Are you looking to visit or perhaps live in a bayside town? One place that attracts many beach lovers is Chelsea, a suburb of Melbourne, which is just 30 km to the southeast of Melbourne’s CBD.
Chelsea’s beautiful beach is a long stretch of coastline with fantastic scenic views of Mornington Peninsula. Some parts of the foreshore were intentionally made safe for swimming by setting a no boating zone 300 meters from the coastline. The low sand dunes, bathing boxes, and the surf life-saving club make staying in the beach more fun.
Two of the popular parks here are Victory Park and The Chelsea Bicentennial Park. With the BBQ facilities, playground, sporting facilities and walking tracks featured in these parks, families are able to enjoy many hours of fun.
Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands is another must-see attraction here. Enjoy watching the colorful bird life this place is well-known for. Sporty folks can also go walking, running or biking on the walking and cycling tracks here. But if you’re into playing golf, the Chelsea Public Golf Course is the right place for you.
If you choose to purchase a house in one of the residential areas here like Chelsea Heights, you get to enjoy going to the above-mentioned places. Moving around the suburb can be via the railway system or the Smartbus.
In addition, the commercial centre along the Nepean Highway is very accessible. You’ll find Woolworths Supermarket and many fast food outlets there.
Melburnians who prefer to live a simple community life, such as retirees, choose to buy or build a house in this coastal suburb. One major consideration when building houses in a location such as this is the type and quality of roofing.
A favorite choice among homeowners is the Terracotta or cement tile roofing. This roofing material costs significantly more than others, but it is guaranteed to last a long time withstanding intense heat, strong wind and rain, fire, and earthquake.
Another good option that is less expensive is Colorbond roofing. It uses high-quality metal sheets, finished with baked-on paint. Typically lasting many years even with little maintenance, Colorbond roofs are heat-resistant, termite-resistant, rust-proof and non-combustible – simply perfect for the budget conscious homeowner.
Nevertheless, there is still a need to take care of the roofing a year or two after the initial installation. Everyday wear and tear can cause certain problems that require the services of Chelsea roof repair and restoration experts.
One problem is the growth of moss and lichen, which is typical of tile roofing made of clay. Another problem is having broken tiles and ridge caps, which if not replaced may become the source of water leaks.
For metal roofs, even if they are manufactured with anti-corrosion property, the screws, joints and other fixtures used in the installation are not rust proof. So, these need to be repainted or replaced if damaged.
While the homeowner can probably personally take care of some of these problems, there are advantages to hiring the services of First Class Roofing. We are experienced experts in doing roof-related jobs, such as de-mossing, re-pointing, re-sealing and guttering. We are equipped with the required tools and equipment, so the job can be done perfectly and quickly the first time.