FIND GUTTER AND ROOF SERVICES IN THE ILLAWARRA
What are the most common roof problems in the wollongong area?
- Leaking roofs
- Broken or damaged tiles
- Water pooling or runoff being directed where it isn’t wanted
- Worn flashing
- Storm damage or concern after a major weather event
- Blocked gutters
- Fallen trees or branches
- Wildlife causing damage
Are roof repairs covered by insurance?
Roof repairs can be tricky to deal with when it comes to claiming your building insurance. Many insurance companies are vague about their level of cover when it comes to roof repair, citing that they will assess each claim on a case by case basis.
Roof services in the Illawarra are regularly asked to carry out both inspections and damage assessments to assist with insurance quotes and claims.
The common point of contention that come up when dealing with insurance companies include:
- The cause of the damage (wear and tear, vandalism, natural disaster, extreme weather event, accidental damage etc)
- The age of the roof. Once a roof is more that 20 years old, there can be a question over whether it is/was due for replacement.
The condition of the roof. Most insurance companies require the property owner to “maintain” their property to a certain standard and this will be covered in your product disclosure statement. If a roof has gone for a period of time with an unresolved problem that then results in an insurance claim, things can get tricky. An example might be a small water leak that has been ignored for months or years and ends up causing significant water damage either over time or during a major rain event.
WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF ROOF?
In Australia, the most common types of roofing materials are either metal / Colorbond roofing or terracotta and concrete tiles. Terracotta and concrete tiles are a low-maintenance option. A Terracotta tile roof will usually last up to 25-30 years and a concrete tiled roof more than 20 years. Metal and Colorbond can often last even longer.
DO ROOFERS ALSO DEAL WITH GUTTERING?
There are specialised gutter services out there, if you only need guttering work done, however most roofing companies will also handle gutters as well. Some roofing businesses have a designated arm of workers who deal with guttering or even subcontract gutter work out.
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