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Check Your Roof

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.

Where to start

These are the common issues that may indicate problems with your roof.

Stains or discolouration on the roof

Roof looks uneven

Peeling or chalking paint

Mould or mildew growing on the roof

Dislodged, cracked, broken, dented or damaged tiles

Ponding or pooling water on flat sections (particularly for carports, garages, gables or eaves)

Loose or missing nails or screws

Rust or damage, particularly around the flashings and fixings

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

The Next Step

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.

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The Look Book

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