Here at Roof Tek, we have been maintaining, repairing, and replacing roofing in Rockhampton long enough to know what goes wrong with them the most often. The biggest issues you are likely to have with your roof, however, are those that go unnoticed until they actually cause damage to the inside of your home. In this article, we look at some of the most common roofing problems that you are likely to encounter.
Issues with guttering and drainage
The simplest and often the easiest things to fix can lead to some of the most serious issues and top of the list is your roof’s guttering and drainage. Everything from leaf litter and debris to invasive vegetation and nesting pests can block your gutters and downpipes. The good news is that most of these issues can be easily prevented by installing gutter guards and regular gutter cleaning.
Loose Roof Sheets or Tiles
Whatever type of roofing in Rockhampton your house has fitted, things do eventually work loose. Metal roofs are subject to the ravages of the sun and rapid cooling after dark. While metal only expands and contracts by a few thousands of an inch, when you multiply that over the span of a roof it all adds up.
Contraction and expansion
This constant cycle of expansion and contraction can eventually loosen the roof fixings and create gaps where heavy rain can seep through. The same can be said for both traditional and concrete roof tiles although it is rare. Tiles are more likely to become loose as the mortar breaks down which is also due to the constantly varying temperature.
Finding out more about roof problems from the experts
Here at Roof Tek, we know that roofs can suffer from all of the above along with joist, ridge, flashing, and even storm damage issues. Call us now on 07 4922 9992 and talk to the experts in roofing in Rockhampton.