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How do you know when it’s time to have your roof replaced or repaired?

Did you know your roof is the most important structural element of your home? Not only is it aesthetically one of the best features it also protects you and your possessions against harmful elements such as fire, rain and extreme ultraviolet rays. It’s important to pay attention to the condition of your roof and ensure you have it inspected regularly by a professional roof plumber.


The type of roof you have will impact your property in many different ways both long and short term, including the longevity of your roof and down to the cost of your insurance premiums. The team at Melbourne Reroofing Group, highly recommend a metal Colorbond roof for all type’s homes located in and across greater Melbourne.

How do I know if my roof is damaged in Melbourne?


Many people avoid the early signs when it comes to roof damage, making these small problems such as rusting, missing tiles and ceiling moisture evolve into bigger ones. Don’t ignore the signs for fear that roof repair or replacement is expensive and time consuming, act now and save yourself the hassle and some big dollars long term.

What are the 3 most common signs of roof damage?


Water damage.

There are 2 common signs of water damage to a roof you should look out for. Firstly, moisture on the ceiling and secondly a leaking roof.

Have you noticed spots of moisture on your roof after a rain fall? If so, this means the water has seeped into your existing roof and made its way through to your ceiling. In the event of moisture on the roof, please contact the team at Melbourne Reroofing Group to assess the damage and provide a roofing solution best suited to your situation.


In more serious cases water leaking from your roof or ceiling is a tell-tale sign of bigger problems to come. Get in touch with a roofing expert as soon as possible so they can isolate the problem before further damage occurs. Leak problem detection is one of Melbourne Reroofing Groups specialties.


Shingles.

Extreme weather conditions such as high winds, heat exposure and electrical storms can loosen the materials and move shingle, tiles and stones over time. Missing roof shingles can expose the roof to further damage from both weather and wildlife. If you act on missing roof shingle early you can minimise your risk and repair your roof quickly and cheaply without any long-lasting effects.


Visible Signs of Damage.

The team at Melbourne Reroofing Group recommend you inspect your roof every 6 months to maintain the integrity of your roofs structure and isolate any potential problems that may occur. During your roof inspection be sure to check for things such as:


· Signs of rust

· Missing or damaged shingles

· Algae growth

· Roof rot

· Blistering

· Look for any loose materials

· Roof penetrations

· Check for Mould and hidden moisture

· Build-up of debris


Melbourne Reroofing Group also recommend doing an interior inspection to ensure nothing has been missed. This can be as simple as:


· Checking for moisture spots, leaks or dark spots.

· Checking your roof for mould.

· Checking your roof for sagging spots.


If during your inspections you notice any of the following please call the team on 0413 067 842 to inspect further.

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