Bring life and colour back to your roof

Bring Life and Colour Back to Your Roof
Bring Life and Colour Back to Your Roof

Tile Roof Restoration Kangaroo Point

A tile roof restoration specifically focuses on the rejuvenation and enhancement of a concrete tiled roof.  Tile roofs are popular for their durability, longevity, and aesthetic appeal, but like any roofing material, they can be subject to wear and damage over time due to exposure to the elements. For a free inspection and obligation free quote contact our Tile Roof Restoration Kangaroo Point team.

A well-executed tile roof restoration not only addresses existing issues but also helps in preventing future problems, thereby extending the life of your tile roof.

Some homeowners when considering a roof restoration, may also assess whether it is best to replace a tile roof with a Colorbond metal roof.  Roof replacement is expensive, leaving roof restoration the most cost effective solution for homeowners.  A roof restoration provides “Like New” results with long lasting protection and without blowing the renovation budget.

When dealing with our Tile Roof Restoration Kangaroo Point team they will explain in detail the steps that we believe are important to ensure you are fully informed before deciding and proceeding with the tile roof restoration. 

A thorough inspection of the entire tile roof is arranged via our office on your initial enquiry to identify

  • Any damaged, broken, or displaced tiles
  • Condition of tile clips
  • Condition of the pointing to ridge caps
  • Other underlying roof issues that can contribute to potential leak issues such as Valley Seal to Valleys or Deteriorated Flashings
  • Edge Protection/Safety Rail Requirements to Comply with Workplace Health and Safety Requirements
  • Any additional roofing requirements ie Whirlybirds

Once the Roof Inspection has been completed, a written quote is provided.  Your quote will highlight the roof restoration work necessary and all costs associated with the scope of work negotiated and to be carried out. A process that generally takes 30-45 minutes to complete and ensure you have the right information to make the right decision for your roof restoration project.

Before your roof restoration commences, our roofing crew will ensure

  • Water Redirection – a process to ensure water run off from the roof is diverted away from council storm water drains
  • Water Tank/s are diverted or disconnected to avoid dirty water contaminating collected rainwater
  • General work site check over to homeowners’ possessions housed outdoors will not be affected by the cleaning process of your roof restoration

Preparation of your roof prior to painting is vital to ensure the finished look is perfect.

Pressure cleaning is generally carried out somewhere between 3500 – 4000 psi to ensure the removal of dirt, moss, algae, lichen and other debris accumulated on the roof tiles from years of exposure to the elements, have been removed.  High pressure cleaning leaves the roof surface sterilised and ready for the sealing and painting processes of your roof restoration.

In the majority of roof restoration work a “whirlaway” commercial cleaning machine is used, however, where the buildup on your roof is extreme and difficult to remove, a pressure cleaning wand is required to remove it.

Broken or damaged roof tiles are replaced prior to cleaning the roof surface to restore the integrity of the roof.

Not all roof tiles are the same and each roof has its own roof tile profile from original build.  Manufacturers over time, have obsoleted some roof tile profiles, or no longer manufacture making it common for roof restorers to source these materials from second hand roofing suppliers.

Properly fitting and securing replacement tiles in the roof restoration process is essential for ensuring a watertight seal.

Bedding and Pointing of a roof’s ridge caps are very important parts of your roof structure.  The bedding aligns and holds the ridge caps in place, whereas the pointing forms the hold and watertight seal.

Bedding is not always necessary to be carried out during a roof restoration unless the ridge caps are broken or lose and need to be repositioned into place.

Repointing on the other hand is necessary in all roof restorations and must be carried out to secure the tiles in place and prevent water penetration.

Flexible pointing is now used in all roof restoration works as it has expansion and contraction capabilities that cement mortar alone does not provide.

A weep hole is a nail-sized hole in the top ridge pointing to a tiled roof. They are made every 30cm along the ridge pointing. These holes allow water to escape. As a result, the ridge point stays dry.

Removing solar panels from your roof before a roof restoration commences is not necessary unless there are roof issues underneath the roof needing access for repair.  Removing solar panels can also add to the overall cost of your roof restoration as this process requires a licensed electrical contractor to complete.

Where solar panels remain on the roof, we will ensure that they are securely masked to ensure no overspray occurs during the painting process.  Skylights are also masked for this same reason.

For a superior finish to your roof restoration, application of 1 coat of primer is applied to the entire tile roof surface for deep penetration into the roof tiles and stronger adhesion of the roof membrane coating.

To complete the tile roof restoration process 2 coats of a protective roof membrane coating are applied to your roof leaving a long term barrier to your roof for years to come. 

Roof membrane coatings are available in a range of colours and can be selected from colour charts made available to you at time of initial inspection and quote.