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Steeling yourself for roof replacement on your Melbourne home

As we’ve discussed before in our blogs, there comes a time in every roof’s life where a roof replacement on your Melbourne home simply needs to be done. So, if it’s nearing that time for your Melbourne roof, what are you going to replace your old roof with?

There are several options that you can choose when it comes to roof replacement in Melbourne, but steel, and in particular Colorbond, is one of the most popular. Let’s take a closer look at steel roofing and why it’s a great choice for you home.


Reroof vs roof restoration for your Melbourne home

Money doesn’t grow on trees and it doesn’t grow on roofs, either. In fact, some roofs around Melbourne are better at making money disappear!

Which is a pretty good lead in to an article about whether you should completely reroof or restore your roof. Neither project is cheap and you may rather put it off, but there will come a time in every roof’s life where this decision needs to be made. So, let’s look at the pros and cons of reroofing versus restoring your Melbourne roof.

Roof Inspections

5 Reasons to Get Your Roof Inspected

Considering you rarely see your roof from above, it can be easy to forget about. It is also hard for the untrained eye to be able to determine its condition just from looking at it. Roof replacements can be costly for home and business owners. Having routine roof inspections will mean avoiding expensive roof replacements and repairs in the future, as often a small inexpensive issue can turn into a large problem. If you are looking to buy a home, a roof inspection should be carried out along with a house inspection to ensure it is in safe and good condition. 

Roof Leaks, Roof Leaks Melbourne

6 risks that roof leaks may cause to your home

A roof leak can be caused due to a number of reasons, from overflowing gutters, to storm damage, to dodgy plumbing. Finding the causes of roof leaks and fixing them is incredibly important, as they can cause a lot of damage to your home and can even be dangerous. Check out our blog 7 major causes of a leaking roof, to find out what may be causing your roof to leak and how they can be fixed. Preventing a roof from leaking in the first place, or getting it fixed as soon as the problem arises is very important. If roof leaks are left unattended they will get worse and worse which can cause a lot of damage to your house. This will cost you time, money and even your health. Here are some risks associated with leaking roofs to your home.

Leaking Roofs, Roof Leak Prevention, Roof Leaks

7 major causes of a leaking roof

It only seems right to discuss leaking roofs on a day like today. February 14th 2020 a Victorian summers day filled with lame couples on Instagram, torrential rain and hailstones. Even though Melbourners are no strangers to rain, but they don’t particularly want it in their house. We all want to have confidence that our roof is strong and watertight and can withstand all weather conditions thrown at it. Even minor roof leaks can eventuate into expensive and dangerous problems.

Roof Leaks, Roof Inspections, Roof Leak Prevention, Roof Leaks Melbourne, Roof Maintenance

Chimney Roof Leaks

Chimneys are often an overlooked part of the roof and many assume they’ll have no issues with them, but like everything they deteriorate over time and can cause chimney roof leaks. Chimney Leaks can occur for numerous reasons and can lead to major inconveniences in your home. Melbourne is no stranger to severe weather conditions, and masonry chimneys can be prone to water damage. Water damage can cause blockages to the chimney flue, damage the lining, and result in problems with bricks becoming loose and broken. Chimneys with water damage can not only be inconvenient, but also dangerous and impact the health of those who reside in your household.


Time for a reroof? You could be eligible for 25K

Are you eligible for a $25,000 grant to spend on having your roof replaced at your home?

It has been revealed that the national government will be offering a $25,000 HomeBuilder grant for new home builds and renovations.

There is an eligibility criteria for the HomeBuilder scheme, you must:

  • Be a natural person ( i.e not a company or trust)
  • Be an Australian citizen, aged 18 years or older
  • You are on an income less than $200,000 for couples and $125,00 for individuals
  • Spending between $150,000 – $750,000 on a renovation that is for a home that has been valued at less than $1.5million (pre-renovation)
  • Be building a new home worth less than $750,000 (including land value).

Importantly, the tax-free grant will apply to all home wonders, not just first home buyers.

All types of dwelling will be eligible under the HomeBuilder scheme. However, the grant cannot be used on any additions to the property that is separate from the home, such as a pool, tennis court, outdoor spa and saunas, sheds, or garages.

The grant will commence on the 4th of June 2020 and run until 31 December 2020. The HomeBuilder scheme will aim to complement the first Home Owners Grant programs, stamp duty concession, and other similar grant schemes. 

A reroof will save you money in the long run.

So, why spend this grant on a reroof? It most cases if you have ever had a leaking roof you will understand the pain and costs involved. It is more cost-effective to get your entire roof replaced then constantly repaired. This is mainly due to stubborn leaks returning. A reroof can also Improve the performance of your roof by adding insulation and proper ventilation to your roof space. You will also remove any old issues you may have had in the past.

To quickly recap the Federal Government will give eligible Australians $25,000 to build or sustainability renovate their homes.

At Oates Roofing, we offer a free quote and a high-quality service guarantee on all of our roofing work. If you’re looking for peace of mind, we are the best option, with over 40 years of experience as roofing contractors in Melbourne.

Building a new home or renovating your home and need information about the benefits of a reroof? Contact us on 0435 695 466 for a quote!

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