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The Importance Of Roofing in Melbourne

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Luckily, summer is here, but in Melbourne, that doesn’t necessarily mean days and days of beautiful sunshine and warm weather; in fact, the city of four seasons in one-day experiences not only summer storms but low-temperature days and even some snow on mountains within the state of Victoria.

Therefore, having a solid roof over your head as shelter is extremely important, and if your roof requires a roof restoration in Melbourne, Harley & Sons Roofing can achieve this for you. Roofing repairs and maintenance are important to ensure the longevity of your roof; replacing broken or chipped tiles, damaged fibreglass, Zincalume, Colorbond, or Polycarbonate is important to keep up to prevent leaks and damage to your home.

A roof restoration in Melbourne is one way to extend the life of your roof regardless of the type of materials. We are familiar and competent with the diverse range of roofing materials, and our expertise is second to none. Cracks within your roof can make your home or commercial building prone not just to leaks but to pests that will come and reside in your roof cavities; a roof restoration in Melbourne means damage is rectified, returning your roof to its former glory.

Furthermore, a roof restoration also increases the aesthetic appeal of your home or commercial building again and can help increase its value. For peace of mind and reducing hazards of damaged roofing and guttering, Harley & Sons Roofing are your experts in the industry.

The Variety Of Roofing Materials

Roof restorations in Melbourne can be performed with varying roofing materials, from Zincalume, Polycarbonate and fibreglass to Colorbond to various types of tiles, including concrete, clay, metal or composite tiling.

Depending on your aesthetic taste, you might choose tiling or Colorbond for truly aesthetically pleasing roofing, and we can undertake a complete roof replacement; however, we also do roof restorations in Melbourne, so you can restore your tiled roof rather than pay out for a complete overhaul.

It’s an affordable and cost-effective investment into your home or commercial building and means you can be confident in the shelter that your roof provides. Available in a variety of colours, Colorbond sheeting is an effective roofing material, and there is a stainless steel-based type for coastal environments with heavy-duty weather elements.

Sheet steel roofing materials are either screwed or nailed to wood or steel battens, or they can also be clipped onto brackets which are concealed and screwed upon battens. Finishing the ridges with capping and complementary guttering adds a fantastic touch to your roof restoration in Melbourne with Colorbond.

Lightweight yet sturdy and durable, Colorbond is an optimum choice of roofing material, and professionals such as the Harley & Sons Roofing team will achieve exceptional workmanship for a roof restoration in Melbourne. The variety of tiling all form strong roofing materials and have a fantastic lifespan as opposed to some materials. Concrete tiles, while they can have a long lifespan of up to fifty years or more, are also somewhat fragile as there is no internal reinforcement.

They are formed through cast or pressed concreting, a blend of cement, sand and pigments and available in a range of colours. Given their heavy weight in comparison with lightweight Colorbond or Zincalume, Polycarbonate or fibreglass, concrete tiles require a heavy-duty, sturdy roofing structure to support the tiles. Clay or terracotta tiles are aesthetically appealing but need to be treated with care and attention during handling and installation.

One advantage of this type of tiling is that it reduces the sound of external noise; therefore, they are fantastic for homes near main roads. A roof restoration in Melbourne can be completed for tiled homes, and this type of tile has a long lifespan if treated well and maintained.

Quality Roof Designs For Complementing Your Home And Efficiency

There is a variety of factors influencing your choice of roofing materials, including the actual roof design. An almost flat roof usually will require a sheet metal roofing material; tiling just doesn’t look the part on a near-flat roof.

Flat roofs actually don’t permit decent levels of insulation and additionally, if you install solar panels on your roof, they would require tilt frames. The roof pitch or angle varies with buildings and tiling, as roof material looks great on angled roofs.

For roof restorations in Melbourne, Harley & Sons Roofing comprehends the varying roof pitches, design and roofing materials, and we are highly competent. Commonly in Australia, roof angles are between fifteen and thirty degrees, and this is dependent on the builder and the Council requirements. Colorbond and tiling can truly look aesthetically pleasing and complement your home, and Colorbond Theramtech can be more insulating.

A lighter-coloured roof can have more reflective capacity for the radiating sun, and this helps keep a more even temperature within your home. Ensuring ventilation is considered in the design is another attribute of roofing, and beyond temperature control, ventilation assists with reducing moisture build-up.

A roof restoration in Melbourne with Harley & Sons Roofing means your roof will be restored beautifully, whether it is new Colorbond or tiled material and we consider the roof design when undertaking this work. Driving efficiency with your roofing material and complementing your home are qualities we value for our clientele, and we achieve quality workmanship each and every time.


How often should I have my roof inspected?

It’s recommended to have your roof inspected annually, especially before the rainy season. Regular inspections help identify any small issues before they escalate into major problems and potentially save you from costly repairs down the line.

What are signs that my roof needs repair?

Some common signs include leaks or water stains on ceilings and walls, missing or damaged shingles, sagging or uneven areas on the roof surface, and excessive granule loss from asphalt shingles.

Is it necessary to remove old roofing materials before installing a new roof?

In most cases, it is recommended to remove old roofing materials before installing a new one. This allows for thorough inspection of the underlying structure and ensures proper installation of the new roofing system for optimal performance and longevity.

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