It seems we may have skipped spring this year and dove head first into summer. That means some of our extreme weather events are on the horizon and now is the perfect time to make sure your roof is ready for the harsh Australian summer. What are some of the biggest things to look for in preparing your roof for the summer months? Read on for our best advice in protecting your home this storm, flood, and fire season.
Whether you have tiles or a COLORBOND® roof, when was the last time you checked it for cracks or damage? Spring months are the best time for checking the roof, in between the extreme cold and hot months of the year is when your roof is prime for repair. So, if you can access your roof safely, it’s a good idea to check for any damage or debris build up and get it sorted before the storms hit.
We all know the risks of leaving cracks and damage unresolved, instead of a simple restore, or just repair, you could be looking at a whole new replacement roof. If you aren’t able to access your roof, or don’t feel comfortable at heights, its best to call the professionals at GT Roofing, we have the permits, the experience and the equipment to check it all out for you. It is always a good idea to have the professionals take a look at your roof at least once per year, we are trained to look for and find even the smallest of issues before it becomes a problem.
Roof systems, just like any other man-made structure, will suffer wear and tear over time. Being constantly exposed to the elements gradually degrades the roof materials over time, and over the life span of a roof, the older it gets, often the more care it needs.
One thing that helps your roof in intense rain storms, is a clear path for the water to run away from your home. Blocked gutters and drains are a headache for homeowners around the country. Blocked gutters especially can lead to the water draining into your home. This can lead to the structure of your home being compromised and mould can also factor into the equation.
Drainage is a big issue with roofs, so as long as the water can freely move away from your roof, and you have no cracks or holes, your roof should withstand some of the toughest rains we see.
Insulation in your roof is there to mitigate temperature differences in the extreme weather conditions. It is designed to keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. Having the right insulation for your climate helps you’re your home comfortable year-round.
Sometimes a roof cannot be restored, and your money would be better used replacing the COLORBOND® roof on your home. GT Roofing Adelaide specialises in roofing restoration, replacements, repairs and extensions and works with COLORBOND® Steel and BlueScope Steel throughout the Adelaide area and across South Australia. For an obligation free chat, please call George on 0434 640 550 or complete our contact form and we will get in touch shortly.