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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.


Josh Briggs

Josh Briggs is a natural born roofer, with years of experience in the industry he understands and knows how to fix the problems customers face. Nothing satisfies Josh more than seeing the smile on his customers face when they know they have a leak free roof!

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