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How do you know if your roof needs repairing?

It can be very difficult for you to know for sure if your roof is damaged in any way. Perhaps you have a leak and even then it could just be leaking into your roof space, how are you to really know? Unfortunately, it is a problem for a lot of houses and they are taking on water damage and other problems without them ever knowing. The best way you can know is to actually get up on your roof and check it out yourself, and this can be daunting. If you own a ladder you should get up and have a walk around, obviously be very careful or get someone who would be confident up on the roof to go up for you. While you are up there, there are a bunch of things you should be looking out for.

What to look for

On a tiled roof make sure you are only stepping on the bottom of each tile as you walk around. You will be looking for any cracks in your tiles or maybe even a whole sections of tile that are broken. If you take your time looking as you walk around the roof and find out just how many of your roof tiles are broken. For a shingled roof keep an eye out for shingles that are curled or buckling, also check to see if any shingles are losing granules which may mean the shingles are nearing the end of their life.

Have a good look around the valleys on your roof (the area that lets the water run down the corners of the roof) look around them for any damage or debris, you also want to check down the sides of the valleys and make sure there is no way water can get through. The valleys are one of the most important areas of your roof, snow and rain flow through them so you definitely do not want them to be compromised in any way.

The chimney on your roof (if you have one) can be another problem area, that and any surface next to a wall. Make sure you have a good look around these areas, any flashing around the roof needs to be undamaged and secure. Make sure it is all looking ok. If you have access to your roof space that can be a good way of looking for any light that is showing through. One other thing that you can do while walking around your roof is just to make sure it all feels secure, any spongy feeling underfoot may indicate damage to the battens in your roof.

Overall I would not be worrying about your roof on a newer house, but most houses people are living in are at least 10 years old. Any house that is starting to get 10 years old or older will probably start to have problems with their roof. If your roof is at this stage it can definitely be a good idea to hire a professional to come in and have a look around.

5 Roofing Mistakes

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  1. A lot of self-proclaimed DIY experts would make the cardinal error by laying down the initial batch of shingles in the wrong place. Think about it like this, the initial batch of shingles is what gives the sturdiness to the whole structure; it is basically like the strong foundation you lay before starting work on the pillars. But in most cases, people tend to commit this grave error and then inherit a foundation that isn’t capable of holding on to the weight of the structure.
  2. Slope needs to be determined according to the type of roof material that you are going for along with the structural capability of the roof. The best choice is to get in the help of an expert to design your slope so that no grave error of any kind occurs. If you overlook this particular aspect of roof construction, all of your hard work can come tumbling down in no time at all. Leading you to spend a lot more in terms of refurbishment costs and in terms of relaying the roof.roof-mistakes
  3. You have to nail them down. A lot of poorly constructed roofs lose shingles and water seeps into the cracks because of poorly fixed material. The nails need to be appropriately placed to ensure that there is no gap for water to enter, which might, in turn, lead to mold formation. Experts suggest that you should use at least four nails for each shingle. Remember that cost-cutting is not an excuse for improper nail placement because at the end of the day if financing a proper roof is your major issue, then it makes no sense whatsoever to compromise on nailing them shingles down.
  4. Moisture formation is one of the major reasons why roofs begin to erode and fail. Moisture leads to the growth of mold, which can then lead to erosion of shingles. What you need to do, is to provide enough ventilation through the attic and the ceiling. If there is no ventilation, the air along with the moisture will be stuck in the roof, with no place to go, they will cause the shingles to erode and crack.
  5. The final thing to keep in mind is to not allow improper shingle exposure to become your downfall. Shingles need to be exposed to allow pockets of air to escape, but too much exposure and you are looking at a sub-par installation work. Talk to the experts or visit their website https://www.roofersbrisbane.com/

Why Slate Roofs are the best?

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  1. Asphalt Roll Roof

Duration: The Asphalt Roll roof will last a minimum of 5 years and up to a maximum of 10 years.

Should you use it? Not really, unless it is a side project that you are working on. It is easy to install but can cause a lot of maintenance issues. Hence Asphalt roll roofs are rarely seen on houses or apartment building. Sheds and temporary storage units are the most common units with this sort of installation.

How do you make it last longer? The Asphalt Roofing system can become a pain, and there is very little that you can do about it; the only way to increase the lifespan of the roof made of asphalt roll is to ensure that the roof is free of debris.

  1. Composite Shingle Roof

Duration: The Composite shingle roof is one of the most common types of roofing system as it stands for a minimum of 15 years and if well maintained, can last for up to 50 years.

Should you use it? The essential thing is to understand that not all composite shingle roofs last for 50 years. Only the premium quality ones do, and that can be a shock really to a lot of house owners. Composite shingle roofs are cheap to install, and thus a lot of house owners go down this path thinking that they are installing a roof that will last 50 years. But not all composite shingle roofs make it beyond 15.

How do you make it last longer? The important thing is not to get overzealous and power wash your roof; that can greatly damage your roof. The important thing is to look out for moss growth and get rid of it as soon as you spot moss formation on the roof. Also consider a house painter who can also reseal and paint your roof.

  1. Slate Roof

Duration: The slate roof is by far the best roofing material, and it is said to last for over a hundred years.

Should you use it? Did you know that slate roofs that were placed when Shakespeare was alive are still standing due to how durable they are? You should use it if you have a property that you have no plans of refurbishing anytime soon or have plans to move elsewhere after a period of time. They are perfect for all roofs, but require special installations to support the weight of the slabs and can thus be expensive and time-consuming to install.

How do you make it last longer? Two things are vital to prolonging the life of the slate roof. Firstly, replace slabs if they are broken or have cracks on them. Secondly, if the copper flashings turn dark or black, then it is time that the flashings were replaced. Roof repairs should be done by an experienced roofing company to ensure you get a quality installation that will last for years.

 

 

 

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