Located about 53 kilometers to the southeast of Melbourne’s CBD, Somerville is looked at as a growing urban center. It has Somerville Central as a major shopping centre and Inghams Enterprises as a company employing a big number of the town’s population.
Along with the population boom, there has been an increase in housing estates in the area. Many residents have their own home and so it is important to know about the best types of roof and their proper maintenance.
Tile roofing, whether Terracotta or concrete, can provide a resilient protection against the harsh weather conditions up to 50 years. But homeowners need to ask tile restoration experts to check the installation regularly to know when it requires anti-fungal treatment or de-mossing and cleaning, or when any roof tile has become brittle or broken and needs replacement.
Other problems also arise with tile roofs over time. The external mortar joints of ridge caps and brick walls may be damaged and allow the undesirable entry of water. This source of leaks may be fixed by resealing and repointing.
Metal roofing, on the other hand, likewise offers long-term performance even with the extreme hot and cold climate in Australia. Colorbond roof sheets are non-corrosive, non-combustible and termite resistant.
However, steel roofs and gutters, still require regular maintenance that include roof cleaning and repainting to keep them looking their best. Also, roof repairs will be inevitable after a couple of years as corrosion of metal screws and fixings set in and damage to the joints and seals between roof sheets occur.
Whatever type of roof a house may have, its performance can only be maximized with proper care and maintenance. Talking to a qualified roofing specialist like First Class Roofing who are experts in the local area is the first step toward reaching that goal.