Maintain Roofs

Knowing the structure and condition of your roof can help you prevent problems before they occur.

1. Due to the climatic conditions of our country (wind, rain, temperature changes), roof covers are an element that requires rigorous maintenance activities. Here are some ways to help protect your roof so that it can continue to protect you.
  • a) Sweep and clean the covers, paying special attention to the accessories (gutters, ridges, limestone or joint covers, rain gutters, etc.) in order to avoid accumulations of garbage that cause depletion and leaks.
  • b) Rigorously inspect the covers to identify breaks, sags, nails or loose screws. Correct these defects as appropriate, as they can cause leaks.
  • c) Review and, when appropriate, replace or condition the seals of the gutters and other elements of the bodywork that require them.
  • d) Depending on the type of roof and the area where the house is located, it is recommended to paint the roof at least every 2 years for protection

2. We recommend that you use a suitable paint for the roof of your home. When painting the covers, you should follow the following procedure:
  • a) Prepare the surface:
  • b) Wash with water and detergent appropriate to the type of cover.
  • c) Wash again with water
  • d) Wait drying before applying the paint
  • e) Try not to paint in winter.
  • f) It is a bad practice to remove the galvanizing with banana vinegar or other liquids and then paint the cover. This practice considerably reduces the useful life of the ceiling, it is not necessary to wait for the galvanized to fall off to paint it.
Proper attic insulation and ventilation can prevent your roof from warping, lower your energy costs, and lower humidity in your home. Plus, it keeps snow and ice from melting and freezing again, which can cause water seepage damage to your roof and home.

Before installing new shingles, ask your contractor to make sure you have a solid roof structure so it won't move or deteriorate.

Be sure to install the proper flashing, mainly around vents and fireplaces to help prevent internal water damage.

Keep your gutters free of debris. Make sure that its outer edges are lower than the slope of the roof to allow ice to slide easily in case of hail.

Roof Repairs And Replacements

Signs of an aging roof that may need maintenance include:
  • It arches along the lower edge, particularly during winter.
  • Cracked surface resulting in more broken tiles.
  • Blisters, which could indicate a factory defect or poor ventilation.

The roof repair is an important part of home maintenance. But people ignore it. Never ignore even the small repair. Always hire the professional team. Major roof repair need special tools and knowledge. Professional Roof Repairs & Restorations in Wollongong has the skill, tools and knowledge to handle these situations.

Roof Types

Here are the general guidelines to help you in choosing the best type of roofing material for your home.

Asphalt Composition Architectural Tiles

Asphalt composition architectural shingles typically have a longer life expectancy than three-layer asphalt composition shingles and are more expensive. Look for UL2218 type three or four rated impact resistance shingles as these provide better protection from hail and may be eligible for the discount for impact-resistant roofs.

Three-Layer Asphalt Composition Tiles

Three-layer asphalt composition shingles are less expensive than architectural asphalt composition shingles and typically have a shorter life expectancy. Look for UL2218 type three or four rated impact resistance shingles as these provide better protection from hail and may be eligible for the discount for impact-resistant roofs.

Metal Panels

Metal panels are attractive, lightweight, and have a long life expectancy. They are more expensive than asphalt composition shingles and are highly prone to denting from hail or other sources. Look for metal roofing products that have passed FM 4473 or UL2218 testing as class three or four; May be eligible for a discount for impact-resistant roofs.

Wood Shingles

Wood shingles are attractive and more expensive than asphalt composition shingles. They are especially susceptible to being damaged by hail and are usually prohibited by local fire codes.

Blackboard

The board is attractive and has a long life expectancy. It is more expensive than asphalt composition tiles.

Rubber Board Or “Imitation” Board

This option is less expensive than the real whiteboard and has a long life expectancy. Rubber slate is more expensive than asphalt composition tiles.

Roof Tiles

The tile is attractive and has a long life expectancy, but it can only be an option in areas with warm weather. You may be eligible for the discount for impact-resistant ceilings.