We had a call from a customer at Tweed Heads who had a routine leaking roof. Each time it rained, water would be guaranteed to leak in. There was two reasons why this was occurring:
1. There was no sarking in the roof
2. The tile clips used to secure the tiles were an older style Monier tile clip that are notorious for leaking and causing this issue.
This is how we rectified the issue:
- Removed all roof tiles and roof clips approx. 80m2
- Removed all timber battens
- Supplied and installed heavy duty sarking
- Reinstalled original battens
- Reinstalled original roof tiles and new tile clips
- Rebed all ridge capping 12.3Lm
- Repointed all ridge capping with flexible pointing
- Water tested to ensure no further water leaks
installing heavy duty roof sarking to the roof cavity is great for added protection from the elements and reducing moisture in the roof cavity. It was a great result and we were happy to resolve this issue for the customer. They can now finally fix up the internal damage the water damage has caused over the years - replastering and painting their ceilings.
Today we completed a tile roof restoration at Helensvale on the northern end of the Gold Coast.
We did the following as part of the restoration process:
- Changed 80x broken roof tiles
- Replaced 1x broken barge cap
- Installed valley clips to valley tiles
- Pressure cleaned roof area
- Repointed all ridge caps
- Applied a coat of roofing primer to entire roof area
- Applied two coats of roofing membrane in 'Heritage Red'
Be sure to check out the video and see the process of how the roofing membrane is applied using an airless spray gun for a superb finish!
Today we finished a cement tile roof restoration at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast. The customer is about to start major renovations on the exterior of their home and have started by getting the roof painted. Their vision is to render the exterior walls and paint it a lighter shade of grey, so they wanted a contrasting dark shade of grey for their roof. The customer is thrilled with the result and is now eager to commence their renovations, which we cannot wait to see!
The roof restoration process we undertook:
- Removed and replaced 20x broken tiles
- Repointed all ridge caps
- Applied one coat of roofing primer
- Applied two coats of roofing membrane in Shieldcoat's 'Charcoal'
Not only does it look great, but applying the roofing primer has sealed the porous tile, extending the lifetime of the roof.
If you have any questions about the roof restoration process, benefits and costs contact us today.
We completed a job today at Helensvale, where the customer had a severe roof leak in one section. On inspection, we lifted the tiles above the affected area and found that the existing sarking in that section was gaping and loose and not pulled firm. We therefore removed the tiles in this section, repaired the sarking to sit tight and flat once again and reinstated the roof tiles.
Sarking is an important element in a roof, as it prevents water from penetrating into your roof cavity, onto your roof trusses, insulation, ceiling and plaster. Depending on the environment and location surrounding your home, in some cases moisture tends to condense on the underside of the roofs when there is a particular temperature difference between the roof space and the exterior (e.g. cold nights). This condensed water drips onto the trusses, insulation and ceiling and can cause timber to decay and plaster to stain and deteriorate.
Sarking is a great extra protection in your roof, an extra 'insurance policy' and is recommended to preserve the longevity of your home.
Last week we completed a job at Carrara, where the customer had extended their living space in their house. Coastal Vision Constructions had recently laid the structural foundations and we were to lay the roof sheets. The roof sheets are corrugated Colorbond in the colour Paperbark to match the existing roof colour.
We were thrilled with the end result and happy that our work has made a difference to a customers homes functionality.