttering

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3) Gutter repairs

When you hear the words ‘emergency roof repairs” you don’t usually think of your gutters.

If you ask us however, it definitely counts – after all, gutters are one of the most important parts of your roof!

When rainwater pools up on your roof, you may suffer from a range of problems, such as:

  • Water damage
  • Stains
  • Mould and mildew
  • Rot

By channeling water off your roof, gutters and roof plumbing prevent these problems.

Needless to say, if your gutter starts sagging or corrodes straight through, you have a problem on your hands… one that necessitates emergency servicing before the next bout of rain comes in!

Do you need gutter repair or replacement in the near future? Click here to find out the unmissable signs!

4) A poor roof installation job

You’ve just moved into a new place, and you love your home.

As the months pass however, you start noticing issues like leaks and draughts throughout your home.

What’s more, you also notice that your roof easily scratches, or that it isn’t soundproof when it rains.

In the worst case scenario, parts of your roof may even come loose altogether!

Needless to say, this wasn’t supposed to happen. In many cases, this is a consequence of shoddy roofing installation.

In these cases, we strongly recommend talking to a roofer that actually knows their stuff to get it fixed.

Depending on the previous installation job, our Bayside roofing team can replace your previous roof with one that’ll go the distance.

When properly installed, metal roofing is extremely tough and durable. It shouldn’t be suffering from scuffs or dents, and sections certainly shouldn’t be coming loose when the weather takes a turn for the worse!

We only use quality materials, tools and methods, ensuring that your metal roof stands the test of time – and wild weather!

Click here to learn more about the signs of a dodgy metal roofing installation.

Need roof plumbers in Melbourne?

Call Watermaster Roofing!

When it comes to something as important as your roof, any problem should be treated as an emergency, even if the immediate risk doesn’t sound too dire.

Our Bayside roof plumbers guarantee:

  • High-quality materials
  • Masterful workmanship
  • Extensive experience with metal roofing

If you need expert for repairs, the Watermaster team in Melbourne is ready to spring into action.

Call us today on 1300 576 075, or click here to request a quote!

2022-05-25T08:55:07+00:00 September 3rd, 2019|Gutter repairs, Metal roofing, Roof Plumbing|

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