Today we undertook some repairs to a section of sarking on a roofs home. The existing sarking had a large hole in, allowing water entry into the roof cavity. You will see the photos below of how we cut a new sheet of sarking to fit, then relaying the battens and tiles. You can read more about sarking and its purpose and benefits to your roof here.
Six new colours added to the Colorbond range
Colorbond has recently announced that it has released six new colours to its already extensive colour range, you can read about it here on their website. The colours are inspired from the landscape in which your home will sit - earthy tones and neutrals. They are a great modern range of colours which we look forward to seeing on more homes soon.
The colours were developed as there was a real need for colour change to meet emerging trends in residential and commercial building styles.
The new COLORBOND® steel colours are:
• Basalt™ - a deep neutral cool grey
• Wallaby™ - a mid neutral cool grey with a warm tone
• Gully™ - a warm neutral mid grey/green colour
• Cove™ - a warm mid grey with a golden overtone
• Mangrove™ - a new direction in green with an olive/grey/eucalypt tone
• Terrain® - a rich, earthy, red/brown inspired by inland Australia
View the full colour range here
If you haven't already seen the new Colorbond ads on tv you must - Meet the Millers is a great laugh! Check them out here.
Installing two colour matched whirly birds
Coming into summer and the warmer months, we have been installing a lot of whirly birds to customers homes. You can read more about whirly birds and their benefits here - basically their benefit in summer is they remove hot air from the roof cavity, saving you money on electricity bills from air conditioning costs and making your home more comfortable and bearable!
For this home we installed a Edmonds Windmaster whirly bird in classic cream. You can view the full colour range here.
They come in a wide range of colours and suit both tile and metal roofs - so there is the perfect whirly bird for each roof. If you want to discuss your roof and the possible need for whirly birds, contact us on (07) 5598 6037.
Repairs to Barge Caps and metal fascia on a homes roof
Last week we attended to this job at Elanora on the Gold Coast, which required some serious roof repairs. You can see the picture on the right showing that the fascia had come loose, taking the whole row of barge caps with it. This was a result of recent storm damage. Wind had loosened the fascia and with the weight of the barge caps on it, it had completely come fallen off.
We rectified the issue by replacing the metal fascia with one custom made by Metroll, making the area structural once again. We then were ready to reinstate the barge cap roof tiles, back to their original state.
You can see from the before and after photo the extent of the damage and how it has now been rectified to its original state. If you have any questions about your roof and any issues you are experiencing, feel free to contact us today.
Tile repairs and installing a custom made metal flashing
Yesterday we undertook some tile and flashing repairs at Paradise Point on the northern end of the Gold Coast.
The roof was in quite good condition overall, with just a few maintenance tile issues and a leaking awning roof. We undertook the following to rectify the issues:
- Removed and replaced approximately 6x broken roof tiles
- Repointed all ridge capping using flexible pointing
- Supplied and installed custom flashing around perimeter of awning roof area to obtain a seal and to stop any future water leaks
- Supplied and installed storm seal under flashing to ensure no water can backflow under flashings
The roof is now structural after repointing the ridge caps, water tight from installing the custom flashing and changing the broken tiles.
High pressure clean and tile repairs
Today we finished a roof restoration at Hope Island. Being a terracotta tiled roof, it was covered in moss and mould which they are renown for. The owner wanted to refresh the roof and restore to look as new. We undertook the following as part of the restoration process:
- Erected safety rail around the roof's perimeter
- High pressure cleaned the entire roof area, approximately 306m2
- Repaired damaged sections of lead flashing
- Painted the lead flashing to colour match the roof
- Replaced the screws in the ridge caps with new screws
- Rebed and repointed the ridge caps
To see more of our restoration works click here
If you would like a free quote for a roof inspection, fill out our online enquiry form or contact us today
Roof Repairs at Currumbin Valley
Last month we replaced a metal roof at Currumbin Valley, you can read about it here. The owner then decided that they would like us to install foam eave seal between fascia and the roof sheets. The purpose of this is to help keep birds, mice and other vermin out of your roof space and also deters the entry of sparks or burning embers from bushfires.
You can see the pictures below and how it neatly sits in under the roof sheets below. It does a great job in sealing off your roof cavity and stopping any access. If you have a roof enquiry, whether its a roof repair or a question, please feel free to contact us on (07) 5598 6037 for friendly and honest advice.
Repair work to stop water entry into roof cavity
This home had water entering the roof cavity from the valley. The issue was that water was backflowing into the roof cavity as the existing valley seal and sarking was channelling the water into the roof cavity, instead of out.
The following works were undertaken:
- Removed all valley tiles
- Removed all valley seal
- Trimmed back sarking from valley
- Lifted all joins in valley iron and resealed to obtain a secure seal so no water can backflow into the roof cavity
- Supplied and installed new valley seal to valley iron, doubling up where roof changes pitch
- Reinstated all valley tiles and valley tile clips
- Reinstated and reclippped tiles around skylights
If you are experiencing roof leaks - whether it be tile or metal, contact us today we can provide you with a free roof inspection and quote
Replacing an awning roof to stop roof leaks
This week we completed some roofing works at Oxenford on the Northern end of the Gold Coast.
The issue with this roof is that there was a gutter between the main house roof and the new awning roof. The gutter would fill up with water and backflow into the roof cavity in heavy rain, making a lot of internal damage. The roof sheets on the awning were Corrugated Colorbond and being a roof with minimal pitch, this was also hindering the water from running off the roof sheets, causing internal water damage.
The solution was to install new Trimclad sheeting which Metroll designs specifically for roofs with minimal pitch, as it allows more water run off. We also removed the gutter, replacing it with custom made flashings, so the water will now flow over the flashings and onto the Trimclad sheeting and off the edge of the roof - minimising and risk of water entering the roof cavity!
The colour of this roof is Colorbond's Cottage Green, Colorbond has also recently released six new colours which you can view here. If you have a metal roof and are experiencing roof leaks or any issues, call us today for a free roof inspection and assessment.
Installing colour matched whirly birds
Today we installed two colour matched whirly birds to a metal Colorbond roof at Mudgeeraba.
A whirly bird is a wind driven turbine ventilator designed to exhaust heat and moisture from the roof space of a home. Here are some of their benefits:
• Extract hot air from your roof space in summer
• Expel damp air in winter which can cause condensation and mildew and affect building structures
• Help your insulation work more effectively
• Cost nothing to operate
• Reduce air conditioning load and save on household energy use
• Operate smoothly and silently
• Bring natural ventilation to your whole home
• Are an inexpensive way to further improve your home’s comfort
They are constructed from light-weight aluminium and come in a range of over 26 colours. For this roof, we installed an Edmonds Whirly Bird as it comes with a 15 year warranty and therefore peace of mind that the product we have installed is quality and can withstand the QLD weather conditions.