Roofs require regular maintenance on a regular interval of time to lengthen the life of its roofing material and roof in overall. The roof restoration process will take care of your roof’s health and prevent it from deteriorating before it’s estimated life.
Roofs are designed to withstand all kinds of weather, but there is going to be some wear and tear. Restoring your roof will ensure it’s capable of fighting the next storm.
For this, our roofing specialists from Melbourne decided to put together a quick list of roof maintenance tips, that will alert you of the possible problems and how to deal with it. It will answer your doubts about roof repairs, replacement, damaged tiles, roofing materials and other general things. Read on to know more.
Clear Debris, Dirt and leaves
Roofs are the most exposed part of any house and tend to accumulate a lot of dirt, debris and leaves with time. They may affect the aesthetics of your home and also add unwanted weight over the roof. You must clear it from time to time, without any delay.
Trim the Overhead Branches
If you have trees near your house with overhanging branches, have them trimmed before they cause damage to your roof. Tree branches may keep banging the roof and cause the roof tiles of a tiled roof to break and dents in metal roofs. Keeping a safe distance of the branches from the roof will be an excellent way to protect your roof from damage.
If you aren’t sure or lack safety equipments, don’t risk your life, contact our roof restoration experts.
A roof, properly insulated and ventilated is less likely to face the wrath of moisture. Moisture can cause the roof to rot and thus, weaken it.
It is best to have your attics inspected time and again, to ensure the right amount of insulation. Also, the vents are allowing the proper air circulation. An inappropriately ventilated roof will clog the hot air within the house in summers, costing you higher on energy bills. If the hot air within your home has nowhere to go, it gets hot within, soaring the temperatures high.
Thus, adequately ventilated attics will keep the temperatures within your house comfortable, save you on energy bills. If not, you must consult roof replacement experts.
Monitor the Formation of Moss, Mould and Algae
One might not take the formation of moss, mould or algae as a severe issue, but apart from the addition of a green layer, it affects the roof’s surface. If left to grow unhindered, it is capable of damaging the roof of all kinds- wood, concrete, cement or terracotta.
Here’s what it does- Moss grows in between the gaps of tiles. With time, it will lift the tiles away from the roof, and allow water to penetrate within. Plus, moisture promotes further growth of moss, and rotting of wood is not far away.
The best way to handle moss, mould or algae formation is by cleaning it (or getting it cleaned through professionals) regularly. We recommend a sprinkling of zinc sulphate granules on the roof systematically and seasonally.
Inspect for Rust
Metal forms a part of all kinds of roofs. It may not be the main roofing material, like roofing sheets, but all kinds of roofs require nails and rods to keep the roof intact. Thus, it is advisable to keep an eye on the metallic parts of the roof to check if there are signs of corrosion or rust.
If you notice rust, use a wire brush or sandpaper to remove it. This will help to retain the roof’s health for longer.