Do you live in the Brisbane area and are wondering what types of roof repairs you should be looking out for on your roof in time for storm season? Well, here at Brisbane Roofing Solutions, we have compiled an easy list of things to have checked before those dreaded summer storms!
The number one sign that your roof is in need of repairs is a roof leak! Southeast Brisbane is actually Queensland’s most storm-affected region, meaning if you have a roof leak now you definitely want that looked at before storm season hits!
Signs you have a roof leak include:
- Water dripping from roof
- Watermarks on roof
- Sagging in the roof
These are all things you should have inspected prior to storm season to be sure you prevent the leaks before they happen! Ensuring your roof is in good condition to weather those Brisbane storms will not only save you the stress of having water pouring into your home mid storm, but it will also save you a lot of money! Did you know that even if you have home insurance, in some cases they won’t cover you if you have not kept up proper maintenance of your roof? That is why it is so important to take these pre-emptive steps!
CONDITION OF LEAD FLASHING & VALLEYS
Lead flashing should be cut every 3 metres due to the lead shrinking and expanding during hot and cold periods. Lack of expansion cuts will cause cracking, leading to leak. Blocked or rusted valley irons can also cause leaks.
Sarking should also be a consideration coming up to storm season. If you do not currently have sarking installed in your roof it is a great way to help prevent those Brisbane storms from penetrating into your roof cavity. If you currently have sarking installed in your roof it is a good idea to check the condition of it to ensure it has not been damaged by animals etc.
Aside from the health issues caused by lichen and mould on your roof, a heavy build up can also stop your roof from draining correctly causing leaks! Invest in the maintenance of your roof and arrange to have your roof cleaned.
ROOF TILE CLIPS
Roof clips sit on the watercourse side of the tiles are help to keep the tiles in place. In recent years new spring-loaded, watertight clips have become available which are much more effective and durable than the old nail style roof clips (which are known to break and cause leaks). A signature sign that your home is in need of re-clipping is a circular leak mark on your ceiling and usually appear in several places throughout the home.
Are you still wondering whether you’re really at risk? Check out the list below of some of most storm effected regions in Queensland (and Brisbane Roofing Solutions services them all!)
MOST STORM-AFFECTED REGIONS IN QUEENSLAND
1. Southeast Brisbane e.g. Nathan, Salisbury, Algester, Acacia Ridge, Mt Gravatt, Holland Park, Browns Plains etc. – 24 per cent of all claims
2. North Brisbane e.g. Gordon Park, Kedron, Nundah, Aspley, Chermside, McDowall, Stafford, Bridgeman Downs etc – 17 per cent
3. Gold Coast e.g Mermaid Waters, Helensvale, Pacific Pines, Ormeau, Robina– 14 per cent
4. West Brisbane e.g. Indooroopilly, St Lucia, Chapel Hill, Fig Tree Pocket, Bellbowrie, Brookfield, Pullenvale – 14 per cent
FIRST STORM-AFFECTED SUBURBS IN BRISBANE
1. Forest Lake
3. The Gap
5. Chapel Hill
Contact Brisbane Roofing Solutions today to book in your free roof inspection before those Brisbane summer storms hit!