How Often Should You Maintain Your Roof?
Roof maintenance varies depending on factors including but not limited to climate, surrounding environment and roof type. Some roofs don’t need maintenance for years while others require more frequent maintenance. You won’t know when maintenance is needed until you have inspected your roof.
It’s a good idea to inspect your roof twice a year. We suggest having your roof professionally inspected by a reputable roofing company such as King Group Australia. Our estimators and roofing specialists will be able to spot things you may overlook and a quick repair job can save you money in the long run. If you have an older roof, you will need to have it inspected more regularly. If your roof is new, you may not need to have it inspected for five years unless you think it may have been damaged in a storm.
Factors to consider when providing a roof health check are as follows:
- Signs of mould, algae and grime
- Broken tiles
- Chipped, broken or cracked mortar
- Cracked caulking
- Worn or broken seals (“boots”) around vents and other attachments
- Damaged flashing
Mould and grime make the roof look unsightly. More importantly, if left unchecked, algae and mould can damage your roof. They can allow small plants to take root under shingles and tiles. The plants can lift the shingles or tiles and cause leaks. If your roof isn’t clean, have it cleaned. It will look better and last longer.