Do I Need A New Roof?

Making the decision to replace your roof is a big call and a big investment. Keep in mind though: your roof is the most important part of your house or industrial property. If the roof isn’t doing its job—protecting your property from the elements—then the rest of your house is in jeopardy.

Obviously, you don’t want to spend the money on a Melbourne roof replacement if all your current roof needs is a little repair work. But, if you keep taking the cheaper option and doing little roof repair jobs, not only will those repair bills start to add up, you could put yourself in the situation where a faulty roof turns into having to repair your entire house.

So, property owners should ask themselves: do I need a new roof?

Telltale Signs That You Need A Roof Replacement

  • Degradation of interior or exterior paintwork: If you notice any peeling or water damage to your interior paintwork or any exterior paintwork that sits underneath your roof, this could be a sign that your roof isn’t doing its job.
  • Water damage on the interior of the roof after rain: This is a sure sign that your roof is starting to fail. A good roof will be able to stand up under heavy rain. If yours isn’t coping with the pressure, don’t blame the weather— blame the roof.
  • Mold throughout the interior of your property: Well-protected properties don’t grow mold. So, if you start to notice mold on your interior ceilings and walls, it’s a sign that you need to either step up your cleaning, or look into getting a new roof.

Conducting a Roof Inspection

Everyone should inspect their roof regularly. It’s simply too important to the overall health of your property to just hope for the best. If your property is located in areas that are prone to high wind, heavy rain or regular hail then you should be checking on your roof on a regular basis.

If you’re scared of heights, then you can check the roof from the ground by using binoculars. Or, if you feel like there’s a serious problem ask a professional Melbourne roofing contractor (like ACR Roofing!) to check your roof for you. If you do decide to head up yourself, remember to do so in a safe manner: use a sturdy, stable ladder and watch your footing.

To conduct a roof inspection you should:

  • Check under the eaves as this space can often show the first signs of a leak.
  • Ensure the flashing isn’t damaged and is still providing adequate coverage
  • Check all seams and joints to ensure they are still watertight.
  • Check all nails for rust and surrounding stains. These signs could mean that water is entering in through the hole.
  • Look for areas of the roof that are uneven, sagging or don’t feel as solid as they should.
  • Make sure that ventilation areas are free of debris and aren’t clogged.
  • Check mossy areas to ensure that water isn’t penetrating underneath.
  • Ensure that all pipes and gutters are free of debris and properly sealed.
  • Do a thorough inspection of the attic or crawl space. If you notice any dark spots or spots that have been damaged by water then it may be time to call out a roofing contractor.

Replacing your metal or asbestos roof with a Colorbond roof is a fantastic investment for your home. Colorbond roofs don’t require as much maintenance and they last longer! In fact, it’s unlikely you’ll ever have to call out a roofing contractor if you with a Colorbond roof.

No one knows Colorbond like ACR Roofing, so get in touch today and replace that old, deteriorating roof with a new Zincalume or Colorbond roof.

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