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Roof Leak Detection and Repair

Warning signs of a leaking roof

Roof leaks allow water into the building cavity beneath the roof, and are a serious threat to any structure. The results of a water leak entering your roof cavity can include damage to Gyprock sheeting, your home's structure, electrical components and other parts of your home, as well as blossoming mould and rising damp making life extremely uncomfortable and potentially unhealthy for residents. If there are any issues with your roof keeping your home warm and dry, don't hesitate to contact Newcastle Roofing Professionals for a roof and gutter assessment, leak detection and any required emergency roof leak repairs.

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Is Your Roof Leaking?

A good way to see if your roof is ready for a restoration is to look for any cracked, broken or chipped tiles, or if the ridge cap mortar (ridge pointing) is cracked and beginning to fall out. You should also look at fading, moss and lichen as a sign that they have lost their protective sealant, meaning they’ll absorb excessive weight during rainfall, resulting in sagging rafters and roof battens.

Roof restoration is available throughout Newcastle, Maitland, the Central Coast and Lake Macquarie, and any surrounding regions to assess your roof and its requirements, and to complete the roof restoration.

Our professional approach ensures that your roof will look better than the day it was first built!

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Signs of a potential roof leak include:

  • Dark spots on the ceiling. Caused by water pooling or collecting on the opposite side of the surface, the formation of dark spots is a definite sign of a leaking roof.
  • Softened or bloated fixtures and wooden surfaces. Caused by water permeating absorbent materials, resulting in them swelling and eventually rotting.
  • Unpleasant odours. Introduced into the building by the presence of mould, fungal spores and rotting material.
  • Water collecting on floors, running down walls and intruding into the building interior. Caused by major leaks, water incursion presents a threat to the surfaces and materials of the interior of the home, presents a direct hazard to the residents, and is a major electrical danger.
  • Failing insulation. Saturated insulation simply doesn't insulate. Due to the nature of most insulation materials they are easily able to become waterlogged when installed beneath a leaking roof, resulting in their failure to maintain the temperature of your home, as well as encouraging the growth of mould and fungus, storing moisture for the long term in your roof cavity and exposing the interior of your structure to unnecessary strain on account of their waterlogged weight.
  • Shorts / Electrical faults. The result of leaking water in the roof cavity or walls short circuiting the wiring and electrical components of the house. This can result in blackouts, blown fuses, fire, damage to appliances, light fittings and devices as well as the home electrical system, and represents a significant risk of injury to residents.
Emergency Call-Out Assessment Service

Due to the discomfort and inconvenience caused by a leaking roof, as well as the possibility of the structure underneath suffering further water damage, we treat roof leaks with the utmost of urgency. We offer a same day call out service to assess your leaking roof, and in the circumstance of a roof leaking too badly to protect the structure beneath we are able to prioritise your repairs to beat the next downpour.

A leaking roof can cause damage to your ceiling gyprock/plaster, insulation, electrical, lighting and air conditioning units if not repaired quickly, so it is recommended that you treat leaks as a priority.

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Roof Assessments and Roof Inspections

If you have any questions about the condition of your roof, need roof repairs or would like to book an inspection by one of our professional roof assessors, we can arrange a prompt visit.

Assessments with Newcastle Roofing Professionals gives you access to the best roofing advice and a full report on the condition of your roof. Additionally, you have the opportunity to discuss roof repairs, roof restoration, and installation of gutter guard, ventilators or other fixtures with an experienced roofing professional.

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