Searching for Caboolture Roofing Repairs?
Here are 3 Reasons why you may need a new roof
While a Caboolture roofing professional can determine if you need a roof replacement, roofing structures themselves often show recognisable signs that it’s time to consider a new one.
In this blog, we’ll discuss the three main reasons why you might need a new roof:
- The roof and materials are old
- You have leaks from the ceiling space
- There is rot damage
The solution to some signs of roof damage overlap between a repair and replacement. Roof and gutter repairs as part of roofing renovations are an example. Homeowners can overspend if they replace a roof instead of repairing it or vice versa.
3 Reasons To Call
A Brisbane Or Caboolture Roofing Company
The Roof And Materials Are Old
The average lifespan of a roof ranges from 20 to 30 years depending on the materials. For instance, asphalt shingle roofs need to be replaced after 20 years. The frequency of care and maintenance also determine when you need to replace it.
Professional maintenance should be done at least twice a year to make sure it lasts longer. It’s also possible that you’ll need to replace the roof if the old shingles can no longer be repaired.
Shingles that are often overexposed to direct sunlight are naturally more likely to buckle or curl. A partial roof replacement may be more cost-efficient, so contact a Brisbane or Caboolture roofing company to be sure.
Remember that a contractor must be licensed to perform roofing work. The Queensland Building and Construction Commission requires a contractor’s licence for projects that cost more than $3,300.
You Have Leaks From the Roof Space
Most people climb on to the roof to check for signs of disrepair, although the ceiling can be the first place to inspect for damages. Use a flashlight to check for holes from the top of your house. If you see rays of light, then it’s possible that you have a leaky roof.
Signs of algae and mould are not immediately noticeable from the exterior of your roof. If neglected, small plants can thrive under the shingles and tiles.
Compressed bulk insulation also indicates leaks. When you hire a Brisbane or Caboolture roofing company for an inspection, it’s likely they’ll look at the interior just as much as the outside of the roof.
Take note that roofing renovations may also require approval from your local city council.
There Are Damages From Rot
Humidity and moisture in the ceiling space can cause dry rot, which is the common term for a rotting roof. This is why leaks need to be addressed immediately.
Algae and mould growth in your roof spell bigger trouble because these can also mean a rotting structure.
It’s important to pay attention to your roof deck too, if you have one since a sunken appearance is a common sign of rot. In Brisbane, a roofing company may recommend a replacement instead of repairing the structure.
The price of replacing a roof will consider the angle or pitch of the roof, the cost of labour required, the size, and types of materials required.
When asking for a quote, remember to also ask about their insurance policy and for a signed, written quote to avoid any misunderstanding.
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