roof restoration and tile repairs at nerang
We are still undertaking works from the hail storm that hit the Gold Coast in November 2013 - six months later there are still homes that have roof damage and require repairs. This roof is one of them, the tile roof was hit badly from the hail impact and over 200 tiles were broken. Insurance also covered the painting of the roof, as the colour of the tiles had been affected from the hails impact. You can see this in the white spots on the roof tiles. To undertake this job, we completed the following:
You can see the progress of the works we undertook in the photos below.
If you want to read more about the restoration process click here to see some of our recent works.
Decromastic roofs are metal sheets that are manufactured to look like roof tiles. They are notorious for leaking and over time causing issues and damage to your home. We recommend to replace a decormastic roof with a Colorbond roof in most cases, you can read more about decromastic roofs here. If you want to see a replacement of a decromastic roof from start to finish click here to see a job we recently undertook at Eagle Heights in the Gold Coast Hinterland.
This week we undertook a roof replacement on a decromstic roof on the Gold Coast. The roof was initially metal and new battens and decromastic sheets had been laid over the top many years ago. This was common but bad practice in previous times, meaning we had to remove two roofs to then relay it with Colorbond steel.
You can see in the progress photos below the existing decromastic roof - removing the roof sheets to reveal battens and an iron roof underneath - we then laid new metal battens and sarking before installing the Colorbond roof sheets. The owner also changed the colour of the roof, choosing Ironstone from the Colorbond range which updated the home and gave it a more modern feel. You can read more about updating your homes street appeal and choosing a new roof colour here on our website.
We also replaced the guttering on the home and downpipes, so that the roof and gutters are now all new and comply with today's standards and best practice.
If you have any questions about a decromastic roof, your roofing options or what roofing material would best suit your roof then contact us today. We would be happy to assist and give yous some advice!
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.
Master Roofing uses BlueScope steel which are the manufacturers of Colorbond and Zincalume roof sheeting. We use BlueScope metal as they are quality materials, built for Australian conditions and are built to last with a 30 year warranty.
BlueScope Steel is one of the most successful steel companies in Australia, producing steel material products for needs such as fencing, flooring, sheds, garages, guttering and roofing. There are two different BlueScope Steel products we use -
1. Colorbond roof sheets which are a painted gloss finish. There was 22 colours available in this range.
2. Zincalume roof sheets which are a silver aluminium finish.
BlueScope steel comes with a number of advantages as a roofing material, which include:
Anti Corrosive - Colorbond metal has a high tolerance and resistance to corrosion. New Activate technology has increased the chance of corrosion to the metal roof sheets by adding Magnesium to the products coating. This essentially lengthens the products lifespan. You can read more about it here.
Solar reflective - as part of Colorbond steels design, it includes a solar reflective technology that helps maintain more consistent tempretures inside your home all year round. Colorbond steel cools down fast when the sun sets, so less heat is radiated into the home/building. In winter the same roof, combined with insulation, helps keep the warmth in.
Built to last - Colorbond steel metal is backed by an extensive warranty. 30 years for corrosion and 20 years for flaking/peeling due to natural weathering. Extensive research and testing has been carried out which you can read about here to ensure that its built for Australian conditions and built to last.
A wide range of colours - With an extensive range of colours available, Colorbond roofing gives you the opportunity to match in with your neighbourhood and surrounds. You can read more about the choosing a roof colour here and see the range of colours available here.
Lastly, its made in Australia and its warranty covers our Australian conditions. If you are thinking of replacing your metal roof, BlueScope steel is the standout option.
If you’d like to find out more about the advantages of a metal roof or are interested in having a metal roof replaced, contact us today on 07 5598 6037. We undertake metal roof replacements from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast and everywhere in between!
Below are some amazing Australian constructions, built with BlueScope steel.
Master Roofing has had a busy few months, responding to insurance repair works in both QLD & NSW.
We are enlisted to return customers roof to their previous state before their claim. Often we see storm or hail damage on customers roofs, where roof tiles are chipped, whirly birds are dinged, roof sheets are hail damaged or pointing has been chipped away.
We understand the inconvenience or repair works and the frustrations when dealing with an insurance claim and aim to complete the required works with minimal disruption to ones everyday life.
Here are some pictures of the jobs we are completing this week in Coffs Harbour in the Sawtell and Boambee region. The pictures show us removing and replacing guttering and roof sheets as well as replacing hail damaged broken tiles. Its going to be another busy week with happy clients who can now enjoy their new roofs and the peace of mind knowing of our warranty and workmanship.
