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ROOF REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

What to look out for.

One of the biggest maintenance issues in any home is the roof. Many people are unaware that if regular maintenance is not done a major insurance claim may be declined. Roofs are often overlooked because we seldom, if ever, actually climb on or in the roof unless there is a problem. Your roof protects everything inside your home.


These tips will help you identify potential problems, Check out the following:

  1. Water marks on the ceilings
  2. Humps or dips on your roof may suggest structural roofing issues.
  3. Loose or broken barge boards
  4. Broken, loose or missing Fascia boards
  5. Broken, loose or missing verge tiles
  6. Gutter blockages, rust and damage
  7. Obvious signs of rust on a sheeting roof
  8. Broken tiles or slates


A damaged or badly constructed roof could end up costing you many thousands of rands. Often, ceiling insulations masks slow leaks and professionals are well acquainted with this. Mold is another indication that something is amiss. Unseen timber issues can become very costly. Not to mention simple issues like borer beetles.

For more info on how we can assist you call us on 074 348 6420 or send an email to info@waterproofmyroof.co.za or visit our website on www.waterproofmyroof.co.za


A Good Roof Maintenance Plan Should Look Something Like This:

  1. Check Gutters
  2. Loose Fascias
  3. Loose Corrugated Iron
  4. Moved Tiles
  5. Loose Screws
  6. Dirty Valleys
  7. Ridge Tiles


Concrete Flat Roofs

Flat roofs are generally concrete roofs, a popular form of construction. The problem is that concrete is not waterproof, so a waterproof membrane is fitter over the concrete surface to seal it. The best way to seal it is a torch-on system (applied with a gas flame) and then an aluminium coating to protect it from the sun.

This should last 10 years but it needs to be maintained. If the aluminium coating gets damaged, the sun will perish the waterproofing below.

A lot of companies do not do the maintenance regularly so if it has been more than 2 years since your last check, then there is a high risk or a problem.


If you have a waterproofing problem, let us come and do a comprehensive assessment. There is no cost for the assessment and it could save you a headache in the long run. Can you afford to wait? Contact us today.


Thinking of buying a new home?

One of the biggest maintenance issues in any home is the roof. Many people are unaware that if regular maintenance is not done a major insurance claim may be declined. Roofs are often overlooked because we seldom, if ever, actually climb on or in the roof unless there is a problem.


When buying a home, it is imperative that you get a professional roof report – just like you currently do with an electrical compliance certificate. Major roof issues are often disguised and there are other typical sings that should be taken into consideration:


Roof Report Rates (prices):

Small roof – up to 150 m2 R2950.00 

Medium roof – up to 300 m2 R3650 

Large residence – 300 + m2 R4250 


A freshly repainted roof can hide a multitude of sins

Freshly painted ceilings could be hiding watermarks

  1. Roof and/or ceiling sag
  2. Loose or broken barge boards
  3. Broken, loose or missing Fascia boards
  4. Broken, loose or missing verge tiles
  5. Gutter blockages, rust and damage
  6. Obvious signs of rust
  7. Broken tiles or slates


Do I go with a less experienced contractor for a significantly lower price?

Can I save money by buying my own materials?

Should I try to repair the roof on my own?

With any investment, such as your home, you really should weigh your options before making major decisions on how to maintain it. Avoid these pitfalls when making decisions on how to preserve your roof.


Starting a major roof repair or replacement by yourself (if you are inexperienced).

Unless you have extensive roofing knowledge or experience, it’s probably best to leave the roof work to the professionals. Tearing off a roof is dangerous and difficult work. The mistake is often made to save a few Rands, however, this can cause more damage and cost more in the long run. With the proper safety equipment, knowledge and skill level, a certified roofing contractor is the way to go.


Buying your own materials.

Shopping around for the best deal is a good thing, but when it comes to having a roof system installed, it pays to allow a qualified contractor with a competitive price to purchase the materials for you. Not only do you avoid having incorrect quantities or products, the contractor may also have access to better, more competitive pricing due to established relationships with regular suppliers. A roof installation tends to be a package deal and a good contractor will be able to provide a workmanship and manufacturer’s warranty with your installation / repair.

Not hiring a solid contractor.


Make sure that you do your homework. Find a reputable contractor to perform work on your home. Sometimes price isn’t the only factor to consider when it comes to the service you are receiving. Talk to friends, family and co-workers about a roofing company in your area that has a good name in the community, competitive pricing and a track record of quality work. You want a company with integrity and a great finished product – it is absolutely worth the extra time.


For more info on how we can assist you call us on 074 348 6420 or send an email to info@waterproofmyroof.co.za or visit our website on www.waterproofmyroof.co.za

Roof Report Rates

When buying a home, it is imperative that you get a professional roof report – just like you currently do with an electrical compliance certificate. Major roof issues are often disguised and there are other typical sings that should be taken into consideration:

Roof Report Rates (prices):

Small roof – up to 150 m2 R2950.00 

Medium roof – up to 300 m2 R3650 

Large residence – 300 + m2 R4250