Changing broken roof tiles
Roof leaks can be caused by numerous issues - often it is a simple fix, like this job we completed today. The customer had 6x broken roof tiles scattered across their roof. We changed the roof tiles, to ensure that the roof was once again water tight and structural for the customer. There are many factors that can cause roof tiles to break - storm damage, foot traffic on the roof tiles, hail and even strong winds.
To read more about roof leaks and possible causes click here. To read about what you can do to weather and storm proof your roof click here.
Replacing a metal roof as a result from storm damage
We have just completed a complete roof replacement at Bonogin, on the Gold Coast. The property is surrounded by trees and forest and unfortunately trees fell on the house roof and verandah, crushing the structure. Working closely with local Gold Coast Builder Coastal Vision Constructions we set out to have the homes roof and structure back to its existing condition so there is minimal disruption for the home owners.
The process for the roof replacement was:
- Erected approximately 60Lm of safety edge protection to comply with BSA standards
- Removed existing damaged roof sheets, approximately 240m2 in total
- Supplied and installed new batons where required
- Supplied and installed anticon blanket to act as a heavy duty sarking to stop any moisture in the roof
- Supplied and installed new colorbond 'Monument' corrugated roof sheets which were supplied by our metal supplier Metroll
- Supplied and installed new 'Monument' flashings, capping, fittings and fixtures
- Supplied and installed 2x new colour matched whirly birds in the Colorbond colour 'Monument'
If you are interested in a quote to replace your existing roof, or an extensions, do not hesitate to contact us today for a free no obligation quote.
We had a customer today who required tile roof repairs to stop water entering their roof cavity. They had water damage to their ceiling that was being caused by numerous factors - broken tiles, cracks in ridge capping mortar and poorly installed whirly birds.
We undertook repairs to rectify these issues and also carried out some maintenance works, so that the roof will remain structural and watertight for many more years to come. Just like a car, you do need to service and maintain your roof every 5 - 10 years. It is a small price to pay to be guaranteed your roof is in good working order and protecting your biggest asset - you and your home!
We undertook the following roof repair works:
- Removed and replaced 26 x broken roof tiles
- Removed and replaced 2x broken barge caps
- Repointed all ridge caps using flexible pointing mortar
- Inserted weep holes in ridge capping to allow for water drainage
- Removed existing whirly birds and supplied and installed 2x new whirly birds
- Supplied and installed 5m of wakeflex to flashing
If you are in the Gold Coast or Brisbane area and are looking for a free quote and roof inspection, contact us today!
So what are decramastic roof sheets?
They are galvanized steel pressed metal roofing sheet which were popular in the 1970's - 1980's as a roofing material. They were formed into the shape of 5 tiles and coated with a bitumen coating with a fine stone aggregate embedded in the coating. You can see in the photo the bitumen coating and their resemblance to a cement roof tile.
Why are they a bad choice in roofing material?
Decramastic roof sheets are renown for leaking and result is water damage in the roof cavity and on the ceiling of homes.
So what are the causes of this - Weathering, hail damage and careless foot traffic on the roof sheets. They are lightweight in nature and you can see in the photo above the crease and ding in the decramastic roof sheet. This is one of the major causes of the water leak. Foot traffic easily dings and creases the sheets causing water to be able to pass under the roof sheets and straight into the roof cavity.
As you know from their lightweight nature, the roof sheets ding easy and as you can see in the photo, hail and the weather elements easily wear off the coating on the roof sheets. This leaves them with holes in them, white, patchy and aesthetically very worn looking.
Master Roofing can replace your decromastic roof with Colorbond roofing metal. This option guarantees a lifespan of up to 30 years with the Colorbond warranty. This is a long term solution and ensures that your home will be watertight and structural for many years to come.
If you are interested in a roof replacement, or want to find out more about what we do please click here.
Today we attended to a job at Mount Tamborine that had a roof leak coming from an awning roof. The existing box gutter was not sealed correctly and was leaking water through to the ceiling. We installed a custom Colorbond drypan flashing which flowed right down to the box gutter to seal this section and divert the water, to stop any further leaks.
Today we undertook tile repairs at Banora Point. The customer had experienced roof leaks in recent heavy rain and wanted to get these attended to before any further internal ceiling damage occurred. We undertook the following repairs:
- Removed and replaced 20x broken roof tiles
- Repaired cracks in lead flashing
- Installed 2x whirly birds
- Removed and replaced a section of lead flashing
If you are experiencing any water damage to your home through suspected roofing issues, contact us today for a no obligation roof inspection and quote!
We have had a busy few weeks, working on some roof replacements in the Gold Coast area. We have just completed a job at Currumbin Valley where the roof was storm damaged and needed to be replaced. It was a large roof, approximately 400m2 and also required new skylights, battens and some sections of polycarbonate sheeting.
We undertook the following works on this roof:
- Gold Coast Energy removed the existing solar panels on the roof and reinstated them once the roof
- Removed existing roof sheets and replaced them with Metroll's .48 Trimclad in Colorbond's 'Loft' colour, which is a lovely deep brown colour. We used .48 roof sheets, as they are thicker and more durable and the standard .42 sheets, giving you a longer lifespan from your roof.
- Installed new hardwood timber battens to relay the roof on
- Removed and replaced two skylights to allow for natural light to filter in the home, adding not only light but warmth in the house
- Removed all flashings and cappings associated with the roof and installed new ones to colourmatch the 'Loft' roof sheets
- Removed the existing polycarbonate sheets and replaced them with Metroll's Trimclad translucent sheets, to let more light and warmth into the house
The view from the house was just beautiful, overlooking the Currumbin Valley with kangaroos and wildlife frequenting the surrounding gardens. It wasn't a hard view to look at all day, that's for sure!
We completed a roof restoration for an Insurance customer this week. The customer had approximately 120 broken tiles replaced on their roof by another contractor, which were visibly different colour to the existing roof tiles. We therefore were called in to paint and restore the roof so that the difference in colour was no longer noticeable. The customer wanted the colorbond colour 'Ironstone' and this was custom mixed by Shieldcoat our roofing membrane supplier, which we thinks looks fantastic! The customer was thrilled with the results.