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.
Metal and Tile roofs and the damage hail can cause
Depending on what roof you have, the visibility can vary quite a bit. If you have a metal roof - such as a Colorbond steel roof - then the impact of hail damage will typically show itself clearly. Signs such as dents and the loss of the top layer of paint are clear signs of damage. Dents can compromise the life of your metal roof. If notable dents have been caused, this allows for the possibly of water and dirt to pool in these dents and cause corrosion. Similarly, if you have a low-pitch metal roof where the sheets of metal overlap and hail damage has caused these laps to deform, water could become caught in these laps and also cause corrosion.
Tiled roofs (concrete and terracotta), on the other hand, may not show damage with such clarity. Hail damage can cause your roof tiles to crack and break and often small fragments (often the corners) of roof tiles will break with the hails impact. It is important after a storm to have your roof inspected for damage as the consequence of such damage may not even begin to show itself until years later through leaks or loosening tiles.
The best way to find out if your roof is hail damaged is to have a licensed roofer inspect it and provide a report on its state and any damage caused - you can then present this report to your insurance company for them to have an assessor attend and you can then make a claim.
We are trained to identify storm damage on roofs and and assess whether or not they’re the result of hail damage or something else. While it may be a small bit of damage at that point, it could become a much larger problem down the track.
We have worked on hail storm insurance claims in the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour. After seeing thousands of roofs and the different damage storms can cause, we are the trained professionals to give you expert advice. Contact us today to discuss your roofing needs 07 5598 6037 or you can email us here.
Below are some images of hail damage to both metal and cement tile roofs.
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.
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
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