Early Roof Repairs Head off Additional Damage

Individuals have a myriad of options when they need roof repairs Melbourne. They can choose from traditional shingles, slate and terracotta tiles, metal, and Colorbond® metal. Roof plumbers are experts that are able to install an entirely new roof or make spot repairs that save home and business owners a significant amount of money.

Small holes and damage to a roof can occur from a variety of sources ranging from winds and hail to tree branches. When damage to a roof occurs, it allows water to seep under the roofing material, spreading moisture to the underlying wood in structures.

That moisture works to degrade structural integrity and can provide an environment in which hazardous black mold can begin to grow within 24-48 hours. Repairs can encompass replacing the insulation, drywall and even structural beams, in addition to the roofing material.

Roofing problems can arise from a myriad of sources that includes:

    • Punctures due to tree limbs and hail
    • Winds that dislodge small areas of roofing
    • Wildlife and insects
    • The wrong roofing material for the climate
    • Shrinkage of roofing materials
    • Little or no maintenance
    • Buildup of debris and water in dips and valleys of the roof
    • Improper installation
    • Poor original workmanship
    • Improper repairs in the past
    • Damage due to roofing reaching the end of its warranty
    • Incorrectly installed flashing, especially around skylights, vent pipes and chimneys

When home and business owners do notice a problem in the earliest stages, they often procrastinate. It’s a strategy that leads to damage that is far more extensive and expensive to repair. Colorbond Roofing Melbourne can be made in the same colors and materials as existing roofing to preserve the style and tenor of surrounding structures.

It’s a good idea for individuals to have their roof inspected periodically. Roofs with certain types of materials should be inspected for damage and potential problems every three years, while other types can go five years between inspections. Even relatively new roofs will benefit from inspections.

A sound roof is essential for the structural integrity of any building and for protecting the contents of homes and businesses. Roof repairs should never be undertaken by anyone without the advanced knowledge required to do so.

Roof repairs Melbourne can be performed quickly and efficiently with state-of-the-art technology that will prevent further damage and problems that are more expensive in the future