The main reason we are called upon to replace a roof is due to tile fretting. This is a condition whereby the clay tiles begin to break down back into flakes and powder. We were recently called to a property in Willagee, Perth with this exact problem and as the photos demonstrate the process of tile fretting was in its latter stages to the point were some tiles were eroded all the way through. The only solution for this problem is to replace the roof and the owners of this property always wanted a Colorbond roof so there was no better time than now.
The owner of 44 York Street South Perth had recently purchased the property, an old circa 1920’s war veteran’s home, and needed some advice on how best to move forward in terms of restoring or replacing the roof. The property and in particular the roof had been somewhat neglected, with numerous leaks evident on the ceiling. After assessing the roof I was confident the roof could be restored, however the biggest challenge was how brittle the tiles were. With careful planning and ability to source enough spare tiles, we were able to complete the roof restoration and the results surpassed expectations. From a dilapidated roof to a new looking roof, the transformation was incredible.
The majority of our work here in Perth consists of roof repairs, replacements and restorations, however on occasion we do get asked to paint or seal our clients driveways and pathways.
The process is very similar to restoring a roof however a few extra steps may be required depending on the surface being sealed or painted. Firstly the surface is meticulously prepared to remove oil, dirt and any loose paint if previously coated. For new concrete surfaces an etcher is applied to improve surface porosity and therefore better paint penetration. The driveway or paving must then be left for a few days to dry out completely prior to applying the coatings so the best time of year to do paint a driveway is in the drier months.
Once the driveway or paving is ready for coating, the first coat is applied thinned down as per manufacturers guidelines, as this helps the paint to penetrate the surface of the concrete. After the thinned coat is dry, an additional 2 x top coats of “neat” paint are applied. The surface must then be left to cure for at least 5-7 days before driving or parking a vehicle on top.
This is a driveway we recently painted for a client of ours in Perth who also recently had their roof fully restored. With the roof restored and driveway coated the house has been transformed and our clients are very happy with the result. If you live in Perth and would like your roof or driveway painted, please contact the Kalamunda Roof Restorers team on 0422 469 125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in our Online Form to request a complimentary quotation.
The best time to do any roof work is Perth’s drier months. It is during this time when there is obviously less risk of rainfall and therefore greater opportunity to complete the work uninterrupted. It is also the best time to complete any ridge cap work without risk of rain washing out any fresh pointing and also the best time to paint without delays due to slow drying roof coating times and unpredictable weather patterns common in the wetter months.
The drier months are really when all roofs should be prepared for the wetter months ahead to avoid any surprise roof leaks we commonly see when the first winter storms arrive. We also complete most of our roof plumbing, guttering and downpipe work during in the drier months to avoid the disruptions from winter storms. Not surprisingly, the wetter months are usually our busiest for repairs due to the number of leaks that develop so the drier months are a good time to get in early and complete any roof repairs, roof plumbing, roof restorations and roof replacements before the busy period kicks off.
Ultimately, it’s never too late as long as it’s not too late!
Don’t put off having your roof inspected, preventative maintenance is far better than waiting for a breakdown!
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Perth Roof Restoration Reviews
Based on the number of testimonials we have received from our perth clients over the years (click here to read) we here at Kalamunda Roof Restorers pride ourselves on knowing that we have served our Perth clients to the highest level possible. Our goal has always been our clients recommendation to their family and friends and the best way we know how to do that is to provide an outstanding service from the moment first contact is made, to the completion of the job and importantly, after care service. We are genuinely here to provide the best roofing service in Perth to our clients and the testimonials we receive are an honest reflection of this commitment.
When you choose Kalamunda Roof Restorers to care for your roof, you are choosing a company that you can trust to complete the work to a high standard, stand behind their warranty, and ensure at the end of the job your expectations are exceeded.
For professional advice and more information about our premium roofing maintenance, roof restorations and roof replacements in Perth, please contact the Kalamunda Roof Restorers team on 0422 469 125, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in our Online Form to request a complimentary quotation.
I am often asked the question, “If I was building a new house in Perth, what type of roofing material would I choose and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each”? Lets start with aesthetics. I personally like the look of clay roof tiles on a classic Hamptons style house and Colorbond on a more modern or even federation style house, but that’s just my opinion. So it really depends on the style of house you choose and your personal preference in color. White roof tiles in my opinion don’t look great, but white Colorbond does and visa versa, black tiles look great but black colorbond doesn’t, which again is my personal opinion. When it comes to the advantages and disadvantages of each roofing material, I think the best way is to just list them in a generalized manner as I have below:
Tiles – Clay
Tiles - Cement
Metal roof – Colorbond or Zincalume
Which Roof Covering Is The Best?
So overall, each roofing system has advantages and disadvantages and the list above should help give an insight into the pros and cons and help you choose what type of roof is best for you. If you are building a new house, you really have a great opportunity to select a roof that best suits your house from an architectural perspective, as well what’s best for your climate and location (eg proximity to coast, ease of access for maintenance etc). Whatever roof you choose, there is no such thing as maintenance free, so expect to spend some money over time to
keep your roof looking great and free from leaks.
For professional advice and more information about our premium roofing maintenance, roof restorations and roof replacements in Perth, please contact the Kalamunda Roof Restorers team on 0422 469 125 or email email@example.com or fill in our Online Form to request a complimentary quotation.
We have just completed a roof replacement in the Perth Hills suburb of Glen Forrest, changing from cement tiles to Colorbond. The owner no longer wanted the roof maintenance problems associated with broken tiles, cracked ridge caps and subsequent leaks and couldn’t wait to see them off the roof and thrown in the bin (hence the photo of the tiles in the truck!).
Your roof is not meant to leak, period. But when a roof does leak it can cause significant damage to the building in which it is meant to protect.
We have just replaced a section of a tiled roof at Mazenod College in Lesmurdie as they had persistent and ongoing problems with the roof leaking. No matter what they did to address the issues, every year new leaks would appear. The main problem with the roof was the tiles.
We have just completed another restoration on a faded Colorbond metal roof in Fremantle. The client called us concerned about the condition of his roof as the colour had all but disappeared in many areas giving the roof an unsightly and patchy appearance. Our restoration work took the tired and faded roof back to its former glory and has extended the life of the roof for many more years to come.
A roof restoration is a great way to transform your tired looking roof, fix the leaks and extend its life. We can restore both metal and tiled roofing and make them look great again. We have just completed another roof restoration in Maida Vale, Perth, this time an old, faded Colorbond metal roof.
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