Your roof is the most important aspect of your home for protection of the interior and contents from weather and debris; it is obvious too that your roof is the most prone to damage.
The nature of Sydney’s geography and climate sees your roof exposed to high winds, heavy rain and even hail at times. Suburban Sydney streets are littered with amazing trees, unfortunately with this comes high volumes of debris falling on roofs and in gutters. Leaving these leaves and debris can promote rust and prematurely degrade your roof and gutters.
Here are a few handy tips to increase the lifespan of your roof and gutters:
- Undertake a visual inspection from the ground. You should be looking for damaged roof tiles, debris, and rusted or sagging gutters. After recent rain, you can also check if your gutters are leaking. A periodic inspection will help you address a problem before it causes substantial damage, which will increase roof repair and roof replacement costs.
- Ensure your gutters are cleaned at least once a year (more frequently if tree overhang is present) to avoid blockages and overflow.
- Look for stains and moss. Some ways to prevent moss and algae is by ensuring your roof is well ventilated, regularly removing debris from the roof and gutters and trimming overhanging branches where possible.
The above mentioned are preventative measures only and if ever unsure or in doubt call your local roofing and guttering specialist.