A Terracotta Roof Restorations Melbourne
by Casey Roof Care starts with creating a safe work environment for us to carry out your roof repairs. Most of the time this involves installing hand safely rails around the perimeter of your roof, but we may also use ground based scaffolding. This not only protects us from hazardous falls, but it is also required by law. 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 begin by removing the old bedding, replacing old flashings and valley metals before re laying the new bedding. We use our own custom blend of sand, cement, aggregate together with a concrete plasticiser, 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. As this is done via buckets one at a time up and down a ladder, you could understand just how much work is involved here.
Once all the new bedding is laid and all broken tiles replaced we can begin the high pressure cleaning procedure to remove dirt, moss and lichen from the tiles. Care must be taken when high pressure washing Terracotta roofs. We use a 15hp motor pumping 4400psi through a turbo head. Due to the nature of Terracotta tiles, some small amounts of water entering is unavoidable. While we have never had a stain develop on a customers ceiling before, we have also declined the invitation to pressure clean some Terracotta roofs. We need to perform an inspection of your roof to determine if pressure cleaning is possible. The main questions are what type of terracotta tile do you have and is the roof sarked?
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.
To find our more simply hit the contact us page and complete the form. Alternatively give Adam a call on 0487 472 511 for a friendly and informal chat.