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Roof repair and roof maintenance

Roof repair - roof cleaning and maintenance - roof painting

When it rains outside you’d like to be dry and warm inside your home. Having a well maintained roof, without leaks, will help you achieve this :-). Below a few tips on how to repair your tiled roof.

Roof repair: Cracked tiles

One of the most common causes of a leaky roof is a faulty tile. Old roof tiles may have small cracks in them which are only visible when you look at them closely. You might have a few spare tiles lying around and replace the tiles yourself, but if you lack the time or working on a roof is not your thing, don’t hesitate to call a good roofing contractor. Banks Building can source and replace tiles on your roof.Call us for a free quote today.

Roof repair: roofing cement or mortar

Roofing cement or mortar is the material which holds the tiles which sit on the top edges of your roof (the ridge and hip) securely in their place. With our windy climate it is important that the roofing mortar is well maintained; you don’t want tiles blown off the roof during a good storm. The mortar sits on the most exposed part of a tiled roof, and therefor it is subjected to the worst of our weather. You should regularly check the roofing cement or mortar for cracks and leaks.

Small cracks in the mortar are fairly easy to repair, using mortar. This process is called re-mortar and repointing tiles. Not only will your roof look much better, the repair will also make your tile roof more secure and watertight. The cement can be coloured to match the colour of your tiles. However, since the repair involves climbing around on your roof you might want to leave this to the professionals. If the mortar is too far gone, the roof mortar should be completely removed, re-bedded and repaired.

Roof maintenance

A damaged roof not only affects the look of your property, but can cause major problems further down the track. The damage from water leaks or rot caused by leaks, can end up costing thousands of dollars in the future. Banks Building can look after all your roof repair, roof painting, roof maintenance and other roofing needs:

  • repair or replace broken & damaged tiles;
  • re-mortar & repoint hips & ridge tiles;
  • roof  restauration and roof maintenance
  • roof painting

Call Banks Building today for a free quote on 09 620 2642