Roofing and Guttering

Get your roof leak repaired by a roofing professional

For more than 40+ years, Dave Levey and the team from Newcastle Plumbing have been offering roofing repairs and maintenance services in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, and beyond. In this time, we’ve developed a strong reputation in the community for high-quality services and the very best results – every time.

Specialising in roof leak repairs and gutter cleaning, we’re the team Newcastle homeowners call when they need a professional to get the job done right.

Whether it’s an emergency roof repair outside of business hours or a blocked gutter, our experienced team of plumbers and roofing professionals will be there to get your home back in working order.

Don’t take on roof repairs and gutter cleaning on your own. Allow us to lift the weight off your shoulders and complete the work for you, quickly, efficiently, and effectively. Get in touch for an estimate today!

Roof Restoration in Lake Macquarie & Newcastle

A leaking roof can be one of the most frustrating and expensive things to occur in your home. If left untreated, a leaking roof can cause significant damage to the ceiling and walls including unsightly water stains.

Most homeowners attribute water damage and stains to bad plumbing. However, a leaky roof can be sneaky, and it takes careful inspection to identify the weak points in your home’s main defence against the elements.

Newcastle Plumbing has been providing leak detection services and roof repairs in Lake Macquarie for more than 40 years. Working largely with Colorbond roofing materials, we can replace and restore your old and weathered roof with the finest Colorbond or Zincalume materials.

We offer the roof repairs in Lake Macquarie and Newcastle homeowners trust. For high-grade materials and reliable insulation, get in touch with the team from Newcastle Plumbing today.

Gutter repairs in Newcastle & Lake Macquarie

gutter cleaning

Most gutter systems and downpipes are made tough. Generally speaking, they’re designed to last 30 years or longer, keeping your home free from inconvenient leaks and water damage.

Because gutters and downpipes are so durable, most of us don’t even think about our downpipes and gutter systems until something goes wrong. It could be a clog or damage from a storm – no matter the cause, water is no longer draining from the roof and it’s become a problem.

Dave and the Newcastle Plumbing, we have been providing gutter cleaning and maintenance services for more than 40+ years. We know how to remove debris and blockages quickly and effectively, so you can get back to normal, every day living in your home.

If you’re experiencing problems with your gutter system, be sure to get in touch for a free quote.

roof leak detection

Roof leak detection is the process of tracing a leaking ceiling back to its source or point of entry. While this may seem like a simple task, it takes years of practice, experience, and broad knowledge of retro and modern building systems to get the job done right.

Water doesn’t always take the obvious path into your home and can sometimes be a result of multiple small leaks such as vents, penetrations, or small rust holes.

We like to differentiate ourselves from the competition by giving our customers the right fix,- not just the quick fix. We’re able to pinpoint leaks with 100% accuracy, which means fewer materials, less labour, and a lower cost to pass onto our customers.

Colorbond is a coated steel roofing material that can endure intense winds, is termite resistant, and non-combustible. It’s also resistant to corrosion, chipping, peeling, and cracking.

Many Australian homeowners choose Colorbond for their roofing and guttering because the colour tends to stick – after all, the colour is literally bonded onto the steel, which means painting and repairs aren’t often required. The steel is also baked to prevent cracking and aging.

We choose to use Colorbond for our roof repairs in Lake Macquarie and Newcastle because we want to offer the best possible roofing services possible. Our repairs and restorations are made to last, so we’ll always choose the very best materials for our customers.

Some common causes of gutter damage and blockages include

  • Damage from a ladder leaned against the gutter
  • Splits and cracks due to age
  • Broken gutter seams
  • Tree branches falling in a storm
  • Improper installation

The most common cause of damaged gutters, however, is a build-up of debris. As the gutter system moves water away from your home, the gutter becomes vulnerable to debris like leaves, twigs, dirt, pinecones, and insects. Sometimes, even children’s toys and bird’s nests can get stuck in the gutters.

As the debris settles into the troughs of the gutter, blockages tend to occur. This leads to leakages and eventual damage to the home.

Without proper maintenance and assistance from professional gutter cleaners, homeowners face certain damage from the overflow of water into the home.

Unfortunately, a build-up of debris in a gutter system is inevitable. Over time, as rainwater rushes through the gutters, it will bring leaves and other debris with it.

The only way to effectively prevent a blockage is to commit to routine gutter cleaning. This might include hosing down the gutters, using a gutter scoop, or manually removing debris with your hands (but don’t forget to wear gloves in case of insects). You could also install a gutter guard to keep debris at bay.

It is recommended that you clean out your gutters at least once a year, although bi-annual cleaning is an ideal way to prevent a blockage.

person applying gutter guards

Clogged gutters can not only cause water ingress in the roof, but the debris build-up can damage the gutters. The weight of the debris, along with trapped water, can place enough weight on the gutters that they begin to pull away from the house.

As water collects in the clogged gutters, the metal gutters gradually start to rust. Allowing debris to remain in the gutter for long periods can cause enough damage that the gutters must be replaced.

Gutter guards, however, allow rainwater to enter your gutter and, at the same time, keep leaves, insects, and other unwanted debris out. They are arguably the most effective way to prevent a blockage from occurring in the gutter and the downpipes, saving both time and money on a gutter cleanout.

When you compare the one-off cost of installing a gutter protection system versus how much you spend annually on cleaning your gutters and the potential costs of what could go wrong with them, it definitely pays to invest to protect the value of your home.

Prevention is better than the cure – in more ways than one.

The team from Newcastle Plumbing can install a gutter guard for you, so you can expect less gutter cleaning costs and far fewer visits from our team each year.

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