A roof is important for your wellbeing, but it can often be neglected and fall into disrepair. Queensland’s climate is notoriously harsh, with the Gold Coast regularly getting battered from both sun and storms. If you need your roof repaired or replaced, a local Roofer can come to your rescue. Driving around the Gold Coast you’ll find many different roof types including the shed style, gable style, mansard style, hip style and flat style. The most popular roofing materials are concrete or terracotta tiles, metal sheeting and Decramastic tiles. Over time, these materials can break down and cause leaks. This is usually due to corrosion, damage to tiles, denting or warping of metals or bad workmanship and will appear as water marks, dark spots, mould, sagging or dampness in the ceiling or walls. In the case of AC Sheeting, it can even be dangerous as asbestos fibres can become exposed to the air, where they pose a serious risk if inhaled. Most Roofers are licenced to remove and dispose of AC Sheeting safely, so you don’t have to worry. Leaks tend to appear wherever roof sheeting overlaps or around chimneys or vent pipes. A simple repair may be all that is needed, or a complete re-roof may be necessary. An experienced Gold Coast roofer will conduct an inspection and determine what is appropriate. Gutters and downpipes are often overlooked, and on the Gold Coast it’s important to maintain them year-round, not just in the leadup to storm season. Gutters collect
and divert rainwater, preventing erosion of the sides of the house and under the eaves. Unkempt gutters can become clogged and then water will pool, stagnate and become a breeding ground for weeds and mosquitoes. This is also how leaks can occur. Similarly, downpipes divert water away from the house, sometimes to a tank where rainwater can be reused, so it’s important they remain unblocked and in good repair. Gold Coast roofers are experts at decluttering guttering and ensuring your roof can withstand the elements. Gold Coast summers can get unbearably hot, as any local will tell you. As the mercury rises everyone retreats indoors. Badly insulated roofs without proper ventilation will trap hot air, forcing your air conditioning unit work much harder, causing a rise in your power bill. Depending on your needs, you might not require an all-out roof replacement to make your home summer-proof. Most local roofers can install new insulation in your existing roof by simply replacing the old material. They are also equipped to install industrial or domestic rotary vents or even solar vents in order to extract hot air up and out of your roof. If you want to utilise your outdoor space for entertaining or to shelter your car, a team of experienced Gold Coast roofers can help you add value to your property. If instead you want to let the sun in, they are also able to install skylights throughout your building, reducing energy bills by letting natural light into your interior.