Boral Roofing advises homeowners to get regular checks done on their roofs by a professional for complete peace of mind.

The roof is the first line of defence against bad weather, excessive noise and extreme temperatures. To ensure the roof remains in the best condition all year-round, the homeowner should get it checked by a qualified roofing tradesperson for signs of damage, breaks or wear.

Owners of homes more than 25 years old should pay particular attention to the roof, especially if the original materials are still in place. Charlie Condo, general manager, Boral Roofing & Masonry East explains that lack of upkeep can cause the roof to become damaged over time, resulting in ineffective sarking and deterioration in overall roof performance.

Regular roof maintenance checks can give homeowners peace of mind during wet or windy weather and help to improve the home's energy efficiency.

Boral’s 7-step roof check:

1. Check the roof for any cracked tiles, tile displacement or debris build-up

2. Check old cement mortar bedding

3. Check flashings, gutters and downpipes

4. Check whether sarking is installed as a barrier against dust storms and bushfires

5. Check for sufficient ventilation to remove hot or damp air

6. Check whether there is need to re-insulate the ceiling with bulk insulation

7. Check whether individual tiles need to be replaced

Boral can provide a list of local roofing installers from its network of preferred suppliers.