Is it time for a new roof?
Just like most other parts of a house, you may need a new roof at some point. Although roofs are built to stand the test of time, wear and tear may take a toll over time. A roof replacement may dig deep in your pockets but, putting it off may lead to more damage. You will end up fixing the rest of the house too. It’s, therefore, important to conduct regular maintenance and address any issues quickly.
Don’t wait until the rain starts dropping on your head inside your house. We have outlined some signs that you need to watch out for to determine if you need a new roof.
Water leakage is the most obvious sign of a damaged roof. Leaks can be caused by various factors such as corrosion and improper installation. You should check the ceiling cavity as water leaks are likely to start there. If you see these signs, it’s a good idea to call a reputable metal roofing company to conduct a thorough check and advise accordingly. Even a small leak can escalate and cause damage to the electrical system and other household items.
Rust occurs when metal roofs have been exposed to prolonged moisture. It’s an indication that the protective coating has deteriorated and you have to part with it. Rust can lead to multiple leaks in your house. And not only does it weaken the roof but it also lowers the aesthetic of the house and makes it look old.
Roofs in Tweed Heads are exposed to harsh weather conditions. As more years kick in, they start to deteriorate and become a potential cause of damage. Therefore, once a roof nears its lifespan, it’s important to have it checked by a professional metal roofing company. Metals roofs are the most durable, lasting to even 50 years.
Dark Stains or Streaks
Dark stains or patches on your ceiling are visible signs that your roof is leaking. Even small watermarks on your wall may be a sign that water has seeped in from the roof. Check for stains on both the interior and exterior of the walls. A sagging ceiling is also an indication of water damage.
Loose panels can lead to leakage and pose a safety hazard for your building. High winds, storms, and hail are the major cause of roof damage, leading to loose panels. After such severe weather conditions, a professional may help evaluate the roof and advise accordingly. If you find multiple loose panels, it may be time to put on a new roof.
Flashing around Vents, Chimneys and Skylights
Flashing is used at the base of chimneys and other structures where the roof meets the wall to divert the water. Exposure to weather and other elements cause flashing to deteriorate. Cracks in your flashing may cause leaks and weaken the surrounding materials. Flashing made of cement or tar is more susceptible to water damage. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to replace it with a stronger and more durable metal flashing.
The roof is also a crucial area of maintenance when it comes to home and commercial property. It is the first line of defence in protecting your property from external elements. Performing regular inspections and maintenance can go a long way in keeping your home or commercial building safe.
If you have come across one or two of the above signs, talk to a metal roofing company near you. If you’re in Tweed Heads or surrounding areas, get in touch with our professionals at JELCON Sheds & Roofing Tweeds Heads for a new roof and other roofing services.
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