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Posted on 05 May, 2021 in Maintenance

Roof Leaks

Roof Leaks

The roofing material used on your home is designed and installed to be maintenance free. Strong, secure and energy smart, COLORBOND® steel is tried and tested in Australian conditions to look great and deliver outstanding, long life performance.

Simple maintenance of COLORBOND® steel by regular washing with clean, fresh water will not only prolong its life but also maintain its attractiveness for longer periods thus protecting your asset. Applications where the paint finish is naturally washed by rainwater do not usually require this maintenance, e.g. roofing. However, some areas such as wall cladding under eaves, the top of garage doors and the underside of eave gutters are often not washed by rainwater, and so require some attention. Ensure these ‘unwashed’ areas are hosed down at least every six months and more frequently in coastal areas where marine salt spray is prevalent, and in areas where high levels of industrial fallout occur. It is also important to ensure that there is no build-up of debris, such as soil and mulch against COLORBOND® steel products. If cared for in this way, your building components made from COLORBOND® steel should give many years of easy maintenance life.

Warranties on roof cover

Metal Roofs – 2 years installation

Colorbond steel_ 30 years

About Homes NT, 24 months maintenance service does not cover damages to your roof caused by:


Roof leaks can often be caused by storm damage, such extreme volumes of rain and/or hail and excessive wind pressure. These weather conditions are out of the Builder’s control and should this be the cause, it needs to be attended to by your home insurance company.

Foot traffic

‘After trades’ can often cause damage to roofs which can lead to roof leaks. After trades are contractors which you employ independently to complete work at your home after handover. Please note if damage by ‘After trades’ is found to be the cause of a roof leak, we will be unable to take any action regarding your concern.

After Trades

Antenna installers

Satellite dish installers

Air Conditioning contractors

Patio contractors

Homeowner maintenance

It is also a matter of Homeowner Maintenance to ensure that gutters & valleys are cleared of leaves/debris on a regular basis to avoid blocked gutters, downpipes and storm water drains, which can then back up with water & cause leaks

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