Dedicated Roofing Repairs in the Sunshine Coast
At Stormguard Roofing, we’ve been providing customers all over the Sunshine Coast with roofing repair services for over 20 years, so you can rely on us to provide you with an efficient and professional service.
As part of our commitment to quality, we only use Australian-made steel products for our commercial and residential clients, and every member of our team is dedicated to meeting our exceptionally high standards.
We can repair roofs of all shapes and sizes, from tile roofs to metal and tin roofs, and you can depend on us to complete our work on time, every time.
Metal Roof Repairs
Metal roofing is more straightforward than you think – much of the process simply involves replacing damaged sheeting. A single metal sheet can be used across a wide area, making for an easy installation with minimal maintenance afterwards – this means repairing the roof is usually just a matter of replacing the sheet.
Metal roofs are popular across Australia for many reasons. The best metal roofing resists corrosion and weather, and the convenience noted above makes it easier, faster, and cheaper to install. At Stormguard Roofing, we can effortlessly convert your tile and shingle-based roofs to our patented Colorbond steel solution, giving you a roof with all of these benefits at a high quality.
What Kind of Problems Lead to Roof Repairs?
Any issue with your roof is only going to be exacerbated the longer you leave it. This makes it nothing short of vital that you get any problem checked out as soon as you can; it could save you a massively costly repair bill.
Water Leaking From Roof
A leak that enters the house through the roof is only going to get worse as it does more damage, so you must be on the lookout for small pools of water and discolouration in your ceiling. It may surprise you to learn how devastating a leak could be to your property if you are not diligent about fixing it.
Inspecting your roof regularly can help with this, as some people only notice leaks when they pose significant problems – you should do this about twice a year. Having a good angle and pitch for your roof can also help, as flat roofs struggle to shrug off the latest rainfall.
Broken Gutters & Drainpipes
Roofs are incomplete without a strong drainage system alongside them because an ineffective drain can lead to serious issues down the line. This controls the flow of water around the roof and the house itself – making it instrumental in preventing the common issues that lead to leaks and water ponding.
A broken gutter cannot begin to protect you from the elements, so you must fix any drainage issues as soon as possible to keep your roof safe.
Roof Water Ponding
Without good drainage (or with improper installation), roof water ponding is a common issue. This is when the water pools together on the roof, unable to be carried away via the drains, leading to leaks and damage to the structure.
As mentioned above, this is particularly common with flat roofs that do not have the angle needed to stop the water from pooling. If you are having issues with water ponding, you likely need a new or repaired drain to combat this.
Request a Roof Repair Quote
If you would like to learn more about our services or request a free, no-obligation quote, give our team a call today on 07 5499 7500 or fill in our online contact form here and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a reroof and a new roof?
A brand new roof involves replacing every element while reroofing updates or replaces what you already have and may involve retaining existing components. There are two kinds of reroofing, overlay and tear off, and both have their benefits and advantages.
Overlay roof replacement involves putting shingles on top of your existing roofing system. The good thing about this type of roof replacement is that it is less costly and takes less time to complete. However, this reroofing method can only be used on roofs that have not already been overlayed.
Roofing companies often use the tear-off method to replace your roof to install a new one. A complete reroofing will repair any underlying damage or leaks in your roof, and it will last longer than an overlay, all while increasing your home’s resale value.
How long does a reroof last?
This depends on whether you have had an overlay or tear off the project and the type of materials used. Slate is the most durable material and can last up to 200 years before replacement is required.
Copper and zinc are also solid materials and can last up to a century. Aluminium, terracotta and concrete materials will last up to 50 years, while asphalt will give you up to 25 years of life. Wood and shake materials can last up to 20 years but will require a lot of maintenance during that time.
When should you reroof?
You can use the above timeframes to gauge when a roof might be reaching its end of life, but there are also symptoms to look out for. For example, if you are experiencing water damage in your home, have problems with moss and fungi or the roof is bowed or sagging, it is a reasonably safe bet that it is time for a replacement.
The shingles themselves might be curling or buckling (or missing altogether). While these can be replaced individually, you can be pretty confident the other shingles are likely to fail soon as well. Of course, this also applies to any supporting structures like the flashing, guttering or fascia.
If you have noticed any of the above problems with your roof, it is advised that you call in a professional to inspect it and determine whether repairs or replacement is required.
How long does it take to tear off and replace a roof?
This will depend on the property, the materials used and the weather conditions. In some instances, same-day replacement is possible, but you should usually budget for the entire process to take up to three days (weather permitting).
Contact Us Today For An Onsite Quote
If you are concerned about your roof, don’t delay getting in the experts. Water damage can cause enormous structural problems in your home that will be highly expensive to repair. Give our team a call, and we will be able to do a thorough inspection and provide an onsite quote on the same day.