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Home Owners urged to check & repair roof leaks!

In light of the recent floods in New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania, Archicentre is urging home owners to check and repair roof leaks.

Leaky roof problems can lead to dangerous situations where water can penetrate walls, roof linings, and insulation leading to the growth of mould and deterioration of the home.
 
If water has recently entered your home it is important to have the roof checked for broken tiles, rusted iron and damaged flashing around chimneys. Water damage can be caused by heavy rain and storms and also a simple lack of maintenance in clearing out guttering or down-pipes which causes the water to back up and enter the home.
 
Apart from the structural appearance of the roof, it is also vital that inside the roof cavity is inspected for structural soundness. It is important that roof assessments are conducted by professionals with the appropriate knowledge and safety equipment.
 
If you delay having leaks fixed you could be putting yourself and your family at risk, especially if the water is likely to enter the electrical system or appliances.  Read more
 

Flooding Fact Sheets

We have developed a number of important fact sheets relating to floods including some helpful tips and safety precautions for your home. Please also pass onto your family and friends if they have been affected by the recent floods:

Click on the links below to download:
 
Fact Sheet 1 – Helpful Advice

Fact Sheet 2 – Safety Hints

Fact Sheet 3 – Clean Up

Fact Sheet 4 – Building Integrity

Fact Sheet 5 - Drying

Fact Sheet 6 – Repairs
 
 

Important Roof Checklist

  • Check guttering and downpipes are clear of fallen leaves, sticks and other debris.
  • If there have been storms or high winds look for broken or cracked roof tiles, loose ridge and valley tiles allowing bird and possum entry as well as water leaks.
  • Check that corrugated iron sheets are in good condition and well attached.
  • Ensure valley and eaves guttering are free from holes and rust. Even small holes can create large leaks often making extensive replacement necessary.
  • Make sure flues and chimneys are structurally safe and the flashings around them are secure against water penetration.
  • Check inside the roof space for water stains or pinholes of light indicating holes in the roof or flashings.
 

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1300 134 513

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Archicentre news. Tell us what you think
 

Home Owners urged to check & repair roof leaks!

In light of the recent floods in New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania, Archicentre is urging home owners to check and repair roof leaks.

Leaky roof problems can lead to dangerous situations where water can penetrate walls, roof linings, and insulation leading to the growth of mould and deterioration of the home.
 
If water has recently entered your home it is important to have the roof checked for broken tiles, rusted iron and damaged flashing around chimneys. Water damage can be caused by heavy rain and storms and also a simple lack of maintenance in clearing out guttering or down-pipes which causes the water to back up and enter the home.
 
Apart from the structural appearance of the roof, it is also vital that inside the roof cavity is inspected for structural soundness. It is important that roof assessments are conducted by professionals with the appropriate knowledge and safety equipment.
 
If you delay having leaks fixed you could be putting yourself and your family at risk, especially if the water is likely to enter the electrical system or appliances.  Read more
 

Flooding Fact Sheets

We have developed a number of important fact sheets relating to floods including some helpful tips and safety precautions for your home. Please also pass onto your family and friends if they have been affected by the recent floods:

Click on the links below to download:
 
Fact Sheet 1 – Helpful Advice

Fact Sheet 2 – Safety Hints

Fact Sheet 3 – Clean Up

Fact Sheet 4 – Building Integrity

Fact Sheet 5 - Drying

Fact Sheet 6 – Repairs
 
 

Important Roof Checklist

  • Check guttering and downpipes are clear of fallen leaves, sticks and other debris.
  • If there have been storms or high winds look for broken or cracked roof tiles, loose ridge and valley tiles allowing bird and possum entry as well as water leaks.
  • Check that corrugated iron sheets are in good condition and well attached.
  • Ensure valley and eaves guttering are free from holes and rust. Even small holes can create large leaks often making extensive replacement necessary.
  • Make sure flues and chimneys are structurally safe and the flashings around them are secure against water penetration.
  • Check inside the roof space for water stains or pinholes of light indicating holes in the roof or flashings.
 

www.archicentre.com.au
1300 134 513

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