If you’ve just had a brand new Colorbond roof installed, your home has been transformed for the better. With tried and tested durability, 5 layers of protection against the harsh Australian climate, 22 core colours, and 6 premium Matt finish colours, you have no doubt done the best thing for your home’s protection and visual appeal. So, it goes without saying that you’ll want to keep it looking new for as long as possible.
The good news is that a Colorbond roof is very low maintenance. During preparation, Colorbond steel, made by Bluescope Steel, is treated with several layers. These ensure its colours last, and prevent issues like flaking, chipping, blistering, and galvanic corrosion. Galvanic corrosion happens when there are incompatible metals on your roof, such as flashing made from different materials, but a professional roofing company like Zen Roofing in Brisbane will always ensure this isn’t an issue.
Regardless, there are some things you can do to keep your roof looking its best. Here are 4 tips to make sure you’re doing everything you can to maintain that satisfied feeling of having a beautiful, spotless roof:
Inspect your roof regularly
Every few months, and after any severe weather, you can check for signs of damage or wear and tear. This could include dents, loose panels, moss, or debris. Because Colorbond steel can withstand harsh climates for many years, these things are unlikely to affect your roof’s functionality. But over time, even small cosmetic problems can worsen and require more extensive roof maintenance. Colorbond roofs retain their colour for several decades, but issues like moss and lichen can introduce moisture and create a patchy appearance.
Clean your roof if necessary
One of the best things about having a Colorbond metal roof is that rain water is usually enough to keep it clean. However, if part of your roof happens to be covered and doesn’t see enough rain to get the job done, it’s still a very simple process. Without all the nooks and crannies of a tile roof to worry about, this roofing material can be hosed off with clean water every six months or so to keep it looking fresh. For any areas affected by dirt or mould, you can use warm water and a sponge. But for anyone without easy, safe access to their roof, this is best left to a roof professional.
Clean your gutters and downspouts
To maintain your roof’s functionality, you can clean your gutter by clearing out any leaves and debris that accumulates in them, as this can lead to water buildup on your roof. Inspect the flashing around vents, chimneys and other fixtures for any signs of damage or wear and tear that could cause water to leak into your home. A roof plumber is a specialist who fixes all sorts of issues with gutters, downpipes and rainwater tanks, but the experts at Zen Roofing are fully trained in these areas too. For any problems that can’t be fixed with simple cleaning, they’re here to help.
Schedule an annual inspection
If you’d like the peace of mind of having a flawless roof year after year, you can always arrange an annual professional inspection. This ensures that your roof is free from any hidden problems that could cause long-term damage, and saves you the safety risks of getting up there yourself. For all things roof cleaning, replacement, repairs, insulation, guttering, and even asbestos removal, Zen Roofing is the company to call. Commercial and residential property owners alike rely on Zen Roofing for upfront, affordable, and top quality roofing.
So, if you need any more information about maintaining your Colorbond roof, just call +617 3521 8520, and the friendly team will be happy to advise you!