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7 Signs Your Roof Needs Repair

When was the last time you checked your roof? We bet it’s a long time. It’s not always apparent to know when we need a roof replacement. Today our post covers the signs to look for if your roof needs attention. The roof is the most common part of a home that gets damaged. Although there is no need to examine it frequently, it’s good to recognise the warning signs of a damaged roof that needs repair. Read on for signs that your roof needs repair especially during this summer when the weather is quite hot.

Bad looking shingles

If you examine your roof and see cracked, curled, broken or darker than usual, you have to consider replacing all of them. Black sand in the gutters is another sign that the shingles are wearing out thus repairing them will buy your roof sometime.

Wear and tear all over roof objects

When a roof is damaged, the area around the vent pipes, chimney and other roof objects are subject to wear first. Carefully examine these areas, and if there are signs of wear, then it’s possible your roof needs repair to fix the situation and avoid leaks.

Presence of debris around the roof perimeter

These are the small pieces that resemble dark coarse sand. They come from deteriorating shingles. Once you start seeing granules in the yard, landscaping, and the gutter, it means they are coming from the roof.

A leaky roof/light in the internal roof cavity

When you start seeing the internal roof cavity without requiring a torch, it shows that the roof is leaking light. Old tiles or iron sheeting combined with boiling weather conditions during this summer are some of the causes that can lead to a leaky roof. These are definite signs that your roof needs repair.

Peeling and blistering of Exterior and interior paint.

A roof that leaks and moisture may cause the peeling off of the exterior paint. The growth of mildew and mold are also signs that your roof is in dire need of repair.

Visible Signs of Sagging

When you see a roof deck that is sagging in numerous spots or rafters that sag downwards instead of being straight it’s time to check your roof for moisture or visible damage.

A steady Rise in Energy Bills

When you start experiencing a sudden spike on your energy bill, i.e., heating and cooling costs it means that either warm or cold air is leaking through the roof. Every time your bill steadily rises, please check your roof for signs of hole or damages and repair them.

When you’re looking for roof restoration or repair, there is a lot to consider and it can be confusing. Don’t skimp on quality and cost. Contact professional repair and restoration experts like Choice Roof Restoration. Our knowledge and skill give you the best quality end result at a reasonable price. Contact us now via our contact form, phone or Facebook to book in today.

Roof Sarking and Blankets – Do You Need It?

Roof sarking/roof blanketing – what is it and do I need it?

Depending on when your home was built, you might or might not have had roof sarking (tiled roofs) or a roof blanket (metal roofs) installed prior to the roof covering being laid. The majority of roofing contractors will include this in their price, however it is not mandatory to install, and a cheap or less professional installer may choose to skip this step.

At Choice Roof Restoration, we’re here to let you know why you should check if you’ve had it done or not, and the problems it can lead to if you don’t.

Tiled Roofs

Sarking, also called sisalation paper, is designed to keep water and debris seeping through your tiles and into your roof cavity. Some newer models of sarking also have heat reflection options that can add to the effect of insulation.  Tile roof sarking is a foil that is laid over the top of the roof structure from large rolls and kept in place by tile battens that are screwed in. The purpose of this is to add protection from outside elements such as rain, snow, and other debris if a tile or tiles should come loose and leave gaps.

Unfortunately, here in QLD, we are known for our major storm season. These storms can cause the roofing tiles to lift up and allow water, leaves, dirt etc to get through. Without roof sarking, it will end up pooling inside your roof cavity. If you have sarking installed, the rain and other debris will be reflected off and end up being diverted into your gutters. This keeps it outside rather than inside your house and causing issues such as ceiling sagging and mould.

It’s issues like these that make regular roof inspections very important, and a job that Choice Roof Restoration QLD take seriously. If a loose or broken tile/tiles are left unchecked, it can cost you a lot more money in the future to not only repair the roof, but also any damage that has occurred within your house as a result.

Metal Sheet Roofing

Metal roofs are, more often than not, installed with a roof blanket or foil under the sheeting. However, with this type of roof, the blanket is more designed to reduce noise inside the house, rather than a strong weather repellant. Depending on your budget, you can choose a roof blanket for noise reduction or a foil for heat reflection. Roof blankets come in several thicknesses, most with a foil facing. The all-foil products can end up being a little pricier but in hot climates is probably the better option for reducing heat inside your house.

If you suspect your roof may not have this level of protection, why not contact us today? Not only can we check the condition of your roof, but we can also talk with you about the options available.

At Choice Roof Restoration, we ensure our customers receive the best service with a
warranty to match. It is our philosophy that if a client is not happy with the workmanship,
we’re not happy.

Our Warranties

The health of your roof is important in protecting your home from external damage. As
such, you want to be certain that any damage your roof encounters is covered under
warranty. Which is why, Choice Roof Restoration offers a 10-year warranty if, materials
and workmanship are in good condition. If the roof isn’t in good condition or pre-painted,
we offer a 5-year warranty. However, this will be discussed on-site with the client.

As the client, if you are not 100% satisfied with the workmanship on your roof, you don’t
pay. Which is why we are committed to ensuring our clients are getting the best service
every time.

With Choice Roof Restoration, you can rest easy knowing your roof is covered under our
warranty.

Relevant Licenses

Under Queensland building rules and regulations, no work can be conducted without the
relevant licenses. In Queensland, there are 2 general licenses that must be obtained by a
roofing company. These are:
1: Nominee Supervisor
2: Trade Contractor

Choice Roof Restoration Queensland holds all the relevant licenses through the
Queensland Building and Construction Commission. Which ensures we can undertake all
Roof:

-Restorations
-Repairs
-Replacements.

Whether your roof needs to be restored or repaired, there’s no job our team can’t do. We
restore roofs in and around the Ipswich areas. For more about our services, get in touch
with Choice Roof Restoration today on (07) 3294 6706.