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!