Camberwell slate roof repairs,reroofing and new installations
Homeowners in Camberwell, or close by like Glen Iris, Surrey Hills or Hawthorn East. Are you in need of the services of an experienced slate roofing company for some type of roofing leak or restoration or… even a new home construction requiring a professional slate roof installation ?
Need a repair ?
Perhaps your house is an original Victorian home, still with its originally installed slate roof largely intact, but you’re noticing a couple of slates that just don’t seem to be sitting correctly. This is a common problem that’s starting to happen over the last few years with these original roofs and it can be a sign that the roof is starting to need a few repairs.
You may have an Edwardian home with a slate roof and noticing a few of the terracotta caps, decorative pickett ridges, or even the ornate finials are losing some of the cement mortar that holds them in place. While the loss of some of the mortar won’t necessarily cause any leaking, it’s the strong winds which eventually cause the damage. The capping’s can be like flying missiles on a strong windy day and if it rains before it’s repaired, then you will get internal water damage.
Maybe you need a full restoration
There’s many slate roofed homes in Camberwell where the slates were originally laid with soft zinc nails. These nails have done a good job up to present day but over the last few years they’re starting to rust through and allow the slates to slide out of position. No matter how many times the areas are repaired, other areas of slates will continue to slip. It’s inevitable and in the end, more economical and a better result achieved restoring the roof.
A real problem we often see, is when the slates have slipped out leaving a decent hole in the roof but on a side that can’t easily be seen by homeowners. They eventually find out they’ve got a hole there though during the next big rainstorm when the water starts coming in.
So… whats involved in restoring the roof. You can read about how we do slate roof restorations on this service page
Building a new home in Camberwell and need a slate roof ?
Another service we’re often providing in Camberwell and surrounding suburbs, is new home slate roof installations. These supply and fix slate roof installations are done for builders and homeowners alike.
If you’re after a low grade slate installation that will most likely cause problems not too far down the track then we probably aren’t a good match for you.
We use only good quality slate roofing tiles on all our installations. We offer good guarantees on our slates and the quality of our workmanship.
If you’d like to know more about what makes a good slate for Melbourne’s climate, or a bad one, check out this post on the quality of slate roofing tiles.
Slate roof services in Camberwell summary
- Leaking flashings repaired or replaced
- Damaged and broken slates repaired and replaced
- Slipping slates repositioned and firmly fixed
- Full sympathetic slate roof restorations to keep integrity of your home
- Slate roof replacements,renewals and reroofing
- Skylights installed, repaired and replaced
- Re-cementing of ridge cappings and finials
- Extensions and alterations in new or salvaged slate.
- New constructions..quality slate supplied and installed to all styles of roofs
So there you have it, our services for slate roofs in Camberwell.
If you’d like to discuss a problem or project you’re dealing with, you can contact me directly on 0403022137. My name’s John and if I can help I will.
Being a professional slate roof installation, repairs and renewals contractor in Melbourne, we service all the following areas :
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