However, there’s been a handful of times where our team have come and replaced the gutters with brand new ones, following the client’s requests, and when the next downpour of rain comes -- the roof is still leaking!
Sure, while there are times when your leaking roof is directly caused by your gutter. For more information on gutters & downpipes repairs click here.
From my personal experience directing Roof Repairs Perth WA, the majority of the time these leaks are actually coming from ridge cap issues & moss-lichen growth on the roof. Water will usually find its way through cracks in the bedding or the pointing of the ridge caps and this is more than likely what is causing your roof leaking issue. Either that our moss-lichen, or mould, growth also absorbs water into your roof and overtime can cause some serious issues. Apart from that, these fungi can actually crack your roof tiles over time. For more information on ridge caps repairs please click here.
Another misconception is that people assume having a tin or metal roof automatically makes them immune to roof leaks.. This is a big fat myth! Sure you can argue metal roofs do a better job overall, but they still leak too. For more information on metal roofing please click here.
Leaking Roof Repairs Perth
Dangers of a Leaking Roof
Roof leaks should be attended to immediately as the longer you let the issue persist, the worse the issue will eventually become. This can not only be hazardous to your family’s health but also your wallet!
There are some nightmare cases in which roof leaks have been ignored. Possibly since the homeowner only experienced leaks during, or after rainfall, and thought it wasn't necessary to fix as it isn’t ‘always raining’. But keeping this same mentality gives life to the roof leak to spread, grow, and only become more of a larger issue. I’ve seen minor leaking issues that have escalated into sagging the entire roof, or making its way into the ceiling & insulation causing mould. Or even worse - structural damage to the building’s foundations.
These are all hazardous and costly issues which could’ve been easily avoided if the leak was detected and repaired immediately.
Food for ThoughtAs I was writing this post up, my marketing guy (who's a young milennial type) sent me over this image. He told me that it had been making the runs around Twitter, or getting viral as the kids call it nowadays. And even he could see the obvious issues with this 'repair' job.
As much as we can applaud this man's DIY attempt at resolving his leaking roof issue, there are some major issues with his 'repair'.
Can you spot them?
Some food for thought..
Have a leaking roof? Want to make sure it’s properly taken care of? My team and I will be at the ready to hear your roofing issues, come down and give it a proper free inspection, and finally give you our two cents on the issue (coming from our 20+ years of experience). We’ll make sure you get the best bang for your buck but also more importantly - the job gets done right, the first time.
Roof Repairs Perth WA. Whatever it takes.
What type of Roof Repair do you need?
• Replace broken roof tiles
• Replace old and rusted gutter valley flashing
• Re-bed and re-point weathered ridge capping
• Repair or replace rusted gutters and down pipes
• Clean gutters and install gutter mesh protection
• Replace lead flashing
• Repair water damaged ceilings
• Sagging Roof Re-alignment
• High Pressure Cleaning
Are you in need of a Roof addition?
Roof Repairs Perth WA will supply & install:
• Gutter Guard Protection Mesh
• Roof Ventilation
• Bathroom & Kitchen Ventilation
• Additional Downpipes
Is your project larger than detailed above?
• Replacement of Existing Roof Tiles
• Replacement of Existing Metallic Roof Sheets
• Removal & Disposal of old insulation
• Installation of New Insulation
• Replacement of Rotten/Damaged Roof Timber
• Damaged & Cracked Ceiling Repairs
Contact usCall now to arrange a meeting and quotation. Talk to Vincent and he will advise you of the best way to repair your roof problems. Leaking roof? Cracked ridge tiles? Gutter repairs?
Fully insured - Guaranteed work
What service do you require? Roof Repairs? Ceiling Repairs? Insulation Removal & Replacement? Vincent will assist with any of the above!