Undertaking an assessment
›› How often should the roof be checked? Owners of homes more than 25 years old should pay attention to the roof, particularly if the original materials are still in place. ›› Should the roof be cleaned and by who and how? A regular roof health-check can give homeowners piece of mind. Always use a qualified roofing tradesperson to check several areas including: any cracked tiles, tile displacement or debris build-up; check old cement mortar bedding; flashings, gutters and downpipes; and checking whether sarking is installed as a barrier against dust, storms and bushfires.