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DIY Roofing Repairs

Roof repairs can be a dangerous job. As a general rule, professionals should be hired to undertake any roofing work. The do-it-yourself approach can lead to serious injury unless the homeowner has extensive experience or professional training.

Peeling chimney paint can be a result of water getting in the flue and seeping out. The solution is to fit a galvanised, stainless steel or copper rain cap that will prevent large amounts of water from entering the flue. […]

Roofing Materials

For those looking to construct or renovate a roof, there are various options available when it comes to materials. Among the most popular choices are slate, wood, and metal.

Metal roofing is available in steel, galvanised steel, aluminium, copper, and steel, among other options. Metal roofs have a distinctive look and the material is inexpensive, split-proof, lightweight, and highly durable. Many metal roofing products come with 50-year product warranties. […]

Replacing Lead Flashing

Over time lead flashing can become brittle and crack, the problem often lies with the original installation. Installers used to roll out and install a full six-metre roll into the brick coarse or under the cladding.

This wouldn’t allow for any movement due to expansion and contraction, causing it to split over long periods. Large cracks in the lead are often a cause for severe leaks. They really need to be attended to. […]

Painting Terracotta Roof Tiles

Can you paint a Glazed Terracotta Roof Tile? This is often the question we are asked. Whilst previously the answer would have been no, recent technology has now provided homeowners with a positive outcome.

Previously applicators would carry out the same process with the terracotta tile than they would with the cement tile, the problem was that the adhesion required to a glazed terracotta tile was much different than the cement tile process. […]

Roof Algae & Moss Removal

The roof of a home is just as important as the foundation. It is integral to temperature control and basic safety of the residents in the home. There are some simple strategies that will help ensure a roof does its job trouble-free.

Moss and algae on roofing should be dealt with as soon as they are discovered. These growths can damage tiles and other elements in the roof. […]

Common Roof Repairs

A damaged roof can leak water, spark electrical fires, and compromise the safety of everyone in the home. Ensuring that the roof is rainproof and sealed is also essential for avoiding big repair costs.

There are a variety of reasons a roof may need to be repaired. Cracked, damaged, broken, or missing tiles, old ridges or gables, and buildups of rust and grime can all impact the effectiveness of a roof. Problems may also be in aged, broken gutters or flashings. […]

Roof Maintenance

According to industry professionals, roofs should be inspected at least once a year. A thorough inspection will check roof coverings such as tiles and shingles. It will also ensure that the drainage system is working properly

Debris should be cleaned out of downpipes and gutters at least twice a year. Doing so will ensure that water runs freely off the roof. Check that gutters are not overloaded and that drainage parts are in working order. […]

Pennant Hills

While the majority of roof tiles can be successfully restored, occasionally some tiles are too old and brittle to safely work on. A prime example is shown by this tiled re-roof undertaken on Sydney’s North Shore. […]

Baulkham Hills

Roofline recently replaced this iron roof in Baulkham Hills. The roof had several leaks and its overall condition was poor, roof restoration wasn’t the answer. The roof required replacement with a new colorbond roof. […]

Woollahra

With this particular roof repair we were required to replace a rusted box gutter that lay between two terraces. Water damage was evident internally in both premises and the existing gutter had several large rust holes in it. […]