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DIY & HOME OWNER TIPS

3
Jul

5 Ways To Make Your Roof Ready For Weather Extremes

There’s no denying it. Weather patterns have started to change and in some cases, become a lot more extreme.

These changes can be seen everywhere: Temperatures keep increasing. Earth's glaciers are melting faster and faster. Sea levels continue to rise. These are just to name a few.

Things aren’t any better back home. Take Southeast Queensland - extreme weather, like severe storms, floods, droughts and cold snaps, are becoming the norm here.

You can contribute by cutting down your environmental foot print and keep yourself and your loved ones safe by taking advantage of roof and building service in Brisbane.

Here are no less than 5 ways you can prepare your roof and home for weather extremes:


Seal Every Crack

When was the last time you had your roof repaired?

We get it - checking your roof for damage, like cracks, isn’t something you do regularly. It’s not as easy as, say, mowing the lawn.

But unlike mowing the lawn, it's not just for aesthetic reasons. As we mentioned, intense rain due to a changing climate is becoming the new normal in Queensland. Hire roofing professionals to seal up all your roof’s cracks, so you and your home stay dry and safe. If your roof has seen better days, you might want to consider a roof replacement.


Make Sure Your Roof Can Withstand Intense Rainfall

No matter how well it’s made or repaired, your roof will suffer wear and tear. It’s exposed to the elements constantly, so it's something you can’t avoid.

How do you make sure your roof can cope with intense rainfall for as long as possible then?

One key thing for withstanding rainfall is having effective gutters and run-off systems in place. Roofs that allow water to run off as quickly as possible and not pool are much better at withstanding heavy rain and long periods of rainfall. 

If you're lucky enough to have a hipped-style roof, these roofs are able to stand up to intense rainfall because of their shape. Not only does it lessen the load of the wind on the house, it also prevents the rain from accumulating on the roof by letting it continuously flow to the ground.

 

Keep Your Roof Well-Maintained

Of course, not even hipped-style roofs can stay in good condition after years of enduring intense rainfall. The only way to make sure your roof lasts as long as possible is by keeping it well-maintained. That means having it checked and repaired regularly. It pays to stay on top of roof maintenance throughout the entire year, even in what are usually considered "drier" periods. 

How often should you have your roof inspected? Twice a year is best.


Install Insulation

Extremes in hot and cold can be lessened inside your home by having effective insulation installed.

As we all know, insulation helps keep homes warm when it’s cold by reducing heat loss, but it also helps regulate internal temperatures by stopping surplus heat from entering the home. It does this by being a heat barrier between the inside and outside of your home.


Get a “Cool Roof”

You and your loved ones can stay cool even as temperatures rise not only by installing roof insulation - you can also consider getting a cool roof.

A cool roof is a roof designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than typical roofs. Examples include highly reflective roofing materials, like Colorbond roofs, and also green roofs.

Get your very own cool roof by contacting us today.

 

 

 

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