This home at Bundall is at a point where it is 15+ years and required roof maintenance. There were a few issues that were causing a roof leaks and therefore we carried out the following roof repairs on this property to rectify it:
- Removed mortar and valley tiles from the valley iron, as they were causing water to backflow into the roof cavity under the tiles
- Removed all valley tiles and replaced 2 x valley irons over affected area. The existing valley irons were rusted and would have been letting water into the roof cavity
- Supplied and installed valley seal to 2 x valley irons, to stop any water being able to enter the roof cavity in heavy rain. It acts as another deterrant.
- Removed and replaced 12 x broken tiles that were cracked across the roof. These can cause water to enter the roof cavity, even if it is only a chipped tile or a small hairline fracture.
- Repointed approx 20Lm of ridge capping, as the existing mortar was cracked and crumbling in some areas.
- Removed tile clips above an affected area, where the existing clips were leaking
- Drilled weep holes into mortar of ridge capping, this allows moisture to exit the roof cavity
The photos below show the works undertaken and the jobs progress.
If you have a leaking tile roof, are unsure of the cause or think it might be roof related contact us today. We offer a no obligation free quote from Byron Bay to the Northern Gold Coast. Either phone us on 07 5598 6037 or fill out our quote request form
Tile clips can cause havoc on for your home!
Depending on your house's location and age, a certain type of tile clip may have been used which are notorious for leaking and causing a water leak issue.
How does water enter the ceiling you might ask?
Through the leaking tile clips.
If you see water stains on your ceilings it may be from water dripping down from the end of the nails on the tile clips. Some clips were nailed on to the battens in the roof to provide protection against wind lift - see right hand picture above. The problem with this tile clips is that over time, dirt and grit gets caught on the clip and water pools and travels up the clip due to capillary action and drip from the nail head onto your ceiling. The clip on the left is the clips we use to secure roof tiles. They secure under the roof batten and water cannot travel down them.
How did the customer know there was a roofing issue?
This job that we completed last week had been leaking for years.
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
- Reinstalled original roof tiles and new tile clips
- Water tested to ensure no further water leaks
If you have the older style leaking tile clips on your home and If you want to protect your biggest asset - your home, we recommend to have them removed and replaced. The damage to your ceiling and plaster can be significant over time and will end up being a costly repair bill.
If you have questions about your roof and if the leaking tile clips have been used to secure your roof tiles, contact us today. We would be happy to assist you with your roofing needs.
Below are the jobs progress photos
Today we installed a aluminium whirly bird to a tiled roof at Burleigh Waters.
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 a mill aluminium finish. You can view the full colour range here.
Whirly birds 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.