Month: July 2018
Like any part of your home and property, your roof requires maintenance through all seasons. Seasonal changes put added stress on your roof .If your roof is not durable enough it may not be able to withstand shifting weather conditions, causing a lot of costly replacements and or repairs.
Your roof does not simply just cover your house. It has many other functions that may benefit your home. The overhang and gutters keep rain directed away from the side of your house and foundations of your home. Your roof may be a form of free energy if it has been constructed properly with the appropriate ventilation and insulation.
The overall design may also be an attractive architectural element designed with valleys, peaks and high pitches, and other unique features.
Before the change of season it may be a good time to get a good view of your roof by walking around it and taking notice of any signs of wear and tear to the gutters,shingles,flashing vents, chimney and the overall surface of your roof.
Inside the home check for any signs of visible leaks on all the ceilings. Peeling paint molding or black spots and water stains may all be signs of a possible roof leak.
As South Africa is mainly a summer rainfall area inland. Natal and the Midlands also .Winter rainfall area in the Western and Southern Cape. The same inspection routine applies during all seasons .Keep your roof free from debris after wind and storms as these may act as a molding substance if left unattended.
The slope of your roof has an impact on maintenance. Many townhouse developments and semi detached houses generally have a steep slope. Low slope roofs have a waterproof membrane and a series of drains placed throughout the roof area in order to remove water from the surface of the roof, these roofs must remain watertight in order to function for a considerable length of time .
South Africa has a harsh climate and constant exposure to the suns damaging infrared rays and ultraviolet radiation may lead to deterioration of the roof.
Rain can cause a lot of problems to your home. Water may seep through layers especially under the shingles and cause rot.
Check for water stains on the roof as this may indicate the presence of leaks.
There are many more checks and balances to complete on a seasonal basis.
If some of the above seems very time consuming or you are not sure, please give us a call and we will gladly explain and or conduct an inspection on your behalf.
Keep following us for regular tips and advice on keeping your roof in pristine condition.
Wessel 078 257 3431
Coenraad 083 650 5488
Elzor Roof painters Gives back to the community
At Elzor Roof painters we understand just as well as the next person how tough things have become economically. Through this we also understand the first expense people cut back on during difficult times are charitable organizations.
These organizations don’t cease to exist in tough times …………they suffer, and without the support of the public and business those that they support in turn also suffer.
As we work mainly within the suburbs we are noticing the receding economy, and the effect this has on people in general.
As for our small part we can only continue giving back to the community in the form of support for a number of organizations such as the SPCA who speak for the voiceless. The local hospice and voluntary organizations such as the NSRI.
Even a tiny donation goes along way. We urge people and companies to show support to some of these initiatives and charitable causes.
Elzor Roof painters are a cut above the rest.
At Elzor Roof Painters we believe in doing the job right the first time.
It may come at no surprise to find the managing owners of Elzor Roof painters doing the job themselves.
Using 25 years of combined experience has taught Wessel and Coenraad Engelbrecht a few things about roof painting and then some.
As each roof painting operation is conducted with military precision it makes sense to lead from the front.
A common problem these days among some contractors are that the owners of these businesses are often not present during the project. This may lead to all sorts of comebacks later on.
Even though a roof may seem standard. There are a few angles to take care of.
There may be issues that anyone with less experience may not even notice.
It would thus make sense to use the right people for the right job, and save a lot of time and money in the process.
Using a reputable company such as Elzor is the key to sorting your roof out for many years to come.
Fast efficient ,and reliable
Contact the owners directly at
Wessel 078 257 3431
Coenraad 650 5488
At Elzor roof painting services we have a few pillars of success we wish to share with you.
Our service time is fast. This means from the time you request the quote and after accepting we go the extra mile in ensuring speedy delivery.
As we operate in smaller teams this allows for better supervision, and also allows for interaction from our management. Most often you will find either of the owners of Elzor Roof painters conducting work themselves, and not sitting back in a supervisory role only. This ensures our combined experience of more than 25 years is put to good use.
At Elzor Roof painters we are very proud of our reputation as an extremely reliable team. We stick to timing schedules and deliver on time every time.
Our work consists of quality over price. We pride ourselves in the high standard of workmanship and only delivering superior results. Our extensive client list is testament to this.
Kindly contact us for an obligation free quotation.
Full references are available.
Wessel 083 650 6836,
Coenraad 083 650 5488,
Business Hours 7AM- 6PM Mon To Fri
A few facts to consider why having your roof painted by Elzor may save you money.
