Replacing a hail damaged roof in byron bay
Last week we replaced a hail damaged roof in Byron Bay, Northern NSW. The roof had hail dents to the roof sheets and ridge capping over the entire roof, as well as damage to the gutter guard. Luckily the owner had a current insurance policy and was able to claim the damage under their policy, therefore costing them only their excess fee. If you suspect that your metal roof has been hail damaged it is recommended to have it inspected, as the hails impact can cause rusting and further damage to the roof sheets. You can read more about hail damage and the effects on your roof here.
On this roof, we replaced all the roof sheets with Colorbond corrugated sheets, flashings and fixtures in the colour 'Surfmist' (white). We also then installed Leaf Free Gutter Guard to stop any leaves and debris getting into the gutters and downpipes.
If you think you may have hail damage to your roof and would like a roof inspection and are located from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast, contact us today on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 5598 6037
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
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.
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.
We had a customer today who required tile roof repairs to stop water entering their roof cavity. They had water damage to their ceiling that was being caused by numerous factors - broken tiles, cracks in ridge capping mortar and poorly installed whirly birds.
We undertook repairs to rectify these issues and also carried out some maintenance works, so that the roof will remain structural and watertight for many more years to come. Just like a car, you do need to service and maintain your roof every 5 - 10 years. It is a small price to pay to be guaranteed your roof is in good working order and protecting your biggest asset - you and your home!
We undertook the following roof repair works:
- Removed and replaced 26 x broken roof tiles
- Removed and replaced 2x broken barge caps
- Repointed all ridge caps using flexible pointing mortar
- Inserted weep holes in ridge capping to allow for water drainage
- Removed existing whirly birds and supplied and installed 2x new whirly birds
- Supplied and installed 5m of wakeflex to flashing
If you are in the Gold Coast or Brisbane area and are looking for a free quote and roof inspection, contact us today!
Today we attended to a job at Mount Tamborine that had a roof leak coming from an awning roof. The existing box gutter was not sealed correctly and was leaking water through to the ceiling. We installed a custom Colorbond drypan flashing which flowed right down to the box gutter to seal this section and divert the water, to stop any further leaks.