Top Problems That Affect Old Roofs

Posted on February 20 , 2018 by Luke Fletcher

Rusted and flaking roof sheets on old roof

Everything ages over time, and the roof on your home or commercial premises has to weather the harsh sun, wind, rain and severe storms. Occasionally it even has to endure people walking around on it. It's only naturally that a roof will develop issues over time, it's part of the aging process. Here are some of the common problems with an old roof and why a roof replacement is a often the simplest and most effective solution.

Roof Leaks

Running around with a bucket chasing drips every time it rains is no fun. Even if the water leaking through the roof doesn’t find its way through to the ceiling, it's likely that water will be pooling up inside the roof cavity before a drop occurs. Not only will this lead to timber rot, mould and staining, the moisture can also get into your electrical system and may cause power outages.


If your home or commercial property is covered in tin or the old corrugated iron roofing material, it’s likely to be well and truly rusted by now. A roof in poor, rusty condition may be only a matter of time away from developing leaks. Rusted metal roof also leave a lot to be desired on the appearance front and can significantly impact the over all look of the facade. An old roof can make a whole building look old and dated.


Cracked Tiles

Tiles not only tend to fade out in the weather, they also start to crack after years of sun exposure and getting rained upon. They become brittle, and often all it takes is for someone to be up on the roof walking around on them to break a few. This will lead to roof leaks, as well as an unsightly looking roof.

The Roof Is Sagging

If your roof is suffering from sagging, then it’s definitely time for a roof replacement. Chances are the roof structure itself will need some work before the new roofing material can be applied. It’s likely that moisture has been getting inside the roof and has affected its structural integrity.

Asbestos Roofing

Asbestos roofs typically need to be replaced due to the serious health concerns the exposure to asbestos causes.. If you are unsure whether your old roof contains asbestos, it’s best to call in the roofing experts for an inspection to determine whether asbestos roof removal is required.

Organise a Roof Replacement

Covering Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Vantage Point Roofing have successfully been replacing old roofs with new for many years. So far we have rejuvenated more than 5000 properties with a brand new metal roof. Get in touch to arrange a free inspection and we’ll deliver a quote to you within 24 hours. Our team of experts take immense pride in their work, and before you know it you’ll have a brand new roof you can be proud of.

Roof replacement with quality metal roofing is both affordable and stylish, and easy! Just submit a quote request and we'll do the rest!


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Updated 23 January 2020 to provide current information.

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