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What happens during a metal roof inspection? A roof plumber explains!

Metal roofing is strong. It’s durable. It’s low-maintenance.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can just leave your metal roof and never think about maintaining it!

Every homeowner knows that metal roof installation is a major investment in your property that will probably outlast your time living in said house.

And just like any other investments, it’s crucial that you look after it by keeping it well-maintained and continuing to give it attention and care.

Keeping your metal roofing installation in good condition begins with regular roof inspections, during which a professional roof plumber will carefully look over every aspect of your roof to identify wear-and-tear, damage, mould and other issues.

These inspections are the key to a long-lived roof that’s free of issues – but what exactly happens during a metal roof inspection?

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What happens during metal roof inspections?

The thing with roofs is that most of the time, you can’t see what’s going on up there from the ground level.

The result? There might be issues that you’re completely unaware of!

That’s why it’s so important to organise periodic metal roof inspections, as it’ll help you keep on top of issues such as these.

Whether you’re buying a house and want to know how much life its roof has left in it or are curious about your roof’s condition, metal roof inspections can give you the information you need, helping you assess your roof’s condition.

It’ll also help us chart a course forward if we do uncover damage or issues in your roof such as:

  • Roof leaks
  • Roof plumbing problems
  • Insulation issues
  • Storm damage
  • Sealant problems

Think of it like your regular body check, except for your roof!

During metal roofing inspections, your metal roofing team might conduct…

Interior roof inspection

Just because everything looks fine from the surface doesn’t mean that it is – seeing isn’t always believing, after all.

In addition to performing an exterior metal roof inspection, our team also looks at how your roof’s doing underneath the hood.

Metal roofing inspections can reveal interior damage that may appear invisible from the outside. We’ll crawl into your roof space to look for things like:

  • Openings
  • Roof leaks
  • Sarking problems
  • Mould and mildew

Each of these are important, and can be easily missed if you only look at the surface!

Exterior roof inspection

After checking the inside of your house, a roofing expert usually moves onto an exterior roof inspection where we look at what your roof’s exterior (because what else would it involve?)

This requires more than just climbing the ladder and quickly looking at your roof for any visible signs of damage – during exterior roof inspection, we’ll also look at things including:

  • Tiny cracks and holes
  • Rust spots
  • The condition of waterproof sealant
  • Ridges and edges
  • The condition of screws
  • Physical damage

Of course, it isn’t just your roof itself that our team looks at – as roof plumbers, we’ll also take a look at your roof plumbing as well.

Gutters, downspouts, drains – each of these play a crucial role in protecting your home from water damage and other such issues.

And just like your roof itself, they need to be maintained.

As part of the exterior part of your metal roof inspection, we’ll also take a look at your guttering and roof plumbing as well, checking it for defects and wear.

Since performing an external inspection involves climbing up onto your roof, it’s something that can be dangerous, and which is best left to a professional.

We’ll accurately determine the condition of your metal roofing, fixing any issues we identify, including offering on-the-spot fixes for certain roofing problems such as fixing worn-out waterproofing by applying sealant right there and then.

For problems that can’t be fixed right there however, our metal roofing team moves onto the next stage…


After we’ve had a look at your roof, it’s time to put together a report outlining:

  • Your roof’s condition, inside and out
  • What services need to be provided
  • What you can afford to put off, and for how long

Getting a detailed report of your metal roofing, you can actually assess the real condition of your roof. During this time, you can review the recommendations presented by a roofing expert and decide which should be the main priority depending on your budget.

As we always say, an ounce of prevention is always better than cure, so if you have minor metal roofing issues as early as now, it is better to deal with them sooner rather than postpone the solution for later.

So never ignore any minor issues that a roofing expert may have raised and as we always say, only work with certified roofing professionals.

Cost estimates

All repair work that can’t be completed on the same day needs to have a cost estimate depending on materials, time and scope of the job. That’s what this stage is all about.

After determining any interior and exterior metal roofing issues, your expert roofing professional gives you a complete report, as well as an up-front cost estimate based on the actual condition of your roofing.

Watermaster Roofing makes it our mission to ensure that this estimate is up-front, and that it covers everything. We know that there are some shady operators who try to sneak in “unexpected” problems or add extra charges on after the fact.

By telling you upfront and informing you whenever a complication arises, we ensure that your cost estimates are transparent, and that you know exactly what you’re paying for.

This is something that we’ve been committed to offering ever since we started out as regular plumbers long before we made the leap to roof plumbing.

The result? You know what you’re paying for – you won’t need to worry about any unexpected “surprises” with us!

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Is it time to organise a metal roof inspection in Melbourne?

Our roof plumbers are here to help!

When was the last time you organised a metal roofing inspection? If you’re like most homeowners, the answer is either:

  1. “Too long ago”
  2. “Never”

Whichever category you fall into, you’re overdue, and it’s time to organise a metal roofing inspection.

First step is finding a team of roof plumbers to carry it out.

With 20 years of experience working with metal roofs in Melbourne and its suburbs, Watermaster Roofing is just the team to call.

Our mission is simple: to protect your most valuable investments (that is to say, your house) with effective, durable and timely metal roof services:

Whatever services you need, We work hard to ensure that your roof is strong, beautiful and durable.

All you need to do is call Watermaster Roofing on 1300 576 075 or fill in the form to book an onsite inspection!

You can also visit us for metal roofing in Melbourne: pop into our headquarters at 9/22 George St Sandringham, VIC 3191, if you prefer a more hands-on approach.

2022-05-25T08:30:45+00:00 August 24th, 2020|Gutter repairs, Metal roofing, Roof Plumbing|

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