By the time the rain has seeped past the outside roof, through the roofing cavern, perforated the ceiling, and allowed you to finally see the dripping, things are pretty bad. Of course it’s almost impossible to fix a leak while it’s raining, and since our rainy season lasts a few months, you may be spend the entire winter with a bucket under the leak.
Logically speaking, there’ll be a few moments of respite between showers. If you plan early, you can catch that small window when the sky is clear and the roof is dry. Call in some emergency roof plumbers to sort out the mess for you.
However, it’s likely that everyone in town has spotted their own leak, so roof plumbers will be in short supply. Because there’s so much urgent work, they will likely charge a premium, so you can expect long waits and high bills. You could avoid this by developing a habit of checking your roof for damage earlier in the year.
For one thing, it coincides with European summer, because we’re in the opposite hemisphere. For another, it’s our wettest time of year, so that’s when everyone is looking for umbrellas and plumbers. So if you’ve seen any advice online about getting lower prices by doing your roofing in the winter, it’s probably not intended for Australians.
For us, summer means Christmas. That translates into lots of guests, family, friends, and relatives, and some will stay over. A lot of homes undergo repairs in preparation for the festivities, which means all kinds of blue collar workers will be in high-season, including roofing experts. Clever hosts and hostesses will call for an inspection and pre-emptive repair, especially with the plumbing.