At O’Brien Plumbing & Roofing Port Macquarie our expert team are specialists with roofing problems and solutions. We know how important it is to keep your roof in top condition, and how easy it is for issues to build up over time.
That’s why our local Port Macquarie roofers have put together a list of roof maintenance tips to help keep your roof in the best condition possible.
Our Top Roof Maintenance Tips
- Inspect Your Roof Regularly – It’s best to inspect your roof at least twice a year, as well as after any major storms.
- Keep Your Roof Clear of Debris – Over time leaves, branches and other material can build up and compromise your roof’s integrity.
- Prevent Mould From Growing – keep an eye out for mould and mildew growing on your roof as this can creep underneath the roof.
- Keep Your Gutters Clear – excess debris can result in blocked and leaking gutters. Keep them clear to ensure water can properly flow away from your roof.
The Importance of Roof Integrity
Leaks of any kind will damage your home. A little seepage may not seem important but can lead to greater problems if not seen to smartly. Even rainwater that is not drained off and channelled properly can pool on the ground outside and affect the stability of your foundations.
Water getting inside your roof can do untold structural damage to the whole house. If roof beams become waterlogged they can rot and sag, which weakens the whole structure, causing stress in the wrong places. One thing leads to another. Leaks can cause ceilings to warp, sag or, ultimately, to collapse. Not only that, but if water gets into your walls it can result in moisture, mildew, and rot all of which can foster health issues.
There is also the worry of damage to electrical wiring causing blown or shorted circuits. Water mixing with electricity may result in a fire hazard.
If you suspect you may have a roof leak, don’t hesitate to contact our team as soon as possible.
Get your roof inspected every 6 months. The inspectors will pay attention to all things that most house owners either don’t know anything about or simply don’t think about until it’s too late. Timely repairs, replacements or changes to your roof plumbing system will benefit you in the long run.
Call Your Local Roofers
At O’Brien Plumbing & Roofing Port Macquarie your local roofers provide cost-effective solutions and guarantee satisfaction. If your roof has looked in better shape, get in touch with us today to schedule a roof inspection.