Have you noticed an annoying drip from your roof after a downpour of rain? Or do you have a couple of mouldy spots on your ceiling that may be growing? If you said yes, it could be that you have a leak, and unfortunately that little trickle can turn into a big expense if left unfixed.

To help you keep on top of your roof safety and maintenance, here’s our list of the top 3 most common causes of roof leaks. We’ll explain why they happen and how to prevent them!

Broken Tiles

Broken roof tiles are the most common cause of leaks in roofs. Breakages in tiles can occur when the protective coating wears off and the tile becomes brittle. Tiles can also easily break from strong weather conditions or if they are walked on incorrectly when installing solar panels on your roof.

As broken tiles can be difficult to notice, it is best to have your roof inspected by a qualified roofer on a semi-regular basis. We suggest organising a roof inspection every 5-10 years to identify any potential problems like broken tiles.

A Blocked Gutter

A gutter that is clogged with leaves and debris will not be able to perform its intended use of draining water effectively. Without proper drainage, water builds-up and can damage your ceilings and walls, leading to hefty repair bills, insurance claim hassles and time-consuming clean ups. Not to mention, it can also affect your home’s health due to mould growth.

The best way to avoid debris build up in gutters is to have them professionally cleaned every 6 months. If you reside near lots of trees, you may even want to consider installing a gutter guard like Gutta Filta for constant protection from water ingress.

KWR Roofing have a professional team of gutter cleaners that can check for hidden clogs. Our services also include gutter repairs, downpipe cleaning and external gutter washing, to ensure longevity in your roof.

A Leaking Skylight

If you have spotted a leak coming from where your Skylight is situated, it is likely due to incorrect skylight installation, the seal decaying over time or even rising humidity levels inside causing condensation to crack the glass or frame.

Most skylight leaks can be prevented through seasonal roof inspections and routine roof maintenance checks. A qualified roofer can check shingles and flashings for deterioration, damage, and interior issues.
Skylight leaks can be difficult to repair, so we recommend having your skylights installed by qualified roofers to minimise the chance of a leak occurring. KWR Roofing specialise in the supply and installation of Skylights.

How can KWR Roofing help me?

If you’re concerned about a leaky roof and are in need of any repairs, or are taking a proactive approach to leak prevention, give us a call on (07) 3847 1031.

If you would like to further explore the best suited roofing options available for your home, get in touch with the professionals at KWR Roofing. Contact us at info@kwrroofing.com.au or (07) 3847 1031.