Most people’s roofs are overlooked until they become unattractive or something occurs that necessitates a repair. Generally speaking, the average person in Sydney won’t think about the importance of their roof when they’re inside their home, and why would they? Come to think of it, there are only really a couple of reasons why a roof might attract attention from the outside too. The most likely things that will draw your attention to a roof are, how dirty and how bad it looks or, how clean and good looking it is.
What is your roof wearing?
If you have a newly built property, then the chances are your roof will be wearing clay or concrete tiles and, you’ve got it easy really, all you have to do is to ensure you arrange for regular maintenance. If, on the other hand, you live in a property that is a little more unique or perhaps a bit older than your roof could very well be wearing slate tiles. Regardless, if you are reading this, thinking, ‘I have no idea when my roof was last checked over, or what the roof tiles are made of, then, you should look into slate roofing repairs in Sydney, you may be able to identify what your roof tiles are made of and or, arrange a visit from a local professional.
Recommended inspection schedule
You can arrange a free of charge initial inspection at any time, but scheduled maintenance should be done twice a year or, every 6 months according to most governing bodies. If your property has solar panels then you probably need to address them first. As with anything, at some point your roof tiles will need replacing or, in some cases, a complete roof replacement will be needed. The great thing is, that you have some control over when that happens and, or how much work will be needed but, it all hinges upon the maintenance it receives.
If you don’t check your roof
The consequences of not maintaining your roof can be minor or extremely dangerous, the best-case scenario is that your roof just needs a good clean with high powered jets and maybe treated with protective products. The worst-case scenario could mean that water can get in which can cause a few things to happen, if the water falls onto any part of your internal electrical equipment, then a fire is a strong possibility, if you are ‘lucky’ then the first you’ll know of a big problem will likely be the addition of damp patches on your ceilings or walls. If you’ve ever had a plumbing leak then you may well know what kind of damage it can cause.
Overall, in a newly built property, because your rooms are likely partitioned by wood and plasterboard sheets your first signs of a problem could be things like electrical issues or damp patches and mould. At least, though, you stand less of a chance of your roof collapsing. For older properties, if your internal walls were built using brick, then you may not notice anything until the roof does, eventually giving up completely.