“Terracotta tile restoration – we will have your roof looking fantastic!”

A typical terracotta roof that is in need of a repair will have cement falling out and tiles dislodged. The ridge capping should be Re-bedded with fresh mortar and then Flexi pointed using a flexible pointing compound. Unlike the old cement used previously, this product is specially formulated to move with your houses foundations without cracking. The services are tailored to provide our clients with high-quality roofing materials ensuring that our projects stand the test of time and conform to the highest international standards. Tiles crack and mould, lichen and dirt can cover everything, ruining the look of your roof.

The process is as follows:

1.We do a full inspection to access what action is required.

2.Worksafe Victoria – due to height regulations guard rails need to be temporarily erected around the perimeter of your home. It is against the law to carry out any work without the guard rails being installed. The penalties are severe.

3.All broken tiles are replaced and water courses are checked to make sure the roof is water tight.

4.Valley replacement if required – the valley irons may have rusted and if so need to be replaced. This is a matter of removing the old and replacing it with new Zincalume or Colorbond, depending on the roof type.

5.High pressure cleaning – the roof is pressure cleaned using a powered water blaster (3,500 psi) making sure to clean the surface form debris, dirt, pollution, lichen etc. The tiles must be as clean as possible as to allow maximum adhesion for the coatings.

6.Rebedding – this is removing all the old cement bedding. All the ridgecaps are removed and set aside, all the old loose cement mortar is removed, the surface is blown clean providing a clean surface for the new mortar. We use a bedding frame to ensure the resetting of the ridge caps are straight and level.

7.Repair or replace any lead flashings.

8.Repointing – the roof is repointed with a flexible pointing compound in a colour to match. The pointing compound will not crack; it is specially formulated to adhere to the ridge caps.

9.Gutters are cleaned, any leaves, dirt or debris will be removed.

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    Tiled roofs need a lot of work to get them into excellent shape including having valleys replaced, broken tiles replaced and re-bedding and repointing. The process is normally erecting safety rails, replacing broken tiles, replacing valleys if required, fitting valley seals, replacing a lot more tiles than you think, re-bedding, 4000 psi high pressure cleaning, cleaning out guttering and leaving spare tiles. Both cement and terracotta tiles go through this process and after this we use a 4 x coat system that gives an antifungal application to the tiles, then a high build sealer followed by coats of colour acrylic membrane. We’ve been bringing roofs back to life in Melbourne for many years, always providing our customers with excellent workmanship and customer service. Check out our gallery to see some of our previous works. You’ll see how the team at Roof Specialist can bring life and colour back to the roof of your property.


    Servicing Inner Melbourne and the Eastern / South Eastern Suburbs

    Including but not limited to:

    Eastern / South Eastern Suburb area’s servicing: Balwyn, Bayswater, Box Hill, Burwood, Camberwell, Doncaster, Donvale, Ferntree Gully, Forest Hill, Glen Waverley, Hawthorn, Heathmont, Kew, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mulgrave, Nunawading, Ringwood, Rowville Surrey Hills, Vermont ,Upwey, Belgrave, Boronia, Bayswater, Croydon, Chirnside Park, Mount Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Blackburn.

    Inner Suburbs of Melbourne area servicing:

    Alphington, Brunswick, Carlton, Clifton Hill, Coburg, Collingwood, Fairfield, Fitzroy, Hawthorn, Northcote, North Melbourne, Preston, Princess Hill, Richmond, South Yarra, Toorak, Flemington, Ascot Vale.

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    We practice WorkSafe requirements.

    Fall protection for roof work – where there is a risk of a fall from a height of two metres or more, implement external fall protection in the form of physical edge protection, eg: guardrailing or perimeter scaffolding. Breaches of these regulations are very severe. We follow all regulations. Further information worksafe.vic.gov.au or phone 1800 136 089

    In most of the antique homes, we find certain terracotta roofs cannot be restored as they are much brittle. Most of these roofs need to be completely re-roofed. A complete roof replacement can be expensive in labour and materials, particularly if the existing roof must be removed first. Roof Specialist offers cost-friendly roof restoration services, allowing you to upgrade your home and restore it to prime condition. For maximum protection and excellent workmanship, contact our experienced roofers to handle your roof repairs and restoration. Discuss the needs of your home with our team. We’ll tailor a personalised approach for your roofing solution according to your requirements. Get your competitive quote today by speaking to one of our dedicated professionals!