What is Roof Restoration?
Roof restoration usually refers to the repair and restoration of tiled roofs. This typically includes making the roof watertight through the following:
Replacing broken tiles
Repointing the ridge capping
Repairing or replacing any flashings, roof penetrations etc.
Repainting the roof if desired.
What is Ridge Capping?
Ridge capping is the name for the tiles that sit along the ridges and hips of your roof. Over time the mortar holding these tiles in place can crack and deteriorate, causing leaks and movement in the roof tiles. If you notice any cracks or gaps in your ridge cap mortar, it is time to get your ridge capping repointed.
Why Choose Aspire to Repoint Your Ridge Capping?
Over the last ten years Aspire Roofing has built an enviable reputation as one of Perth's leaders in ridge cap repair.
Pointing is a highly skilled job requiring expert trowel work. It may look easy, but unskilled tradesmen will produce a scrappy-looking finish which won't last the warranty period. Our tradesmen pride themselves on a perfect finish every time.
Proper ridge cap repair includes cleaning the ridges and re-bedding them with mortar where necessary. We then expertly repoint the capping with a modern flexible pointing compound, leaving them with a smooth, clean finish, 10-year warranty and most importantly – watertight.
Does My Roof Need Repainting?
If your roof has been previously painted and is looking old and faded, painting will restore its appearance.
If your roof has plain terracotta tiles, current best practise is not to paint them, as they will require repainting every ten years or so from now on.
Lichen and dirt on roof tiles is not likely to cause water ingress, but broken tiles and loose ridge capping certainly will. Beware of overstated claims about special paint which will make your roof watertight. While painting can certainly improve its appearance, there is no magic paint that will fix a broken tile.
Book your free quote today for a thorough assessment of your roof with annotated photos, a fixed-price scope of works.