Our Roofing Repair Services in Melbourne

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  • Box Hill, Glen Iris, Malvern, Northcote

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Our Services

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The services we provide include:

Roofing terms - A short glossary

Bay Window: A structural element that protrudes from the side wall of a building creating a usable space.

Bitumen sock Valley Press: Foam impregnated with bitumen. Used instead of pointing in valleys and on soaker trays along walls and around skylights to keep debris from blocking the soaker trays.

Deck Roofing: A pre-folded square roof sheet with deep troughs and concealed fixing enabling the pitch to be reduced to one degree.

Dormer Window: A structural element of a building that protrudes from a sloping roof surface creating a usable space in the building.

Drip Edge: A fold back on a flashing to keep the edge of the flashing off the wall. This prevents water from running directly onto the wall surface.

Eaves: The area underneath the lowest, overhanging part of the roof.

Fascia: The eaves gutter is normally fixed to a metal or timber fascia, which runs along the bottom edge of the roof.

Flashing: A strip of material, usually metal, that covers the junction between the roof tiles and another surface, such as a pipe, Chimney, roof light or a wall.

Gable: The triangular end of the roof.

Gutter: A vessel to collect and convey water from the roof.

Eave Gutter: Sits on the external side or above a fascia board.

Concealed Gutter: Sits inside fascia board inside the eave.

Box Gutter: A centre gutter between two roofs.

Hip capping: Similar to ridge capping but the special tiles run along any sloping junctions at the tops of the roof tiles, also set in mortar.

Lead flashing: Used for covering tiles, slate or metal sometimes around penetrations to keep water off the roofing surface. Mainly used in joins or under valley exit points.

Material Types:

Cement tiles: Compressed cement compound in a variety of profiles.

Colorbond: A zinc coated sheet that is then powder coated on both sides to give added protection, longer life and colour fastness. Highly durable.

Galvanised Iron: Traditional coating of iron to prevent rusting.

Slate: A quarry stone cut into thinly sliced regular pieces. Used traditionally for many centuries.

Terracotta: Clay-based oven fired tile in various profiles, glazed or unglazed.

Timber: Typically Canadian western red cedar or Australian hardwood shigles.

Zincalume: Modern coating commonly used to replace galvanised iron.

Membrane: A waterproofing material that is commonly painted on.

Rainhead: A collector box fitted to the side wall to collect water from an internal gutter. Can also be used to interconnect gutters from various heights.

Ridge capping: the special tiles that run along the top of the roof set in mortar.

Soaker Tray: A type of flashing used to waterproof under tiles. Used commonly around skylight covers and where tiles abut a wall.

Skillion: A roof which slopes in one direction only, frequently covering an addition to the home and it often has a shallower pitch (slope) than the main roof.

Sarking: A layer of boarding and/or a layer of waterproofing material fixed underneath the roof tiles. Waterproofing sarking is frequently needed under skillion roofs.

Valley: The intersection of two sloping roof surfaces, towards which water flows (the opposite of a 'Hip').

Examples:

Bitumen Sock
Before repairs
Box Gutter
Lead Flashing
Before:
Common water leak due to obstructions in valley
Box Gutters
Lead Flashing
After repairs
Metal Roofing
Lead Flashing
After:
Obstructions removed & valley replaced
Metal Roofing