When it comes to older properties, roof maintenance is something that can be easily overlooked, especially if you haven’t had a roof problem before. Without appropriate care, the lifespan of a roof can be significantly reduced through thermal shock (expansion & contraction) as well as winds, heavy rain and UV breakdown because of our hot Australian sun. A build-up of debris such as dirt, moss and leaves can accelerate corrosion problems that may ultimately lead to a roof replacement.
A roof replacement is up to 50% more expensive because of the complexity of the job, which will take longer to complete. The disruption could also be unpleasant to the occupants within the building, with a full roof replacement leaving your building exposed to the elements as the work is carried out. The preferred choice by business and homeowners is to repair or restore an existing roof. More affordable than roof-replacement, a roof restoration can save you time and money with no disruption to occupants within the building and can extend the longevity of your roof by 10-15 years.
Other common roofing problems include leaks + moisture (deadly mould spore), punctures + penetrations, blistering, poor installation and workmanship.
Understanding all the possible issues that a leaky roof can cause, you must take measures to avoid damage worth potentially thousands of dollars to your building. However, professional roofers may not be available immediately, so you must look for some temporary repairs. Even if you have never repaired a roof before, various quick solutions are simple but effective enough to hold.
You could use plastic sheeting for any holes within the roof. If possible, use sturdy plastic sheets and attach them to your roof using roofing nails, or weigh them down with bricks or other heavy objects.
First, find the source of the leak and cover the hole using a tarp. Make sure that the tarp is long enough to cover the ridge of the roof, smooth the tarp out until it’s securely over the roof area and then tie it down, or use duct tape to keep it secure so it won’t blow away in a storm.
Plastic roofing cement effectively helps to plug tiny holes and cracks and prevents water from entering into your property. Make sure you have a roofing trowel, a caulk gun and a putty knife for proper application.
You may also consider plugging the leak, which is one of the easiest ways to repair a flat roof leak temporarily. Mix water and a cement-like powder, and pour it into the crack. This mixture will dry solid and stop water from getting in.
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We specialise in a wide range of roof restoration and repair services for metal roofs, whatever the condition of the roof. There is rarely a condition that we at Thermoshield are unable to fix and in turn restore an aged, rusty roof to its original (or nearest to) state. Bringing you an impressive roof that will increase the value of your property, look great and give you peace of mind for years to come. We take great pride in our quality of work and in return, provide a 10-year warranty.
The process includes power washing, fixing corrosion if needed, waterproofing and addressing UV radiation by insulating the roof.
When working with Thermoshield, you can be confident that you are getting the best service. We use only the highest quality materials and manage the entire project from start to finish.
When you purchase from Thermoshield, you are not only making an important investment in the structural integrity of your property, you are assured of being provided with the highest quality of products and services. Here at Thermoshield, we are proud of the strong relationships we have built with our partners and customers. Our products have been tried and tested to our country’s unique conditions, and offer outstanding performance. Proudly Australian owned and made since 1997.
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