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Leak-Free Living: Elevate Your Roof’s Defense with Expert Repairs

Hiring an experienced roofing plumber is crucial for fixing leaks and preventing water damage. They can identify the source of the leak and make timely repairs.

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Leaking roofs can cause serious damage to your home.

Melbourne homeowners often face roof leaks caused by storms and rainfall. Ignoring the leaks can cause significant damage to homes, and temporary solutions like bucket brigades and paint are not effective. Don’t ignore the issue – reach out to Oates Roofing Maintenance instead. Our skilled team can pinpoint and address leaks promptly, ensuring swift repairs.

Additionally, we offer roof inspections to proactively safeguard your home against potential future leaks. In case of a roof leak or any urgent roof-related problem, dial 0438 444 259, and we’ll rush to your Melbourne residence without delay to alleviate your situation. Swift response for emergencies means we can promptly install tarps and temporary seals, ensuring your safety until a permanent roof repair is complete. Storm-induced roof leaks might be eligible for coverage under your home insurance policy. 

7 major causes of a leaking roof

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2. Common Causes of Drips
These includes damaged shingles, flashing issues, and clogged gutters. Additionally, roof deterioration can be caused by age and wear. It’s important to note that poor ventilation can also lead to leaks.

2. Common Causes of Drips
These includes damaged shingles, flashing issues, and clogged gutters. Additionally, roof deterioration can be caused by age and wear. It’s important to note that poor ventilation can also lead to leaks.

3. Prevention Strategies
Perform regular inspections and maintenance routines. Keep gutters, downspouts, and drainage systems clear to prevent water buildup

4. Calling in the Professionals
Identifying the right time to seek professional assistance Prioritizing timely repairs to prevent additional damage The benefits of professional
inspections in detecting hidden vulnerabilities

5. Upgrading for Leak Resistance
Evaluating modern materials for improved water resistance Analyzing how new technologies can prevent leaks. Understanding the long-term benefits of investing in a leak resistant roofing system

Storm-Proofing your Home: Lasting Roof Leak Solutions by Oates Roofing

Conquer roof leaks caused by storms and heavy rainfall! We act fast to keep tenants and homeowners safe and prevent major damage to properties when a leak comes out of nowhere.
Bid farewell to quick fixes with buckets and repainted plasterboard. Explore the enduring solution for your roof worries with Oates Roofing!

Major causes of roof leaks

1. Tile damage

Damage to roof tiles is one of the most common causes of roof leaks. A small crack or a slight movement of even a single tile can result in water damage the next time there’s a hailstorm, harsh rainfall or a light shower. Whatever the reason for the tile damage – whether it’s from wear and tear, damage to tiles, a big storm or a branch – you need to get the damage repaired quickly before it causes issues inside your home.

2. Overflow

Roofs can leak around the laps or joins in the roofing. This can occur in metal roofing, tiles roof and other roofing materials. Leaks around the laps can be particularly common on low pitched roofs. Some gutter designs are also prone to overflowing, particularly during strong rain events.

3. Poor Designs and installation

Some roofs can leak simply because they weren’t designed correctly. A common example is a flat roof with a pitch that is too low to allow water to run off. Another common cause of roof leaks are issues with installation. For example, if flashing or seals aren’t installed correctly or haven’t been installed at all.

4. Broken cement bedding on ridge caps

All tiled roofs feature ridge capping to ensure water doesn’t leak into your home. This ridge capping covers the ridge, or the high point where two tiled roof surfaces meet, and prevents water from leaking through. Cement is used to keep the ridge capping in place and over time this cement can crack, break off and allow water to seep through into the roof cavity, resulting in water damage to ceilings and the structure of your home.

If the cement on your ridge caps has cracked or broken, it’s important to get it fixed quickly, before water damage occurs. This is done by removing the ridge capping and existing cement, rebedding the ridge capping using new cement, and then filling all the gaps – or pointing – with a flexible material to ensure there is a tight bond between the ridge capping, the cement and the surrounding tiles.

5. Rusted flashing, capping, box gutters/ internal gutters

The components of your roof are designed to last a long time, but eventually issues can occur. In metal roofs and metal components, corrosion is a common issue and this can be seen in the metal roof sheets, flashings, cappings and downpipes and gutters. Eventually, corrosion will lead to water leaks.

6. Blocked and overflowing gutters

Blocked and overflowing gutters are one of the most common causes of roof leaks. Gutters and downpipes that are blocked allow water to run up and into your roof and cause water damage. Having your gutters and downpipes cleaned and maintained regularly is one of the simplest things you can do to ensure your roofing system performs as it should.  

7. Faulty flashings

Flashings are the sealing material that can be found around things like chimneys, skylights and vents on your roof. In some cases, flashings are not fitted correctly and therefore do not provide an adequate seal. This will allow water to enter your home. Flashings can also deteriorate over time and this too can cause roof leaks.  

8. Skylights

Skylights are another common entry point for rain and a potential cause of roof leaks. Skylights that have been poorly installed, are damaged or with faulty seals will cause water to enter your home. 

Take Action Now: Safeguard Your Home from Further Damage – Don’t Postpone Fixing That Roof Leak!

Oates Roofing is recognized for its proficiency in detecting and repairing roof leaks. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, we have encountered every possible form of roof leakage, from minor issues caused by cracked tiles or corrosion in metal roofing to major problems that can rapidly lead to water damage.

It’s crucial not to procrastinate if you detect a roof leak in your home. Water damage can occur rapidly, leading to extensive harm and mounting repair expenses.

If you spot a leak in your roof right after a heavy storm, it’s highly likely that the issue is related to storm damage. Fortunately, your home insurance policy may cover the costs of the necessary repairs and any internal damage that may have ensued.

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