09 Nov Calls for roof care as NSW storm season continues
We may be a mere month away from summer, but it’s definitely storm season at the moment in New South Wales. From gale-force winds to heavy rain and flooding, the First State gets it all, and experts are calling on residents to ensure their properties are ready to cope with them.
On November 4, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) warned that incoming thunderstorms will be felt over much of New South Wales, encouraged by deep low pressure troughs that could intensify their impact.
The BOM’s Acting New South Wales regional director, Stephen Lellyett, said gusts of damaging winds, large and destructive hail and heavy rainfall are likely to all hit properties in the coming days and weeks.
In light of this, New South Wales’ State Emergency Services Commissioner Adam Dent recommends residents look at roof repair and maintenance to limit the effects of the infamous storm season.
“Cleaning gutters and downpipes, securing or putting away loose items, checking your roof is in good repair and keeping out of flash floodwater are simple measures that can make a big difference when storms strike,” he explained.
“This spring has already seen severe storms cause damage in a number of communities across the state. With timely and appropriate preparation, some of this damage could have been prevented. As severe storms are likely in many parts of the state tomorrow, it is important people prepare their homes and businesses now to minimise damage and keep themselves, and their families, safer.”
So, is it time to take a closer look at your commercial property? With a roof and building inspection report, it’s not just a quick fix for storm season. A professional inspection can identify issues that will affect your property today and in the coming years, making it easier to budget for remedial roof maintenance and repairs.
To get an expert eye on the matter, contact our team today and speak with a consultant.