Regularly checking your roof is the best way to make sure your roof is doing its job. It’s the first line of defence against the weather, so you’ll want to make sure it’s in top condition and that you can identify any problems early before they start to cause damage. You can check your roof yourself fairly easily, but if you’re not sure, you can get one of our team to come out and give you a free assessment.
To check your roof, first inspect from the road or any vantage point that gives you a good view. For other options on accessing your roof, go to WorkSafe for guidelines on working at heights.
Falls from roofs and ladders are extremely common. Before you get on your roof please ensure you follow the WorkSafe guidelines around working at heights. Guidelines can be found here.
Check that your roof can be safely walked on. Some roof materials cannot support the weight of a person or can be damaged when walked on, so wear soft-soled shoes with good grip.
These are the common issues that may indicate problems with your roof.
Stains or discolouration on the roof
Roof looks uneven
Mould or mildew growing on the roof
Dislodged, cracked, broken, dented or damaged tiles
Loose or missing nails or screws
Lifting or dislodged flashings
Overhanging branches and leaves or other debris leading to either mildew and lichen growth or scratches and roof damage
Loose roofing sheets or tiles
If you notice any of the above you may need to repair or replace your roof.
Get in touch with a qualified installer if you would like to book an assessment or have any questions.
So you’ve checked out your roof, and it looks like you need a new roof, so what next? Check out step 2 for choosing your new roof.