There are two types of property owners in Australia.

Type 1: you see a potential problem with your home, you get it inspected and fixed up before it escalates.

Type 2: you see a problem, ignore it, hope it goes away and then curse the day it happened because it went from being a $300 repair to a $3000 one.

Don’t be the second guy. If you’re wondering whether it’s time for your property to undergo some roof repairs, the team at Royce Roofing outline a few key signs:

1) Roof leaks

Leaks are one of the most obvious signs that your roof needs some repairs. Even in drier months, you can spot potential leaks if light is able to penetrate your inner roof cavity. If this is the case, it’s best to contact a roofer to get it fixed up before winter.

2) Roof tile damage

Another key indicator that it’s time for roof repairs is if you can see tile damage. Take a look at the condition of your roof. Are there any cracked or broken tiles? Any rusted steel sheets? These can lead to leaks in your roof, and we certainly don’t want that. It’s also important to check for wear and tear around other areas of your roof. Vent pipes, chimneys, whirlybirds and gutters are all areas of your roof that can be points for repair.

3) Paint cracking or peeling

More than just a cosmetic issue, peeling paint on your roof can open you up to more repairs. Paint helps protect your roof from weather conditions, so if it’s peeling off, it won’t be able to do its job properly. Hiring a roofer to repaint your roof is a great way to combat this sign of wear and tear.

4) Roof sag

A sagging roof is a repair which should be dealt with as soon as possible. A roof deck that is sagging could present a great safety risk and it’s best to contact the experts at Royce Roofing for an inspection immediately.

5) High energy bills

This one’s a bit more subtle. If your electricity bills have been rising steadily (especially if you use heating and cooling frequently), your roof may be leaking air, causing your HVAC to work harder to maintain a steady temperature. This could be another sign that your roof needs some repairs.

Royce Roofing are experienced in spotting these signs that you need roof repair. Whatever the roof job that needs doing, Royce Roofing do it for you. Melbourne’s finest team of roofers are at your service, offering re-bedding and repointing, tile replacements, valley iron replacements, gutter work, roof restorations, roof replacements and more. Royce Roofing have over 300 years’ combined experience in the field, so there’s absolutely nothing we can’t do. Get in touch with the legends at Royce Roofing for a competitively priced job of the highest quality.