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The importance of metal downpipe & gutter maintenance

Metal Roof Gutter Overflowing From The Rain

Roof gutters not only make a property look stylish, but they also perform important functions that help keep the inside of buildings dry, yards from flooding, and foundations strong. If you wait too long to have your metal downpipes and gutters checked and repaired by a Melbourne roof plumber, it can often be a costly mistake.

How much of a problem can rundown metal downpipes and gutters become?

Rain gutters are designed to collect water runoff and channel it away from the property through a downspout. When you have a defective gutter system, this water runoff isn’t being properly diverted, and can cause extensive damage.

When water drips directly down off a roof, not only do the people entering or exiting the building get saturated from the runoff, but water can also pool on the ground next to foundations, basements and crawl spaces. This moisture erodes soil around the structure, can leak into basements, be absorbed by concrete walls and floors, and cause foundations to crack as the ground becomes saturated and dries out. This provides an environment where fungus and bacteria can grow and flourish, and can lead to excess moisture collecting on windows, damaging window frames and structures.

A defective gutter system can also result in water entering under the edges of the roof causing wood rot, which compromises the integrity of the building.

How can Buckland Roofing help?

Gutters can last for many years, but eventually they will begin to rust, flake and leak. Buckland Roofing works with galvanised steel guttering systems in all colors and styles. We can perform new installations or repair existing systems for residential, commercial, and industrial structures. Contact our friendly team today!

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Buckland Roofing are licensed roof plumbers specialising in metal roofing, gutters and cladding systems across the Melbourne Metro area, Mornington Peninsula, and South Eastern and Eastern Suburbs.

Why choose Colorbond Roofing?

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When it comes to roofing material choices in Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, and the South East and Eastern suburbs, Colorbond roofing is one of the most popular, and for good reason. The Colorbond roofing range is extremely durable, making it a good choice for keeping out Melbourne’s often extreme weather conditions.

Here’s why more Aussies are choosing Colorbond as their roof of choice for re-roofing and new developments:

More money in your back pocket

Colorbond may be the cheaper option as it covers more surface area for less, and you can save money on the cost of engineering and construction. The lightweight design of Colorbond means the roofing can be supported with less structural foundations. That means less money in the pockets of the engineers and builders, and more in your own. And you get the best looking roof in the street!

Colorbond is designed for the Australian climate

Strong winds, severe heat, and torrential downpours are not uncommon in Victoria. It can be difficult to find suitable roofing material options that can combat and withstand these conditions. Colorbond has been specially designed with the Australian climate in mind, with its in-built Thermatech technology. It has a high level of energy efficiency and an increased R-Value for insulation in roofs. You’ll find Colorbond reflects the light and the sun’s UV rays, keeping your home cool in summer. This saves you money on air conditioning, and reduces your greenhouse gas emissions.

It can survive even the most extreme weather conditions

One of the biggest advantages of choosing Colorbond for your roofing is that it’s fire resistant. The unpredictable and extremely hot weather conditions in Australia can often lead to bush fires. Colorbond roofs are constructed with a Bushfire Attack Level – Flame Zone (BAL-FZ) under the Australian Standard AS3959-2009, which the current standard designed to improve a building’s resistance from burning embers, radiant heat, flame contact or a combination of all three. If you’re situated in a bush fire prone area, then Colorbond is the best roofing material option for you.

Water is easily diverted

A Colorbond roof is corrugated with a specially made bonded paint surface, deflecting water in all the right ways and into all the right places. The water moves off a Colorbond roof quicker than a tiled roof, and can be captured in water tanks. This water is cleaner and readier to reuse and recycle because of the roof’s unique surface.

The Colorbond colour and style choices are endless

You have the freedom to create the look of your roof and overall property. Maybe you’re looking for an ultra-modern design. Or maybe you want your building to blend in with its surrounds. There are over 20 colours to choose from, and new and innovative ranges are always being launched to keep up with the latest trends.

If you’re looking to add value to your property with a Colorbond roof, give the team at Buckland Roofing a call!

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Buckland Roofing are licensed roof plumbers specialising in metal roofing, gutters and cladding systems across the Melbourne Metro area, Mornington Peninsula, and South Eastern and Eastern Suburbs.

What are the benefits of a metal roof?

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We all know that a roof is one of the most important parts of any building – whether it be residential, commercial, or industrial. It protects everything inside from the elements, including Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula’s unpredictable heat, wind, and rain.

