What is involved in a typical tile roof restoration Melbourne?
This will greatly depend on the type and condition of your roof. The first thing we need to determine is what components of the roof need to be restored. What type of roof tile do you have? If it is a ‘standard’ from post WWII era being very brittle and pitted, then your options are limited. What condition is the bedding and pointing in – this is the single most common repair we carry out on any tile roof restoration and it makes up a significant portion of any quote due to the time it takes to perform the work. The next aspect we explore is the condition of the metal on your roof; valley irons, flashing around chimney’s and other roof penetrations. Every roof is different and there is no one-size-fits-all in any roof restoration.
What condition are your roof trusses in? Are the battens rotten, sagging? Can you see ‘waves’ in your roof? These are issues you may wish to explore before looking for a roof restoration Melbourne as they can indicate deeper issues that may need to be addressed. We can assist here too.
The most common need for a tile roof restoration Melbourne are issues with bedding and pointing. These problems are very common on all tile roofs in Melbourne. We are visiting new estates with homes less than five years old that have bedding and pointing failures. We have explored the reasons for why this occurs and what we at Casey Roof Care do differently to ensure our clients enjoy roof repairs that last. For more information on this please visit the articles section of our website.
The final aspect to consider is if you want your concrete tile or Colorbond roof painted. This will not necessary improve the longevity of your roofing material (depends on many factors), however it will increase the visual appeal (and market value) of your home.
If you ask us to perform a roof restoration Melbourne service, the first step for us is to install hand safely rail or our quick-stage scaffolding around the perimeter of the roof (or as required). This not only protects us from falling off your roof, it is also a legal requirement. If a roofing contractor you know is not installing scaffolding, ask yourself why?
We then inspect all water courses and flashing to ensure the roof is water tight. We then blast the roof tiles with high pressure water to remove all pollution, moss and lichen. All damaged flashing and valley metals are replaced together with all the bedding and pointing along hips, ridges, valley’s and gable ends. Once the roof is clean again, it can then be painted.
How much a tile roof restoration Melbourne costs and how long it takes varies greatly depending on the size, complexity, access, type and location of your roof. For more information about our roofing services, please call Adam on 0487472511 or submit an online inquiry form and we will be in touch soon.