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.
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'.
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.
Ridge caps on a tiled roof
Ridge caps are the V shaped tiles that are at the top and along the sloping sides of your roof. The ridge caps on your roof are the most important factor in keeping the weather out, and securing the tiles where they meet on adjacent roof panels. The ridge capping is secured by 'bedding' a sand and cement based mortar. Flexible pointing is then used to colour match to your roof and enables the roof tiles to flex in harmony with roof movements without cracking or
breaking away the mortar.
Master Roofing using Shieldcoat Roof Bond flexible pointing mortar, it features:
- excellent adhesion
- a wide choice of colours to match your roof
- environmentally friendly ingredients
- a 10 year product warranty
Yesterday we inspected a roof which had loose ridge capping mortar and in some areas it was non existent. You can see in the photos below the poor condition of it and as a result the issues it causes - the roof is not structural and there is water gaining entry into the roof cavity. The owners of the home noticed that they had several water stains on their ceiling and called us to do a free roof inspection to give them an idea of the cause.
For this roof to be watertight and back to a structural state, we recommended to change all 30 broken roof tiles and rebed and repoint all ridge caps. If you are wondering about the cost of roof repairs like this, it all depends on the size of your roof and how many ridge caps it has. Contact us today to discuss your roofing needs.
So what are decramastic roof sheets?
They are galvanized steel pressed metal roofing sheet which were popular in the 1970's - 1980's as a roofing material. They were formed into the shape of 5 tiles and coated with a bitumen coating with a fine stone aggregate embedded in the coating. You can see in the photo the bitumen coating and their resemblance to a cement roof tile.
Why are they a bad choice in roofing material?
Decramastic roof sheets are renown for leaking and result is water damage in the roof cavity and on the ceiling of homes.
So what are the causes of this - Weathering, hail damage and careless foot traffic on the roof sheets. They are lightweight in nature and you can see in the photo above the crease and ding in the decramastic roof sheet. This is one of the major causes of the water leak. Foot traffic easily dings and creases the sheets causing water to be able to pass under the roof sheets and straight into the roof cavity.
As you know from their lightweight nature, the roof sheets ding easy and as you can see in the photo, hail and the weather elements easily wear off the coating on the roof sheets. This leaves them with holes in them, white, patchy and aesthetically very worn looking.
Master Roofing can replace your decromastic roof with Colorbond roofing metal. This option guarantees a lifespan of up to 30 years with the Colorbond warranty. This is a long term solution and ensures that your home will be watertight and structural for many years to come.
If you are interested in a roof replacement, or want to find out more about what we do please click here.
We completed a roof restoration for an Insurance customer this week. The customer had approximately 120 broken tiles replaced on their roof by another contractor, which were visibly different colour to the existing roof tiles. We therefore were called in to paint and restore the roof so that the difference in colour was no longer noticeable. The customer wanted the colorbond colour 'Ironstone' and this was custom mixed by Shieldcoat our roofing membrane supplier, which we thinks looks fantastic! The customer was thrilled with the results.
Last week we undertook a complete tile roof restoration, installed whirly birds and replaced guttering and downpipes to a home in Burleigh Waters on the Gold Coast, QLD.
The home owners wanted to update the look of their home and paint their roof in a contrasting colour to the brick. They decided to go a mid shad of grey, from Shieldcoat's roofing membrane range called 'Slate Grey'. They also wanted to improve the ventilation to their home, so we installed two whirly birds at the highest point in the roof to increase airflow and reduce moisture. The guttering and downpipes to the home were aged and had holes and rust appearing, so we replaced them with Metroll's Big M Gutter in the Colorbond colour 'Monument'.
The process of the roof restoration and gutter replacement was:
- Change broken roof tiles
- High pressure clean the entire roof area
- Repoint all ridge caps with flexible pointing mortar
- Install 2x whirly birds at the highest point of the roof to assist with ventilation
- Apply one coat of roofing primer
- Apply two coats of roofing membrane
- Paint the fascia to colour match the roof
- Remove the existing guttering and downpipes
- Replace the guttering and downpipes
We were thrilled with the results of the roof and thought the colour really achieved the contrast the owners were looking for.