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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.

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Roof Maintenance

Spring into roof cleaning and maintenance

Spring is a great time to, dare we say it, spring clean, but it’s not just inside that needs extra attention. It’s outside too and not just at ground level. Your roof can also benefit greatly from regular cleaning and maintenance, so let’s see the types of things you should be doing.

Roof cleaning

When most people think about roof cleaning they only consider the gutters. It’s somewhat understandable, because gutters full of leaves, mud or other debris, or downpipes that are blocked, can cause major damage. So a great way to start your spring roof cleaning is by cleaning your gutters and downpipes and inspecting them for any damage. This is such an important job that we recommend it’s done twice a year, so make a note in your calendar to revisit the job in autumn.

Don’t like the idea of cleaning your gutters and downpipes twice a year? We can’t blame you. The easiest way to say goodbye to this job is to have mesh gutter guards installed to divert leaves and rubbish away from your gutters. 

Roof cleaning isn’t just about gutters and downpipes. You can extend the life of your roof and increase its street appeal by regularly cleaning the rest of your roof. This process will remove the dirt, algae and moss that can accumulate and which can lead to bigger, more expensive problems down the track. 

Roof maintenance

If you clean your roof, gutters and downpipes regularly, chances are you won’t need to worry about roof maintenance all that often. But there will come a day when maintenance will need to be carried out on your roof.

Inspect your roof for any signs of damage that needs fixing. This may include loose or broken tiles, tile cement that is cracked or displaced, metal or polycarbonate sheeting that is lifting, flashing that is starting to rust, valley gutters that have corrosion and damage to fascias or other timber components. Get any issues you see fixed immediately, before they become a big issue.

Inspecting your roof regularly as part of an ongoing program of roof cleaning and maintenance can save you from major expenses in the long run.

Roof cleaning and maintenance with Oates

Regular roof cleaning and maintenance is a simple job. In fact, it’s so easy that you can do it from the comfort of your lounge chair!

That’s because Oates Roofing Maintenance can look after everything for you. Simply call us on 0435 695 466, or request a quote for roof cleaning and maintenance on our website

Using Oates is not just easier it’s a smart move. Why use Oates for your roof cleaning and maintenance?

  • For the average person, using ladders and getting on roofs can pose a safety risk, so it’s a job best left to the professionals.
  • The reliable and trustworthy people at Oates have years of experience and can identify problem areas before they become a big issue, saving you money.
  • You can be confident of an excellent roof cleaning and maintenance job when you use Oates.
  • We do it all, from roof cleaning and maintenance, downpipe replacement, re-roofing, fixing leaks, roofing inspections and even vermin control.

Contact Oates Roofing Maintenance today.

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Roof Maintenance, Roof Cleaning

Roof cleaning and maintenance all in a day’s work

As we often say here at Oates Roofing Maintenance, sometimes it is better to completely reroof a home than to try to repair all the issues… But not always. In some cases, like a recent project we completed in Moorabbin, it makes sense to simply conduct some roof maintenance and cleaning. 

For the roof maintenance on the Moorabbin home, all that was required was to re-cement, bed and point the ridge cap of the tiled roof in various places. Broken cement around or on ridge caps is a common issue on tiled roof homes, particularly if they haven’t had any roof maintenance for some time. The issue can allow water to enter the roof space and if left unchecked can cause some serious damage.

Roof cleaning of the Moorabbin home was achieved by giving the roof a thorough wash with the pressure sprayer. As can be seen from the before images, dirt, algae and moss had really built up on the roof, so it required a thorough clean. 

When you look at the before and after images on this page, it’s fair to say the results are pretty amazing. In fact, instead of cleaning and maintenance, it looks as though the roof of the Moorabbin home has been completely replaced, such is the difference that we were able to achieve. 

Moorabbin roof maintenance

As we mentioned in the introduction, sometimes the number and extent of issues on a roof make it a better candidate for a reroof. Oates Roofing Maintenance can guide you on which is the best option for you. Simply request a quote on our website.

To help get the maximum life out of your Moorabbin roof, Oates recommends regular roof maintenance to avoid costly issues and the need for a reroof. This maintenance can include things like fixing any loose tiles or replacing broken tiles, cleaning the gutters and downpipes, repairing the broken cement around or on the ridge caps, and repairing flashings, capping, box gutters and internal gutters.

We also recommend that your roof is inspected regularly. This is something we can do for you or maybe pop it on the list of jobs to do during your summer holidays. Roof inspections will look for any of the maintenance issues mentioned above. You should also look for things like blistering or peeling exterior paint that can indicate leaks, stains on interior ceilings or walls, and wear and tear around objects like chimneys, vents, pipes and skylights.

Moorabbin roof cleaning

The cleaning of your Moorabbin roof is another job that we recommend you do reasonably regularly. Not as regularly as maintenance and inspection, but perhaps every few years. The frequency will depend on aspects such as where you live, the amount of shade and tree overhangs. 

Roof cleaning with a pressure sprayer will remove algae, lichen and moss, as well as other debris. This will prolong the life of your roof and reduce the potential need for costly repairs down the track. It will also make your roof look practically brand new, giving it great street appeal.

Moorabbin roof maintenance and cleaning specialists

Oates Roofing Maintenance services all parts of Melbourne, including Moorabbin. If you’d like a quote on having your roof maintained or cleaned, phone us on 0435 695 466 or request a quote on our website.