The Roof Dentist
Pain free roof repairs
- Fix all roof types
- FREE on-site quotes
- Full roof overhauls
- Fast Leak detection
- Box Hill, Glen Iris, Malvern, Northcote
Andrew: 0418 338 996
Garry: 0419 473 156
The services we provide include:
- Free and accurate on-site quotes
- All roof types, tile, slate, metal
- Fast leak detection
- Full roof overhauls
- Repairs, repointing & rebedding
- Specialists in Californian Bungalow
- Storm Damage assessments
- Experts in problem leaks
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.
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').