How often do you think about The roof above your head in a literal sense?
Your roof is the primary protection against rain,heat,wind,hailstorms.
Everyday your roof is exposed to all the elements of nature, and these all contribute to deterioration and damage.
The number one cause of roof problems is obvious, and visible in a poorly maintained roof.
With proper maintenance your roof may last a very long time.
Why is roof maintenance important? Let’s look at some of the reasons below:
Roof maintenance can mean the difference between replacing a roof, which is a very expensive exercise or regular maintenance and painting..
How often should you have your roof inspected and maintained? That depends on several factors the age of the roof, weather conditions, and any problems identified during previous inspections.
Even if your roof is newer or hasn’t had any issues, it’s always a good idea to have it inspected at least once every few years.
Having a roof guarantee does not automatically mean you will remain covered as there are many factors to consider.
Some of these guarantees may even be voided by something as simple as installing a satellite dish.
There are many roofing companies and roof material manufacturers that may require a professional inspection every few years or even after a major weather event.
Failure to present proof of this may lead to complications when claiming.
Your roof is part of your homes appeal. Sometimes it could even make or break the sale of your home.
People around you notice the state of your roof far more often than you may think.
Often people don’t think of the fact that when an emergency situation arises they are at the mercy of the roofing company. This is because during an emergency situation time is limited in shopping around for the best deal while your castle is slowly disintegrating.
Some roofing companies are aware of the emergency element ,and may even take advantage of this when adapting their quotes and pricing.
Some roofing companies may make their money on emergency service calls not on roof replacement. Service calls are often billed on a time and materials basis, with extra money being charged on after hours. Driving to the location, setting up equipment and investigating the problem are all part of the bill.
If your roof turns out to be defective or has a major problem, you can spend thousands of rands repairing it. This is in addition to the time you will have to spend having your roof repaired, which can mean missed time from work or appointments as well as the possibility that you may not be able to live in part or all of your house.
The money you could have spent on routine maintenance and or painting costs is a lot less than what you’ll spend during an emergency situation.
Could your roof be hiding something ?
Homeowners often don’t realize that there is damage to their roof until it begins to leak, and by then the problem is often much larger than it appears. Water can infiltrate your ceiling and damage insulation, wood framing and structural steel even before mold appears or ceilings and walls start leaking.
A known fact when it comes to a leaking roof is that often the damaged areas could be far from the actual leak. This is due to gravity and natural contours
Preventative maintenance is the most proactive way to keep your roof and home in good condition and prevent problems in the future. Maintenance lets you be in control and concentrate on other things, giving you peace of mind.
Always think ahead
But when it comes to your roof, thinking ahead is what you need to do. If you do eventually have to have your roof replaced, frequent maintenance will make the job easier for the roofing company, allowing them to complete the job quickly and taking less time out of your schedule.
Maintaining your roof is necessary to protect your home and everyone that lives there. Dealing with roof issues is frustrating and time-consuming. Stay ahead of any problems with preventative roof maintenance.
Roof maintenance is time saving, eco-friendly, increases your house’s appeal, gives you peace of mind and saves you money in the long run by extending the life of your roof.
Most importantly, a little roof maintenance can result in a lot of savings, especially when compared to repairing the damage from a leak or having to replace all or part of your roof due to a major issue.
For peace of mind
Contact us today
Wessel 083 650 6836
Coenraad 083 650 5488
You can live without walls, doors, windows, electricity but you cannot live without a roof.
Don’t allow your roof to become a money pit.
The basics for any roof starts with the structure. Then maintaining that structure.
The first signs of a failing roof will be obvious. Mostly it will become visible first in the exterior.
A regular coat of waterproof paint and inspection at the same time will prevent major financial implications later on.
Few people are aware of the problem until it becomes a problem of note
This problem often turns into a nightmare.
A leaking roof will damage the ceiling very quickly adding more costs. It may cause a very dangerous situation to develop if there is electrical wiring running through the ceiling.
Apart from the annoying drip that develops through a damaged ceiling as result. The next impact occurs on floor level. Ruining carpets and possibly expensive household appliances and furniture.
The costs when added could run into many thousands of rands in a very short space of time.
Why risk it all?
Our company has many years of specialized experience in roof painting, and we are available at short notice to assist.
Coenraad 083 650 6836
Wessel 083 650 6836