Golden Ridge Roofing

Expert Tips

Keep an eye on your metal roof

Remember to check your metal roofing and guttering regularly, particularly after a storm. Small, existing problems can be accelerated by storms and high winds, and before you know it you have a major problem on your hands. If faults can be detected at an early stage, it can prevent further, more costly damage.

Leaks can lead to mould

A damp home is the perfect place for mould to grow. This can cause respiratory infections, and trigger allergies and asthma. It can all start with old or damaged guttering and downpipes allowing water to run down your exterior walls, so contact your local metal roofing and guttering expert to fix the problem.

Check your gutters and downpipes for damage before winter rain arrives

Always keep an eye on your gutters and downpipes as they divert large volumes of water away from your home to prevent water damage. If there is a crack or rusted out hole in your gutters, the water can easily seep under the eaves causing water damage and mould in your ceiling, or it can run down the drainpipe and cause water damage near your foundations or outdoor area. If you can see bubbling paint or rust spots on your gutters and downpipes, it’s time to get them inspected by a professional.

It’s best to do this sooner rather than later as winter is on its way and damaged gutters and downpipes won’t be able to do their job properly. Once rust sets in, it will only get worse and could mean replacement rather than repairs.

Watch out for these signs that your gutters and/or downpipes need attention:

  • Bubbling paint on the underside of the gutters or on your downpipes
  • Stains on the underside of eaves
  • Small rust coloured spots on your gutters or downpipes

Metal roof care

While a metal roof is low maintenance, it doesn’t mean no maintenance! Before winter arrives, it's a good idea to have it inspected by a qualified professional. They will check fasteners, screws and rivets along with the panel seams and flashing materials, making sure it can withstand the harshest of winter weather.

Beat the heat

Anticon insulation is specifically designed for temperature and noise control in homes with metal roofs. This is a blanket type insulation that is laid over the roof battens directly under the metal roof sheets and is much more effective at blocking out the heat in summer than standard batts over the ceiling.

Summer roof repairs

Summer is the perfect time to take care of any metal roof repairs and maintenance. Your local metal roofing expert will probably have more time on his hands and will make sure that your home is protected from next winter’s rains and storms. So don’t wait for another winter to find out your roof is leaking and needs repairs. Do it while the sun is shining.

Reduce rain noise

A metal roof can be a stylish and low-maintenance addition to your home, and contrary to popular belief, it needn’t be noisy.  Just have a chat with your local metal roofing expert and they’ll be able to install the right type of insulation to dampen the noise on your roof when it’s raining.

Protect your home

Always keep an eye on your gutters and downpipes. They are designed to divert large volumes of water away from your home and prevent water damage. If you can see water damage, bubbling paint or rust spots it’s time to get them repaired or replaced.

Don't lose your investment

A metal roof should last around 50 years, but if it isn’t professionally installed, the fastenings might not work as they should and it could cost you a lot of money in repairs over time. This is why you should always hire an honest and reliable metal roofing and guttering business to install your new metal roof. They will use their skills and experience to make sure everything is installed to a high standard, making sure that your roof will last the distance.

Add value to your home

One of the first things people see when they drive past your house is your roof. If you are thinking of selling your home, the last thing people want to see is an old, worn-out roof as this could be a sign that the rest of the home isn’t cared-for. A stylish, functional and low-maintenance new metal roof will do wonders for your kerb appeal and will improve the value of your home.

Small metal roof leak - big problem

If you suspect that your metal roof is leaking, it’s best to sort it out straight away, however small. Any water leakage into your home will be damaging and it can only get worse over time. Call your metal roofing and guttering expert to find the source of the leak and fix it, before it turns into a major, expensive disaster.

Don’t DIY downpipes

Installing your own downpipes may seem like an easy DIY job, but major problems can occur when downpipes have not been properly installed. This can result in flooding, or not taking water far enough away from your home which can cause significant damage to your foundations.

Get a ‘green’ roof

A metal roof not only looks great and lasts for around 50 years, it is also good for the environment. Recycled metal is now standard in all new metal roofs from anywhere between 25%-95%. It can also be recycled again when it reaches the end of its life, making it an environmentally-sound choice for your home.

Metal roofing for year-round comfort

Metal roofing is great in all weathers. In summer they reflect heat which means less air-conditioning and lower electricity bills. In winter, a professionally installed metal roof can withstand wind gusts of up to 200 kilometres an hour, keeping you and your family safe inside.