Ten to Fifteen years after cement roof tiles are installed you start to see wear and tear on the tile.The coating may have perished and become porous, meaning it could be soaking up water. This can lead to further structural damage.
During a roof restoration, we choose different products to produce the best possible outcome depending on the age and condition of the roof tiles.
Some cement roof tiles are very porous and rough, they require a high build sealer to bring form back to the tile providing a stable surface to apply the 2 top coats. This ensures the coating adheres well and gives the right coverage to the tile.
Tileflex is impregnated with self cleaning, nano technology to perform like no other roof coating. This provides significantly more gloss on application maintaining the look of a new roof for much longer than a standard gloss acrylic roof coating and is drinking water safe.
Terracotta tiles are not all the same. Some Terracotta tiles are manufactured with a clear glaze coating, some don’t. Over time a Terracotta tile can deteriorate and start to soak water and become porous. This leads to moss and lichen growing on the tiles.
To resolve a terracotta tile growing moss and lichen we apply a hypo tile detergent designed to kill moss, lichen and algae on roof tiles.
After applying the treatment, we leave it for a period of 3-4 days to work. The roof is them cleaned using a high pressure cleaner to remove all debris. This prepares the roof for a new terracotta glaze. This is a clear protective coating designed for porous terracotta tiles.
All roof are our specialty. Our years of experience have allowed us to deliver quality repairs and a quick diagnosis of what is required to keep your roof in perfect condition. All works are delivered in a professional and timely manner.
Tiles are a commonly used product on roofs all over Melbourne. Roof tiles look great but they can experience issues if not maintained correctly. Some issues can include soaking water, roof tile blockages, broken and cracked tiles, broken bedding and moss and lichen build up that requires cleaning.
A leaking roof can cause many problems. If fact it can be very dangerous, considering electricity and water don’t mix. If a leak is left too long it can cause structural damage or even ceiling collapse inside. Let us help you before it is too late.
Metal roofs are commonly used in the older areas of Melbourne. A lot of new homes are now returning to metal roofs for its durability and quality. Bluescope Steel is a great Australian product. In fact it has been a world leader in providing the best Colorbond roofing products for Australian conditions. A typical metal roof installation will take 1 to 2 weeks. Occupants can remain at home and premises are kept water tight.
Generally, roof re-pointing refers to ‘pointy’ types of tiles – also known as ridge caps – which hold edge joins together on your roof. Re-pointing is a highly important part of having a stable roof, and our service involves removing old tiles and implementing new ones to ensure your roof will last longer and become sturdier.
Changing Roofs uses only the highest of quality pressure cleaning to take care of your damaged roof, regardless of its current situation. This helps get rid of areas which are prone to weathering, mould or fractures in the roof’s tiling.
The substance that holds ridge cap tiles to your roof is known as ‘bedding’. This substance allows the tiles to stick to your roof and actually stay there. If it wasn’t for this bedding, the tiles would simply drop off after a certain period of time. Re-bedding is the process in which you need to replace the substances, to ensure it sticks the tiles to the roof correctly.
If you have any questions, or require further information about any of our services for roof re-pointing in Melbourne, contact us now or submit an online enquiry.
Changing Roofs are your first choice for the services of roof painting and cleaning in Melbourne. We provide you with a first class service that ensures your roofs are properly cared for, long after we have left and completed the job. It’s as easy as giving us a call on 1300 724 933 and finding out how soon we can come out to take a look at your roof.
If you are planning to have a little roofing project at your property and would like to gain some tips and helpful advice before making decisions on it, we are more than happy to have a chat with you on the phone or even come out to take a look at your roof so that we can give you all the advice you would probably want to have before you anything on your roof.
It’s as easy as giving us a call on 1300 724 933 and finding out how soon we can come out to take a look at your roof.
There’s nothing more unappealing than an ugly colored roof. Some roofs aren’t painted at all, which reduces the amount of protection they have the ability to provide. If you need your roof painted – regardless of the color – you can feel free to get in touch with us and we will discuss what your needs are.
Your roof may require a roof seal – this will help in preventing water from coming through and causing gaping holes; which will eventually equate to an extra amount of damage. This can prove costly, and will result in unwanted costs later on down the track.
So if you’re looking to get your roof repaired in Melbourne and the surrounding areas, get in touch with Changing Roofs today and we will help you with roof painting and roof cleaning!
Gutters essentially manage the flow of rain water away from your home during a downpour or storm. If they’re blocked, the water can pool in the wrong place and even flow back into your house and damage your home inside and outside.
Gutters can turn from a necessity to a nightmare. Gunked-up gutters also make nice homes for pests, rodents, mold and honeycombs from bee infestations.
Not only that, clogged up gutters are a fire hazard, especially in a dry summer season if you are live in a bushfire prone area.
It depends largely on where you live and, most importantly, how many trees are in your yard..
As a general rule, gutters should be cleaned at least once a year. The best time to clean is during autumn or late winter after all nearby trees have shed their leaves. As attractive as the colours of autumn are, all those falling leaves are sure to end up in your guttering system!
However, in some cases, gutters will need to be cleaned more than just once a year. Some trees, such as pine and eucalyptus trees, will shed throughout the year—particularly when stressed during the hot summer months.
It’s always wise to call in the experts with risky home maintenance jobs like gutter cleaning, especially if you’ll need to climb a ladder.
Professional gutter cleaners like us will usually be experienced at working at heights, climbing ladders and use harnesses. In many cases we’ll carry powerful leaf blowers and other specialised kit to make the job efficient and safer.
A gutter cleaning professional like us can help you save money. Our team can provide feedback for future prevention, including how to avoid leaf build up and as well as identifying tiles and seals that may be leaking. This information will increase the lifespan of your gutters and could save you thousands in gutter repair or replacemen
Solar panels are generally self-cleaning, but in particularly dry areas or where panel tilt is minimal, dust and other substances such as bird droppings and pollen can build up over time and impact on the amount electricity generated by a module. Grime and bird poop don’t need to cover an entire panel to have an effect. This is where cleaning solar panels may have to be done.
Unfortunately, it is often the case that the installation date the last time a solar system owner ever looks at their panels – until something goes wrong.
It’s recommended that solor panels need to be cleaned every six months. Cleaning at regular intervals prevents buildup of residue and keeps your panels operating optimally at all times.
Regular checks can also prevent cracks or fire risks from developing into something worse – but you’ll need to know what you’re looking for in order to identify these issues in the first place.
Tap water and chemicals can leave a residue on your panels that can inadvertently encourage dirt to accumulate. This is one of the reasons that having your panels cleaned professionally is a good idea. Using a de-ionised water system to give an effectively spot free finish that is more resistant to becoming dirty will also give you a better result with a longer-lasting impact. De-ionised water systems are not generally worth the investment for individual homeowners who plan to use them only for window cleaning, but a good professional cleaner will have one as a matter of course.
Another part of having a trained professional do the job is that they can check other aspects that can affect the health and performance of your system. These include potential fire safety issues, cracks, hot spots and nests from uninvited guests like birds, rats and possums. Detecting issues like crazing (ie. webs of small cracks) and delamination (i.e. peeling off laminate layer) are also essential to ensure a system running well.
Another reason to go professional is safety: Getting on your roof can be a dangerous business, especially without good safety gear. Without the right gear and experience, you could put yourself at risk or potentially injure yourself (not to mention potential run-ins with wasps…).