ROOF REPAIRS MELBOURNE
ROOF LEAK REPAIR
Melbourne has been hammered by winter rainstorms for years, four seasons in one day, you know the story. Melbourne is a city that can have extremely wild weather. Rain brings leaking roofs with it. The rain, though, isn’t the underlying source of the leak. It’s merely a gentle warning that something in your home isn’t quite working properly. Leaving a roof leak unattended or ignoring the roof leak can prove a costly mistake.
There are a plethora of issues that could be the source of your leaky roof. But they all have one thing in common: they allow water to get into areas it shouldn’t. Leaky roofs in Melbourne can range from a simple inconvenience to a costly nightmare.
Perhaps it’s a case of shattered roof tiles. It’s possible that the problem is due to a bad solar panel installation. Maybe it’s because the gutters are overflowing, maybe the gutters are clogged, maybe the gutters are leaking.
It’s not good to make assumptions when talking about a leaking roof, it’s best to get an experienced roofer to take a look. We can diagnose the problem and work with you to get the most affordable solution, also, coming up with a solution that has the best chance of maintaining a healthy roof for years to come.
We also operate all over Gippsland, and anyone who lives in Gippsland knows, GIppsland is no different when it comes to a leaking roof and wild weather.
EMERGENCY ROOF REPAIRS
If the roof leak is out of control and the problem has become urgent, Brennan Roofing also provide emergency roof repair. Generally speaking, if you think the situation with your roof is an emergency, it probably is. An emergency leaking roof should be looked at immediately, the leak must be stopped. Water is one of those forces of nature that can show you and your roof who’s boss quick smart.
COMMON CAUSES OF ROOF LEAKS AROUND MELBOURNE
Broken Roof Tiles
Roof tiles must be replaced when they are damaged, cracked, or broken to ensure that your home is protected from Melbourne’s harsh weather.
When faced with cracked or damaged roof tiles, failing to act promptly can put your property at risk of water damage, mould, mildew, and wood decay, turning a simple roof repair into a pricey matter.
Damaged Gutters or Clogged Guttering
When was the last time you had your gutters cleaned? It’s a question that every homeowner should consider. It’s critical to keep your gutters clean and free of debris if you want to keep your house in good repair. You might be astonished to learn how much harm a clogged gutter can do.
Clogged gutters can cause damage to more than just your gutters. Overflowing water might also cause damage to other areas of your home. If you don’t take care of your gutters, everything from your wooden fascia boards to your home’s electrical system is at risk.
It’s critical to understand the extent of the damage caused by clogged gutters in order to avoid it in the first place. It’s time to clean out your gutters if you notice any indicators of damage from clogged gutters. The longer you ignore your gutters, the more expensive they will become in the future.
Damaged or Leaking Skylights
If left neglected, leaks at skylights can result in costly structural damage, damaged roof sheathing, rotted roof structure, and moist, mouldy insulation. Although we uncover a mixture of numerous failures at some leaking skylights, these leaks should not be blamed on defective product design.
Solar Panel Leaks
If you find a leak in your roof around the time the solar panels were installed, well, its a good guess that the installation of the solar panels could have something to do with your leaking roof.
Roof leaks are one of the most prominent concerns among homeowners considering solar panel installation. Solar panels, in fact, should not cause your roof to leak if installed properly by a registered technician. If your solar panels were installed by personnel who didn’t know what they were doing, they could have easily harmed your roof.
Leaking flashing can funnel streams of water into a house because flashing is typically utilised where there is a lot of water flow. Check the condition of your roof shingles as well as the flashing. Between the siding or tiles and the flashing, it should be well sealed. Any visible seams should be sealed if there are visible gaps.
This one is common, flashings do a lot of work on your roof and therefore, if the work wasn’t done well to start with, your flashings could be at risk of leak.
Missing Ridge Tiles or Ridge Cap Problems
There are no “ifs,” “ands,” or “buts” about it: your roof will leak if ridge tiles are missing. If you have broken or missing ridge tiles on your roof, you should have them replaced immediately. While the harm may not be seen right away, it will ultimately manifest.
Pipes that lead to your roof, like chimneys, can be a big source of leaks since they add an extra region that must be sealed. Inspect the sealing around the exit point for cracks or deterioration if you have vent pipes, exhaust flues, fan ducts, or other plumbing that runs through your roof. Everything on a roof must be sealed, water is the enemy here, the force of water is simply too great. Roof plumbing must be able to withstand strong storms and hail.