Your roof provides the primary protection of your home from the elements and needs to be well maintained,.
You need to keep debris and water from collecting and pooling on your roof. this isn’t a major concern on the open areas of the roof, but rather in the cracks, crevices, and penetrations of your roof. However, debris can also pile up on the open areas if you have large trees or bushes that overhang your roof and drop lots of vegetation onto the roof surface.
Roof Gutters & Valleys
Your gutters and valleys need to be kept clean and free of debris. The correct gutter system removes water from your roof. If you don’t keep gutters, downpipes and box gutters clean, water can pool on the roofing surface and do a lot of damage, shortening the life of your roof.
Skylights, stink pipes and roof vents are holes in your roofing system and need to be maintained.
You need to look for any areas where water and debris may gather on the roof. Anywhere that creates an opportunity for roofing failure due to water and debris. Keep these areas clean areas and repair any damage.
This is one of the most often overlooked areas of roof maintenance.
Trees and bushes that hang over a roof drop vegetation, grow onto the roof, hold water against the roof, and shorten the lifespan of your roof. You need to trim these overhangs away from your roof.
It’s advisable to have a roof inspection from time to time to maintain and to ensure there are no major issues, and to ensure no problems are developing. We are able to provide an inexpensive and professional roof inspection and roof assessment. Call us today to book a free roof inspection. .
The areas that are often in need of attention are broken, cracked or missing tiles, re-bedding ridges and gables, and killing gutter and valley rust. Resealing leadwork, unblock weed holes.
To lengthen its life, your roof could do with a total water pressure clean, or may need the application of a sterilising agent or anti-fungicide. Sealing with two coats of Dulux Acratex Roof Membrane will extend the lifespan of your roof’s 10 year warranty.
Total Roof Replacement and Re-roofing
At some stage you may need to replace the entire roof, some reasons being that it may be leaking badly, and is more economical to replace rather than to repair. You may be adding an extension to your home and want the roof to look the same, or you maybe after a more modern look
ColorBond Re-roofing is very popular alternative.