Ridge caps on a tiled roof
Ridge caps are the V shaped tiles that are at the top and along the sloping sides of your roof. The ridge caps on your roof are the most important factor in keeping the weather out, and securing the tiles where they meet on adjacent roof panels. The ridge capping is secured by 'bedding' a sand and cement based mortar. Flexible pointing is then used to colour match to your roof and enables the roof tiles to flex in harmony with roof movements without cracking or
breaking away the mortar.
Master Roofing using Shieldcoat Roof Bond flexible pointing mortar, it features:
- excellent adhesion
- a wide choice of colours to match your roof
- environmentally friendly ingredients
- a 10 year product warranty
Yesterday we inspected a roof which had loose ridge capping mortar and in some areas it was non existent. You can see in the photos below the poor condition of it and as a result the issues it causes - the roof is not structural and there is water gaining entry into the roof cavity. The owners of the home noticed that they had several water stains on their ceiling and called us to do a free roof inspection to give them an idea of the cause.
For this roof to be watertight and back to a structural state, we recommended to change all 30 broken roof tiles and rebed and repoint all ridge caps. If you are wondering about the cost of roof repairs like this, it all depends on the size of your roof and how many ridge caps it has. Contact us today to discuss your roofing needs.
Fixing holes in sarking to stop roof leaks
Today we completed repairs to a customers sarking, which had large holes in some sections, allowing water entry into the roof cavity. Sarking is installed under your tiled or metal roof, to provide protection against the elements and as an extra barrier. In order to repair the sections of sarking, we had to remove the roof tiles, cut a section of sarking to fit, fasten it and then relay the roof tiles. This will now make this roof water tight once more and ensure no further water damage is caused to the homes ceiling.
If you have any questions about sarking, or tile roof repairs feel free to leave a comment below or contact us.
Fixing a roof leak in a metal roof
This roof was in good condition, but had a roof leak where the metal sheets joined. As a short term fix, we gave the customer the option to lift these sheets and resealing them when we relayed them. The long term fix was to supply and install a custom drypan flashing to roof from ridge line to gutter line above affected area. As well as installing a new decktite to the vent pipe. The customer went with the long term fix, to ensure there would be no further water entry to their roof cavity and also their internal ceiling. Below are some progress photos of the works undertaken.
Replacing a section of metal fascia
A section of metal fascia was damaged at this property, so we replaced the section and colour matched it. We used Colorbond fascia which has a steel base that provides outstanding anti corrosion performance and a durable exterior grade, baked-on-top-coat that resists chipping, peeling and cracking. Using Colorbond products provides a 30 year warranty, so you know that the product will last.
Replacing a rusted box gutter
A shop at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast had a rusted box gutter, which had rusted out, making the internal building open to rain and the outside elements. Being a business, it was important to get the roof fixed and water tight, so they could return to trade as normal. You can see in the photo the rust holes and large rusted sections. For this job, we replaced the box gutter with a custom gutter manufactured by Metroll.
You can see here a similar job we undertook recently at Underwood in Brisbane, that also had a rusted box gutter, allowing water to enter the roof cavity and cause internal water damage.
Since completing this job we have experienced a night of rain and the customer has confirmed that there is no further water entry and they are able to return to trade as normal. Another great outcome by the team!
If you are experiencing a roof leak, or suspect it is coming from rusted gutters, call us today on (07) 5598 6037 to book a free inspection and no obligation free quote.