Melbourne roofs have their work cut out for them. We all know what the weather is like in Melbourne. One minute it’s sunny, the next minute it’s raining cats and dogs. And while this certainly keeps life interesting, it does have implications for our poor, old roofs.

If the Melbourne climate has got your roof into a state, you’re probably wondering what kind of repair needs to happen to get things back in order.

Let’s talk to Melbourne’s authoritative voice on roof repairs – Royce Roofing! Here, we’ll go through some of the most common types of roof repairs.

Common types of roof repairs

Roof repairs take many different forms, so here are some of the most common ones:

  • Tile repairs or replacement
  • Re-bedding or repointing
  • Valley iron replacement
  • Gutter repair or replacement
  • Roof restoration
  • High pressure clean

Common roof repairs: explained

Scratching your head at what repointing means, or what valleys have to do with your roof? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Let’s get you up to speed with some of the most common roof repairs, explained.

  • Re-bedding and repointing
    Your ridge capping is on the top of your roof, and needs to be water-tight. This is done by using a pointing membrane to fill in the gaps. Re-bedding and repointing is required when the old material starts to crack or deteriorate.
  • Valley iron replacement
    A valley iron is a metal flashing installed underneath roof tiles to allow excess water to be released into the gutter. They can rust over time, allowing water to go into the roof cavity. If valley irons have rusted, they’ll need replacing ASAP.
  • Tile replacements and repair
    Here, an expert roofer will inspect your roof for broken or damaged tiles and either repair them or replace them with new ones. Simple!
  • Roof restoration
    A roof restoration is a type of full-scale roof repair that can include all of the procedures mentioned above, as well as a high-pressure clean and fresh coats of paint. Roof restorations extend the life of your roof and add value to your home.
  • High-pressure clean
    If your roof isn’t what it used to be, and is now covered in moss, dirt and lichen, a high-pressure clean is just what you need. While more of a cosmetic procedure than a structural one, high-pressure cleaning is common maintenance which can help prevent tile cracking in the future.

Royce Roofing are the team Melbourne calls when it has roof trouble. They’re Melbourne’s favourite bunch for top quality roof repairs and restorations, keeping their local Melburnians sweet by offering impeccable work for fair, affordable quotes. Get in touch with Royce Roofing for all your roof repair needs.