Monsoon in Australia could be a bit brutal. Ask hundreds of house owners who every year has to face the wrath of this season with broken roof shingles, chipped ridge capping and leakages, so many, that could literally pool-up a tank in a day. And as the season dawns, comes a need (again) to spend heaps on restoring or, worse, replacing the whole roof—this is only after weeks of stress, discomfort and cussing, of course.
Some never learn! You don’t be one of those ‘some’ though. Here are 5 quick and easy roof maintenance tips to help you get on your feet and look after your roof before the monsoon sets in.
1. Clean off the debris and fungal growth
Aside the fact that debris and fungal growth on shingles look quite unappealing, it also damages the whole roof in the long run, making it weaker. Clean it off. Use organic sprays. Pressure cleaning is a better option though, if there’s too much to clean.
2. Check your gutter
Unchecked and unclean gutter cause drainage problems, which could be quite a pain in monsoon. Leaves and debris usually blocks the water flow, which could severely damage the roof, causing fungal growth and leakages.
3. Fix few cracks using chipped tile repair kit Australia
It’s common that few roof tiles are broken or falling apart. You don’t need to hassle. Just hit the market, buy chipped tile repair kit, which is quite affordable these days, and become a roof doctor yourself.
4. Attend flashings and ensure the joints are covered properly
One of the biggest reasons of leakage is damaged flashings around chimneys, vents, skylights and satellites. Usually of metal, they contract or expand due to different temperature which disturbs their position. Fix them immediately.
5. Dial Roofing contractors
Sometimes DIY doesn’t help. Maybe the damage is real big, or the roof is very old and risks of falling if you climb over it. Contacting a good roof maintenance Adelaide company is a good idea. Whether its leakage, tiles replacement or ridge capping installation, these professionals offer top-notch services with warranty period and charge quite low.
So follow these 5 tips and get your roof fixed before monsoon sets in and cause you all sorts of trouble.