The Importance of Looking After Your Roof

Your roof is one of the most valuable parts of your home, it keeps you warm, dry and safe.
Often however, it is one of the most neglected parts of your home, especially if you have
a terracotta or concrete tile roof.

The question is how can you maintain your roof so that it increases the life span of roof and minimises the risk of damage in the event of strong winds or a storm.

You need to:

– Replace any cracked or broken tiles
– Have you roof pressure cleaned
– Use a concrete sealer
– Paint your roof with a durable paint

In other words you need to consider having your roof restored every 10-15 years if you want to add to its longevity. Roof Restoration helps to restore your roof to almost new condition adding to the strength of the tiles and making them more durable. Having your roof restored also helps protect your roof from leaks which may occur due to cracks in the tiles or the wearing of the cement pointing. Pressure cleaning your roof helps stop your roof deteriorating due to the build up of mould and lichen which cause your roof tiles to become fragile, create cracks between the tiles or create water or leaf blocks all of time can creating a roof leak. Replacing cracked and broken tiles is important as large cracks and holes in your roof can damage your roof and house further in particular they can cause structural weakness of your home which may create excessive damage during strong wind or a storm. By fixing the cracked tiles you help maximise the strength of your roofing structure. Lastly it is important to use a durable paint which can with stand the conditions of your local environment. In Queensland we use a solar reflective coating which helps to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. Coatings should be tailored in the environment as the coatings used in Canada, Europe and most of America may not be right for the Australian environment or the environment in the southern states of the USA.