A roof restoration can spruce up your roof or involve a complete overhaul. Your needs depend on what, exactly, is wrong with your roof. With that in mind, here are some of the most common causes of roof damage in Australia.
Rain and thunderstorms are relatively common in Perth during the fall and winter. As such, water damage is one of the more common roof issues you’ll encounter. Excessive water can cause leaking, mold growth, and damage to shingles/tiles.
Mold and Algae
Mold and algae are two other common roofing problems. Mold can grow in the cracks between your tiles, contributing to wood rot. Mold and algae may not always be immediately apparent, which is why we recommend getting a roof inspection at least once a year.
Cracks and Holes
Impact from trees, rocks, and hail can create cracks and holes in your roofing materials.
Cracks and holes are serious issues as they can lead to significant leaks or structural damage. Cracks and punctures can appear below the tiles too, so they may not be easy to see.
Loose shingles and tiles not only lead to further issues, but they can be safety hazards if they fall. Australia gets some strong winds, which can knock roof shingles and tiles loose. Loose shingles and tiles can also present a danger if you slip on one while out on your rooftop.
Even a small problem can balloon into costly repairs if you ignore it. Regular roofing maintenance and repairs can help prevent expensive problems from developing in the future.