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How Summer Affects Your Roof

There is nothing quite like the start of summer, the sunshine and warmth can lift your spirits, make you smile, and destroy your roof. Regardless of the temptation to put off roof care and maintenance for some time in the future, you should take advantage of pleasant weather and look after your roof now. A quick roof inspection will uncover any hidden problems and is the best way to find small issues before they become significant predicaments. At the very least, you may learn that your roof is just fine, and you will gain peace of mind.

Ultraviolet Rays Can Destroy Your Roof

Hot roof in summer

When the hot Aussie summer sun is blazing, your roof gets a direct shot of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. The ultraviolet rays (UV) will, over time, degrade anything that receives a consistent exposure to the UV radiation. It is true that your roof will not deteriorate overnight. However, no matter what its material, your roof will ultimately feel the effects of the sun. The top layer of your roof will become brittle and crack easily. The roof’s lower layers will sustain damage as well if the top layer continues to decompose, unchecked. If the damage gets as far as the wooden support beams, you will incur significant and costly repairs.

Thermal shock is another way roofs sustain damage. Thermal shock happens when local temperatures fluctuate a great deal in a relatively short amount of time. Although various roofing materials react to thermal shock in different ways, this puts significant strain on your roof. Rapid heating and cooling of your roof will expand and constrict your roof; this leads to cracking and crumbling.

Wild summer storms also can bring a great deal of damage to your roof. Torrential downpours and high winds create havoc for some roofs. This kind of damage is sometimes unavoidable. However, a roof that is strong and well-maintained is less likely to take major destruction during an average thunderstorm.

Maintaining your roof is crucial if you want to avoid costly repairs and potential damage to your home’s contents as well. We offer free roof inspections with no obligation and no pressure to purchase. If you spend a few minutes overseeing your roof, you will save time, frustration, and money. Do not wait for a small problem to escalate and cause you untold numbers of headaches; call us today.


If Your Roof Needs Care, Don’t Delay. Here’s Why

Your Roof Protects Your Asset

working in the afternoon sunA roof offers many benefits but can become burdensome when it starts to deteriorate. The inside of your home or building can become a health hazard with the accumulation of mold, mildew, and bacteria. When left unattended, a deteriorating roof can also affect other parts of your property such as the walls and floors. If you’ve been delaying the replacement of your roof, here’s an overview of the benefits you will receive.

Protection from Environmental Effects

A roof provides so much more than protection from the sun, it also shields your property from wind, and water damage. Whether the harsh effects are due to a variety of catastrophic rain or snow storms, a quality roof replacement can increase protection from peeling, buckling, or ripping.

Reduce Home Improvement Expenses

Although the replacement of a roof will cost a significant amount of money, the long term benefits will exceed the initial cost. This is due to the prevention of further damage that could affect your property if your roof is not replaced in a sufficient amount of time.

Increase the Value of Your Property

Adding a new roof can increase the value of your home or business. If you plan on selling your property in the future, the age of your property’s roof will also be included in the valuation. An upgraded roof will also enhance the exterior design. You will also contribute to the maintenance of your property’s neighborhood.

Reduce Energy Loss

When roofs are not replaced periodically, energy can be lost. You may have been working on securing other vulnerable spaces where energy may seep through, but including the replacement of a roof could reduce high energy costs. According to Energy Star, there is a significant increase in this amount of money that is spent for cooling buildings. When an energy savings roof is installed, the amount of heat that can enter a building or a home can be reduced. As a result, cooling demands can also be lowered. A new roof also works in collaboration with the insulation materials installed in a home or building.

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Reasons to Choose Perth Roofing & Gutters

When it comes to replacing a roof, you need a team of experts who can install a roof correctly and efficiently. Possessing more than 30 years of experience, the roofers at Perth Roofing & Gutters go beyond just basic installation. They ensure that all safety and installation requirements are met.  The installation of a new roof is a big investment and choosing the right company to complete the job is also another important decision. Perth Roofing & Gutters provides a 24-month warranty and services are available 24 hours a day. Since a roof must resist fluctuating environmental changes, the need for high quality roofing materials is essential in the maintenance of a home or building. Satisfied customers have given our services a five star rating. If you want a roof that is able to protect your property without compromising your assets or health, Perth Roofing & Gutters can fulfill the order.

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