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DIY & HOME OWNER TIPS

15
Dec

Is it Time for a 2018 Roof Audit?

Thinking of doing a roof audit before 2018 ends?

Remember your roof is the first line of defence against the elements. The right roofing material and installation can last for decades, but the longevity of your roof relies on regular inspections. In this post, we look at why you should do a regular roof audit (the end of the year is the perfect time!) and how you should go about it.

Why do I need a Roof Audit?

The roof is one of the most important parts of your home, but it’s also prone to damage and general wear and tear. With this in mind, a yearly roof audit is a great way to stay on top of any roof issues. Here's why you need a roof audit:
  • Lengthens your roof’s lifespan – regular maintenance means your roof has better resistance to the elements.
  • Protects against leaks – by checking regularly, you will be able to spot any roof leaks early on. Having them repaired immediately will save you money, rather than leaving them to get worse and requiring a more extensive repair job later on. 
  • Improves aesthetics – when your roof undergoes regular audits and maintenance, it will improve the finish and aesthetics of your roof. 
  • Ensures safety – you will be able to detect potentially dangerous or hazardous roofing situations by regularly checking that state of your roof.
  • Helps you save on energy – the condition of your roof can affect your cooling and warming systems, save on energy costs by making sure your roof is secure and performing efficiently.

 
The best roof replacements for your home

If you’re planning on replacing your roof, a Colorbond roof replacement is one of your best options. Colorbond roofing continues to be a growing trend, largely because of its durability. Here's some other reasons to consider a Colorbond roof replacement:
  • Lightweight – makes handling and installation easier and safer
  • Long life expectancy – can last up to 70 years
  • Clean water collection – unlike some other roof types, Colorbond roofs are able to collect rain water as clean water
  • Reduces contaminants – Colorbond roof coatings prevent moss and mould build-up
  • Provides good insulation – helps to keep home temperatures from extreme fluctuations
  • Flexible designColorbond comes in many different colours and hues so you can get creative with your home!

One of the best things about Colorbond roof replacement is it can easily be installed in low pitch or flat roofs. It also ups property value!

Tin roof replacement is another thing that you should consider. Big construction firms use this type of roofing because they are generally more reliable and durable. A tin roof replacement can make a huge difference to your home with the following advantages:
  • Long lifespan – can last for 30 to 50 years
  • Highly durable – tin is not easily affected by corrosion or environmental elements
  • Recyclable – can be reused for many different products
  • Low maintenance – you can check your tin roof replacement less than five times a year
  • Variety of options – tin roofs have different colours and styles to choose from


How to do a Roof Audit

With the start of summer in Queensland, it's a great opportunity to do a roof audit. Here's how:
  • Inspect your roof thoroughly, including the surface, any added elements like solar panels or chimney areas, gutters and downpipes, and also inside your roof (if you have access to your attic). 
  • Clean roof surfaces and gutters of debris. This will prevent water from pooling which may cause leaking.
  • Make sure to trim tree branches near your home to keep your roof free from twigs and leaves.
  • Drain stagnant water because it can cause mould and algae to build-up. It's also a breeding ground for mosquitoes in summer.
  • When doing inspections on your roof, be sure to follow safety precautions, like using a safety harness and having a second person to assist. If in doubt, call in a roofing professional. 
  • If you introduce a new element to your roof, ensure that you follow proper flashing procedure. 

And there we have it!

  

 

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