Today we completed a cement tile roof restoration at beautiful Hope Island on the northern Gold Coast. This prestigious home was a beautiful waterfront property with amazing views. It was not a hard view to look at all day, trust me!
When undertaking the roof restoration, the following steps were undertaken:
- Removed and replaced 30 broken tiles
- Repointed 337 ridge caps
- High Pressure Cleaned 600m2
- Painted 600m2 in roofing membrane colour 'Heritage Red'
You can see the quality of our workmanship with our great finishes around the walls and white areas. We take pride in our work and don't subcontract the work - you will deal with us from start to finish! If you would like a quote for a roof restoration or any roofing works to your home contact us today for a free no obligation quote
Today we completed a roof restoration at Robina. The roof had recently had works undertaken on it - tiles had been changed and it had been repointed. We were called upon to pressure clean and paint the roof, using Insultec heat reflective paint.
Insultec is a range of membranes and coatings, which, when applied to the exterior surface of a building, can dramatically reduce its internal temperature. Insultec is applied to the exterior roof surface in liquid form, it then dries to a solid protective and attractive finish.
Throughout the day, especially our hot summer days, heat is transferred through the roof and walls to the internal air space below, continually adding heat as the day progresses. Once the heat is in, it is trapped. Long after the
air outside has cooled, it is still uncomfortably hot inside. Internally fitted conventional systems such as batts, foam, etc., only slow the rate of heat transfer – they do not stop it - thereby causing unnecessary maintenance and
repair, particularly in the case of metal and concrete roofs.
Insultec paint can stop 90% of Infra-red light and 85% of Ultra Violet light from entering the home, sending it back into the atmosphere. When the ambient temperature drops in the afternoon, Insultec responds in the like manner. Not only are you more comfortable in summer, Insultec coated buildings have been reported to be 2-4°C warmer in winter.
We were very happy with the result of the roof and the change the Insultec paint will make to the home.
We have also included two videos of the paint process from this job - happy watching!
If you have any questions about Insultec or the roof restoration process, please contact us
On the coast of Queensland we get batted by tropical wet weather in the summer months. It is now the perfect time to 'storm proof' your home, in preparation for the wild summer weather we undoubtedly will experience!
Some common things that we see when inspecting weather damaged roofs are:
Limbs that are overhanging or are close to the roof and gutter often break and can cause severe damage in
wild weather. Trim back shrubs, trees and anything that looks like it is getting overgrown.
- GUTTERS AND DOWNPIPES
Leaf and debris filled gutters and downpipes don’t take long to overflow in a heavy downpour of rain.
Ensure that your gutters and downpipes are in working order by cleaning and flushing out the debris. If this
is a regular issue, you may also need to think about installing gutter guard. We have seen downpipes so clogged full of litter that the water was backflowing back up into the roof cavity and straight onto the homeowners ceiling –causing
damage to plaster, electrical wiring, flooring and furniture.
It is also important that you have adequately sized gutters and downpipes, as if they are too small they will not allow high flows of water to escape properly.
- TILED ROOFS
Simple fixes like broken tiles of leaf litter buildup in the valleys can cause serious internal water damage to your roof. Other common issues are cracked ridge capping mortar, cracked ridge caps, loose bedding mortar or rusted valleys which all can cause water entry into your ceiling cavity if not fixed. Once again, we often see water backflowing under tiles or flowing into mortar cracks and straight into the roof cavity and onto the homeowners ceiling –causing damage to plaster, electrical wiring and their flooring.
- METAL ROOFS
Some common things to look out for on a metal roof:
Metal roof sheets over time can rust out, leaving large holes in sheets.
Missing/rusted screws can often leave a hole where the screw should be.
Seal around tv antennas/chimneys/skylights/other roof penetrations can often corrode in time and allow water access into your roof cavity.
Poorly sealed flashings and barges can leave an easy entry for water into your roof cavity.
If you have old cracked asbestos roof sheets or old translucent sheeting, you may want to consider replacing it with Colorbond metal roof sheeting for its strength and durability.
Sarking is a great investment for your home, Roof Sarking provides a reflective barrier which reduces the amount of heat transfer into and out of your home. It also acts as a weatherproof barrier to stop moisture entering your home in extreme weather conditions. In extreme weather conditions, hail or flying debris can damage the roof. Sarking can assist channel moisture away into the gutters and protecting the interior of your home from potential water damage.
The aim of storm and weather proofing your home is to minimise any risk and ensure a safe rainy season! Just remember that any water that enters your home, can create all sorts of problems including leaks or flooding, mould, structural damage and damage to furniture. We have seen issues where leaks have gone undetected for years, resulting in large structural works being required of replacing walls, ceilings and more, costing thousands.
Depending on how handy (and tolerant of heights!) you are and how extensive the repair and maintenance work required is, you may be able to tackle some roofing repairs yourself. If you would like a free roof inspection and an assessment of any maintenance or storm preparation needed for your roof, contact us today by phone or email. We would be more than happy to help you!
Today we removed corrugated roof sheets and supplied and installed new Colorbond Trimdeck roof sheets in 'Manor Red' to a section on a roof. The reason this section needed replacing was that the Corrugated roof sheets did not allow enough 'fall' for the water and rain to run off the roof. Instead it was back flowing into the roof cavity and damaging the internal ceiling of the home. Trimdeck roof sheets are ideal in this situation, where there is minimal pitch on the roof.
We were really pleased with the result and after water testing were satisfied that the new Trimdeck roof sheets allowed enough fall for the water to run off.
Today we replaced approximately 20 broken tiles on a roof and installed two colour matched whirly birds.
When replacing broken tiles, we remove the broken ones, then use tiles from the bottom row to sit where the broken ones were. We then use the new tiles, installing them in the bottom row. The reason we do this, is so the new tiles are not visible from the ground level as often they are brighter and cleaner and are more noticeable when scattered across the roof. Using the tiles from the bottom row means that they blend in well with the roof and the repairs are not noticeable and are aesthetically pleasing from the ground level!
You will see what I mean when looking at the photos :)
We also installed two colour matched whirly birds which will ventilate heat from the roof cavity, making the house cooler in summer and also allowing trapped damp air to escape.
Today we completed a metal roof replacement at Mudgeeraba.
The owner of the property had hail damage to their roof sheets and fixtures and wanted to replace it with new corrugated roof sheets and fixtures.
We were lucky enough to have some sunny weather in order to undertake the works!
We removed the existing hail damaged roof, replacing it with Colorbond's 'Cottage Green' corrugated roof sheets. We also replaced the two whirly birds, flashings and all associated capping's on the roof.
Below is an outline of recent tile repairs and maintenance issues that we carried out at a home in the Gold Coast's hinterland at Bonogin.
Tile Leak Issues:
Cracked and slipped valley tiles
Incorrectly installed valley tiles
No back turn on lead flashing
Rectification for issue:
Remove and replace cracked/broken valley tiles
Remove and reinstall incorrectly installed valley tiles
Reflash lead flashing around flu pipe
Supply and install valley clips to valley to ensure no valley tiles will further slip
Carport Roof Issue:
Poorly finished roof sheets into facia line
Rectification for issue:
Supply and install approx. 13Lm of custom flashing around gutter line to overhang roof sheets
Supply and install storm seal under flashing to ensure no further water can backflow
Maintenance Issue with Roof:
Cracked pointing & bedding
No valley clips on valley cut tiles
Rectification for issue:
Remove and replace approx. 20 ‘monier elebana’ roof tiles
Re-bed ridge caps where needed
Re-point all ridge caps in flexi point
Insert weep holes into ridge capping
Supply and install valley clips to all valley cuts in valleys