Tiled roofs require regular maintenance. We recommend having your roof inspected every 12 months to ensure the following:
- ridge capping mortar is not cracked or deteriorated
- there are no broken tiles
- valleys and gutters are free of leaf litter and debris
We recently attended a home in Benowa to carry out some tile repair works, as in recent storm activity the roof had been leaking, causing significant internal ceiling damage. We undertook the following works:
- replacing 6x broken Monier 100 patterned tiles
- reinstalling a poorly installed whirlybird
- disconnecting the tile clips in the affected area, to also prevent them from leaking
- removing poorly installed Valley seal and installing new
- repointed all ridge capping as the existing mortar had deteriorated
You can see some of our progress and works below:
You can see on this roof, that the tiles had been previously painted and it is peeling away. This can be a cause of a roof leak - peeling paint. The paint can flake and cause water to trace into the roof cavity, by blocking valleys, gutters and more. We ha also recommended to this owner to have the roof high pressure cleaned to avoid this issue.
If you need some tile roofing advice, contact us today we would be more than happy to provide our qualified opinion.
We had a phone call a few weeks ago regarding a leaking tile roof. Water was entering the roof cavity in several places and we were asked to investigate this further.
Water was entering from:
- Broken roof tiles
- Leaf and plant filled gutters, causing water to overflow the gutters and enter the roof cavity
- Cracks in ridge capping mortar
- Slipped valley tiles causing water to not be able to flow down the valley iron
We undertook the following works to ensure that the roof would be leak free and maintenance free:
1.Removed valley tiles. Cleaned debris from valley. Re-sealed existing valley flashing at overlaps. Installed valley seal to both sides of the valley flashing preventing water overflowing the valley. Reinstated valley tiles including any new tiles. Install valley tiles clips to prevent tiles slipping into the valley.
2.Re-pointed all ridge and barge tiles with Shieldcoat Flexible Pointing Mortar including 10 year guarantee.
3.Replaced approximately 15 broken/cracked tiles across roof.
4.Reseal tv anchor points and skylight
5.Cleaned roof gutters of leaf debris and plant growth
With storm season upon us, you need to ensure your roof is maintained and ready to combat the weather.
We spoke about some tips and what needs to be done to storm proof your roof HERE.
Other common roof repair and tile issue work we have completed can be seen HERE.
Contact us today for free advice on how you can weatherproof your roof for this storm season.
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
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.
We recently had a customer who had a leaking tile roof. They had sarking in the roof, however is was original from the homes construction and had worn over the years. It was torn and shredded in some sections, allowing the water to get into the ceiling.
How was the water entering the ceiling you might ask?
Through leaking tile clips.
The tile clips originally used to secure the tiles were an older style Monier tile clip that are notorious for leaking and causing this issue.
How did the customer know there was a roofing issue?
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
- Removed all timber battens
- Supplied and installed heavy duty Rhino sarking
- Reinstalled original battens
- Reinstalled original roof tiles and new tile clips
- Rebed all ridge capping
- Repointed all ridge capping with flexible pointing
- Water tested to ensure no further water leaks
Installing heavy duty roof sarking to the roof cavity is great for added protection from the elements and reducing moisture in the roof cavity. It was a great result and we were happy to resolve this issue for the customer. They can now finally fix up the internal damage the water damage has caused over the years - replastering and painting their ceilings.
The customer also wanted to update the colour of the roof and chose Shieldcoat 'Roof Red' to update it with. We have used Shieldcoat roofing paints for over 7 years and and never returned to a job for poor prodcut quality. They are an Australian based paint manufacturer and their product is built for Australian conditions and climate. We high pressure cleaned and painted the roof during this process.
This waterfront home in Tweeds Heads NSW now has a water tight roof that will give the customer many years of reassurance. It is now as good as new!
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.
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.
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!
Tile and ridge caps repair works
Well, what a busy couple of months it has been. Storm season is well and truly upon us and the last 8 weeks have been full of emergency roof repair work for those who were badly affected by the hail storm that hit Upper Coomera, Helensvale and Pacific Pines on the Gold Coast in November 2013.
We are now back from our Christmas break and ready to tackle 2014 and its roofing challenges. Here is the first job we kicked off 2014 with.
The Helensvale customer wanted to repair all of the maintenance issues on the roof, to make the roof watertight and structural once more. Especially with storm season upon us, its important to have your roof watertight.
We undertook the following tile repair works:
- Removed and replaced 30x boral big roll roof tiles
- Removed and replaced 5x barge caps
- Repointed all ridge caps in Oz Flex pointing mortar and rebed sections where required. Shieldcoat's Oz flex pointing comes with a 10 year product guarantee.
If you want to storm and weather proof your home and roof, you can read some of our tips here.
Roof Restoration in Torres Blue at Banora Point
Today we completed a roof restoration at Banora Point in the Tweed area.
The customer wanted to renew the look of their house and choose a completely different colour scheme. The colour they chose was Shieldcoa's Torres Blue.
We changed 10x broken tiles on the roof, then high pressure cleaned the entire roof area. The ridge caps and the pointing mortar was in good condition, so we did not repoint the ridge caps. We then applied one coat of primer, which you can see is the white product being applied to the red tiles below. We then applied two coats of roofing membrane in 'Torres Blue'.