Is It Time For A Roof Replacement?

Many homeowners assume they only need a roof replacement when it begins to leak. But don’t make this mistake. Some roofs reach the end of their life without any signs of roof failure. Even if you can’t see damages to your roof, hidden issues could affect its functionality. For example, your roof could have holes that allow rainwater to leak into the walls. If you wait until you see damages to replace your roof, your home may have already experienced extensive damages to its structure. You can prevent these structural damages by watching for these signs that it’s time to replace your roof, then call a Melbourne roof replacement company to make it happen.


When was the last time you had a roof replacement? Different roofing materials have different lifespans, so talk to a roof specialist about whether your roof is due for replacement.

The need for roof replacement also depends on how much your roof weighs and how well your roof ventilates air. For example, if your roof uses a heavy material (like tiles) and your roof is approaching the end of its lifespan, you will likely need to replace it soon.

Loose Panels

If the panels on your roof loosen, you could experience leaks. High winds and strong storms are common causes for metal roofing becoming looser.

If you don’t repair the loose panels, they will allow water to enter your home and cause damage. Loose panels can also compromise the safety of your home. Determined thieves could enter through loose or missing panels. Small rodents and insects could also enter your home and create nests in your roof or attic.

When your roof has loose panels, consider roof replacement.

Hail Damage

Hail can cause damage to most roofing materials. Roof materials that experience heavy hailstorms often lose their ability to protect your home from water damage. Many of these materials are prone to splitting and cracking after they experience repeated hammering from hail.

After a hailstorm, look for cracks in your roof and leaks in your ceiling. If you see either of these damages, replace your roof.


In terms of functionality, discolouration on your roof isn’t a problem. However, having more than one colour on a roof doesn’t look appealing.

Over time, your roof may experience sun damage that fades its once vibrant colours. To maintain a uniform colour, you should consider repainting or replacing the roof. Ask your roofing specialists in Melbourne about metal roofing materials that retain their colour.

Growing Moss

Some roofing materials allow moss to grow on top of your home. If shade frequently covers the roof and the area experiences lots of wet weather, you may see mould growing on your roof.

Mould and moss hold moisture on your roof, which will eventually damage the roofing material, so replacement is your best option. Many homeowners also choose to replace their roof after they see mould because moss and mould growth are unattractive.

Avoid trying to clean the mould off of your roof by yourself, as you could fall and get hurt. Even if you did clean the area yourself, the moss would probably regrow anyway. You will likely need a roof replacement to remove the moss completely. Ask your roof specialist about moss-resistant roofing materials.

Rust Damage

If you find rust on your metal roof, it’s probably time to replace it. Rust often means that the metal coating on your roof has deteriorated and the metal is starting to tarnish. Once your roof’s coating or finish deteriorates, water will cause your metal roof to rust.

Many homeowners don’t notice rust until they discover evidence of roof leaks inside their home. You can regularly search your roof for rust damage to prevent such leaks. Most rust damage occurs near vents, flashing, seams and skylights. If you notice rust, consider calling some roofing contractors to conduct a roof replacement.

There are many benefits to replacing your roof, such as increasing your home value and creating a safe place for your family. When you decide it’s time to replace your roof, call a professional roof specialist to guide you through the roof replacement process.

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