How to Deal With a Roof Leak

As a homeowner, you have two choices available to you when dealing with a leaking roof. You can either repair the roof or opt to replace the entire roof. Finding the best solution for your home is an absolute must, both in terms of cost as well as saving you from ongoing headaches. Read on to find out which option is better for you.

Repair the Roof

The quickest solution is to repair a leaking roof. This allows you to take immediate action which is essential because delaying roof repairs will only add extra costs further down the track. Not repairing a leaky roof early can ruin insulation and damage ceilings.

Before you go ahead with a roof repair, it’s important that you understand the current condition of your roof. Regularly maintaining your roof gives you the chance to spot trouble early. Getting a professional roofing inspection can make your decision to repair or replace your roof much easier.

It could simply be that damaging storms have displaced the guttering causing the roof to leak or it may just be that your roof has aged and is actually in need of replacement.

Replace the Roof

There is no doubt replacing your entire roof is costly. But your home is your greatest asset and a quality roof will add value to your home. Almost 50% of all new homes have roofs made of Colorbond® steel. You can’t go wrong with metal roofing. Colorbond steel and Zincalume® are both long-lasting and the look of a corrugated iron roof carries Australian icon status.

Make sure your roofing contractor uses Australian-made Colorbond or Zincalume otherwise, it may not meet Australian Standards. Not only that but using inferior imported materials will cause you to miss out on the generous manufacturer’s warranty offered by Colorbond Steel and Zincalume.

Relying upon the honesty of just any roofing contractor can leave you exposed to inadequate roofing expertise. Get the job done right the first time and know that you are doing all you can to protect your family.

Some tips when choosing a company to repair or replace your roof:

  • Make sure they are fully insured. If the contractor you use is not insured, you may be responsible if somebody gets injured.
  • Make sure the company you choose has the proper licensing. This will ensure that the contractor is certified and more importantly registered to undertake the work.
  • Do they offer a workmanship guarantee? Without the relevant expertise, low-grade repairs or installations can leave you exposed to further costs in the future. A decent quality guarantee of no less than ten years is your best bet.

All Roofing Services never compromise on quality or professionalism. We pride ourselves on providing service which is More Than You Expect! Our roofers have many years of experience in the roofing industry and take pride in protecting Australian homes.

5 thoughts on “How to Deal With a Roof Leak”

  1. May I simply say what a comfort to discover somebody who genuinely knows what they are talking about over the internet. You actually understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people ought to check this out and understand this side of the story. I cant believe you arent more popular because you surely possess the gift.

  2. Oh, okay. It was a bit reassuring to learn that it’s completely normal for roofing materials to deteriorate due to their aging condition. Still, I hope my neighbor would employ a roofer to help her out instantly. Her home roof suffered multiple damage as a result of last night’s storm.

  3. Roofs are always prone to leaks and wear n tear that requires maintenance. So, roof repairing is an inevitable thing if someone wants to keep his house in an up to date shape. Many people neglect minor issues and then face bigger loss later ahead. I must add in your discussion that must use roof repair sealant wisely to repair your roof that gives long term benefits. The best durable, reliable and long lasting sealant in my experience is DIY EPDM liquid butyl rubber that has incomparable features that no other sealant has giving the better alternative to costly roof replacements. It is applicable to all kinds of roofing materials and all kinds of roofing styles increasing the roof’s life expectancy for 15 to 20 years. It is a solvent based, ASTM certified, one coat sealant that provides an insulated barrier from leak damage to your house and gives a strong, protected, and finished coating that makes your roof less susceptible to extreme weather conditions.

  4. Hello, we meet again! I really have to revisit this article because a small section of my home’s roof fell off as a result of last week’s storm. I remember you talked about roof replacement which is a worthy long-term investment. Fine, I’ll consult a roofing contractor to sort things out in no time.

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