If you want to see some more of our insurance projects you can click here
There’s a lot more that goes into the decision of a roof colour than you might initially think. While there’s obviously the factor of your preferred colour, there are also several other points to consider such as whether you want to harmonise or contrast, what type of climate you live in and the overall look of your neighbourhood.
Monier roof tiles have some great colour advice when choosing the roof colour for your home. This picture shows what the eye will see on the external of your home. The walls make up 60%, gutter and fascia about 10% and the roof 30%.
You can therefore see how important it is to get the colour of your roof right...
Here are some more tips for you when choosing your roof colour.
1. What’s your neighbourhood like? Consider the landscape and the environment.
Take a look around your nieghbourhood. You need to consider the design of the house, the surrounding environment including the streetscape, houses nearby, other finishes already selected and your personal preferences.
Are you surrounded by greenery or by red soil? Do you get a lot of shade or is your area notably void of vegetation? Along with helping you decide on an aesthetic design (e.g you may opt for a dark blue or green roof is you live near a rainforest), the very nature of the nature you’re surrounded by could determine whether you need a colour that helps capture or reflect heat. Colorbond has recently released new colours to their extensive range, which take the landscape and environment into consideration.
2. What’s the weather like?
The climate of where you live is extremely important to remember. If you happen to live in a hot/humid climate, then you’ll probably won’t to avoid darker roof colours as they will absorb the heat. Similarly, if you live in a cooler climate, you may not want to opt for lighter colours as they reflect the sun’s rays, meaning your home won’t retain as much heat. This is as far as this factor needs to go in terms of consideration, but just remember your roof colour isn’t just an aesthetic factor - it also offers practical benefits.
3. Consider the external finishes
Like the Monier picture above shows, make sure you consider the wall finish (brick, timber, weatherboard, stone, render etc). This makes up about 60% of what the eye will see, so it has to work in with the wall, its construction and colour. It’s a good idea to have a checklist with all the major components of the house listed and this will assist you in assembling your colour and finishes palette including:
4. Colorbond colours
When selecting your roof colour remember COLORBOND® steel colours set the standard for many other building products.
Eg: Garage door manufacturers, major paint companies, window frame manufacturers, fencing and shedding suppliers and water tank manufacturers have many, if not all of theCOLORBOND® steel colours in their range. This makes co-ordination so much easier when selecting colours. You can even have your timber fence or verandah post painted/stained in a matching COLORBOND® steel colour.
If you want to discuss colours or styles of Colorbond roofing, contact us today we would be more than happy to help you out! Phone us on 07 5598 6037 or contact us
You haven't heard much from Master Roofing, since the hail storm hit the Gold Coast in November 2013. We have been working hard to ensure that roofs are repaired and replaced back to their original state before the stom hit. We have been doing the following repair works as a result of the hails impact:
- replacing broken roof tiles and repointing ridge caps
- replacing polycarbonate awning sheets
- replacing twinwall sheets
- replacing Colorbond metal roof sheets
- replacing dinged whirly birds
The photos below show some of the damage and our recent projects!
Grey colour matched whirly birds
Today Master Roofing installed three colour matched whirly birds to a roof at Robina. Due to the size of the home, three whirly birds were required to give optimum ventilation to the roof cavity. If you are interested in finding out more about whirly birds and their benefit to your homes roof, contact us today.
colour matched gutter guard and black roof restoration
We recently completed some major roof repair and restoration works at Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast. The roof issues that the customer had were:
- Holes in the sarking, causing roof leaks in those areas
- They wanted to change the roof colour to black
- They wanted to install gutter guard leaf shield to stop any leaf litter clogging their gutters and valleys
Here is the work we undertook to rectify the issues:
Replaced all damaged sections of sarking
- Removed all roof tiles above the affected areas
- Disconnected all original tile clips over these areas
- Removed roof battens above these areas
- Cut out and replaced damaged sarking with new heavy duty sarking, taped all joins
- Relaid timber battens and replaced found rotten ones
- Relaid roof tiles and supplied and installed new tile clips
Tile Roof Restoration
- Replaced broken tiles
- High pressure cleaned entire roof area
- Rebed ridge caps where needed
- Repointed all ridge caps using flexible pointing mortar
- Applied one coat of Shieldcoat primer using an airless spray gun
- Applied two coats of Shieldcoat roofing membrane using an airless spray gun
Painted all gutter and fascia using Shieldcoat paint
Installation of Gutter Guard
- Supplied and installed gutter guard to entire gutter area and valleys, approx 120Lm using Leaf Shield Gutter Protection.
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.