Early signs of roof damage are often overlooked only to find expensive repairs burning a hole in your pocket. If you don’t want this to happen to yourself, take good care of your roof by ensuring regular maintenance.

Here are 4 ways to do that:

Regular inspection

Roof leakage occurs around the joints due to loose fittings. Regularly inspect the surface around chimneys, skylights and ice dams for leakage, because most major roof problems start with a small leakage. Factor in missing shingles as well, as the void may allow rainwater to seep into the ceiling and cause mould build-up.

Temporary Fix

Once you notice any of the above-mentioned signs, act. Take necessary measures, such as pinning a plank or plastic sheet onto the area to curb the damage. These temporary fixes should cover you until professional help arrives. If the temporary fix isn’t working, contact Smart Roof for an expert advice and prevent expensive repairs altogether.

Identify and fix gutter problems

Any problem with gutters can wreak havoc on your roof. Better watch out for any blockage or damage in the gutter or downspout. A blocked gutter will cause rainwater to overflow and leak into the roof. The best way to avoid this situation is by installing gutter guard, which keeps debris and foliage at bay. Smart Roof will provide gutter guard installation and will fix or replace broken parts such that the ordeal doesn’t pass down to the roof. In case of severe damage, we provide complete gutter replacement in Perth.

Prevent Blow-offs

Extreme wind conditions can cause a roof to blow off, which is a potential life-threatening hazard. This happens due to one of the two reasons. First, poorly attached flashing. Second, open seams. If you suspect any of these things in your roof, call in our experts for a quick inspection, followed by repairs. Smart Roof is available for all kinds of metal roofing repairs in Perth.

Smart Roof specialises in all aspects of roofing solutions, from maintenance to restoration and everything in between. If you need any advice, feel free to get in touch.