Tile re-roofing is a very popular home improvement project. If you have an older tile roofing system in need of repair or replacement, then it’s time to consider this roofing renovation. Re-roofing is a terrific way to add value to your home without spending a fortune.
If you're tiling a roof for a Gold Coast home, make your first call to the leading roof tilers at AllCoast Roofing.
We are experts in a wide range of roof repairs and re-roofing services for concrete and terracotta tiled roofs.
Our licensed roof tilers are known across the Gold Coast as industry professionals, providing high quality residential and commercial solutions.
Step by step details of the installation
Install safety rail
Before commencing any work, a guardrail is installed around the perimeter of the roof.
All the old roof tiles and ridge are removed.
A roof inspection examines wear and tear and identifies roof features that are unsafe or in poor condition. Roof timbers are inspected to make sure the battens are sound.
Roof sarking is a pliable laminated membrane that is positioned under your roof during installation by the builder and is rolled out in sections either parallel or perpendicular to the eaves with an overlap between each layer. Roof sarking will protect the frame of your house from the weather during construction. When your home is completed, sarking will protect your roof cavity from storm driven rain and dust, improve its thermal performance, help it resist bushfire ember attack and reduce the risk of harmful condensation.
Install new battens
If you’re re-roofing with tiles you may find that some of the original battens need to be replaced, traditionally timber battens are used. Metal roof battens may also be used with steel or tile cladding. Roof battens are frequently misunderstood and overlooked, but roof battens perform some incredibly important structural functions to safeguard your roof. Battens provide a breathable space allowing any condensation to be eliminated. They increase the structural performance of roof truss systems. Battens enable roofing materials to be secured firmly to the roof and they assist with correct alignment of roofing sheets. Battens serve to evenly spread load stresses such as wind (uplift and direct loading) and weight across the roof truss system. Roofs can be subject to enormous forces and many roofs have failed due to the use of inappropriate fasteners or the incorrect choice of batten material.
Load up new tiles
The new roof tiles are sent up to the roof.
Start laying new tiles
Tiles are laid sequentially up the roof from the gutter line and fixing clips, or nails, are used to secure the roof tiles to the roof.
Pointing is a flexible material that covers the mortar and comes in a colour that matches the roof tile. It acts as a mechanical fastener, keeping the ridge in place. It is also used to finish the tiles at the gable or edge of the roof.
Guard-rail is removed and the site is tidied. Any leftover roof tiles are removed.
What is the cost of re-roofing?
Having a roof installed can involve these factors:
- What roofing material is being used
- The size of the roof
- The pitch of the roof
- Any specific requirements
- Together these five things will determine the size of the quote and the time it takes to get the job done.
For a free quote on all domestic roofing and re-roofing solutions, call our expert roof tilers today, or send us an online enquiry. We understand that you have many choices available to you when it comes to having your roof replaced. AllCoast Roofing provides the best products and workmanship.
Whether it's roof tiling, concrete, Colorbond or terracotta, a complete tear-off or roof replacement, we are qualified for the job.
Why re-roof your home?
In many cases, the cost of repairing, fixing, or re-colouring an existing roof can be just as much – if not more – than the cost of undertaking a full re-roof.
In addition to giving your home a great new modern look, a full re-roof of your home ensures that current or potential problems with your existing roof will be removed.