Roof and spouting leaks are a common problems and require the urgent attention of a licensed plumber. Stuart Scott Plumbing has many years of experience in repairing roof and spouting leaks and also installing new roofs and spouting.

Roof and spouting leaks can lead to many problems such as damage to internal plaster, damage to roofing insulation, potential electrical faults where wiring is located in the roof cavity.

What are the common causes of roof leaks?

Roof leaks commonly occur in tiled, tin and colourbond roofs. The most common problem is cracked tiles and lifted tin or aluminium sheets due to loose screws or bolts. This is generally attributed to age, but can be cause by people walking on weak points of the roof. Roof leaks can also be caused by the aging of seals around electric service and plumbing vents pipes, and also the demise of flashing and gaskets around pipes.

Repair vs New Roof?

Roofs often develop leaks years before the rest of the roof will need replacing. The cost of a new roof is costly however when weighed up against the ongoing maintenance of an older roof it could be the more prudent financial decision. Stuart Scott Plumbing can give you an honest assessment of the health of your roof to determine whether repair or replacement is the best solution.

What are the common causes of spouting leaks?

Spouting leaks are often caused by rusted or disconnected spouting, this generally just happens with age and spouting needs to be maintained and or replaced. Build up of leaves and sticks in gutters can cause blockages in spouting and down pipes causing overflow and build up of water in the gutters. For this reason it is important to also regularly clear your spouting and cut back overhanging trees which drop leaves and other debris into the spouting.

Stuart Scott Plumbing can assess your spouting leaks and perform either a repair or install new spouting depending on the requirement of the customer.