What Does A Roof Plumber Do?

Guttering, Roof Plumbing, Roof Repairs

What Does A Roof Plumber Do?

A roof plumbers’ job is to plan, install, repair and manage all parts of the roof that relate to water drainage. Most importantly, this includes all guttering and downpipes, flashings and coverings, and even water tanks. You may require a roof plumber when you’re faced with leaks, cracked or damaged gutters, or pools of water surrounding your home.

Here at Sandhurst Roofing we consider roof plumbing to be one of the most important services we offer. In terms of keeping your property “healthy”, leaks, pools of water and overflowing gutters, can be detrimental to the foundation of your property. Whether it be your family home, or business, excess water can cause major issues. For instance: mould growth, rotting framework, cracking concrete and much more.

All roof plumbers must understand water and how it behaves under different conditions, including wind, heat and cold. In other words, they must understand the fundamental principles of roofing and be comfortable working outdoors, at heights and in confined spaces.

For instance, most roofing companies will offer a standard guttering service, which can be helpful, but doesn’t come with the guarantee that there will be a high standard of work.

Professional roofing companies will always recommend seeking a licensed roof plumber for any drainage related roofing jobs, because your roof is extremely important. Most importantly, hiring a licensed professional ensures that all repair and installation work is done with the upmost care and precision. Moreover, our aim is to get the job done right the first time, and to prevent the same problem from occurring again, because we value our customers.

In conclusion, when you need help from a roof plumber in Melbourne, you can trust Sandhurst Roofing. We have the experience, the knowledge and the qualifications!

What's the difference between a Roof Plumber and a Roofer?
Roof Plumber
A roof plumber is someone trained in installing roof sheets, gutters, downpipes and flashings on all building types. However. they also install or repair roof drainage systems that collect and dispose of stormwater.


A roofer is a term that is used to describe anyone who works on a roof. For instance, they can be fully licensed or not.
Are there typical tasks of an experienced Roof Plumber?
  • installing eaves gutters
  • fabricating and installing downpipes
  • installation of box gutters, outlets, overflows, rain heads and sumps
  • installing drains above ground and downpipes for the roof drainage system
  • flashings such as soaker, step, apron, valley, ridge, pressure and side flashings
  • flash penetrations need to be installed to fixtures such as vent pipes, skylights, air conditioning units, flues and exhaust fans
  • install rainwater tanks to collect drinking water
  • laying and securing metal roof sheeting safely.
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