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Restoring a tiled roof - suggestions?

Discussion in 'Real Estate' started by ramone_johnny, 12th Oct, 2006.

  1. ramone_johnny

    ramone_johnny Well-Known Member

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    Im about to restore a tiled roof on an investment property and wondered if anyone would have any suggesitions on how best to do this?

    Ive been thinking of hitting it with a gerni with a combination of chlorine and water, then repairing any broken tiles or holes with concrete then painting it using an airless.

    Does this sound right? The tiles are concrete (I think)

    Any suggestions or thoughts?

    RJ
     

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  2. TryHard

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    Hi RJ

    I doubt it would be worth even considering doing it yourself. Professional roof restorers advertise over this way full clean and 2 coats for $880. If its purely for re-sale - the safety factor of using someone who does it for a living, with all the right gear, has gotta be a plus.

    I think the trap to watch would be the pressure cleaning doesn't dislodge any of the pointing - and if it does they should repair it before they paint.
    I've re-pointed the odd concrete roof and I reckon its one of the worst jobs approaching summer - any excuse to stay off the roof ;-)

    Cheers
    Carl
     
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  3. Wayne

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    Your issue with doing it yourself is in the cleaning.

    Hitting it with a Gerni will likely dislodge tiles, but more importantly may cause damage to neighbours homes or windows if the tiles chip and shoot off.

    Pay an insured proffessional to do it and get them to put 2 coats of paint on the tiles. Not sure if you are in a hail prevalent area, but the rubber based paint we now have helps heaps when there is a big hailstorm in protecting the tiles. The paint also makes the roof look so much better.

    Cheers
     
  4. Jacque

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    Hiya RJ :)

    From what I've heard, the issues with roof rejuvenation are the possibility of tile damage and movement, especially when high pressure cleaners are involved. The strength of some (when incorrectly used) can also result in damage to flashing and guttering, so it's probably best to leave it to someone who's experienced (and insured!).

    I found this interesting factsheet from Archicentre which you might find useful. Let us know what the final result is and make sure you take all necessary precautions before climbing onto any roof!

    http://www.archicentre.com.au/2006RoofingGuttering.pdf
     
  5. ramone_johnny

    ramone_johnny Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,
    Have decided to get a professional onboard for this. :)

    Am going with PJ Roofing at Hillcrest Qld.

    A guy by the name of Peter came out to inspect - was extremely professional. On time, polite and well presented. Walked me through the whole procedure and offers a 10 year gaurantee. Also the cheapest quote!

    Ill be sure to post up some photos as soon as the roof is completed.

    RJ
     
  6. Simon

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    What was the quote and how large is the roof? I am considering getting one done and have no idea what is a reasonable price.
     
  7. ramone_johnny

    ramone_johnny Well-Known Member

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    Gday Simon,
    The quote was $3,300 for a total restore. Replacement of tiles where necessary, fix concrete (or whatever it is), clean and paint. I had a few other quotes which were slightly higher.

    Hope this helps

    RJ
     
  8. chris_qld

    chris_qld Active Member

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    We had exactly opposite experience with PJ roofing.

    We made an appointment 2 weeks ahead and also had the appointment confirmed the day before. He turned up at our IP address more than one hour earlier, didn't bother to get out his car then drove off straight away. We waited and waited finally we rang his office. We were told that he had to go to north side of Brisbane.

    What a joke.
     
  9. bobs

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    Hi,

    I received a quote from PJ Roofing to apply valley seal to my roof, lucky I shopped around and found a different company to fix my roof that amounted to less than half of Peter's quote.

    I showed the other company Peter's quote and he said that he could do a total restore for the price Peter was trying to charge me to apply the valley seal alone.

    I am posting this as I am quite upset with this company, at the time I believed this quote must have been a ball park figure and therefore put off fixing my roof for 6 months as I could not afford it, meanwhile my roof was in bad need of repair with water running inside of my roof when it rained.
     
  10. chris_qld

    chris_qld Active Member

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    Avoid StrongGrard roofing

    If your property is in Brisbane, avoid StrongGuard Roofing. We hired the company to do our roof recently. The workers were very unprofessional. They painted over cracked tiles instead of replacing them. They caused multiple roof leaks, causing severe damage to the ceiling. We have had the property for more than 6 years and never found any signs of water damage. We just had plasterers to have a look at the ceilings, trying to work out how to fix the problem. We had to cancel our open house last week, turning away potential tenants. We are still waiting for the company to have the roof fixed.
     
  11. h jones

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    Roof Repair at Aardwolf

    yeah ive used StrongGuard Roofing previously until i moved down to sydney. i found AW Roofing is a 100% Australian owned and operated business specialising in all Sydney based roof repairs such as re-cementing the ridge capping and transforming the appearance of your home. they fixed the sh*t out of my roof, heaps good
    check themRoofing Services Sydney : Cement Roof Restoration : Roof Cleaning : Roof Fixing : Terracotta Roof Maintenance : Roof Painting : Roof Repairs : Roof Coating Australia
     
  12. chris_qld

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    It seems to me h jones was doing advertising for StrongGuard Roofing. I noted that j jones had only one post here.

    Yes the company did cap pointing for me and I paid for the service. I can show you the photos and DVDs I shot. The job was cr*p. (Below is a photo which was shot after ridge capping was completed. You can see the black colour cracks there. The original colour was terra-cotta.). From the distance the roof may look great after it's been painted, but if you have a close look you can easily find all sorts of problems.

    The ownership of a business has nothing to do with the quality of its service. I don't think any foreign owned companies are involved in the dodgy insulation and solar power business here.
     

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