Roof Repairs Hermanus

It goes without saying that your roof is one of the most important parts of your house. Particularly during the winter months it is important that your roof and guttering are kept in a good condition to enable your property to remain waterproof. Loose mortar, broken and cracked tiles and roofs that have not been properly maintained can result in expensive repairs.

Roof timbers can deteriorate rapidly in damp conditions and ceiling stains and collapses are very often the first indication that water is leaking into the roof space.

Before undertaking any works consider what sort of roof you have: whether it is already painted or if it is a galvanized roof. Also assess the age and condition in orer to assess whether the roof needs replacing or painting – if it is really old and damaged then replacing the roof should be considered while if the roof is in generally good condition, painting is much easier.

Before painting your roof must be cleaned with a high-pressure cleaner to remove mould, mildew, algae, fungi and excess dirt or debris. Any leaks must be attended to: any loose nails on the roofing sheets must be replaced or resealed, broken or cracked tiles replaced and corrugated sheeting replaced if necessary. Two coats of primer are advisable particularly if you live near the sea.

Use the best quality paint product that you can afford – this will prevent the job having to be done twice and there are some excellent products on the market.

Gutter systems are designed to channel rain water from the roof towards the downpipes and prevent the house walls from becoming wet and saturated ultimately causing problems with interior dampness. Gutters must be kept clear and the joints sealed for the system to be effective.

Our services include:

Roof Painting
Roof Maintenance
Flat Roofing
Gutter Installation
Roof Cleaning
Gutter Repairs

Contact Nick @ Donnelly Home Maintenance for all your roofing repair requirements in the greater Hermanus and Overberg area