Entries by Heath

Rusty nails on a terracotta roof.

Rusty nails and roof tiles are not a good combination. 15 to 20 years is how long it takes for a regular , bright (non-galvanized) nail to rust.  So if you find yourself with a leaky roof, a rusty nail might be your problem. When roofing nails rust they expand so much they can cause […]

The effects of wear and tear on lead flashing

The effects of wear and tear on lead flashing As discussed in a previous blog, lead flashing is installed to aid the roofs water drainage system.  It covers any join where there is a potential for water entry such as chimneys, valleys and dormers.  As shown in our you tube video, age, wear and tear […]

Ascot Vale Terracotta Re-Roof

ASCOT VALE TERRACOTTA RE-ROOF Recently we completed a project for an Ascot Vale terracotta re-roof . The original terracotta roof tiles had become so old and brittle they were cracking easily, leaving the internal areas of the home at risk of severe water damage every time there was rain, and as we know in Melbourne, rain […]

5 points to consider when hiring a roof tiling contractor

 5 points to consider when hiring a roof tiling contractor When looking for a roof tiling contractor, it is important that you choose the right one to give you the quality and services that you expect. If you dont choose the right one it can become very costly if you have to engage another contractor […]

5 Common reasons for a leaky tiled roof

5 Common reasons for a leaky tiled roof. 1. Broken roof tiles Broken roof tiles are probably the most common cause of having a leaky tiled roof. A majority of the time roof tiles are broken due to foot traffic, usually when other tradesmen have been up on the roof. or they are broken due […]

Has your roof been hail damaged?

Has your roof been hail damaged?   On December 25th, 2011, hail stones the size of billiard balls caused carnage across Victoria, now know as ‘the Christmas day storms’.  The estimated damage bill runs into the 10’s of millions of dollars. Thousands of cars were pelted with hail stones and in some cases writing cars […]