Terracotta Roof Restorations Melbourne

Terracotta Roof Restorations Melbourne

Terracotta tiles have been used as a reliable method of roof construction for hundreds of years. One of the earlier examples of fired terracotta roof tiles dates back to 650 AD where the Greeks made the switch from thatched roofs. What does this mean for your suburban Melbourne home? With proper maintenance and care, your Terracotta tiles will last!

With the buildup of moss, lichen and pollution over decades, terracotta tiles can lose their visual appeal. A full terracotta roof restorations Melbourne by Casey Roof Care will restore your terracotta tiles to their former glory.

Issues with bedding and sometimes pointing are also very common with terracotta roofs. Back in the day, roofers would use a strong mix of sand, cement and aggregate – this bedding formula would last decades. Some roofs we work on still have this 40 year old bedding that has only recently failed in the past five years or so.

Recently restored terracotta roofs are also failing. This is due mostly to a weak and very basic mixture of sand and cement together with a poorly applied pointing compound. We have written articles on all of these topics which discuss these issues in depth. We strongly invite you to read and understand these issues so when you are quoted on your Terracotta roof restorations Melbourne you can gauge what services a contractor is going to provide for the money you are paying. Simply visit the articles section of the website for more information.

Quality Labor and Materials

A Terracotta Roof Restorations Melbourne by Casey Roof Care starts with creating a safe work environment for us to carry out your roof repairs. 99% of the time this involves installing hand safely rails around the perimeter of your roof. This not only protects us from hazardous falls, but it is also required by law. If your contractor is going to perform work on your roof without installing safety rail, consider what other shortcuts they may be taking on your roof repairs. Where the situation makes the installation of hand safely rails impracticable, we work with full body harnesses under a strict Safe Work Method Statement as to how the work will be performed safely.

Once we have made the working environment safe, we need to inspect the water courses and flashing to make sure the roof is water tight. What happens next is we blast the tiles with high pressure water. This removes all pollution, lichen and moss from the tiles.

Next we strip the bedding and remove all traces of the old mortar. Then we mix our own custom blend of sand, cement, aggregate together with a concrete plasticizer, similar (but stronger) to how they made it decades ago. You can read more on how and why we do this in the articles section on our website. To finish it off we use a cyclone rated pointing compound applied by a highly experienced and knowledgeable tradesmen who will ensure it’s correct application.

Our focus is on providing a quality product with a high level of customer engagement. We are not interested in taking on these types of jobs where an investor is looking to flip the house and wants a quick fix. We take pride in our work and always do a very thorough job to the highest standard possible.

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Why Choose us?

Our focus in on quality, reliability, safety and customer satisfaction. You will find our team of roofing professionals courteous, dependable and approachable.

  • Qualified, licensed and experienced trades
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  • We are a trusted and dependable small local business
  • We do it all in house, Roof Tiling, Roof Plumbing and Roof Carpentry
  • Full Warranties on Material and Labour as standard – 10 years
  • Certificate of Compliance available for all Roof Plumbing works
  • We own all our scaffolding – no outsourcing of any work
  • All our worksites comply with strict WorkSafe regulations