Roof Repair & Cleaning Services
Your roof serves as one of the essential areas in your home that you cannot live without. Neglecting this area for years can be detrimental not only to your property but as well as the people in it. A preventive maintenance would be a better investment than having to endure repairs, restoration or even rebuilds, due to the accumulated damage, dirt and issues that may have piled up from neglecting these areas in your homes.
Generally, it would be ideal to have your roofs cleaned by professionals at least once every year. Annual inspections, gives you a good idea on potential problems that your roofs may experience in the future. Knowing these issues earlier can save you thousands of dollars, if caught early on. For newly installed roofs or roofing systems that are in very good shape, regular cleaning twice a year will be sufficient.
In some instances, pressurised roof cleaning may be required. Algae build up and pests in your roofing systems may require more extensive cleaning measures to ensure the general wellness of your roofing structure. For such roofing services, you will need a licensed and experienced roofing expert like Roofing Surgeon to do the job for you.
As your properties age, so does your roofing systems. Even with proper and regular maintenance, you may experience several roofing problems and issues due to the age of your roofs as well as the quality and durability of the materials used and installed on your homes.
Roof problems are harder to diagnose due to the lack of a convenient access to determine the root cause of the problem. Here are some of the common roofing issues that you may encounter in your homes.
Leaks from your roofs are the most common issues encountered with old and worn out roofs. The problem can also exist in roof areas that have been subjected to pressure or intense weather conditions. In countries like Australia, rainfalls can be quite intense and can cause a lot of damage to your roofs.
The challenge with roof leaks is that it is hard to identify the actual origin of the leak. The actual area in your homes where you experience water falling from the outside may not be exactly the same area where water is penetrating your roofs. It would be impossible to quickly identify where a leak comes from, without a closer inspection.
Although it may sound economical to check where the leaks of your homes are coming from, you may cause more damage to your roofs in doing so. Your safety is also at risk as you attempt to do a job that you are not trained for. A trained professional would be the ideal go to person to seek help in identifying and repairing roof leaks in your homes.
Pooled water in your roof areas are also considered as severe roof issues that should be attended immediately. Flat roofs are the type of roofing systems that are susceptible to flooding. However, a well-constructed flat roof should never encounter pooling of water issues. If water sits on top of your roof for a long period of time, it will lead to silt build up and can damage the waterproofing membranes in your roofing systems as the temperature and weather changes.
Poor design, structural issues and deflection are the common causes of pooled water on top of flat roofs. As a building age, the roof structure may sag as the materials used to construct this area degenerates through time. Improperly sized and poorly placed roof drainages can also cause mild to severe ponding water issues on flat roofs.
Checking and fixing the drainage system is one of the most effective ways to solve water pooling in roofs. If such solutions fail, you should look into other factors that may cause your flat roofs to accumulate water – structure, design and deflection. Fixing the slope of the roof can also help solve this problem. With professional inspection and diagnosis, fixing water pooling issues in your roof areas is quite an easy task.
Cracks and Blisters
Cracks and roof blisters are often caused by moisture and air trapped under your roofing material. Changes in weather and temperature can also cause the paints and materials of your roofing system to crack and blister. Blisters and cracks that are left unattended can lead to further damage, more blisters, leaks, and in worst cases structural damage to your roof.
Roof blisters are usually formed when volatiles are flushed out of the asphalt that is present in newly installed roof shingles. Excessive heat and poorly ventilated roof systems can also cause these materials to crack. In some cases, blistering is due to the manufacturing defects that your roofing material already had prior to its installation.
Quality materials used upon the installation of your roofing systems as well as regular maintenance and cleaning services for your roofs helps prevent roof blisters. Cracks can be immediately identified and fixed when a professional regularly checks and maintains your roofs. Certified roofing contractors can also easily identify the warning signs that may lead your roofs to crack and blister.
Masses and Critters
Critters and masses in your roofing system can cause a lot of damage to your roofs. The warmth and security that our homes offer can be sometimes enjoyed by pests too – just like critters and other mass in your roofs. When insects and other animals begin to squat in your roof areas, your roof deteriorates faster and may lead to premature leaks, damages and structural issues with your roof.
A small opening caused by these pests can create serious damage to your roof. Critters and masses can tear and display roof installations. These pests can also chew into electrical wires and damage other systems in your property. Some pests can even chew on roof shingles, rubber vent boots and other accessories on your roof.
It is important to get rid of these pests fast to avoid creating further damage to your roof systems and to prevent possible illnesses caused by these pests. Regular cleaning and roof maintenance can prevent mass critters and pests from squatting in your roof areas. Access points and signs of critter activity can be easily prevented with regular roof maintenance.
Roofs with clogged cutters can lead to exposed fascia boards and excess water accumulation. The situation worsens through time and constant exposure to changes in temperature can prematurely deteriorate these accessories in your roofing systems. Cracks and peeled paint are also indicators of water damage in fascia boards.
The gutters of your roof area are susceptible to accumulation of dust, leaves and dirt. If you fail to remove these debris in your gutters, water tends to have a hard time flowing and can cause clogs and pooling of water in your gutters. When water is retained in your gutters for a long period of time, it can cause rusting and other damage that compromises the structure. Clogged gutters also promote further damage to the fascia as well as the actual roofs of your homes.
Regularly clean your gutters to prevent clogged. The task can be easily done without hiring a professional. However, for bigger roofs with higher elevation, it would be safer to call for professional help to get your gutters clean and maintained regularly.
Here at Roofing Surgeon, we provide our clients with skilled and trained technicians and professionals to identify and repair your roof problems fast, efficiently and within your budgets. We send a team of trained, skilled and licensed roofing experts to identify your roof issues fast, provide solutions, offer a quote and expertly attend to your roof servicing needs. We specialise in roof installation, repairs, restoration as well as providing solutions to damage caused by weather, pressure, pests and other factors that affect your roofs. Enjoy fast, reliable, affordable and professional roofing services in Sydney with Roofing Surgeon.