Simple roof maintenance tips
Keeping your roof watertight and structurally sound is an important part of home maintenance. Without proper roof upkeep you can suffer roof leaks, water overflows and internal mould and mildew growth. To help you keep your roof in tip-top condition, here are some simple roof maintenance tips.
Repair broken or missing tiles
Every 6 months or so you should inspect the condition of your roof and look for missing or loose tiles. If you find any, contact a professional roofer as soon as possible to prevent any water leaks making their way into your home. This will also prevent any possible injuries resulting from falling roof tiles.
Clean your gutters and valleys
By allowing leaves and debris to build up, you risk rusting your gutters and increase your risk of roof leaks during storm season. How often you should clean your gutters and valleys will depend on where you live and how much surrounding foliage you have, but a general rule of thumb is every six to twelve months.
Roof re-pointing is essential in keeping your home watertight. This is especially important on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane where summer storms bring heavy rains and wind. Roof points are the capping tiles that sit along the ridge top and cover the hips of your roof. Older capping tiles are susceptible to damage and movement over time and should be replaced with more durable capping tiles and flexible sealing products.
Tiled roofs that are over 15 years old may begin to develop loose tiles or leaks. The cause is likely your tile clips. Older Brisbane and Gold Coast homes have nail style tile clips to hold their roof tiles in place. While they were a good solution back in the day, over time they become prone to debris build-ups, and leaks, while hindering the flow of water across roofs. These older clips can be replaced with more durable, spring style clips that will prevent blockages or leaks.
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