Hampton Park is a suburb that is located 36 km to the southeast of Melbourne’s CBD. Its population of 23,767 people as reported in the 2011 census is continually growing with the significant real estate development in the area.
The place offers its residents a simple life with easy access to transportation and public services including the library, primary and secondary schools and community hall. People can also go to the Hampton Park Central, the local shopping complex, or to the nearby Westfield Fountain Gate.
According to a real estate company survey, the median price of houses in this suburb as of 2015 is $360,000. The variation in pricing depends on several factors, such as the size of the house, the number of rooms and the type of roofing installed.
Terrocotta or cement tile roofing adds on a higher cost to the total price of the house. But it is guaranteed to last a very long time because of its quality. It’s able to withstand extreme hot and cold weather conditions, fire and earthquake.
Over time, a homeowner will still need roof repair and restoration services as a result of daily wear and tear. A common problem with tile roofing is the growth of moss and lichen. De-mossing by anti-fungal treatment and cleaning are necessary to resolve this. When tiles and ridge caps are broken, an expert roofer need to replace them to prevent leaks. At times, damage to mortar joints need repointing to prevent the undesirable entry of water through the roof.
Colorbond roofing is another type of roofing that costs less than a roof made of clay or cement tiling. It is made from steel with anti-corrosive property. Its baked-on paint finish does not peel or chip easily. It is resistant to termite and performs well over the years.
Roofing specialists, however, need to check the condition of the steel roof after a year or so. The screws, bolts and other fixings are not rust-proof and might be corroded. The flashings or the joints and seals between roof sheets might be damaged. Fixing these damages immediately is better and cheaper compared to a complete reroofing later on.