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3 roof areas to inspect in Spring

3 roof areas to inspect in Spring

3 roof areas to inspect in Spring

For large parts of Australia, Spring is the transition from dry to wet season – when your roof has been on a break from the wet weather but will soon be challenged again.

While it can feel like the worst is now long gone for a building manager, it’s important not to overlook your roof maintenance over spring. This season is the ideal time to inspect a roof, with a few months ahead to completer repair work before the next spell of bad weather.

There are a few roof areas that need to be inspected at this time of year. To help, we’ve outlined 3 of the most important to look at on your property:

1. The Roof Surface

The surface of your roof is the first piece of the puzzle that needs to be examined as part of a maintenance plan.

Issues here will depend on the material used to construct the roof – tiles, for example, may need to be replaced as they chip or break. On the other hand, a concrete roof will need to have an intact waterproof membrane. And, as always, corrosion is the nemesis of metal roofing.

2. Guttering

Even though Spring is a drier period than Summer, dead leaves can still gather on a roof surface. When the first large downpour does occur, built-up residue in gutters can cause significant issues for your building.

The solution is to inspect your roof gutters for any build-up of leaves at this time of year to make sure they can handle future rain.

3. Flashings

The joins, flashings and sealants around the roof perimeters, as well as roof penetrations such as sewer vent pipes, skylights or air conditioning plant, are among the most vulnerable parts of the building. That’s why anyone inspecting a roof will need to pay attention to these roof areas to ensure there is no risk of water seeping in and damaging the underlying structure.

If you are worried about the state of your roof call R&BS today on 1800 550 037 to arrange an inspection and cost assessment.