When it comes to choosing the best roof material, the best option in most cases is metal roofing. Here’s why:

Metal roofing is durable

The weather can often become quite severe in the Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, and South Eastern and Eastern suburbs. You will need extra protection from the extreme heat and cold, along with the gale force winds, heavy rain, and golf ball sized hail. Metal is a tough and resilient roofing material designed to withstand whatever the Australian climate brings.

When installed correctly by a roof plumbing expert, metal roofing can last for as long as the building, as it does not rot and can withstand mildew and insects.

Unlike other roofing materials metal roofing is non-combustible, meaning it is fire-resistant and doesn’t ignite easily. If you live in an area prone to bushfires, this makes metal roofing the best roofing option for you.

Metal roofing is energy efficient

We’ve all experienced Melbourne’s sweltering midday summer heat. Metal roofing reflects the sun’s heat; reducing that midday heat gain inside your building. You can then keep the inside of your building cooler and reduce the cooling costs of using an air conditioner.

When it comes to winter, the tiles on a roof can break and fall away letting all the heat out of the building. This means your heating system is working overtime, and costing you a fortune. Metal roofing doesn’t have this issue, and when properly insulated can keep heat within the building.

Metal roofing is easy to maintain

When it comes to minimal maintenance, metal roofing wins everytime. Metal roofing doesn’t suffer oxidation or colour fading in the first 3-5 years like tiled roofing does. The colours remain true and vibrant for many years.

Any issues that traditional tiles encounter, such as breakage and movement, virtually disappear with a metal roof. Simply hose down the roof to prolong its life and keep it looking vibrant.

If you’re looking for a bigger bang for your buck, then you can’t go wrong with metal roofing. If you’re looking to install a metal roofing and guttering system, contact the friendly team at Buckland Roofing today!

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Buckland Roofing are licensed roof plumbers specialising in metal roofing, gutters and cladding systems across the Melbourne Metro area, Mornington Peninsula, and South Eastern and Eastern Suburbs.

When should I repair or replace my roof?

Buckland Roofing roof plumbers installing metal roof on home

When it comes to a home, investment property, or business – the roof is the first line of defence from Melbourne’s often unpredictable weather. It keeps the contents dry and protected, making it one of the most important aspects of the building.

If regular roof maintenance and repair are delayed, it will become an even greater burden and cost you a lot more money in the long run. So when is the best time to do something about your roof and guttering?

If you have plans of selling or have begun to see major structural changes such as roof leaks – then you should definitely have the roof looked at by a Melbourne roof plumber or other roofing expert.

In the meantime, here’s a guide to help you consider and evaluate the situation of the roof.

How long does a roof last?

A roof and asphalt shingles of a roof generally only last between 20-30 years. As your roof edges closer towards the end of it’s life expectancy, then you may be facing a potential number of expensive issues. The best way to determine it is time to repair or replace your roof is by having a Melbourne roof plumber or roofing specialist come out and inspect it. Neighbours updating their own roofs may also be a sign that it is time for you to consider doing the same.

Is the roof sagging?

Have you noticed the entire roof beginning to sag? This is a sign that the roof is in need of immediate and urgent attention, due to major roof structural issues. Continuing to occupy a building with a sagging roof that hasn’t been inspected could put those inside in danger. As an owner of the building, home, construction site or business premises you have a duty of care to ensure those within the premises are safe. We suggest you call a Melbourne roof plumber or another roof expert as soon as you possibly can, as damage can progress quickly.

Want to get rid of moss and algae on the roof?

A moss or algae covered roof is typically a superficial issue that doesn’t affect the structural abilities of the roof. Despite this, it’s not aesthetically pleasing to look at and may decrease the value of the building. If you decide to tackle this issue, it is important that you do not attempt to scrape away the algae or moss from the metal or tiles. This may result in the paint being chipped or even scraped away, causing greater damage and costing you a lot more to replace. Speak to a roof professional who will determine the extent of the problem and how to manage it.

Is sunshine streaming through?

Any sunshine peeking through the roof is a major red flag. The roof is now in dire need of repair, sooner rather than later. If sunlight can get through the roof, then so can the wind and rain. It would be wise to call in a specialist Melbourne roofer to evaluate your roof as soon as possible.

If you have any more questions on repairing or replacing your roof, contact the Buckland Roofing team today!

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Benefits of a metal roof

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Buckland Roofing are licensed roof plumbers specialising in metal roofing, gutters and cladding systems across the Melbourne Metro area, Mornington Peninsula, and South Eastern and Eastern Suburbs.