Spring is over and Summer is upon us. That doesn’t mean you don’t still have a little time up your sleeve to make sure your COLORBOND® roof is in tip top shape for storm season. COLORBOND® is one of the hardiest materials in the country, developed and built to Australian conditions, there isn’t much you need to do to make sure your COLORBOND® roof stays safe this summer. Despite COLORBOND® being the toughest roofing material around, there are still some small things you can do to help prolong the life of your COLORBOND® roof and protect your home this summer. Whether its storms, bushfires or just the extreme temperatures, looking after your roof now, and preparing it for the worst, will no doubt save you some headaches in the future. Spring is the perfect time to inspect your roof, however, that doesn’t mean you can’t inspect your roof any other time of year, the important thing is to check the roof regularly. So, read on for our handy tips on keeping your COLORBOND® roof ahead of the storms and weather this summer season.
We cannot stress this enough; your guttering system is a vital component of the roof structure. A few leaves here and there doesn’t seem like such an issue, but if you can see the leaves over the edge of the gutters from the ground, odds are your gutters are full. If your gutters are full, when it rains, the water has nowhere to run freely away from your home and will usually run back into your roof cavity. This can cause a world of damage to your roof and walls, and the damage bill could be astronomical if left unchecked. If you live in a bushfire prone area, a few leaves in the gutter and a flying ember could be all the ingredients needed to lose your home. So, a few leaves might lead to complete heartbreak. So, its best to regularly clean out your gutters and run a check with the hose to make sure the water can flow freely. If you have a lot of trees around your home, you may want to invest in gutter guards to limit the debris build up.
Throughout the year, many things build up on your roof, whether that be plant debris, mould or algae and often this can be baked into the roof’s surface by the sun. Over time these will eat away at the protective layer over your roof and cause it to be ineffective in many ways.
When cleaning your roof, always make sure you adhere to the manufacturers recommended cleaning process to prevent further damage. If unsure, call the roofing professionals at GT Roofing, we are more than happy to help; and while we are up there, we might spot some developing damage that needs to be repaired, that you might not even know is there.
We have always said, even with COLORBOND® roofs, it is ideal to have a professional check over the roof for damage, rust and other issues not visible to the untrained eye, just to ensure your roof is coping well and will be protecting your home for many more years to come. A trained professional can spot issues with tiles, sky lights or ventilation and can spot gaps from a mile away.
Regular inspections of your roof can prolong the life expectancy and detect any issues before they become major problems. Inspections can prevent damage exacerbated by extreme weather and storm season, so make sure you have your roof checked today.
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.