Rencent roof repairs were carried out at this property in Murwillumbah house due various roof leaks through the home. The cause of the roof leaks were from two issues.
1. Due to cracked bedding and pointing and leaking tile clips.
Roofs repairs carried out:
Removd and replace 20x broken roof tiles
Removed and replaced all leaking tile clips with new moniar tile clips
Re-bedded and Re-pointed all ridge capping
Inserted weep holes into ridge capping
2. The guttering on the home was at the end of its lifespan and leaking.
We supplied and installed new Colorbond guttering to the entire roof line to fix the leaks and issues. We also installed Leaf Free gutter guard to stop any leaf litter getting into the gutters and blocking them.
At the jobs completion we discovered a 3m python had decided to reside in our trailer, so that was a surprise when unloading it at the end of the job! It always unique working on rural properties, we have had goannas, alpacas and many snakes surprising us before!
Tile roofs require maintenance to ensure they protect your most valuable asset, your home and its possessions.
Here is what you need to be aware of in terms of maintenance for your roof:
Every six months
Ensure your gutters and valleys are clean free from leaf litter and debris. Leaf litter and debris can block downpipes and valleys and cause water to unnecessarily backflow into your roof cavity. This can cause ceiling damage and internal damage.
In the event of a storm
If you have had recent bad weather, its recommended to have a licensed roofer inspect your roof. Damage can easily be caused by hail stones, branches falling from trees, heavy rain and high winds.
Every five - ten years
It is recommended that every five to ten years you have your roof inspected by a licensed roofer. They will check the following:
- The quality of the bedding which cements your capping tiles which run along the ridge (top) and hips (sides/corners) of tile roofs. Any cracks, crumbly mortar or missing mortar will need to be addressed.
- The quality of the flexible pointing mortar of the capping tiles. Over time it can crack, weather and dislodge. Any cracks, crumbly mortar or missing pointing will need to be addressed.
- Broken tiles. Tiles can become porous and soft with age and can begin to crack easily. Ensure there are no broken tiles or caps on the roof, as this can lead to leaks and issues for your roof.
- Check gutters, downpipes and valley irons for any rust or leaking issues. If water can not easily from off your roof, then its likely it is going to backflow into the roof cavity. Your gutters and valley irons are equally as important as the tile roof itself.
Unfortunately tile roofing requires ongoing maintenance over its life (unlike new metal roofing) because of the effects of the weather and surrounding environment. However, if you keep your roof regulary maintained you will prolong its life and ensure that it remains intact, water tight and a barrier for your home and possessions. If you think your roof is in need of a roof inspection then contact us today. We would be happy to offer a no obligation inspection and quote.
cHANGING BROKEN TILES AND REPOINTING RIDGE CAPS
We have just completed a job at Pacific Pines at the northern end of the Gold Coast. The roof was in poor condition, with badly broken roof tiles and cracked ridge capping mortar. There was ceiling water damage in some areas under the broken tiles and badly cracked ridge capping mortar. The valley tiles also had slipped in some areas, meaning that there is gaps between the tiles that allows water entry into the roof cavity.
We carried out the following repairs to this roof to fix its leaking issues:
- Removed and replaced approx 25 x broken roof tiles. The broken tiles are removed from the roof, then all the new tiles are placed in the bottom row of the roof so that they are not visible from the ground. If we were to remove the broken tile and then replace it with the new tile you would have noticeably different tiles scattered across the roof. We do our best to colour match the tile to close as possible, however tiles change and some colours are phased out and no longer manufactured. This is the best possible solution aesthetically.
- Rebed approx 20Lm of ridge capping (using a sand and cement mortar)
- Repointed all ridge caps approx 170 in total, using Shieldcoat flexible pointing mortar (10 year product guarantee)
- Refit slipped valley tiles and supplied and installed valley clips
The roof is now watertight and will be maintenance free for up to 10 years+. We recommend you have your roof inspected every ten years to keep on top of maintenance issues. You can read more about tile roof repairs here that we have recently undertaken.
Have a roof issue that needs repairing? We travel from Byron Bay to the northern Gold Coast and all areas in between. Call us today on 07 5598 6037 or contact us via our online enquiry form.
House & shed roof replacement
We recently replaced a house roof with Colorbond's 'Surfmist' coloured roof sheeting. The shed was replaced with Zincalume sheeting, which is a silver colour.
As part of the roof replacement works, we:
- Setup safety scaffolding to ensure WHS practices were followed
- Removed all roof sheets, flashings and cappings
- Installed new roof sheets, flashings, cappings, screws, dektites and fixings
If you wanted to read more about the use of Colorbond and Zincalume as a roofing product, click here. You can read about the benefits and the products advantages.
We recently had a customer who had a leaking tile roof. They had sarking in the roof, however is was original from the homes construction and had worn over the years. It was torn and shredded in some sections, allowing the water to get into the ceiling.
How was the water entering the ceiling you might ask?
Through leaking tile clips.
The tile clips originally used to secure the tiles were an older style Monier tile clip that are notorious for leaking and causing this issue.
How did the customer know there was a roofing issue?
There was scattered water stains and mould patches throughout the ceilings of the home. This is an obvious sign that the tile clips are the cause.
This is how we rectified the issue:
- Removed all roof tiles and roof clips
- Removed all timber battens
- Supplied and installed heavy duty Rhino sarking
- Reinstalled original battens
- Reinstalled original roof tiles and new tile clips
- Rebed all ridge capping
- 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.
The customer also wanted to update the colour of the roof and chose Shieldcoat 'Roof Red' to update it with. We have used Shieldcoat roofing paints for over 7 years and and never returned to a job for poor prodcut quality. They are an Australian based paint manufacturer and their product is built for Australian conditions and climate. We high pressure cleaned and painted the roof during this process.
This waterfront home in Tweeds Heads NSW now has a water tight roof that will give the customer many years of reassurance. It is now as good as new!